Giving Over view
Epiphany School uses fundraising, parent support, and church support to provide quality education to our students. Parents are asked to commit time each year to assist in the running of the school. The Service Hours worksheet allows you to track your time and submit it to the administrators of the Service Hour program.
Epiphany Service Hour Program
What is the program?
The service hour program is a program that requires all Epiphany School parents to volunteer time at school. The current Service Hour period runs from May 1, 2019 until April 30, 2020.
Why does Epiphany have a service hour program?
Encourage greater participation by all parents
Build a sense of community
Tap into talents of parents
Create opportunities for students and teachers
How do I record my hours? 3 Options:
We would like everyone to begin recording their service hours online this year. Sign up by sending your primary email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be given access to https://servicehours.online/. Please note, you will not be able to record hours online until you sign up via email first.
For those not registered to submit your service hours online, service hour worksheets will be sent home 4 times per school year in Friday folders of the youngest child in the family. Fill out the worksheet and return it to the school office.
E-mail an electronic copy of completed service hour worksheets to Jennifer Jelinek at email@example.com
<Click Here> to download a form that you can use to submit your hours electronically.
The online program (or the service hour coordinator, if using paper) will accumulate your family’s hours.
The website (or subsequent worksheets sent home) will contain a summary of service hours worked.
Please continue to record hours beyond your required hours so we can evaluate the program’s requirements each year and award incentives.
30 hours – Epiphany Bag
75 hours – Epiphany T-Shirt
150 hours – Family Athletic Pass
300 hours – 2 Epiphany Auction Tickets
How do I find volunteer opportunities?
See the school website for various opportunities
Review the list of approved categories on the service hour form
Contact School Club (firstname.lastname@example.org) for available opportunities
Please note that organized classroom events at school do not count as service hours. These include, but are not limited to, Mother’s Day Tea, dissection, and making of Gingerbread houses. Helping with class parties does count towards your service hours.
What are my Requirements?
Families with children in grades K-8 are required to participate in this program.
Two parent families are required to volunteer 15 hours. Single parent families are required to volunteer 8 hours. Please record ALL of your hours.
If you intend to complete service hours while children are present, you are required to attend the “Protecting Gods Children” seminar.
What happens if I don’t work my required hours?
A reminder letter will be sent home in April indicating that the service hour period is coming to an end and your family has not completed their required hours.
In the event that a family does not fulfill their service hour requirement, that family will be charged $20 per hour not completed by April 30, 2020.
What if I have questions?
Please contact Jennifer Jelinek (309) 370-6790.
State Farm Good Neighbor GRANT
State Farm employees: have you volunteered 40 or more hours in the calendar year at Epiphany School? If so, you may be eligible for a corporate grant supporting volunteerism. Through the Good Neighbor Grant Program, the State Farm Companies Foundation awards a $500 grant on behalf of each eligible State Farm associate who volunteers a minimum of 40 hours a year to an eligible nonprofit organization. Did you know, when completing the form for this grant (which only takes about 5 minutes) you can designate the money to go to a specific area of the school? For instance, you can designate the $500 to go directly to the Chess Club or School Club or the school auction.
Box Tops For Education
The Box Tops for Education program is changing by going digital! No more clipping. No more sending Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone. Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app, shop as you normally would, then simply scan your store receipts to find participating products. The app will automatically credit your school's Box Tops earnings online.
Box Top Links:
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAXIMIZING YOUR BOX TOPS EARNINGS
Download the App, register, and choose Epiphany as your school!
Be sure to scan receipts within 14 days of purchase.
When scanning, credit your earnings to your classroom and family (Ex: 2M Hermes). There will be prizes!!
Designate a time to scan your grocery receipt (in the store parking lot, at the end of the week, while paying bills, etc.)
Involve your children! Let them scan receipts or make it a competition for your children for classroom credit (whoever scans or reminds you to scan the receipt gets to give credit to his or her class for that receipt).
Have a trusted friend who is diligent about scanning receipts? Give them your receipts to scan, and they can assign credit to your family /classroom.
Tell your relatives about the app. Have them scan receipts for the school or collect their receipts and scan for them.
The school can receive double earnings while the old Box Tops clips are being phased out from packaging. For example, if a product still has the old Box Top CLIP, you can scan the receipt to immediately earn 10 cents, and you can cut out the physical Box Top to turn in to the school for 10 more cents. (Do not clip and turn in the new Box Top LABELS, which indicate the receipt must be scanned for earnings.)
ARE BOX TOPS CLIPS GOING AWAY?
Yes, the Box Tops program is changing to become digital-only. Participating brands are starting to change their packaging from a traditional Box Tops CLIP to the new Box Tops LABEL. The program will continue to honor traditional clips until they reach their expiration dates.
HOW DOES THE NEW PROGRAM WORK?
Instead of clipping, checking dates, bundling and submitting, Box Tops will be earned through the new mobile app by scanning receipts within 14 days of purchase.
School supporters will earn 10 cents for each Box Tops product purchased plus extra for any Bonus Box Tops offers. Simply buy any Box Tops product at any retailer and scan you receipt in the app to earn. The app will automatically add Box Tops to your school's earnings online, giving you visibility into your school's progress in real time.
HOW WILL EARNINGS BE TRACKED?
Earnings will be tracked on the Box Tops website and within the mobile app. Not only will you be able to view the total school earnings in real time, you'll also be able to see how much you have personal earned for the school. You can also give credit for the earnings through the app.
WHY THE CHANGE?
Using today's technology, Box Tops can connect" entire school communities and give families up-to the-minute updates on how contributions impact their school.
Also, by eliminating postage, transportation and shipping, the program can reduce costs for Coordinators, and help reduce the program's carbon footprint.