The foundation of the program is this: All families of children who attend Our Shepherd need to donate a minimum of 10 hours of their time throughout the school year. The program is set up for each family to earn credits for the many different ways they contribute to the school. This time can be spread out among different events and service areas.
A few simple guidelines will help you understand what counts – and what doesn’t – in the Time and Talent Program. First of all, keep in mind that 10 hours is not a lot of time when divided into 10 months! The easiest way to know if your service time counts is if the activity is a general school event or PTL function. If the function is an elective program, rather than something that a class or group of classes does traditionally with the teacher, staff or PTL support (for example, band, scouts, chess club, sports) then the hours you spend supporting these functions would not count against your Time and Talents balance.
Every family’s name will be on a index card within a card catalog that will be kept in the library. All you’ll need to do is pull your family’s card, write down the date, activity, and hours served, and place the card back into the card file. We are so thankful for the many families of Our Shepherd Lutheran School, and for the unique gifts and abilities which each family brings in service to our Lord and Savior! May God bless all of us, and may He continue to bless the mission and ministry of Our Shepherd.
Contact: Sarah Kosciuk