Thank you to everyone that purchased Scrip cards this past year!
For those new to this fundraiser, here’s how it works:
St. Mary’s has an awesome fundraiser in selling gift cards, we earn a percentage from the retailers for every card that we sell! We carry a large variety of cards and even more are available as special orders. There are many ways to purchase with cash or a check: at church in the gathering space before & after masses, in the parish office from 8-4 during the week, or send an order to school with your child.
And now, with our new mobile app buying Scrip with your phone has never been easier! To purchase with your phone, download the Benefit app for iPhone or Android, select St. Mary’s Grade School, and you’re ready! Remeber to use the Benefit app when you pay if you don’t have gift cards in hand, and earn rebates while you shop! For more information visit the Benefits site
We offer a large variety of cards including: Elsie’s, Wired Rooster, Quillin’s, Kwik Trip, Woodman’s, Festival Foods, Menard’s, Culver’s, Wal-Mart, Target, JcPenney, Amazon.com and many, many more!
The order form and list of cards that we normally have on hand can be found here.
More on how this works: We purchases gift cards from national retailers and local businesses at discounts ranging anywhere from 2 – 20%. The gift cards are then sold to you at face value. Our “profit” is realized upon the sale of these cards. For example, we purchases one $10 gift card at a 5% discount. You pay $10 for the $10 gift card, and the retailer gives us 5% which goes to the school AND part of the rebate gives a tuition credit to the student/family of your choice!
Thank you to everyone for helping with this incredible fundraiser!
Check out all that’s happening by viewing the school newsletter each month!
All current St. Mary’s School parents are members of Parents Care. Our mission is to support and enhance the education, opportunities and surroundings of the students and staff of St. Mary’s School.
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Our fundraising efforts throughout the year include:
- Quillin’s Cookout, Art to Remember, Candy Bar sales, Concert DVD sales, Cash raffle, bake sale and basket raffle during Fish Fry.
Your help in fundraising enables us do some pretty amazing things. In the 2017-2018 school year we:
- Donated $15,000 to the school’s general fund
- Sponsored a $500 scholarship for a St. Mary’s graduate
- Replace the “Rocket” on the playground
- Purchased robots for the school
- Funded teacher birthday and appreciation gifts
- Funded each teacher for classroom supplies
- Funded supplies for new preschool resting room
- Donated prizes for Marathon and Catholic Schools week
- Donated books to Kindergarten Open House
- Donated frozen treats for spring concert and field days
You also contribute time and talents to:
- Host Family Fun Night
- Host open gyms
- Host Book Fair
- Make conference meals for teachers
- Coordinate scrip trees fruit baskets at Christmas
- Provide a teacher appreciation breakfast
In previous years we’ve purchased playground equipment, smart boards and iPads, the climbing wall, gym equipment, the AED. We also contributed to new gym lights, water bottle fillers in the water fountains and a speaker on bullying. All that plus donating $15,000 to the school’s general fund!
Have questions or suggestions, come to a meeting or contact our current president, Sara Klug! Parents at the meeting can answer your questions and the Parents Care financial statement is available to all.