Parent Guild and DOVES

The Divine Child Parent Guild is an organization dedicated to supporting Divine Child Elementary School. The Parent Guild promotes educational activities through parental and financial support of field trips and other programs, as well as providing funds to purchase supplies and equipment for Divine Child Elementary School.

Membership in the Parent Guild is open to all Divine Child Elementary School parents, teachers, staff or other interested individuals. All are welcomed to attend the monthly Parent Guild meetings. For further information, please call the School Office.

D.O.V.E.S

Our Dedicated Official Volunteers Emanating Spirit

Divine Child Elementary School’s D.O.V.E.S. program was initiated to provide assistance to our Elementary School teachers, support staff, Parents Guild, and the organizers of the various school activities that occur during the school year. We invite parents, grandparents, parishioners, and friends of Divine Child Elementary School to help at our school. Please note that each family is expected to volunteer at least 15 hours (10 for single-parent households) during the academic year.

Parent Service Requirements.

Click here for D.O.V.E.S Volunteer Opportunities.

D.O.V.E.S Family Report Form.

Safety Requirements

Divine Child Elementary School is committed to keeping children safe by following the Archdiocese of Detroit guidelines. The Archdiocese of Detroit combines best practices with continuous improvement to increase awareness of safe programs and surroundings and to empower children, youth and adults to avoid and report unsafe or harmful situations. At Divine Child Elementary School, every staff member, adult volunteer, and teen volunteer is required to attend training in the prevention, identification and reporting of abuse.

ADULT VOLUNTEERS

Within six (6) months of their volunteer services start date, adult volunteers (age 18 and older) who have contact with children are expected to:

TEEN VOLUNTEERS

All youth in Grades 9-12 who volunteer in a direct service role involving children, must attend a Called to Serve training workshop. Since teens are minors, the Archdiocese of Detroit recommends volunteers or employees under age 18 working with children be paired with an adult or another teen and be regularly supervised by an adult. Volunteers aged 15-18 are required to have parental permission to attend the Protecting God’s Children Seminar and to have a criminal background check.

Prior to their volunteer services start date, teen volunteers who have contact with children are expected to:

REPORTING ABUSE

To report abuse by clergy or church personnel, contact the Archdiocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 866.343.8055. For other abuse reporting resources, please visit the Archdiocese of Detroit’s reporting page. This page provides contact numbers by county, as well as resources for counseling and support services.