A Preschool through 8th Grade Catholic Elementary School
Service to Others
Our Lady of Perpetual Help students have a wide variety of opportunities to actively practice their faith throughout the year, during and after school.
Junior High Students in 7th and 8th grade have occasional opportunities to assist teachers with school events. From helpers at Breakfast With Santa to running the carnival booths at Fun Fair, they offer their help at these festive events.
Students participate in a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas mitten collection and Lenten peanut butter and jelly drive for our sharing parishes. We also have a Coin Drive during Catholic Schools Week, a Cupcake Sale and Lemonade Stand that raises money for various charities such as Misericordia, Sr. Paulanne’s Needy Family Fund, Catholic Charities, etc.
Eighth Grade students preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation are obligated to explore service opportunities in our parish and outside our community. Additionally, each student visits the Blessed Sacrament Youth Center and is required to write a reflection about their experiences.
Students of Service (SOS) gives students the opportunity to live “acts of kindness” – the Corporal Works of Mercy. The objective is to have children know firsthand the challenges and rewards of caring for those in need. The Works of Mercy are important because they connect love of neighbor with the love of God. Kindergarten through 7th grade has a specific theme to explore and grade level parent coordinators volunteer to organize optional after-school service opportunities. Eighth grade students may volunteer in a leadership role as part of their year-long service project.
Kindergarten: Feed the Hungry with Brown Bag Lunches
1st Grade: Visit the Sick at the Convent of the Holy Spirit
2nd Grade: Visit the Sick and collection and artwork for Maryville Crisis Nursery 3rd Grade: Shelter the Homeless with blanket and towel collection for Heartland Animal Shelter
4th Grade: Give Drink to the Thirsty with a book drive for Bernie’s Book Bank
5th Grade: Shelter the Homeless by making "plarn" for plastic bag sleeping mats and field trip to Cradle to Crayons.
6th Grade: Clothe the Naked with a Share Your Soles shoe drive
7th Grade: Ransom the Captive with food packing at Feed My Starving Children