Support St. Patrick Catholic School
At St. Patrick, we aim to make Catholic education available to all who desire it, and tuition rates are lower than the actual cost to educate students. To offset this budget gap, we conduct a number of fundraising events throughout the year. The active involvement of our families enhances our vibrant school community.
THE SPRING RAFFLE
This is the school's largest fundraiser. Each school family is required to buy or sell three tickets (minimum). This is a community and parish event. Along with the selling of raffle tickets, there is a raffle party for anyone who purchased a ticket. The raffle party is typicaly a themed party and up to 100 tickets are selected as winners.
School Family Events
Each fall, this is a school day event, for the students, which raises money for St. Patrick School. Children and families are asked to collect lump sum donations from sponsors. Our goal is 100% student participation. This fundraising event is considered a direct donation to the school and can be matched from employers' Matching Gift programs (see below). Our faculty and parent volunteers set up activities, enertainment, prizes, and a special lunch to make this a fun and memorable day for the entire St. Patrick School family.
FAMILY CHRISTMAS CRAFT NIGHT
A night for families and friends to start off the holiday season. Sit down to enjoy a delicious family dinner together in our gym. Make sure you leave room for a sweet or two from our bake sale and hot chocolate bar. Also during the night you can be creating beautiful Christmas crafts to treasure for years to come. To top off the evening join us in our library for Christmas story time and a visit from the man from the North Pole. This is a night you won't want to miss. Priceless memories together while supporting our school! Can't wait to see everyone in December!
FAMILY FUN FAIR
The Family Fun Fair is a community event for children of all ages - including "big kids!" Come play carnival games, eat some good food, bid on raffle baskets and enjoy camaraderie with other families.
A restaurant lunch is offered once a month to our students as a fundraiser for the school. The pizzas are from Domino's Pizza, and Potbelly Sandwich Shop offers a variety of sandwiches on alternating months. The students enjoy this alternative to the hot lunch program.
Support our parish school by buying gift cards from SCRIP. We offer a wide assortment of gift cards from restaurants, grocery stores, retail shops and gas stations. Scrip Information Letter
Buy the SCRIP fundraising gift cards to do your own shopping, or give the card as a gift. Our school receives a percentage of all sales of gift cards. School families earn a tuition rebate as a percentage of sales of gift cards that you purchase.
SCRIP is sold in the Narthex after weekend masses, online, and with your SCRIP envelope through your child’s Home Folder.
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Clip “Box Tops” from hundreds of participating brands and help earn extra $$$ for our school. Once you start looking, you will see these little pink coupons everywhere! Each Box Top coupon is worth 10 cents for our school. Please save the Box Tops to send to your child's classroom, or place them in the box on the Narthex table at St. Patrick Church. http://www.boxtops4education.com
PARENTS ASSOCIATION RESTAURANT NIGHTS
Dine in or carry out, and raise money for our school. Events are held each quarter at area restaurants. The fundraiser consists of a percentage of sales at the restaurant during a specified time. This money is then donated to St. Patrick School Scholarship Fund. Participating restaurants have included Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Jimano’s Pizzeria and Panera.
EMPTY INK CARTRIDGES
Our school collects empty ink cartridges and redeems them for cash. If you have access to empty cartridges, please bring them to our school office.
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MATCHING GIFTS PROGRAM
Check with your employer to see if the company offers a matching contribution to parochial schools. Some companies will double or triple the amount that you donate to SPS. The company gives back to their community by adding more money to your contribution. Such companies include Abbott, AbbVie, Baxter, Hospira, Kraft Foods, Mead Johnson and W. W. Grainger, to name just a few.