The Crusader Parents Club supports Tampa Catholic’s Mission and creates opportunities for families to fulfil their commitment to Crusader Parent Involvement Program. The Crusader Parents Club promotes, encourages, and assists in activities that support the students, administration, faculty and staff of Tampa Catholic High School. The Crusader Parents Club supports Tampa Catholic by facilitating communication, creating liaison positions, assisting with school fundraising efforts, and coordinating volunteer services.
All Tampa Catholic parents are automatically members of the Crusader Parents Club and membership is always open to administration, faculty, staff, and alumni of Tampa Catholic.
Social events are held throughout the year to garner ideas to further the mission of Tampa Catholic through parent involvement and to build lasting friendships with the Tampa Catholic Family.
Crusader Parent Involvement Program
Our Philosophy- Tampa Catholic High School believes that the education of our students is a partnership with our families. We encourage parent participation through our Crusader Parent Involvement Program. The program is an opportunity for each family to help us accomplish our common goals in providing a traditional Catholic education and a healthy, safe and attractive atmosphere in which to learn.
Program Guidelines–Tampa Catholic families are required to perform ten (10) volunteer hours at the school each school year. The requirement is for the family and not based on the number of students you have attending. Volunteer hours must be completed, or scheduled in the case of volunteer opportunities that occur after the deadline, prior to the deadline listed in pg. 35 of the Parent/Student Handbook.
Volunteer Hours- Volunteer hours count towards the family’s requirement if the activity directly benefits Tampa Catholic High School. Opportunities to fulfill volunteer hours are communicated through the e-TC weekly parent e-newsletter and the Parents Club weekly newsletter.
Qualified Volunteer Activities for Parents: Listed below are examples of qualified volunteer hour activities.
- Any school-sponsored parent meeting, i.e. Parent Meet and Greet, Junior (Freshman, Sophomore, Senior) Parent Meeting.
- Assisting club moderator or athletic team coaches.
- Chaperoning for events, dances or field trips.
- Providing food for athletic team or school club meals. Receipt for purchases should be submitted via x2VOL.
Community service to other non-profit organizations, while charitable, does not count toward the parent volunteer requirement. The purchase of tickets to any Tampa Catholic event, items sold by student classes, clubs or teams, or advertising in student literary or athletic publications or banners do not qualify as volunteer hours. Nor does the donation of auction items for any Tampa Catholic fundraising event. However, time spent soliciting, preparing, delivering items for a fundraising event does qualify.