Parent Involvement Program (PIP)

Parent Involvement Program (PIP) Guidelines
Students benefit most when the family and school relationship is strong. In order to involve parents in school life, each family is asked to complete forty (40) hours of service each year - known as the Parent Involvement Program (PIP). Over the years, we have been fortunate to have received outstanding support from our parents. You have always been generous in supporting us with your resources, your talents, and your expertise. We trust that you will welcome the program as an opportunity to become even more involved with the Chamlian community.
How it Works:
  • A list of upcoming service opportunities will be posted here: CHAMLIAN PIP OPPORTUNITIES
  • Service opportunities consist of volunteer hours or donation of items.
  • Assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The PIP committee will contact parents to bring in their donations or provide volunteer hours for that particular event.
  • It is the responsibility of each parent to record the hours fulfilled by requesting a receipt (PIP credit form) for donated items or by signing in on the designated sign in sheet when attending a particular event. (Please retain a copy for your records).
  • The administration will record and maintain an accounting of all service hours. The balance and any unfulfilled hours will be sent to the parents twice a year. 
  • The cutoff for completion of PIP service hours is April 30, 2024.
How to Calculate the Hours:
Each hour of volunteering provided at an event = 1 hour credit towards the 40 hours.

Each $16.00 donation = 1 hour credit towards the 40 hours. (Receipts are required to receive full credit and so we may attach it to our PIP Credit Form).
Possible PIP Service Hour Opportunities:
  • Participation on Parent Committees and events will receive hours according to service. Number of hours will be communicated by the Committee Chair or Activity Chair.
  • Providing Support at the Student Store 
  • Volunteering at Armenian and Scholastic Book Fair
  • Donating to events such as Cultural Day, Thanksgiving Lunch, Dinner Dance, Mijink, etc.
  • Chocolate Sale (Each box of chocolate sold receives 1 PIP hour)
  • Donations of raffle items to be used for events such as Cultural Day, Dinner Dance, Mijink, etc. (new and unopened boxes with a purchase receipt)
  • Volunteering during school-wide events and fundraisers
  • Chaperoning Field Trips
  • Attending Parent Education Nights
Please note: Payments made towards the Classroom Materials Fund, the Scrip Program, Yearbook Donations, Graduation donations, Gala donations, and donations made towards our annual Walkathon will not qualify for PIP credit hours. The PIP Committee reserves the right to decline donations of gift certificates or gift items if deemed impractical. If such is the case, donors will be notified immediately.
How to sign up using our platform:
  • Step 1: Review and select your choice:
    • Choose the activity for which you would like to donate your time/goods. Make your selection regarding dates, shifts, etc. The system will automatically keep track of, and let you know how many spots are available.
    • For security verification purposes please make sure that you have created an account and provided sufficient contact information.
  • Step 2: Submit and confirm your selection:
    • Once you have clicked on "SUBMIT", your signup is complete.
    • Should you have any questions prior to or after your submission, an email address is always provided for the chairperson of that activity. You may contact them for details, or [email protected] for general questions.
    • You will not earn PIP credit until you have completed your signup activity. At the time you are volunteering, make sure to sign in and sign out with the activity chairperson to ensure that you receive your PIP credits.