Fundraising & Service

FUNDRAISING
     How much am I required to donate and how do I do it?

All families are required to help the school raise additional funds in support of student educational costs. The minimum amount is $850. Families who fail to meet their fundraising obligations will be billed for the unfulfilled balance in May.  Payments are due in June.  To meet the requirements we encourage you to support any of the following events:

  • $1,000 a month club: $100 per family commitment required. Good News….You have already paid this with your registration!   The raffle is held each month at the school assembly.
  • Gala: $100 per family is required in the form of a donation or sponsorship. Please refer to the gala fundraising guidelines on the website to see how else your financial support at the gala is applied to your $850. http://www.abvm-school.org/gala
  • Jog-A-Thon: 100% credit per dollar raised goes towards your $850.
  • Scrip Program: Sign up through scripsense.com. This is an easy resource for fundraising credit where participation business partners contribute a percentage of your purchase amounts to the school.

*IMPORTANT CHANGE: Please note that Family Fun Night is a community event and not a fundraiser. Any donations made to Family Fun Night will not go towards your $850 requirement. There is also no longer a $100.00 minimum requirement.

FAITH IN OUR FUTURE ANNUAL FUND
            Does it go towards my $850 requirement?

Each year the school asks the members of the community to contribute to the Faith In Our Future Annual Fund. The purpose of the campaign is to generate funds to cover those expenses that tuition and other fundraisers do not. We ask each family to contribute according to their means but 100% participation from school families is expected because foundations require it for all grant recipients. Over the years, Faith In Our Future donations have funded tuition assistance for families in need, major capital improvements and much more. Your donation will not count towards your $850 requirement.

SERVICE HOURS
         How many hours am I required to work and how do I do it?

All families are required to complete a minimum of 30 hours per year by May. Hours are logged in and approved by event chairs and the PTO volunteer coordinator. Any outstanding hours at the end of the year will be billed at $20/unfulfilled hour. Updated service hour totals will be posted each quarter under your parish envelope number.  We will use signup.com to inform you of hours needed throughout the year. Your 30 hours can go towards gala, jog-a-thon, family fun night, working in the classroom, field trips, and other school events.
You can download the Service Hours Coupon here.

 CLASS PROJECTS
         Do we get service hours?

With the guidance of the Room Parents, each class is responsible for participating in a designated class hosted event during the year. We ask that you serve a minimum of three hours to make this event successful. Your class hosted project hours do not go towards your 30 volunteer hours but require 100% class/parent participation.

TK/Kinder- Auction Gala           

1st/2nd- Grandparents Day
3rd- International Dinner
4th- End of the Year Picnic

5th- Sports Awards Night~ Fall & Spring
6th-Graduation Reception
7th- Mardi Gras & Baccalaureate Luncheon
8th– Halloween

SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
        Do we get service hours?

 

With the guidance of the Spiritual Room Parents, each class will also host a Sunday Morning Service. Since this is a service project that benefits our community parish and local homeless shelter, Sunday Morning Service hours dnot go towards your 30 volunteer hours but require 100% class/parent participation.