Parent Fundraising Commitment

Families are required to purchase $400 (40 tickets of $10) in fundraising raffle tickets and cash prizes will be awarded through monthly drawings (8 total) during the school year. For families with only a half-day Pre-K student enrolled at PFGA, the mandatory annual fundraising is $200 in raffle tickets (20 tickets at $10 each.)  As the July FACTS bills will include the family's total payment for raffle tickets, each family may then keep monies from the raffle tickets sold to friends and family.

Raffle drawings will be held on the third Thursday of the Month at Parents' Club meetings between September, 2017 and April, 2018.

 

Parent Volunteer Hours Commitment

VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR 2017-18 NEEDED TO BE LOGGED BY MARCH 31, 2018.
 

YOU CAN NOW BEGIN LOGGING HOURS FOR 2018-2019

In an effort to make entering and tracking volunteer hours easier we will be using the Track It Forward system for tracking hours.  This on-line program will allow you to enter hours and then see your hours showing you how close you are to your 20 hour goal.

Every family has already been loaded into the system using your youngest student’s information. Please use their Student ID as both the username and password. The Student ID can be found on their report card or on PowerSchool.

The Track It Forward system should be used for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year. If you have already entered hours for the 2018-2019 school year on previous Google Form on the school website, please reenter the hours into Track It Forward. Hours volunteered after April 1st counts toward the upcoming school year.

  • Log into the website https://www.trackitforward.com/site/pope-francis-global-academy
  • Go into Log Hours
  • Select your hours from the drop down.
  • Select the date of your volunteer service.
  • Select your activity from the drop down box. If your activity is not listed, please select “other” and include a description in the comment section.
  • We hope that this system makes tracking hours easier and more transparent for everyone. Also, a Track it Forward APP is available for your phone.

Should you have any questions, please contact me at lgarrett@pfgacademy.org or at the South Campus 773-736-8806.

The goal of requiring parent volunteer hours is to encourage a spirit of shared commitment among all families for the benefit of Pope Francis Global Academy. Each family is asked to complete 20 hours of service between April 1st of the current school year and March 31st of the following calendar year/same school year.   After March 31, a final tally will be made of logged hours and any unmet hours will be billed at $15/hour on or near April 30.  Families will have until June 30 to pay that bill on FACTS.

We prefer to not have to bill anyone, so we encourage you to pace yourself and do several hours each month so you do not come up short.  Opportunities for daytime, nighttime, weekend, at-school, at-home, in the neighborhood, etc. are available.  Please keep an eye out for opportunities.