St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School

Parent Participation

St Anthony of Padua School Parent Participation Program (PPP) is a cornerstone of our school community. As this program plays such an important role in our school and community, we have decided to take steps to help make the process easier for everyone involved, for parents, the volunteer team, and school staff alike.

NEW PPP SYSTEM

We will be moving to a new online software system (OnVolunteers) to make it easy for parents to participate in the volunteer program. The new system automates and simplifies the volunteer process. There is no fee for parents to use this system.

Each family will have their own unique password-protected website, aka ‘Parent Portal’. From within your own portal, you will be able to:

  • Easily view and quickly sign up for available volunteer tasks.
  • Automatically track the tasks you have signed up for or have been assigned. You do not have to manually submit service hours for volunteer positions (the software tracks it for you).
  • Know your real-time service hours total (pending or verified), any time.
  • Receive/send messages from and to the Service team regarding service-related matters, all from within your Parent portal.

STEP ONEYou can login to your parent website at the following url: http://SAP.onvolunteers.com

Username is: [ the primary email the family uses with the school ] 

Password:  StAP@2022

STEP TWO: The first time you log in, you will see a ‘Start Guide’ screen, this has 4 short videos which will familiarize you with your volunteer portal. We recommend you watch at least the 1st video, the Introduction video which shows you how to personalize your password.

STEP THREE: Please personalize your password for security purposes.

STEP FOURPlease update your profile and skills (e.g. sewing skill, plumbing/HVAC skills, handyman skills, carpentry skills, computer skills, graphic design skills, own a pickup truck, etc.)

Your Parent portal is very easy to use, you do not need any technical knowledge to use it. Along with the Start Guide, there are other videos in the ‘How-To’ area, link on the upper right inside your portal.

 

NEW WAY TO SIGN UP PPP OPPORTUNITIES

Please note that it is parents’ responsibility to find and sign up PPP opportunities (first come first serve basis).  Parents will sign up for PPP opportunities online rather than contacting the PPP Coordinator.  Please check http://SAP.onvolunteers.com regularly.

If you have any questions about our new volunteer process, please feel free to contact us at:
Caroline Chan at pecparticipation@sapadua.ca
Ivy Chan at pecvicechair@sapadua.ca
Thank you again for your continuous support of our parent participation program.

God bless,
Caroline Chan
Parent Participation Program (PPP) Coordinator
Parish Education Committee (PEC)
St. Anthony of Padua School

pecparticipation@sapadua.ca