Third Source Funding/TSF

Third Source Funding, or TSF, began at Our Lady of Lourdes School over 17 years ago as a way for the school to meet its goals financially, but more importantly, to encourage our families to get involved with their children’s education.  By parents contributing their time to the school’s activities and events, we have been able to create a closer and interactive school community while offsetting expenses that helps keep our tuition affordable.

A family earns TSF hours for volunteering time in ways that either (1) generate fundraising dollars for the school, or (2) offset what otherwise would be school expenses if volunteers were not available to provide the service (i.e. lunchroom/playground).

Chaperoning field trips or helping in the classroom are examples that DO NOT count toward meeting the service hour commitment.   Athletic Volunteer Hours (AVH) is a separate requirement for families with children in athletics. Third Source Funding school service hours (TSF) and Athletic Volunteer Hours (AVH) are not interchangeable.

There are a number of ways to become involved, and earn TSF hours at Our Lady of Lourdes School.  Each year TSF hours will start accumulating in 0.5 hour increments beginning June 1 and ending May 31 of that current school year.  All TSF hours start over each year, there is no carry over.

Enter your volunteer hours here: TSF Tracking Form to meet your service hours requirement.

Status reports will be provided throughout the school  year.

A Site Advisory Council member will be assigned to each school family for the purpose of communicating school activities and for keeping track of all TSF hours earned.  The Site Advisory Council will exempt families from the program due to extenuating circumstances.    The Site Advisory Council will be able to provide regular updates to school families on their status towards reaching their TSF requirement.  Please reference the TSF eligible activities located at the bottom of this page.

*NEW for 2019-2020*

School Auction Service Hours Agreement:

  • Each school family with K-8 children will be required to have three (3) TSF service hours devoted to activities related to the school’s largest annual action/raffle fundraiser (i.e. The Night of Keys).
  • Unfilled TSF service hours for the auction/raffle fundraiser will be billed at a rate of $50/hour and will be billed within 60 days of the fundraiser’s event date.

PreSchool TSF hour commitment:

  • PreSchool family (with no children in grades K-8) = 5 hours
    • It is to be recommended, but not required, that parents with only 3K and 4K students in the school complete 5 TSF hours.

K-8 TSF hour commitment:

  • 1 child family (K-8) = 15 hours
  • 2 child family (K-8) = 20 hours
  • 3+ child family (K-8) = 25 hours

Families with children in K-8 AND the PreSchool program will only be required to fulfill hours for the child/children in grades K-8.

Unfulfilled TSF hours will be billed at a rate of $25 up to family’s commitment.   The unfulfilled hours will be billed around May 15, 2020.  The charge for remaining hours will be treated as delinquent tuition.

Any questions regarding TSF hour eligibility of a certain program, service, or activity should be directed to the Site Advisory Council or Principal.

List of 2018-2019 Volunteer Activities – TSF Eligible

Our Lady of Lourdes Key Event: Night of Keys ~ Volunteer Signup