St. Dunstan Catholic School must augment its annual operating income by conducting fundraisers so that the tuition and fees do not place an unrealistic burden on parents. Fundraisers are an essential part of the school’s operating budget, and parents are required to participate in them. Fundraisers are sponsored by the school directly or are co-sponsored with another group or organization of the school. Currently, three fundraising programs are mandatory: SCRIP, Fall Parish Festival, and International Food Festival. Other fundraising programs are pursued by the pastor, administration, and School Advisory Board as need arises.
1. SCRIP PROGRAM
St. Dunstan Catholic School Scrip Program is the school’s primary fund raising activity. All families are required to participate in this program. Families must purchase a total of $4,000.00 in Scrip over the course of the school year or pay a one-time fee of $300.00 in lieu of purchasing Scrip. If you choose to pay the $300.00 opt-out fee, the payment is due on or before Friday, September 9th, 2016.
If you choose to participate in the Scrip Program but fall short of the $4,000.00 minimum purchase amount, you will be assessed a fee equal to 10% of your unpurchased Scrip balance. For example, if you purchase only $2,500.00 in Scrip during the school year, your unpurchased Scrip balance would be $1,500.00. Your fee would be 10% of $1,500.00 or $150.00. Scrip requirement must be completed by May 15, 2017.
2. PARISH FALL FESTIVAL
St. Dunstan Parish has an annual festival in the fall. It is mandatory that every school family contributes 6 service hours for a two-parent home or 3 service hours for a single-parent home.
If these service hours are not fulfilled your status will be changed to Non-Participating Status for the remainder of the school year.
3. SPRING FUNDRAISER
St. Dunstan Catholic School has an annual spring fundraiser. A mandatory minimum purchase of a family ticket ($100.00) to this fundraiser will be assessed. Individual ticket prices for this year’s spring fundraiser have not been established at this time.
Fundraisers / Class Assignments
Fundraisers and school events are assigned to specific grades throughout the school year. This will provide greater event consistency from year to year while fostering community among the school families. The parents in the designated classes are expected to lead their assigned event. Leading an event involves planning, organizing and running an event to its conclusion. For each event, there will be a Chairperson, booth and/or staffing committees and committee leads.
The fundraisers and their assigned grades are identified below:
Primary Responsibility of Kindergarten
Teacher Appreciation Lunch
Primary Responsibility of Fourth Grade
Primary Responsibility of First, Third, Fifth, and Seventh Grades
(Parents assigned must complete at least 3 service hours during the event.)
For each event, an outline instruction will be provided to help organize and conduct the event. After a given class has managed an event, they will document any changes to these instructions for use of future grades.
Box Tops for Education
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Labels For Education
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