Volunteering

OWL Hours

The OWL hours volunteering program was created to encourage parent involvement within NDCS. We strongly believe parent involvement is a key part to student success and keeps our school thriving. This program requires each family enrolled at NDCS participate in at least 12 volunteer hours (per student) per term with a total of 24 hours (per student) for the entire school year. Families must complete 12 hours (per student) between September and January, and 12 hours (per student) between February and June.

Each family is also required to attend 5 PTO meetings every school year, and help with one fundraiser.

  • Landscaping
    • Pulling Weeds
    • Trimming Shrubbery
    • Mowing
  • Pressure Washing
    • Driveway
    • Walkways
    • Patio around pond
  • General Cleaning
    • Washing Windows
  • Guest Speaker for Veterans Day
  • Assist with seasonal decorations
  • Volunteers for Bowl-A-Thon
  • Volunteers for PI Day
  • Parent Chaperones for School Fieldtrips

Donation Options

  • Box of white copy paper = 1 hour
  • Washable Paint 6 pack 16oz+ = 4 hours
  • Large pack of Scotch Tape = 2 hours
  • 5 EZ Start Clear Duct Tape = 1 hour
  • Multi-pack Kleenex & Large Hand Soap Refill = 1 Hour
  • 2 Scrubbing Bubbles & 2 Lysol Disinfectant Spray = 1 hour
  • Large Laundry Soap & Bleach = 1 hour

How to Earn Owl Hours?

There are many volunteer needs – assisting on field trips, planning room parties, assisting with lunch and/or recess, attending PTO meetings, school work days, and helping with fundraisers. Remember volunteer work and volunteer travel time are tax deductible items.

To help our student’s teachers and class we need volunteers to be Room Parents. Our goal is to have a Room Parent for each class. Please talk with your child’s teacher if you have questions or are interested in volunteering. Some duties would include:

  • Helping check forms for school directory
  • Being part of our “phone tree” for school wide communications
  • Helping coordinate classroom parties
  • Helping coordinate Field Trips including drivers and chaperones
  • Becoming a PTO member and sharing your fun ideas, questions, and projects
  • Assisting teachers with special school programs
  • Helping our children have a fun fabulous year

Who Can Earn Owl Hours?

We believe it truly does take a village! OWL hours can be earned by most any family member including grandmas, grandpas, aunts, uncles, cousins, moms, dads, and older siblings.

What Happens if I Don't Complete My Owl Hours?

Each OWL hour is valued at $25 dollars. You will receive a bill at the end of each term for any incomplete OWL hours (per student). We understand that life can get busy. If you are unable to complete any OWL hours, you will be charged $300 (per student) per term. Remember donations also count as hours!

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