Forming Saints to Serve All
Recently our kindergarten through 8th grade students and families assembled 1500 bags (145 lbs) of trail mix for our current school community service partner, Kids Food Basket.
In middle school students participate in a Service Corp project.
In addition to school service projects, students in pre-K through 8th grade are encouraged to participate in projects to serve others in their family, parish community and local west Michigan community. As a parent, you are encouraged to assist your child to meet yearly expectations for service at their designated grade level:
- preK-3rd – 1 hour
- 4th – 2 hours
- 5th -- 3 hours
- 6th -- 5 hours
- 7th – 10 hours
- 8th – 20 hours
When and How to log Service Hours
Service hours can be logged at any time.
They are due on June 1, 2018 for grades pre-k through 7th grade for the 2017-2018 school year.
For graduation award tallying purposes, 8th grade service hours are due May 23, 2018.
- To be inducted into the Saint Francis of Assisi Society 8th graders must log 30 or more service hours
- To receive the Saint Teresa of Calcutta Award 8th graders must log 40 or more service hours
There are two ways to log student Service Hours:
- Service Hour Paper Log Sheet. A Sheet may be downloaded and printed from here, it is available on the Forms and Documents page on the school website, or copies can be picked up in the school office or from homeroom teachers. Forms can also be turned into the school offices or homeroom teachers.
- Online at the ASA school website or through this link: https://goo.gl/forms/7EILFKnSSTpNOF7y2
Talk to your child about service and help them come up with ideas of how they might fulfill their requirement.
What Counts for Service Hours
Please be open and creative in service. There are no assigned strict definitions for what is and what isn’t service. Please use the Works of Mercy, focusing on the Corporal Works of Mercy as guidelines.
Corporal Works of Mercy – Acts of kindness that we do for others to shows God's compassion and mercy to those in need
- Feed the hungry
- Give drink to the thirsty
- Clothe the naked
- Visit (or comfort) the sick
- Shelter the homeless or welcome the stranger
- Bury the dead
- Visit the imprisoned
Spiritual Works of Mercy -- Acts of compassion by which we help others with their emotional and spiritual needs
- Instruct the ignorant or uninformed
- Counsel the doubtful
- Admonish the sinner
- Comfort the sorrowful
- Forgive injuries
- Bear wrongs patiently
- Pray for the living and the dead
Questions? Contact your student’s homeroom teacher.
ASA Mission Statement: All Saints Academy is a Catholic School inspired by the Holy Spirit and dedicated to teaching and living as Jesus did. Our mission is to serve and partner with our families, parishes and communities as we focus on the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, and physical development of our children.