Ways to Support St. Helen School

Join an organization

  • Parent and Teacher Organization (PTO): Our PTO helps support many activities, services and funds that benefit every child at St. Helen School. Contact the main office for more information.

  • Booster Club: An organization that exists to benefit the youth of the St. Helen Community. Through this organization many of our extracurricular activities including sports are available to our students.

Volunteer

Parent and grandparent volunteers are welcome in the school. Involvement in your child(ren)’s education is very important and has been proven to have a healthy effect on the children of volunteers. All volunteers are required to take the Archdiocesan Child Protection Workshop, VIRTUS,  prior to involvement with children in the parish/school and complete a background check to comply with The Archdiocese of Cincinnati policies. Volunteers need to be aware of the liability they accept when volunteering. Because volunteers are not employees of the Archdiocese, they are not covered under benefit plans, health and life insurance, etc.

There are many opportunities to help.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact anyone on the PTO board or  a teacher. Volunteering is a great way to make yourself feel welcomed and get to know other parents and the children of our school!

Opportunities to Volunteer at St. Helen School:

  • Tutoring

  • Classroom

  • Cafeteria

  • Playground/Recess Supervision/Art

  • Library

  • After School Club

  • Coaching/Assisting with Athletics

  • Main Office Assistant

  • Field Trip

  • Field Day  

Fundraisers

 Annual Fundraising Events

  • Fish Fry takes place in January and supports the St. Helen Booster Club.

  • Trojan Trot is an annual Walk-A-Thon held by our students to raise funds for field trips and special activities/events. Held in September. 

  • An annual fundraiser will be held to benefit the Marketing Committee

  • Christmas Bazaar held in December benefits the PTO

Ongoing Fundraisers

  • Feed the Spirit: Specific non-perishable food is collected and distributed to families of students for the weekend.

  • Box Tops/Campbell Soup Labels: St Helen accepts all participating Boxtops for Education and Campbell Soup labels. Points and money is earned and used to purchase items for the school.

  • Birthday Book Club: A program designed to honor students on their birthday while at the same time building our library collections. Students sponsor a new book and it becomes a lasting gift for all to enjoy.

  • Recycling Program: Cell phones and ink cartridges are collected and sent to be recycled. Money raised goes to support our technology program.

Endowment Fund

The St Helen Parish Endowment Fund is used to help educate Catholic leaders for the  future and instill our founding Christian values in our children. Distributions from the Endowment support assistance grants to keep tuition affordable, freeing other resources to attract and maintain an outstanding faculty and staff.  If you would like to make a donation to the Endowment Fund please contact Mary Heider at mary.heider@sthelenparish.org.

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Updated on January 3, 2019

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.