At Hovsepian, we have been blessed with supportive and enthusiastic parents. Your support plays an integral part in helping us provide our students with a quality education and environment. When schools and families work together to support learning, everyone benefits. We count on your support for success and that is why we are implementing a twenty (20) hour of service to be provided by each family.
At the time of registration, each family must pay Family Participation Program (FPP) fee of $200. For those families who choose to participate, a minimum of 20 hours per family per year is required. You will keep track of your participation hours on Gradelink.com. Upon completion of the participation hours, the school will reimburse the $200.
Family Participation Program Policy
There are many benefits to parental involvement, such as:
- Student enhancement in academics and in school life
- Parents become empowered
- Teacher morale improves
- School advances in its achievements
- Communities grow stronger
We would like to thank all of you in advance for your support and contribution. With your participation, we look forward to a successful school year.
Earning the Hours
You will receive an email from St. Gregory A. & M. Hovsepian inviting you to view all events for which your support is needed. Click on the link in the email to view the event. In the upper right hand corner you will be able to login. Fill out the information for “New to SignUp Genius?” Once an account is set up you can then volunteer for whichever event is convenient for you or suits your interests. Please keep in mind that events will be added throughout the year per PTO or teacher requests. Notifications will be sent out via email. Once your service is completed please enter hours on Gradelink.com for approval.
Assisting at events
You must sign up for a task on SignUp Genius to help at an event. Prior to starting your task at any event, you must sign in your name and arrival time. Sign-in will be with the chair of the event or a PTO member.
Deadline to meet twenty (20) hours is two weeks prior to the end of the school year.
One hour of participating time will equal one (1) credit (hole-punch) on your card.
Every $10 donation made will give you a one (1) hour credit. For example, if you purchase napkins for Breakfast-To-Go and you spent $10 please make sure you have a receipt so that you may receive credit.
Families must complete all 20 hours in order to receive a return of the $200 FPP deposit.
PARTIAL REFUNDS WILL NOT BE ISSUED FOR PARTIALLY COMPLETED HOURS.
For example, families who complete only 10 hours will not be eligible for a $100 refund.
During our morning PTO meetings we are available to help and answer any questions you may have. We can also be contacted at [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
Your suggestions, comments and ideas are always welcome. Please reach out to us via email or through the office. We are always open to new ideas for how we can improve our school and this program. If you have any special skills or talents that you feel could benefit the school or students, we would like to hear from you! All new ideas/programs are subject to approval by Principal Mankerian.
Family Participation Program Chair