Family Service Program
Commitment Form for 2012-13
Everyone should have received Sister Ellen Marie’s letter in the August packet
describing the Family Service Program at Elizabeth Seton High School. As she
indicated, the program was developed by the Parents Club Organization to enrich our
school by fostering involvement in school activities by parents, grandparents, and other
The Parents Club and school administrators have a number of exciting events
scheduled for the upcoming school year. These events will be a success only with the
active involvement of as many family members as possible. We would like to hit the
ground running this year in planning for these events. To do this, we need to ensure
sufficient interest and commitment to these events. We are therefore asking parents to
take some time now, at the beginning of the year, to consider the role they would like to
play in helping with upcoming events.
Listed on the next page are a number of events and activities planned for 2012-13 for
which we will need significant parent support and assistance. Please indicate in the
space provided which activities you are interested in helping with. Your name will then
be included on a list of volunteers that the various committee chairs will call on at the
appropriate time for assistance.
As an alternative to personally helping at school with these events, parents may choose
to provide their service “in kind,” by providing baked goods or other food/beverage items
as needed to support school activities.
We are asking all families to commit a minimum of 10 hours total (or the equivalent in
food donations) to one or more of these activities. If you feel that due to other
obligations you will be unable to participate in the Family Service Program for the 2012-
13 school year, we ask that you remit the $100 fee mentioned in Sister Ellen Marie’s
letter at this time. Envelopes are available that can be used to securely submit this
We are excited about the many upcoming events planned for this school year, and look
forward to working with our devoted parents and family members to make these events
a big success! We want to thank each and every one of our loyal family members for
the hard work they do to enrich their daughter’s experience at Seton.
The Officers of the Seton PCO
Daughter’s Name: _______________________________ Student ID or Grade:_______________
Parent’s Name:_________________________ Phone:______________ Email:________________
Please fill out either Part 1, Part 2, or Part 3 of the form below.
Part 1: Unable to Participate
____ We regret that we will be unable to participate in the Family Service Program this year, and
are remitting our $100 fee with this form.
Part 2: Participation by “In Kind” donations
____ We will fulfill our Family Service obligations by donating food, beverages, etc. for upcoming
Seton events as needed, in an amount that will correspond to a minimum of 10 hours of
service. (Lists of food items needed, and the amounts corresponding to 1 or more service
hours will be provided by the relevant committee chairs.)
Part 3: Participation by performing service
____ We plan to participate in the Family Service Program this year. We have indicated below
which activities we plan to get involved with, and the minimum number of hours we commit to
performing for each activity.
Note: The following is just a sampling of the many ways in which Seton
parents may fulfill their service obligation. There will be other opportunities
for service hours. These may include Athletic Dept. and Music Dept.
activities, as well as School dances. Check your weekly Parent Announce
for volunteer opportunities!
ESHS Homecoming Oct. 20
Fall Open House Nov. 4
Spring Open House Apr. 28
Baccalaureate Reception May 28
Mother/Daughter or other Spring Family event
May (date TBD)
Serve as Committee Chair* --
School/grounds clean-up, beautification projects --
Not specified – activity to be determined later --
Other: If you have a preferred form of service that is not
included in this list, please enter it here.
*Serving as a Committee Chair for any PCO-sponsored activity automatically fulfills the family service
obligation for that school year.