Parents

At Butler Catholic, we recognize that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Our goal is to further develop the early lessons you’ve taught your child, helping them grow socially, spiritually and academically to be the best possible reflection of Jesus that they can be. We want Butler Catholic to be your partner in your child’s educational and life journey.

We encourage family involvement, believing that parents are invaluable partners whose support, trust, confidence and involvement are critical to the overall success of the school. Your participation is key in helping us create a learning environment where children are valued and encouraged to thrive. When parents and schools work together, the educational experience is enhanced and families become stronger in the process.

Butler Catholic School is a true community, and proud to be family-oriented. Once you enroll your child at Butler Catholic, we begin a relationship with your family that we hope lasts a lifetime.

Entering a new school can be intimidating for students and parents alike. To help, we host several events prior to the start of the school year, including new family orientation, Meet the Teacher Night, and an all-school Ice Cream Social. Additionally, the Parent Resource Team welcomes all new families to BCS and seeks to ensure their seamless transition into Butler Catholic School by answering any questions that new families may have and by promoting new Christ-centered relationships for them and their children within the Butler Catholic School family. To contact a member of the Parent Resource Team please email: butlercatholicparent@gmail.com

Volunteering
As Catholics, we are called to serve one another as Jesus served. Mark 10: 43-45 “Anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant, and anyone who wants to be first among you must be slave to all. For the Son of man himself came not be served but to serve”

Each Butler Catholic family is asked to serve forty hours during the school year. Any family member 16 or older can earn service hours. Family service strengthens our school community and significantly benefits students’ educational experience. Studies have shown that when a parent is involved in their child’s education, students are more likely to: Earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, have better social skills and adapt well to school, and graduate and go on to post-secondary education.

There are lots of opportunities to serve at the school including Athletics, classroom parties, parent groups including PTG and Parent Resource Team, the All School Play, and many other special events. There are opportunities during the school day, like Cafeteria help, Playground Monitor, Book Fair or Olympic Day, as well as evening and weekend events like the Winter Wonderland Auction, Golf Outing and Challenge of Champions. And these are just a few examples of the many volunteer opportunities available.

All volunteers who work at the school must register on the Pittsburgh Diocesan Database, receive their Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and attend Protecting God’s Children Training.

Partners in Prayer
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Philippians 4:6

Partners in Prayer are members of the Butler Catholic School family who commit to praying for the intentions of the school community.  Family, Friends, Alumni and Faculty of Butler Catholic School are welcome to join this email prayer chain.  If you would like to become a Butler Catholic School Partner in Prayer please email bcsprayerpartners@gmail.com with your first and last name, email address, and your affiliation to BCS.

To submit a prayer request, please email bcsprayerpartners@gmail.com

Please remember:

  • Your first name only will be included on the prayer request
  • If for privacy you would prefer that your name not be used, please note that in your email request
  • All prayers all welcome, but please try to keep your request short and concise
  • The prayer will remain on the list for one week