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.
Alumni are invited to volunteer at their Alma Mater for various occasions and events. Learn more about alumni volunteering.
The annual Blue Jay Bazaar is a much-anticipated event for all students, parents, alumni, and friends of Jesuit High School. Delicious food, great music, fun booths, games, and inflatables make Carrollton and Banks the place to be on Saturday, March 17, 2017. Volunteers are needed to work and chair the many booths at the Bazaar. 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. Boutique House volunteers are needed to assist with selling the items at the Mothers’ Coffee, the Christmas Boutique, and the Blue Jay Bazaar. Volunteers are welcome to give as much or as little time in the Boutique House. Sign up to volunteer.
Jesuit’s Auction and Gala will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Cannery. This year’s theme is “Celebration at The Disco Ball.” It promises to be a fun evening with food from New Orleans’ finest restaurants and a Live and Silent Auction. Volunteers are needed to work on the auction, food, decorations, and check-in committees. Sign up to volunteer.
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.
You don’t need to know a thing about golf to volunteer at the Jesuit golf classic! Help is needed for registration, hole observers, and drink cart drivers. Shifts are only two hours long. The food is great and the camaraderie even better. The 2018 Jesuit Golf Classic will be held at the new City Park Golf Course on Friday, April 6, 2018. 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 Chapel of the Holy Name of Jesus, the small chapel on the second floor of the administration wing of the school. 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. The Mothers’ Day of Reflection and Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Sign up to volunteer.
Each year a Blue Jay mother opens her home, and with other mothers of present students, welcomes the mothers of incoming students with coffee and canapés. More than 200 mothers attend the Mothers’ Coffee annually.
Show your Blue Jay Spirit on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Jesuit’s Open House! Volunteers are needed prior to the event to assemble welcome bags as well as the night of the event to greet the prospective students and parents. Sign up to volunteer.
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. Past topics include Keeping Perspective: Faith, Family and Football, presented by Joe Lombardi and Having the Mind of Christ, A Reflection on Philippians 2:1-1, presented by Fr. Anthony McGinn, S.J. ’66. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
The Refreshment committee serves refreshments at the following events: Mini-Schedule for Parents of 8th & 9th, Mini-Schedule for Parents of 10th – 12th, National Honor Society Induction Reception, Open House, Grandparents’ Mass Reception, and the Baccalaureate Mass Reception. Jesuit supplies the refreshments that are served. You can sign up to work at one or all of the events, as any help is appreciated. Sign up to volunteer.
Parent volunteers are needed to prepare an appetizer, salad, entrée or dessert for the Teachers’ Luncheons which are held during the school year. Volunteers are also needed to help set-up and serve, but if you are unable to stay for the luncheon, you can always send your special dish with your son the morning of the luncheon to be served. The luncheons will be held in October, March and May. Sign up to volunteer.
Each year, Blue Jays look forward to the annual Thanksgiving Drive as an opportunity to truly embody the motto of “Men For Others.” Continuing a tradition that started in the 1930s, students collect, shop, package, and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to families throughout New Orleans.
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.