The Parents’ Council provides support to Bishop Hendricken to help with social and fundraising events throughout the school year. There are monthly meetings of the Parent’s Council to coordinate the activities of each committee.
The Admissions Committee works directly with the Admissions Office to help support greater interest by applicants and other middle school students in pursuing a Bishop Hendricken education. The Admissions committee plays a vital role in helping communicate the wonderful aspects of Bishop Hendricken to greater Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts families. Some of the activities that the Admissions committee have performed include assisting with Open houses or Information Nights, and presenting to local schools or parishes about the Hendricken experience.
Arts Council Representatives
The Arts Council Committee serves the 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.
The Athletic Committee acts as a liaison between the school athletic director and the parents of the school athletes. The Athletic Committee helps and advises the school in policy and athletic procedures and act as advisors and advocates for the athletic programs at Bishop Hendricken High School.
Calendar Drive Committee
The Bishop Hendricken Calendar Drive is the only direct-sale fundraiser the school asks all students and families to participate in. 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 the Spring 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, lunch and snack during this very special week.
The Hospitality Committee is responsible for ordering refreshments and paper goods for the Open Houses, Honors presentations, and the Culture Fair. 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, schedule workers, prepare and serve the food and beverages
Parent Ambassador Program
The Parent Ambassador Committee works with the Admissions Office to serve as a resource for incoming Freshman families. Parent Ambassadors reach out to newly admitted students and their families to help their transition into the Bishop Hendricken Community to be as seamless as possible. Responsibilities we ask of the Parent Ambassadors include making congratulatory phone calls, hosting information sessions or receptions at their homes and assisting with visit days, science days and Open Houses. Parent Ambassadors also act as host or “buddy” families to incoming freshmen during their first year, and serve as an important resource for the overall new student experience, as they are oftentimes some of the first individuals the students and families meet.
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 like textbooks, school bus subsidies, school nurse, etc
Senior Showcase Event
The newest Parents’ Council event is comprised of many sub-committees that plan, organize and implement this show. This dinner and a show will hopefully be an ongoing BHHS event which showcases the senior class and their achievements.
Special Function Decorating Committee
The Special Function Decorating Committee is responsible for coordinating and decorating Bishop Hendricken High School functions such as special athletic events, themed dances, admission open houses and new student orientation and the Proms.