Ways for Parents to Get Involved at Roncalli

Academic Teams - If your student is part of one of the academic teams (Mock Trial, Spell Bowl, Speech team, etc.) this provides a great opportunity for you to volunteer as a judge at one of the competitions or volunteer to help chaperone at one of the meets. Parents are always encouraged to contact the coach of each academic team to see how they can assist which will help to connect the parent and student with others at Roncalli.

Chili Supper – a Friday in September – volunteers are needed to work the Chili Supper and make donations. This is a great way to meet other parents and students and build community. Look for a link to sign up in the Weekly Newsletter.

Extra-Curricular Clubs - If your student joins an extra-curricular club (over 30+ options), please contact the club moderator to volunteer as a chaperone to assist with club outings and/or service projects. Many parents also have connections in the community that would benefit various clubs. For example, if you know of a horse farm that the Equestrian Club could visit and ride that would be beneficial. If you know of an animal shelter or animal rescue operation that needs student volunteers, please contact the Four Paws Club moderator. Always contact the club moderator for each club to find out how you can assist.

Fine Arts – If your student is involved in Fine Arts, there are many opportunities to meet other parents and help out the program. Attend the PABC meeting and sign up to help. If you have questions, contact Miki Lewinski at mlewinski@roncalli.org.

Fish Fry – Ash Wednesday - volunteers are needed to work the Fish Fry and make donations. This is a great way to meet other parents and students and build community. Look for a link to sign up in the Weekly Newsletter.

Little Rebels Daycare - The Little Rebels Daycare is located right around the corner from Roncalli in Carson Square. They are always looking for volunteers to rock infants, play games with toddlers, or read stories to the preschool. Come as often or as little as your schedule allows. If you are interested, please contact Dianna Ahaus at dahaus@roncalli.org or call (317)690-7747.

Mom’s Prayer Group – Meets each Tuesday from 8:00-9:00AM in the Roncalli Chapel. Contact Donna Williams for more info at donnapto.pres@gmail.com.

Rebelation - Rebelation is our largest annual fundraiser (dinner auction) that raises funds for families in need of tuition assistance. There are many ways to get involved. You can join the planning committee, volunteer to be a job host for a student, make a donation, or just attend the event. Look for information in the weekly newsletter starting in January or contact Jeen Endris at rcbrown@roncalli.org for more information.

Roncalli Spirit Store - The Spirit Store can use help selling Roncalli spirit wear at events throughout the year. Some of these events include sporting events, Back to School Night, Grandparent’s Day, etc. If you are interested, please contact Wendy Lawrie at wlawrie@roncalli.org .

Sharing Talents – You may have a unique talent or just extra time you would like to share with Roncalli. If none of the opportunities above interest you, contact one of the RPO members and we will see how we can help you get involved.

STARS Program – Assist the STARS program in administering semester exams. Watch for an announcement in the December and April Weekly Newsletters or contact mroberts@roncalli.org.

Team Sports – If your student plays a sport, this provides a great opportunity to meet their teammate’s parents. There might also be opportunities to help out. Many times a coach could use help with team meals, spirit wear, or other events. Ask your student’s coach if interested.

Walk-A-Thon – The Office of Institutional Advancement needs volunteers each year to help on the day of the Walkathon by directing the students along the route or passing out refreshments. Contact Jeen Endris at jendris@roncalli.org if interested.