How to Get Involved
Parent Activities & Volunteer Opportunities
We strongly encourage parents to get involved. Your commitment and participation is invaluable to the Jesuit High School experience and plays a vital role in the continued success of the school. Jesuit students and families, alumni, and friends have a long tradition of contributing time and talent for the benefit of others. There are many opportunities to volunteer, and there are many events of which you can attend with other members of the school community.
Below is a brief description of the social events and volunteer activities that make up the Jesuit community calendar.
Celebration Auction & Gala
Saturday, October 27, 2018
This year’s Celebration Auction & Gala, “Spooky Soirée, a Halloween Celebration,” will be held at The Cannery. The Patron Party begins at 6:30 p.m. and Celebration begins at 8:00 p.m. It promises to be a ghoulishly fun evening with food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants and live and silent auctions that include vacations, jewelry, art, and dining experiences. Costumes are encouraged for this spooktacular and fang-tastic evening!
Volunteers are needed for the auction, food, decorations, sponsorship and ticket/registration committees. Sign up to volunteer.
To sponsor the event, donate an item, or purchase your tickets, pleasgo to www.501auctions.com/Jesuit.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Show your Blue Jay Spirit as we welcome prospective students and parents to Jesuit. Volunteers are also needed prior to the event to assemble welcome bags. Sign up to volunteer.
Jesuit Mothers’ Luncheon and Alma Mater Awards – New Event!
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Join current Jesuit High School mothers and mothers of Jesuit alumni for this luncheon which will be held on Jesuit’s campus. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet with mothers of your son and celebrate with the recipients of the Alma Mater Awards. The Alma Mater Award recognizes mothers of Jesuit alumni whose extraordinary contributions of time and talent have greatly benefited the school. Volunteers are needed to assist the committee with decorating and setting up the event. Sign up to volunteer.
Blue Jay Bazaar
Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Blue Jay Bazaar is an annual event where students, parents, alumni, and friends gather to enjoy food, games, and fellowship. Whether it’s the great food and music, the performances by the Jesuit students, the auction booths, or one of the many games for Blue Jays of all ages, Carrollton and Banks is the place to be. We need your help to make the Bazaar a success. Sign up to volunteer.
Jesuit Golf Classic
Friday, April 5, 2019
Blue Jays gather each spring and tee up for a relaxing round of golf. Help is needed for registration and hole observers. Sign up to volunteer.
Jesuit Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, June 15, 2019
The Blue Jay Fishing Rodeo attracts parents, students, alumni, and parents of alumni for an afternoon of celebrating the outdoors. Weigh-in festivities are held in The Wally Pontiff, Jr. Pavilion at John Ryan Stadium. Sign up to volunteer.
The Boutique House Committee welcomes all volunteers and no crafting experience is necessary! The volunteers meet weekly to paint Jesuit yard signs, create unique pieces of Jesuit jewelry, and make the annual Jesuit Christmas ornament. Volunteers are welcome to give as much or as little time in the Boutique House. Sign up to volunteer.
The Mothers’ Prayer Group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. (9:00 a.m. when there is a late take-in day) in the Holy Name of Jesus Chapel at Jesuit. Mothers, grandmothers, and friends of Jesuit meet to pray for the needs and intentions of the school. Mothers’ Masses are held once each month at 9:00 a.m. following the Rosary. Interested mothers should email Nancy North at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Refreshment Committee serves refreshments at the Mini-Schedules, National Honor Society Induction Reception, Open House, Grandparents’ Mass Reception, and Welcome Day Reception. Parents can sign up to work one or all of the events. Sign up to volunteer.
Parent Chaperones are needed to complement the faculty and staff chaperones at the Back to School Dance and the Homecoming Dance. Parents must sign up in advance to chaperone and you will be contacted by a Student Council Moderator with more details. Sign up to volunteer.
Parent volunteers are needed to prepare an appetizer, salad, entrée or dessert for the Teachers’ Luncheons which are held in October, March, and May. Food can be dropped off or parent volunteers are welcome to help set-up and serve. Sign up to volunteer.
OTHER PARENT OPPORTUNITIES
Parents of current students and parents of alumni are invited to an evening of reflection, prayer, and discussion as an opportunity to grow in their spiritual lives. The evening includes Mass, a presentation, and reception.
Fathers of Jesuit students meet throughout the year in a group that provides resources that focus on ministry to men. The Fathers’ Bible Study group aims to help fellow Catholics know how to walk with others on their journey.
Each semester, a Town Hall Meeting is held. This meeting is open to all parents, but participation of the parents of juniors and seniors is strongly encouraged. The format of the meeting is of presentations and parent discussion. The meetings reflect timely topics affecting youth, and therefore change each year.