“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them”. Romans 12:4-8.
What is the St. Pius X Parent Club?
The St. Pius X Parent Club is an organization composed of parent volunteers whose goal is to raise money to support St. Pius X students in all areas, including academic, athletic and fine arts programs.
We raise funds primarily through proceeds from the concession stand sales, the sale of event program ads, spirit wear sales, and the sponsorship of special events such as the Pancake Breakfast, Spaghetti Dinner, and the Buck Knob Challenge 5K Race.
Over the past two years, the SPX Parent Club has donated over $20,000 back to the school for the purchase of new equipment for the drama department and new equipment/uniforms for the athletic program, as well as sponsoring Eagle Scout projects and assisting with funding for the Skyward online system and student transportation costs.
What is the family service requirement for this year?
All SPX families are required to work at least 6 volunteer hours per school year. A variety of opportunities throughout the school year are available to fulfill your service requirement. The signup link will be posted on the Parent Club web page.
What is the “volunteer fee”?
A $300 volunteer fee is charged only to families that do not complete the required 6 volunteer hours by May 15th. If your family decides to "opt out" of volunteering the required 6 hours, please send a payment in the amount of $300 to St Pius X, attention Parent Club.
How can I get involved?
The Parent Club leadership is composed of an Executive Board consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition to the Executive Board, chairpersons are needed for the following Standing Committees:
1. Volunteer – Responsible for volunteer hour tracking, with the assistance of individual event chairpersons and coordinators.
a. Fall Sports Coordinator – Responsible for coordination of volunteers for all fall sporting events, to include gate/admissions, spirit wear sales, and concessions.
b. Winter Sports Coordinator – Responsible for coordination of volunteers for all winter sporting events, to include gate/admissions, spirit wear sales, and concessions.
c. Spring Sports Coordinator – Responsible for coordination of volunteers for all spring sporting events, to include gate/admissions, spirit wear sales, and concessions.
2. Buck Knob Challenge – Responsible for organization and execution of an event.
3. Concession Stand – Must maintain food safety certification. Is responsible for maintaining the inventory of products sold, and stocking concession stands prior to each event.
4. Spirit Wear – Responsible for ordering, managing inventory and selecting products, as well as collecting and reconciling revenue of spirit wear sales with assistance from the Treasurer and Business Manager. Also responsible for the maintenance of the online ordering system.
5. Event Program – Responsible for soliciting ads from parents and community members, collecting all team data and pictures, creating the publication and getting the completed product to the selected vendor for completion. The event program is updated three times per school year.
6. Special Events – Individual chairpersons are needed for special events. Each chairperson will be responsible for the organization and execution of individual events, ie. Buck Knob Challenge, Pancake Breakfast, Spaghetti Supper, Chicken Dinner, etc.
7. Media/Marketing – The Secretary will chair this committee and oversee all communication sent to parents, students, staff and administration regarding the Parent Club. Will also develop information to be sent out to the public on all Parent Club events, with the assistance of the Director of Admissions and Communications.
8. Project Prom – Responsible for organization and execution of the event.
9. Auction – The school Auction Chairperson will chair this committee.
10. Mentorship - Responsible for assigning volunteer mentors to each new St. Pius family at the beginning of the school year and overseeing communication between mentors and their families throughout the year.
An individual’s appointment to and subsequent execution of an Executive Board or Chairperson role within the Parent Club will fulfill their family’s service commitment for the current school year.
What may other opportunities be available?
St Pius X Parent Club wants each family to have opportunities to utilize their own unique gifts and talents.
Individual workers are needed for concession, spirit wear and 50/50 sales for many home sporting events. In addition, set up workers, event crew workers and clean up workers are needed for select events.
Additional opportunities for volunteer work may include such projects as landscaping, painting, carpentry, electrical and plumbing work, with the specific needs of the school being determined by the administration.
Volunteer opportunities will be listed on the Parent Club webpage towards the end of the summer and will be updated periodically throughout the school year.
Who can I go to if I have more questions?
Should you have any questions about the SPX Parent Club, or if you are interested in volunteering for a specific chairperson or Executive Committee position, please contact Sarah Schweigert, Parent Club President via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via cell phone at 314-610-5365. Our St. Pius X Staff Moderator is Tina Fischer, email@example.com.