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Reach Out

Please contact Mrs. Mary D’Aquila's email or call 203.322.3401 with any questions or for more information.  Mrs. D'Aquila is in room 214.

General Objectives

  • To help each student “live as a positive witness and responsible citizen in service of God and others."
  • To help each student recognize his/her individual talents and gifts.
  • To help each student use his/her talents and gifts to benefit others in the community.

Specific Objectives

  • To help each student understand the concept of Christian service.
  • To have each student learn about and select one service opportunity to volunteer at throughout the calendar school year.
  • For each student to complete 25 hours of service in one activity at a community or parish institution or organization.
  • For each student to develop a sense of advocacy for an area of need in the community or Church.
  • To meet the need for volunteers in the community and the Church.

Specific Requirements

Investigate service opportunities available to people in the community or through your local church or parish. Your choice must be approved by the school and should be for a non-profit, charitable institution or organization that works to help those in need or provides a needed service to the community. You may also consider service opportunities at local schools for tutoring or after school programs. Any parish activities such as altar serving, choir, babysitting during services, or as a lector is acceptable.  All service opportunties need approval and some restrictions do apply.

You must complete a minimum of 25 hours at your chosen place of service. Each student who completes and documents these hours will earn a ¼ credit. (¼ credit of service is required each school year). Documentation of service hours includes the following paperwork:

  • Acknowledgement of Materials form (10%)
  • Place of Service form (10%)
  • 25 hours of of service recorded on a dated and signed Documentation of Service form (50%)
  • a written reflective essay on your volunteer experience (25%)
  • a letter from your service supervisor confirming your volunteer hours (25%)

Important Dates to Remember

Thursday, October 6, 2016         Acknowledgement of Materials form due

Thursday, November 10, 2016    Place of Service form due

Thursday, May 4, 2017               Final documentation for seniors due
                                                 - Documentation of Service form
                                                 - Written Reflection (essay)
                                                 - Service Supervisors letter

Thursday, May 18, 2017             Final documentation for underclassmen due
                                                - Documentatin of Service form
                                                - Written Relfection (essay)
                                                - Service Supervisors letter

Required Community Service forms:

Acknowledgement of Materials Form

Documentation of Services (Timesheet)

Place of Service Form

Please note: final documentation materials should be returned altogether in a folder to Mrs. D’Aquila in room 214.

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