Family Service Hour Opportunities
Log your daily reading along with your child and earn 1 Family Service Hour for each hour of reading. Here are some parenting book recommendations we love!
Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Raising Kids Gods Way
Raising Boys by Dr. James Dobson
Parenting with Love and Logic
Boundaries With Kids by Henry Cloud
Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp
That's my Son by Rick Johnson
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Your Kid's Gonna Be Okay by Michail Delman
Raising Emotionally Strong Boys by David Thomas
How to Make your Kid's Mind without Losing Yours by Kevin Lehman
The Christian Parenting Handbook by Turansky and Miller
Help us bless our teachers and staff by stocking the teacher's lounge with goodies. Please have your items to the elementary lobby by the morning of Thursday, April 13. Sign up HERE.
If you donate to "STOCK THE LOUNGE," remember to count every $20 spent as a family service hour!
Parents who attend the 2023 Oakland Christian school Gala may log service hours for their time at this valuable community event! Purchase your tickets HERE.
You are invited to a continental breakfast on Tuesday, April 25 at 8:00 AM to learn more about our Family Ambassador Network (F.A.N.) We would be honored to have you as part of our F.A.N. program and invite you to join us in promoting our wonderful school. Parents who attend may log Family Service Hours for their time spent at the event! Click HERE to RSVP.
As you begin spring cleaning, please donate any used (in good condition) or new balls, sports equipment, and outdoor play items to our elementary gym and recess cart in exchange for family service hours. You may log 1 Family Service Hour for every $20 spent. For monetary donations, please select our General Fund through the link below and type "Recess Supplies" in the comment section of your payment.
Elementary is in need of helpers for Grandparent's day on April 21. We need help putting up photo backdrops from 12-1:30 PM, and being available to take pictures of grandparents with their grandchildren (using the grandparents' phones) from 2:30-3:00 PM. Click HERE to sign up.
Parent volunteers are needed to preview video submissions, communicate with parents of students with video submissions, and plan the talent show day agenda. If you are interested in helping with this fun event, please get in touch with Mrs. Mendenhall at email@example.com. We anticipate this volunteer opportunity will entail about 5 volunteer hours, and most of the work can be completed at home.
We are looking for parent volunteers to help coordinate our Elementary Talent Show. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get involved by helping coordinate afterschool activities for our middle school students. For more information email Laurie Malseed at email@example.com.
Parent Teacher Fellowship meetings are held monthly and count toward Family Service Hours! Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn about more Family Service Hour opportunities as a valuable PTF member. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about meeting times.
If your child does not currently participate in athletics and you are in need of Family Service Hours, our teams would love your help! Simply sign up to volunteer by clicking on a team HERE!
Required Family Services Hours Due by April 30
There are so many ways for families to get involved and make a difference at Oakland Christian School. Parental efforts support the energies of the faculty and staff and enable them to keep their focus on the quality of our educational program. Volunteering also gives your family a way to become more fully connected in the school community and helps your child see your commitment to quality education.
Since parental involvement and support of Oakland Christian is a very important aspect of our school, each family at OCS is required to participate in the Family Service Hour Program. Families in JK – 12th grade must complete 20* family service hours per school year. For each school year, the service hour program begins on May 1 and ends on April 30th. A $20 fee will be charged for every hour not completed.
*Required hours for all NEW families to OCS is as follows for their first year:
- All new families enrolled for the 2022-23 school year by August- 16 service hours
- Enrolled in September or October 2022 - 12 service hours
- Enrolled in November or December - 10 service hours
- Enrolled January - 8 service hours
- Enrolled Feb- April - waived
How to Submit Your Family Service Hours
1. Log in to your FACTS account with your username and password. Our District Code is: OCS-MI
2. Click on "FAMILY" on the main page menu.
3. On the "Family" page, you will see a "Service Hours" section.
4. To add service hours click the "add+" button in the upper right corner of the "Service Hours" section.
5. After you select "add+", enter the date, hours, and description. If you don't see a category that fits your service in the description box, choose "other" and describe it in the "Note" section.
6. In the "Verified By" box, list the OCS staff member responsible for your service. This is the person who will review and verify your hours.
7. Click "Save" to submit.
Elementary Administrative Assistant