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Volunteering at horizon Christian school

Our Parent Partnership Agreement is our volunteer program designed to provide parental help on each school campus in the classroom, athletics, activities, and events. This helps us keep tuition increases to a minimum while continuing to provide students with a quality education. There are two options for fulfilling your Parent Partnership Agreement which can be found below.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Below is a list of our general volunteer opportunities on the Elementary & Middle School campus. Remember, you must be an approved volunteer to chaperone and/or be a driver at a school event. Make sure your volunteer paperwork has been filled out for each year.

Please contact your student's teacher to volunteer in the following areas:
Classroom Support
Teacher Assistance Support
Teacher Prep Support
Reading Group Support
Computer Use Support

Field Trip Support
Outdoor School Support
Middle School Retreat Support
Washington D.C. Trip Support

Please contact the main office to volunteer in the following areas:
Event Support
Meet Your Teacher Luau
Family Night Support
8th Grade Breakfast
Veterans Day Support
Staff Lunches Support
Pancake Breakfast Support

Activities Support
Chapel Support
iSmart Support
Kingdom Assignment Support
Field Day Support
Battle of the Books Support

Athletic Support
Coaching Support
Drivers to Away Games
Volleyball Line Judges
General Team Support

Extra-Curricular Activities Support
After School Art Support
Battle of the Books Support
Scholastic Book Faire
Robotics Club Support
Yearbook Support

Office Support
Carline Support
Library Support
Lunchroom Support
Aide Support
Picture Day Support
Student Store Support
Pizza Support

Special Project Support
COVID Screening Support
Donation of Cleaning Supplies

Hawk Eyes Support
Moms in Prayer Support

Below is a list of our general volunteer opportunities. Needs for volunteers are requested often through email, or you may contact our High School Principal, Scott Olson, if you are looking for further options. Remember, you must be an approved volunteer to chaperone and/or be a driver at a school event. Make sure your volunteer paperwork has been filled out for the year.

HS Athletics Support
Drivers to Away Games
Security for Home Games
Volleyball Line Judges
General Team Support

HS Activities Support
DECA Team Support
Welcome Back Dinner
School Retreat Supervision
Homecoming Festivities
Hawktoberfest Celebration
12 days of Christmas/All-Nighter
Serve Day
Formal Set-up and Teardown

Fine Arts Support
Drama Support
Ensemble Support
Chapel & Worship Team Support

PEST Program Support

Lunchroom Support

Special Project Support

We use “Help Counter” to log in and keep track of volunteer hours for you. Please go to HelpCounter to log your time, update your personal information or add areas of interest.  

How to enter volunteer hours into HelpCounter:
Volunteering on campus during school hours:
1. Using the HelpCounter computer at the school office, click on your name
2. Click on the activity or classroom you are volunteering with
3. Wear the volunteer badge that is printed
4. Sign-out before leaving campus

Volunteering off campus or after school hours:
1. On the Horizon Christian School website, hover on the Resources menu option and click on the Parents page, and you will see on the right-hand side under Helpful Resources the HelpCounter link.  Feel free to bookmark this link to your preferred browser for easy access.
2. Login with your username and password. You will be prompted to create a user name if you haven’t already done so.
3. Enter the date, activity and hours you volunteered.
4. We ask that you log your volunteer hours within a month’s time of the activity.

Each family will be responsible for logging in hours worked using the HelpCounter system.  Hours not completed and entered into HelpCounter by May 24 will be pro-rated based on the option #2 amount of $350 and the amount will appear on your May statement.

ELEMENTARY & MIDDLE SCHOOL
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
Once a month a group of parents from the Elementary and Middle School hosts an appreciation lunch for all staff. This is such a blessing to our faculty and staff and a great way to earn volunteer hours. If you would like to be a part of providing monthly lunches, please contact the school office at 503-692-9312.

HIGH SCHOOL
PEST (Parents Encouraging Staff and Teachers) is a parent-run program designed to bless the high school staff at Horizon. Families "Adopt" a staff member or teacher, then provide little blessings throughout the school year. These can range from little treats, gifts, notes of encouragement, a favorite coffee drink delivered, or where ever your imagination might take you. The PEST program is such a blessing to our staff and teachers and is so appreciated. 

If you would like to be a part of the PEST program, please contact Scott Olson, High School Principal.

Moms In Prayer is a group of caring and dedicated moms and grandmas who meet regularly during the school year to pray for our children, our school, and our amazing staff and faculty. This vital ministry truly makes a difference to our school community and is so appreciated. An added benefit of our Moms in Prayer is that many of these women enjoy the blessings of building friendships with each other while praying together. "Pour your hearts out like water before the face of the Lord, lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your children." Lamentations 2:19

Elementary/Middle School moms meet every other Monday morning (2nd and 4th Monday of the month) at 8:30 am in the staff room at the Sagert campus.

High School moms meet on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 am in room 122 at the Boones Ferry campus.

 

Option #1: Volunteer
This option requires each family to work a minimum of 30 hours during the current school year, beginning from September to May 24 of the following year. In order to be approved as a volunteer or a parent driver, each person must complete our New Volunteer Form or our Returning Volunteer Form. These forms must be filled out at least 2 weeks prior to volunteering for an event. They are available on our website at http://horizonchristian.school/resources/forms.cfm, select school, then select your needed form under the Annual Required Forms section.
Please note: The school will no longer approve any volunteer hours for families who have NOT completed the yearly volunteer form and who have NOT personally entered their hours into HelpCounter. If volunteer hours are not entered by the parents by May 24 of each year, parents will be billed $350 or a pro-rated amount for not fulfilling their hours.  

Option #2: Pay
This option indicates your preference to pay the $350 family work fee instead of 30 hours of volunteer time during the school year.  This fee will be added to your October incidental fees through FACTS. If you enroll later than October, the fee will be added to your incidental fees in the month of enrollment.