Parent Fundraiser Information
Since switching from the traditional sales-type fundraiser in 2012, you have raised over $250,000 for St. Columbkille Catholic School! The donations from last year purchased new iPads and supplies for teachers, building security upgrades, textbooks and new drums for the music department. The HSA was also able to fund field trips, classroom/staff enrichment, reading programs, and various class activities (including 1st Communion Quilts, the 7th grade retreat and the 8th grade dinner/dance and scholarships).
Students attended a Kick-off Pep Rally on August 23rd detailing our 2018 Crusader Walk. The top prize is a day off of school (Monday, November 26th) if our $50,000 goal is reached. Note that we’ve increased our top goal again this year because last year’s donations exceeded $54,000! Prizes are awarded to the entire student body as donation goals are reached. Please familiarize yourselves with the prize levels so that your children are prepared to participate. Dates for the celebration of goals are typically announced just the week before they occur. More detailed information about how students will celebrate a particular prize level will be included in the weekly Thursday envelope announcements.
Our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Crusader Walk attempts to put into practice the school's mission statement, “To grow in spirit, mind and body as disciples of Christ”. Students grow their minds by preparing letters requesting donations for the “Walk” portion of our fundraiser (Friday, October 12). During the Walk, students pray the Rosary, allowing them to exercise both their bodies and spirits.
Students prepare the donation request letters at school, so all you need to do is provide the addresses. Included in the fundraiser information packet was one sheet of mailing labels for each of your children. Use the first mailing label (upper left) to designate your child's name and homeroom. Then, fill the remaining labels with addresses of your friends and family you would normally contact to support your child’s fundraiser. A mailing label template can be downloaded here if you choose to print the addresses on your computer. Handwritten labels are also acceptable, as long as they are legible and contain a valid zip code.
Your children will be given class time to address their letters. Younger students will be assisted by their Mass buddies, so it may be helpful for them to know what their relative’s informal names are. Please use blank labels to designate those relationships—do NOT write them on the label with the address. The HSA will mail the letters, taking advantage of bulk rates, once the letters are signed and sealed.
If you have more than one child in school, please divide your contact list so that:
The completed mailing labels need to be turned into your child's teacher by Friday, September 7. The class with the most number of labels submitted will receive a donut party. Please verify you have a complete address—with valid zip code—as only those will be counted toward the classroom total.
For your family's contribution, please click here to make an online donation or complete and return the sample request letter (from your info packet) with a check made out to the HSA.
Thank you for supporting our fund raising efforts. We only achieve success with your participation!
The St. Columbkille Catholic School Home and School Association
Fundraiser Prize Week will be held November 12-16. For any of the days, students may wear a goal-corresponding t-shirt with their uniform bottoms in lieu of a full dress-up. The schedule for the week and some suggestions:
Monday, Nov 12: Pirate Day ($25K)
Keep it simple with a lone eye patch & sash or dress in full pirate attire.
Tuesday, Nov 13: Jersey Day ($15K)
Show off your favorite athlete by wearing his/her number for the day.
Wednesday, Nov 14: Camouflage Day ($40K)
Green camo hunting vest, pink camo ball cap, blue camo lounge pants,DIY duct tape tie oranything Duck Dynasty should work here!
Thursday, Nov 15: Ugly Christmas Sweater ($45K)
Don’t have a premade one? Let your kids get creative with fabric glue
and craft supplies to make their own!
Friday, Nov 16: Costume party ($30K)
Get another wearing out of that Halloween costume! Hooded onesiesare popular this year (and can be reused for PJ’s afterwards).