Parent Connection

Fundraising

St Patrick School has ongoing fundraising (like the Certificate Program) as well as periodic fundraisers to benefit the school’s ongoing and special programs. While our primary goal of fundraising is to raise money to support school activities, we also try to have fun in the process and incorporate community building. Some of the current fundraising programs at St. Patrick are:

Home & School Fundraisers

  • Rigatoni Dinner (October)
  • Candy Sale (Fall & Spring)
  • Socials and Raffles
  • Dine to Donate
  • Used Uniforms Sale

St. Patrick School Fundraisers

  • Acme Grocery Receipts
  • Giant Eagle Apples for Students
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Ink Cartridge Recycle
  • Singing Valentines
  • El Salvador Sister Parish
  • St. Jude Math-a-thon
  • American Heart Association Jump-a-Thon

St. Patrick’s Certificate Program

The St. Patrick’s Certificate Program is a wonderful fundraiser for the school, church, and YOU and best of all it costs you nothing! It is also one of the school’s biggest fundraising activities. It allows you to buy over 700 different gift cards at cost (you pay $25 for a gift card valued at $25) for things that you would normally buy anyway like groceries (i.e. Acme, Giant Eagle), gas, and general merchandise (i.e. Amazon, Wal-Mart, Lowes). You can also order cards for things like vacations (hotels, airlines), restaurants/fast food, movie tickets, or gifts. Every card purchase gives you a rebate (50% of the program rebate value) that YOU can use to reduce YOUR tuition, designate for another student’s tuition, or donate it to tuition assistance or the parish. Also, with every purchase you are supporting the St. Patrick Parish and the St. Patrick Home and School Association (HSA) because each receive a donation of 25% of the program rebate value of your purchase.

So by simply using the St. Patrick Certificate Program for your purchases you are supporting St. Patrick’s Parish, the HSA/school, and at the same time saving you money that you can use to reduce your tuition, all at NO extra cost to you! And there is NO limit to how much you can save! It’s easy, as your student can bring your order home and you can even order online and print certificates out at home.

Here’s how to start using this money saving program, the St. Patrick Certificate Program, today:

  • TO ORDER
    • Print and fill out the appropriate order form:
    • In stock certificates can be purchased at the Blue House, after all the weekend Masses at St. Patrick Church, and by sending order forms into the school (payment is due at the time of buying/ordering).
    • Pre-order certificates can be ordered by filling out a St. Patrick ‘Pre-Order’ Certificates Order Form and sending it into the school, the Blue House or after Mass (payment is due at the time of buying/ordering). If you want to access over 700 companies go online to www.shopwithscrip.com and place an order. You can also place orders to print your certificate online. Then fill out the top and bottom portions of a St. Patrick ‘Pre-Order’ Certificates Order Form and send it along with your payment into the school, the Blue House or after Mass.
    • All payments are to be in cash or checks only (sorry, no credit cards accepted as their fees would eliminate any rebate benefits). Please make checks to St. Patrick’s Certificates. ALL orders, including ScripNow eCards placed online to print at home, will not be released until payment is received.
  • TO PICK UP
    • In-stock orders that are placed and paid for (cash or check) after Mass or at the Blue House and are in stock will be given immediately.
    • All orders placed for cards that were not in stock, either online, after Mass, at the Blue House, or received at the school office by 8:45 am on Monday and payment received in the school office by the end of the school day on Monday will be ready to pick up (for physical gift cards or printed for printable ScripNow eCards) by Friday of that week. Physical orders can be picked up at the Blue House, after all of the weekend Masses, or if you specified on your order form to use Backpack Express, your order will be released to your child who should have them in their Friday folder/backpack.

Usually at the beginning of every school year, an information letter will come home with your child explaining this program in further detail including Blue House hours and “Shopwithscrip” login information.

We hope you start using this wonderful, unlimited money saving program today! It’s a win-win for you, the parish, and the school. Remember relatives and friends (even those far away using online ordering) can also support your family at St. Patrick by simply listing you as their rebate beneficiary. Thank you for your support!

Questions about the program can be directed to Grace Battaglia Hoffman, (330) 945-0939, or Julie Jalics, (330) 677-1366.