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FAQ on Service Point

  1. Why do I need to pay this $100 or $150 deposit?
  2. Why do I need to volunteer?
  3. How do I earn those service points?
  4. What happens if I don’t have all the points by the end of the school year?

Why do I need to pay this $100 or $150 deposit?:

This is only a deposit. You will get your money back once you earn all your required service points. If you have one student at school (and your deposit is $100), you need 10 points. If you have more than one student (and your deposit is $150), you need 15 points. Usually you can earn 1 point for each hour you volunteer.

Why do I need to volunteer:

Like most schools, sports clubs, etc, our school needs a lot of parent volunteers to help in the school, competitions, classrooms, and events such as the Chinese New Year Celebration... etc. Without parent volunteers, the classrooms cannot be managed as smoothly and there would be no Chinese Year Celebration.

How do I earn those service points?:

You can help in the classroom as a room parent. You can serve as a Room parent Leader for your kid’s class for the school year. You can also sign up to help at the events. Or you can help at various competitions at school. Many opportunities!! Want to check on the online volunteer opportunities? Please sign-up from the Volunteer Sign-up web page.

What happens if I don’t have all the points by the end of the school year?:

If you don’t have all the required service points, you will not be able to get the full $100 or $150 back; however, you will be able to get part of it back. $10.00 will be deducted for every missing service point. For example, if you are required for 15 points but you only volunteer for 10 points, you are still missing 5 points. Your deposit refund will be deducted by $10.00 x 5 point = $50. That means you will get $100 back (=$150‐$50).