Each school family is required to volunteer at least 20 hours during the school year. This requirement was eliminated during the Covid years but is being reinstated for the 2023/2024 school year. Volunteers for the family can be any eligible family member or even a family friend. Hours are logged in our FACTS SIS (Student Information System). A big part of the close-knit school community is due to the presence on campus of our families’ parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings, etc. Without the help of our entire community, the cost of tuition would be much higher as we would have to hire more staff to do things that volunteers can do. In addition, by having volunteers, our students benefit from the interactions with more caring adults. We provide a wide range of volunteer opportunities including things that can be taken home and done in the evenings and on weekends to help those families whose working situations do not allow for volunteer time during school hours. All volunteers are cleared through background checks, Archdiocesan trainings, and requirements.
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Fundraising for full time ECE and K-5
In order to keep tuition rates affordable, there are two major fundraisers in which families are required to participate. The Jog-a-Thon is generally held around the end of October. Families are asked to collect pledges of at least $300. Many families find that they can go beyond this by getting creative. Some post videos on social media with a link to our Square store with their students talking about the annual jog-a-thon and asking for pledges. This allows families to reach out-of-state friends and family to help support this fundraiser. Students also have the opportunity to sign up for weekend Masses. They come in dress uniform with posters, signs and pledge cards and are often very successful in reaching or even exceeding the minimum amount in pledges. Our parishioners are very supportive of our students!
The second major fundraiser is our annual auction dinner. For this fundraiser, families are asked to sell at least fifteen Benefit Raffle Drawing Tickets at a cost of $10 per ticket. For every ticket sold, the family’s name is entered into a drawing for a chance to win $1500 off the next year’s tuition. Winners of the Benefit Raffle Drawing receive monetary gifts ranging from $50 to $1000.
Optional for ECE – Students who do not attend the early childhood education program full time are not required to participate in the Jog-a-Thon, but they are welcome to if they would like to help further support the school. If the day of the jog-a-thon is not a usual attendance day, a parent may arrange to bring them on that day so they can participate with their class. Ask the office for more information. Likewise, students who are not full time are not required to sell Benefit Raffle Drawing Tickets. However, for any they do sell, they will be entered into the drawing and can receive $1500 off the next year’s tuition if they will be in kindergarten or 25% off the next year’s ECE tuition rate.