The involvement of parents at Saint Mary School is key to creating a nurturing environment for our students. When parents commit to active engagement in the life of their child's school, the impact on the students is clear. SMS believes that partnership with parents is essential. Many activities happen during the year that require the time and talents of our community members. Volunteering is a wonderful way to meet other SMS families, teachers and staff. All members of the community are encouraged to volunteer some of their time to support the special events that help make SMS so unique. With the variety of events we sponsor, there is something for everyone! If you are available to volunteer or want to learn more about our upcoming or ongoing events, please contact any of the Executive Board members of the HSA.

Remember that no time is too little! Every minute of parent involvement counts!





Child Protection Policy for Volunteers:

In order to work with children in the Diocese of Bridgeport, volunteers must be cleared through the Child Protection Program (VIRTUS). To be in compliance, a volunteer must:   

  1. Register to attend a child protection class.  You will select the green link on the left side of the screen labeled First Time Registrant.  And then you will click on the Begin the Registration Process link.  Please choose Bridgeport , CT (Diocese) as your organization and follow the prompts through the registration and enrollment process.

  2. Upon completion of step 1 above, you will be directed to the secure website of the company that performs background checks for the diocese, Mind Your Business, Inc.  Please follow the prompts that will lead you through the background check process.

  3. Once you have attended the required child protection class, you will be given a certificate of completion or provided an identification card showing you are VIRTUS trained.  Please bring your certificate or card with you to SMS.  Ms. Harron, SMS Administrative Assistant in the front office, will maintain a copy in the school files.