Parent Involvement Program (“PIP”) is a program designed to involve our parents in daily school activities. Every family is required to volunteer their time at school at a minimum of 8 hours per child; families with two children = 16 hours, three or more children are required= 20 hours maximum per year. All hours must be completed by the end of the school year.. PARENTS WILL ENTER THEIR OWN PIP HOURS ON THEIR PARENTWEB ACCOUNT. To enter your hours:
For those unable to meet the yearly requirement, PIP hours may be exchanged for a $10.00 per hour cash donation payable to the OLPH Annual Fund. A $150.00 maximum assessment will be charged per family.
However, it is not our desire to turn the PIP program into another fund raising activity. Family participation not only helps to make the cost of Catholic education more equitable, but allows more of our community to participate in our mission of “Academic Excellence in the Sacred Tradition”. Research shows that when parents are involved schools improve and student performance increases.
Please keep in mind it is not our desire to turn the PIP program into another fund raising activity. Your family’s participation makes the cost of Catholic education equitable and allows more of our community to participate in our mission of “Academic Excellence in the Sacred Tradition”.
A list of activities that qualify as service for the PIP program is available in the registration packet, from the teachers, as well as on and is also available online at www.myolph.com. Also your child’s teacher is an excellent source of information. Make plans to meet with your teacher at an open house or a parent-teacher conference to see how you can help.
A word about Virtus:
What is Virtus training, and why does the Diocese of Knoxville require it before I can help with some in-school projects?
The word Virtus derives from Latin and means valor, moral strength, excellence, and worth. The Virtus programs assist the Church in being a safe haven for children and a messenger for preventing child sexual abuse within the Church and society in general.*
Virtus training is available on an ongoing basis throughout the Diocese of Knoxville. The 3 hour course entitled “Protecting God’s Children” is offered in seminar format, and schedules are posted regularly in the East Tennessee Catholic. More information about Virtus training can be found on the Diocesan website www.dioceseofknoxville.org, and www.virtus.org.