Home and School Organization
Our Home and School Organization (HSO) is an invaluable asset to Edgewood Campus School; we simply could not make it all happen without this support! The organization serves two functions at the school: to build a sense of community and to lead fundraising efforts.
We are a private Catholic school not affiliated with a parish. With an operating budget of $2 million, about 85% is funded by tuition. The remainder is raised through fund development and the sponsorship of various fund-raising campaigns. We rely on our Home and School Organization to help us carry out the substantial fundraising efforts to bridge the funding gap.
The HSO is always looking for new volunteers to help carry out the many activities that go on at our school. Edgewood is known for its great sense of community. The reason for this is the wonderful group of parent volunteers who contribute so generously to the Home and School organization. We invite you to get involved in your child’s education!
HSO Volunteer and Fundraising Opportunities
The HSO provides a number of service opportunities for our parents. We hope you’ll consider participating, as we work together to make our children’s school experience a great one. Volunteering is a great way to meet other parents, meet the students, and give back to the school. With something that everyone can contribute their time and talents to, here are just a few of our annual fundraising events and volunteering opportunities:
- Holiday Cinnamon Bread Sale
- Annual Auction
- Playground Duty
- Staff Appreciation Committee
“The ultimate expression of generosity is not in giving of what you have but in giving of who you are.” ~Johnnetta B. Cole
It is tough for working parents to squeeze volunteer work into an already packed schedule. Volunteering used to be just a nice way to get to know your child’s teacher and classmates; now it has become a lot more. Schools need parent volunteers more than ever, as they play a major role in the success of the school. Having adults and parents present at school goes way beyond raising money for extracurricular activities and after-school programs; it also helps children develop into healthy, confident adults.
The successful turn-out of students is due in large part to community and parent support. The presence of parents and neighbors not only enriches the teaching, but it helps kids develop self-esteem and the ability to form strong relationships with adults.
All parents have something they can contribute. There are a myriad of ways to do so: field trips, parties, working in the copy center or library, helping the teacher with paperwork, and reading or math tutoring in the classroom are just a few. Take advantage of various volunteer opportunities to spend quality time with, and on behalf of, your children.
HSO Committee Chairpersons
For information regarding volunteering opportunities or joining a committee, please contact a member of our HSO. Our HSO directory includes our HSO officers, committee chairpersons, and room parent information.