Parent Volunteer Association (PVA)

The mission of the Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School Parent Volunteer Association is to promote, encourage and support BMCHS’s students, families, and staff. We help new parents get involved and stay connected to the rest of the Bishop Community. Our parent members offer support to administration and staff through service, fundraising assistance, and volunteering whenever help is needed.

We provide volunteers and help staff organize a variety of BMCHS events and activities including; Homecoming events, senior class activities, Honor Society and Junior Ring Ceremony Receptions, We support the Arts Department by coordinating support for plays and art events. We pamper the students during Catholic Schools Week and the Staff during Staff Appreciation Week. Our biggest challenge is coordinating, planning and organizing the Annual Navy & Gold Gala.

Throughout the year there are many opportunities to help. The PVA is here to help you get involved, so we can all make Bishop an environment which will enrich our children’s’ education and enhance the world in which we live and they grow.

All parents, grandparents and guardians are encouraged to join the PVA. Membership is free!

2019-20 PVA Board

Parent Volunteer Events

Mass & Parents Dinner

Volunteers can assist in preparing for the Pasta dinner. Opportunities will include setting up tables, ironing table cloths and (set-up, serve and clean-up).

Back to School Night

Volunteers are needed to man our PVA table answer any questions for new volunteers to sign-up for future events.

School Retreats

Volunteers can donate any items needed to run the School Retreats. Opportunities will also include setting up and clean up any activities

Admission Information Session/Open House

Volunteers are needed to assist manning the tables presented to showcase New Admissions, Bishop Parents with 1 year or more experience will be asked to accompany Student Ambassadors to float and tour the school,  in answering questions for new incoming parents. Volunteers are needed to help with greeting, ushering, and distributing information to potential future members of the BMCHS community

Junior Class Ring Ceremony

Volunteers are needed to organize reception, including decorations and refreshments (set-up, serve, and clean-up).

Homecoming Activities

Volunteers are needed to assist with planning, setting up, supervising, and cleaning up during Homecoming Activities (Rally and Dance). Note: Background screening and Safe Environment Training is required when supervising students.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Volunteers are needed to organize and coordinate events to show appreciation for the faculty and the staff during this week (suggestions are provided).

Annual Fundraiser

Volunteers are needed to help organize, solicit merchandise and/or sponsorships, sell tickets, decorate, and help with the catalog either prior to and/or the day and evening of the event. Note: The Auction is one of the school’s major fundraisers including smaller fundraising events such as Casino Night, Friends of the Family Social Events.

Prom Set-up

Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the Prom.

National Honor Society Reception

Volunteers are needed to plan a reception (refreshments, decorations, set-up, and clean-up) for this event.

Senior Luncheon

Volunteers are needed to help (organize, set-up, serve, and clean-up) with the luncheon for the senior class. Need freshman, sophomore, and junior parents to sign-up. Suggestions will be provided.

Friends of the Arts

Volunteers are needed to help organize the costume and prop closets, gather props and costumes for performances, assist with art work displays, help with the Christmas and talent shows as needed (box office, concessions, etc.), assist with digital media needs and help organize fundraising activities (dress down days, selling donuts, etc.)

Awards Reception/Graduation

Volunteers needed assist with setting up reception and refreshments.

Uniform Closet and Spirit Attire Sales

Volunteers are needed to help sell used uniform (2x a year) and spirit wear at home games during sporting events.

Office/Clerical (as needed)

Volunteers are needed to help with clerical activities on an as-needed basis.

General Miscellaneous

Volunteers are needed to help out with projects and/or events that come up during the school year.