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2020 HSA Crusader Walk

Since switching from the traditional sales-type fundraiser in 2012, you have raised over $300,000 for St. Columbkille Catholic School!  The donations from last year sent 4 teachers to the National Catholic Educators Conference, brought in author Katie Klise for a writing workshop and provided 2 Catholic High School scholarships.  The HSA was also able to fund field trips, classroom/staff enrichment, reading programs, and much more (including STEM, Robotics, Show Choir and Art Reach).

Students attended a Kick-off Pep Rally today detailing our 2019 Crusader Walk.  The top prize is a day off of school (Monday, November 30th) if our $50,000 goal is reached. 

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 11).  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 this information packet is 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. 

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:

  1. Each child has an opportunity to personalize a donation letter. Since the children will be preparing the letters in the classroom, siblings will not be able to share a sheet of labels.
  2. Only one donation letter is sent to each address! For example, please don't have each sibling send a letter to Grandma or Aunt Karen.  It will state in the letter to the donor that, although only signed by one child, the donation request is from the entire family.

The completed mailing labels need to be turned into your child's teacher by Friday, September 6.  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.

Please do not send a donation letter to yourself!  To make a personal contribution, you can donate online via the school’s web site or return the enclosed sample request letter with a check made out to the HSA.

Important Dates:

  • August 22: Crusader Walk Kickoff (*Info packets sent home with youngest child)
  • August 29: T-shirt sizes due
  • September 6: Address labels due
  • September 19: Fundraiser Dress Day Day for $1
  • October 11: Crusader Walk
  • November 18-22: Crusader Walk Prize Week (See below.)
  • December 2: Day Off School (If $50,000 raised)

Nov. 15 - Pajama Day!
Stay snuggly in your jammies today! Wear your bathrobe for extra warmth! Leave yourslippers at home, and wear your sneakers instead!

Nov. 18 - Marvel Vs. DC!
Which team are you on? Keep it simple with a marvel or DC t-shirt and jeans/athleticpants, or dress in full costume!

Nov. 19 - Crazy Hair!
Roll out of bed, thrown on your uniform, and let us see your craziest bedhead or come upwith something fun and exciting! Remember that hair has to be back to normal on Wednesday!

Nov. 20 - Decade Day!
What's your favorite Decade? The 50s? 80s? 90s? Pick one, and dress the part!

Nov. 21 - Crazy Tie and Suspenders!
Keep it classy! Wear suspenders and ties with your uniform!

Nov. 22 - Fundraiser Fusion!
Take all of our prize levels and mash them up! For example, you can wear pajamas with your crazy hair and your favorite tie! Have fun!

Thank you for supporting our fundraising efforts.  We only achieve success with your participation!

The St. Columbkille Catholic School Home and School Association


 Student Donation Request Letter   




St. Columbkille Catholic School  *  224 East 5th Street  *  Papillion, NE 68046-2299  *  (402) 339-8706