The Parents’ Council provides support to Bishop Hendricken to help with social and fund-raising events throughout the school year. There are monthly meetings of the Parent’s Council to coordinate the activities of each committee.
Please find listed below the meeting dates for the 2019-2020 school year. These meetings will begin promptly at 7pm in Founders’ Hall.
|Monday, September 16, 2019||Monday, February 10, 2020|
|Tuesday, October 15, 2019||Monday, March 9, 2020|
|Monday, November 4, 2019||Monday, April 6, 2020|
|Wednesday, December 4, 2019
|Monday, May 4, 2020|
|Monday, January 13, 2020|
This committee provides support to the Admissions Office in helping to recruit and enroll new students. Members are asked to serve as Parent Ambassadors, assist at Open House or visiting day events, to share their Bishop Hendricken experience with new parents at new student orientation in May, and/or to make phone calls to the parents of prospective students, to answer questions and encourage enrollment.
Arts Council Representatives
The Arts Council Committee serves current Hendricken families and students by providing volunteer support and communication for the advancement of the Arts. The committee achieves this by coordinating information and services with the staff of the Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts programs. The Chairs of the Arts Council Committee work with the Director of Arts as advisors and advocates for the Arts at Bishop Hendricken.
Calendar Drive Committee
The Bishop Hendricken Calendar Drive is the only direct-sale fundraiser which the school requires of all students and families. This is a lottery calendar that offers the possibility of winning $50 daily, $100 monthly and $1000 quarterly (a total of $24,000 in prizes!) to those who purchase a calendar. The success of the calendar drive relies heavily upon participation of parent volunteers to take in proceeds, monitor student sales, distribute prize incentives and enter data into a simple computer program. The community support over the years has been phenomenal and the calendar drive remains the single largest contributor of funds to support school activities.
Community Appreciation Day Committee
The Community Appreciation Day Committee coordinates one day in March to show appreciation to the dedicated administrators, teachers and support staff involved in the Bishop Hendricken High School community. This committee solicits volunteers to cook, bake and serve both breakfast and lunch on this very special day.
The Fashion Show Committee is comprised of many sub-committees that plan, organize, and execute the Annual Spring Fashion Show. Sub-committees range from program book solicitation, planning, decorating, raffle baskets, menu selection, fashion show coordination to invitation design, seating arrangements and centerpiece design. Each year, this event is an exciting themed party that needs many volunteers to make the evening so successful year after year. This dinner and show is a major social event for Bishop Hendricken High School and the supportive community beyond.
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for ordering refreshments and paper goods for the Convocation, award ceremonies, Admissions Open Houses and the National Honor Society evening. This committee organizes, serves and cleans up after each event.
The Hungry Hawk Committee is responsible for the concession stand operations at varsity football and basketball games along with other miscellaneous sporting events throughout the year. The committee is responsible for maintaining the Hungry Hawk space and the equipment. They also purchase the food, supplies, coordinate volunteer workers, and prepare and serve the food and beverages.
RI Catholic Schools Federation
The RI Catholic Schools Federation is essentially a political advocacy group representing the interests of Catholic Schools at the RI State House. Delegates from each Rhode Island Catholic School form this group. Their mission is to preserve whatever assistance Catholic Schools currently receive from the State of RI, such as textbooks and school bus subsidies.
RI Family Shelter
The Bishop Hendricken Parents’ Council is working with the RI Family Shelter to prepare and serve dinner to the program participants on a weekly basis.
Special Function Decorating Committee
The special function Decorating Committee is responsible for coordinating and decorating Bishop Hendricken High School for functions such as special athletic events, themed dances, admissions open houses and new student orientation.