School and Childcare Program

Note: Our parish participates in the Protecting God’s Children program. All who work with children are to complete the requirements set forth by the Diocese of Lansing, including attending a VIRTUS session. For further information on what is required, please see the Diocese of Lansing website www.dioceseoflansing.org, or contact Ben Pohl at 627-8493 or benpohl@stmichaelgl.org.

SCHOOL

Fundraising Assistance

Position Description: Help with various fundraising efforts during the school year. Examples of fundraisers include: Annual Golf Outing and Mardi Gras.
Time Commitment: Varies depending on the committee/fundraising event.
Talent to Share: Organized and works well with others.
Contact Person: Laurie Cathcart, Principal 627-2167, lauriecathcart@stmichaelgl.org

Lunch Duty/Playground Assistant

Position Description: Help monitor students during lunch and on playground.
Time Commitment: One hour and fifteen minutes Monday through Friday; one to five days per week.
Talent to Share: Patience with children, work as a team with other lunch aides.
Contact Person: Laurie Cathcart, Principal 627-2167, lauriecathcart@stmichaelgl.org

Marketing/Publicity Volunteer

Position Description: Contact Grand Ledge Independent, Lansing State Journal, Catholic Times & Faith Magazine about activities and accomplishments of St. Michael students. Distribute school brochure to realtors, preschool and childcare facilities.
Time Commitment: One to five hours per week
Talent to Share: Basic writing and good interpersonal skills - school provides camera
Contact Person: Laurie Cathcart, Principal 627-2167, lauriecathcart@stmichaelgl.org

Office Assistant/Substitute Secretary

Position Description: Help with clerical duties in the absence of the school secretary, help with special projects
Time Commitment: Varies
Talent to Share: Have a “smile” in your voice, be personable and take messages accurately
Contact Person: Laurie Cathcart, Principal 627-2167, lauriecathcart@stmichaelgl.org

Specials Assistant (Art, Computers, Library)

Position Description: Help teacher by working directly with students or other duties.
Time Commitment: Varies
Talent to Share: Ability to follow teacher’s directions and have patience with children
Contact Person: Laurie Cathcart, Principal 627-2167, lauriecathcart@stmichaelgl.org

Teacher Assistant

Position Description: Help teacher by working directly with students. Duties may include copying, laminating and cutting out materials.
Time Commitment: Varies
Talent to Share: Ability to follow teacher’s directions and have patience with children
Contact Person: Laurie Cathcart, Principal 627-2167, lauriecathcart@stmichaelgl.org

CHILDCARE PROGRAM

Early Childhood Educator

Position Description: Lesson planning, working closely with childcare and preschool staff and provide training for one or more of our monthly staff meetings.
Time Commitment: Varies
Talent to Share: Provide an engaging training to childcare staff and encourage staff to utilize their gift of working with children.
Contact Person: Michelle Olson and Esther Chong 627-2167- x21, childcare@stmichaelgl.org

Field Trip Helpers and/or Classroom Helpers

Position Description: Assist with children at field trips, during meetings and trainings.
Time Commitment: Various times throughout the school year, Fieldtrip assistance occurs mainly during the summer and occasionally outside of school hours.
Talent to Share: Love of children, ability to work with childcare staff and willingness to share time.
Contact Person: Michelle Olson and Esther Chong 627-2167- x21, childcare@stmichaelgl.org

Special Speakers for Summer Program

Position Description: Share information with the children about your career and/or hobbies.
Time Commitment: Various time throughout the summer.
Talent to Share: Willingness to share time.
Contact Person: Michelle Olson and Esther Chong 627-2167- x21, childcare@stmichaelgl.org