FAQ for New Parents

Frequently Asked Questions for New Parents

Q: How many service hours do I need?
A: 20 hours for the first child, 10 hours for each additional child. You can earn hours in multiple ways, but you must complete the EIM Workshop with the Diocese of Austin to volunteer at the school.

Please note you must complete an EIM workshop in the Diocese of Austin to be able to volunteer at the school and have your volunteer hours count. Please visit the diocese website for more info: http://www.austindiocese.org/offices-ministries/offices/ethics-and-integrity-ministry-office

Q: How often do I need to take the EIM workshop?
A: The application is only submitted one time; the background check is automatically rerun every 3 years from the date of your application submission and does not require any additional action on your part. Workshop attendance is required every 3 years.

Q: When do students go to Mass and what should they wear?
A: We attend Mass every Thursday unless otherwise noted on the calendar.

Please see our uniform page for detailed information and pictures: click here

Q: What kind of school shoes are required?
A: The everyday athletic sneaker must be solid black or solid white and have no-marking and cannot have lights, wheels, or characters. Shoes should not be a distraction to students. Students need to be able to tie their own shoes, if they cannot shoes must be velcro. Socks should be plain white or black with no colors and cover the ankles.

Q: What is Faith Friday?
A: Every Friday students with no dress code violations may participate. All students may wear any faith based shirt, denim jeans (without holes or embellishments), along with either solid white or black tennis shoes.

Q: What is the PTC?
A: The Parent Teacher Council is a school organization that works to promote the welfare of the students and staff of the school. All parents are automatically members of the PTC. Members are involved in a variety of volunteer activities and fundraising functions. Meetings are generally held monthly in the school cafeteria. The monthly calendar in the Monday Newsletter reminds parents of these meetings. The PTC relies on all parents to help make activities and fundraisers a success.

Q: What is the Fest of All?
A: It is the annual main festival/fundraiser for the church. As a ministry of the church, we help support the festival. Each class signs up to man a game booth at the festival. This is a volunteer hour activity. Every family at the school is also encouraged to sell raffle tickets, game tickets and come out to the Festival and have fun. All proceeds of the game booths are given to the church.

Q: What is Field day?
A: A P.E. sponsored event held in May. Outdoor relay races and games followed by the Talent Show.

Q: What are Box Tops for Education?
A: Certain brands of food (General Mills) have a box top on the package that can be turned in for money. Each box top coupon is worth 10 cents for our school. So please start saving them today. In the fall and winter there is a class room competition for the most box tops brought into the school. The class with the most box tops wins a pizza party. www.boxtops4education.com/

Q: Where should I pick up my child from afternoon extended care?
A: Extended care is from 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm. Students in extended care remain in the school cafeteria for attendance and later if weather permitting escorted to the school playground. When picking up a student from afternoon extended care, go to the side of the building (next to the playground), ring the doorbell and a staff member will assist you. Each child must be signed out before leaving the school. The cost for extended care is not included in tuition.

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