High School

WELCOME TO THE PARENT VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATION!

The Parent Volunteer Association (PVA) is the parent volunteer service organization at Parkersburg Catholic High School. We look forward to working with you, students, faculty and staff at PCHS during this new school year.

Whether you are a “veteran” family with your youngest child finishing up high school or a new family entering Parkersburg Catholic for the first time, we welcome you. We are pleased you recognize the value of a Parkersburg Catholic High School education and we hope you will get involved as a parent volunteer in our school.

There are many volunteer opportunities for the parents of PCHS students each year. Click on our link to see the list of with a short description for each. When you see a committee of interest to you, simply complete the, and return it to the school office or email it to PVApchs@gmail.com. The chairperson(s) will then contact you.

You do not need to volunteer for everything! But please do consider volunteering for something. Volunteers are the lifeblood of all of our PVA programs. All funds raised go back to our school through these many worthwhile programs.

PVA is pleased to offer the Crusader Corner spirit wear store as part of our fund raising efforts. The Crusader Corner is the only place to purchase your uniform approved sweatshirts and fleece jackets. Crusader Corner offers additional spirit items such as stadium seating, blankets, caps, wicking shirts, grandparent shirts, and much more. You can order online at www.companycasuals.com/PCHS-PVA/start.jsp.

Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the PVA Steering Committee. We will be happy to answer questions or discuss concerns. We look forward to an exciting year and extend a warm welcome to all of our volunteers!

PVA Steering Committee:

Kelli Sprout kellisprout77@gmail.com

Katie Walters dkwalters66@gmail.com

Steve Lasko sblasko@hotmail.com

Parkersburg Catholic Athletic Association

Parkersburg Catholic Athletic Association (PCAA) is a group of parents and friends dedicated to the mission of Parkersburg Catholic High School (PCHS). Our purpose is to actively work toward the mission’s stated ideas and goals. We shall work to provide a quality athletic program within a spiritual setting that reflects the ultimate Christian athlete. We also recognize that sports are an integral part of the entire student. The primary purpose of the organization is to raise funds, provide manpower, and assist the administration in operating the athletic program on a business-like basis, as defined in the PCAA By-laws in accordance with the Parkersburg Catholic Schools Advisory Board and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.

Parent Advocacy Committee

The Parkersburg Catholic Schools Parent Advocacy Committee (PAC) is an informal working group of PCS families and staff dedicated to the advancement of Parkersburg Catholic schools.

The PAC meets approx. once per month during the school year to facilitate feedback and the exchange of ideas between school leadership and families, and to develop strategies and concrete actions for improving the attractiveness of our schools and bolstering enrollment and retention. The group considers both external and internal school marketing initiatives, as well as opportunities to improve the school’s offering to the communities it serves.

The PAC also organizes social events such as the Progressive Dinner – activities intended to build community and raise funds for school improvement projects.

If you are interested in joining the PAC and helping to shape the future of our schools, we would be very glad to have you join our group. The PAC meets approx. once per month during the school year. For further information, please contact Markus Teltscher (cell: (304) 373-8468, email: 15matel7@teltscher.de).

Elementary School

Parkersburg Catholic Elementary School is a community of families who understand that their child’s education will be enriched by a caring and safe environment that is centered on faith and committed to building a life-long love of learning.

The Parent Volunteer Association aims to serve the school in creating this environment by organizing opportunities for parents to share their time, talents and treasures with the students and faculty. There are many opportunities available throughout the year, and you are always welcome to introduce new ideas that better align with your talents and will help us further our cause.

As Chairs of this association, and veterans of Parkersburg Catholic School, we are excited to share our love of Catholic Education with you and do all we can to assist the teachers and administration of the school in providing a wonderful learning environment for our children. If you have any questions or suggestions, please free to contact us at any time. You will find a list of our current committees enclosed, along with a list of committee chairs. If any committees interest you, please complete the committee registration form and send it back in with your child or drop it by the front office.

We look forward to an exciting school year and can’t wait to reconnect with old friends and welcome new families into our community.

PVA Committees

PVA Committee Descriptions

The Committees responsible for organizing the following progams during the school year

Beautification- This committee is responsible for beautification projects on school grounds, at both the Pre-K/Kindergarten and Downtown locations. This committee needs 6-10 volunteers Book Fair- This committee is responsible for helping with the Book Fair that takes place once a year. This committee needs 4-6 volunteers.

Box Tops for Education- Collects box tops for education from school families and other sources and submits them to the program for cash awards regularly throughtout the year.

Cash Drawing- Held each spring, this is the principle fundraiser for the school. Ticket buyers have a chance to win up to $5,000. Also includes a silent auction.

Catholic Schools Week Teacher Appreciation- This committee is responsible for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon during Catholic Schools Week. This committee needs 4-6 volunteers.

Crusader Cash/Scrip- While this committee does not actually fall under the umbrella of the PVA, volunteers are needed to assist with orders, marketing, and answering questions about the program. This committee would benefit from 2-4 volunteers.

Crusader Sharing- This is a committee established to offer comfort to PC families in times of need, via cards, delivering a home cooked meal to families after a birth, surgery, illness or death. This committee could use many volunteers on an as needed basis.

Hospitality- This is one of the most appreciated of the PVA committees. This committee works to revive the lost art of hospitality. They do
much throughout the year including teacher appreciation and special recognition/activities for students. This committee needs 8-10 volunteers.

Lunchroom Helpers- This committee will be in charge of helping with lunch from 12p-1p, Monday-Friday. Will need 1 person each day and several substitutes. This committee needs 5 volunteers for regular lunch duty and a minimum of 3 substitutes.

New Family Welcoming- This committee will be in charge of helping with lunch from 12p-1p, Monday-Friday. Will need 1 person each day and several substitutes. This committee needs 5 volunteers for regular lunch duty and a minimum of 3 substitutes.

Homeroom Helpers- Each class needs at least one Homeroom Parent to organize class parties and assist the teacher with projects as needed.

Partners in Education- Paired with Smith Orthodontics and Ohio Valley Health Care to promote interaction between the business community and the school as part of the countywide Partners in Education program.

PVA Marketing/Fundraisers- This committee will create a marketing plan to execute ideas for fundraising. PVA needs funds for several
projects including Crusader Sharing, Hospitality Committee events and future projects. This committee needs 4-6 volunteers.

Skating Parties- Held for the benefit of our students as a fun weekend activity.

Snowflake Raffle- This committee is responsible for soliciting donations for the Snowflake Raffle and organizing/tracking ticket sells. Proceeds from this raffle are used to give the teachers a special Christmas Bonus. This committee needs 3-5 volunteers.

Uniform Closet- This committee dedicated to keeping the uniform closet organized. Volunteers need to be available during the school day. This committee needs 2-3 volunteers.

Yearbook- This committee oversees the formatting of the yearbook. This committee needs 2-3 volunteers.

Young Peoples Bank- This committee oversees the Banking Days for the student body. This committee needs 1-2 volunteers

Special Events Committee- This committee would be “as needed” for special events or projects that may come up throughout the school year. This committee needs 4-8 volunteers.