One of our goals at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School is to maintain a low cost tuition for our students without jeopardizing our ability to provide a high quality Catholic education that helps each child reach his or her potential spiritually, intellectually, and socially. We are able to accomplish this in part by holding various fundraisers throughout the school year. The success of each fundraiser is a direct result of the dedication of community members who want to make a difference through their involvement or generous contributions.
Annual Auction Gala
Our annual Auction Gala is the largest fundraising event of the year. This exciting affair is open to all school and parish families and in addition to raising money to support our school, is a great evening of fun and friends. The 2017 Auction Gala, Midnight Masquerade, a Mardi Gras themed celebration, is set for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Waterfront Hilton in Huntington Beach.
Twice yearly, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School hosts a Scholastic Book Fair, offering books and an assortment of other items for both parents and students. For every item purchased, St. Francis of Assisi receives not only a portion of the profits, but additional books for our school library.
Box Tops for Education
BoxTops for Education is a nationwide fundraising program launched by General Mills in 1996 to help schools earn cash for items they need such as books, computers, etc. Students clip box tops coupons from everyday items in their pantries and a parent volunteer sends them in. The school receives a check based on the amount of boxtops collected. There are hundreds of participating products including Ziplock, Kleenex, Hefty, Betty Crocker, and more.
Fall Fest will bring our community together on September 30, 2016 for a fabulous evening of fellowship and fun that directly benefits our school. The event features entertainment, outstanding raffle prizes, hors d'oeuvres, dessert, and a cash bar. Tickets are available for purchase and sponsorship opportunities are also offered.
Student Council members sell Candy Grams in the beginning of February each year. The notes are delivered with a sweet treat on Valentine's Day and can be purchased by students and family members who wish to make a friend or child's day a bit more special.
As part of our fundraising efforts for the Annual 8th Grade East Coast Study Trip, a variety of food vendors offer fun lunch options for only $5.00 each Wednesday. Parent volunteers collect and tally orders at the start of each week, arrange for pick-up or delivery of meals, and handle distribution from the kitchen during lunch period.
Our Annual Mother-Son and Father-Daughter Dances offer an evening of dancing, games, and fun for our students and their families. Tickets are available for purchase prior to the event. All monies raised benefit the Father Seamus Glynn Tuition Assistance Fund.
Students and their families enjoy a picnic style lunch together as the In-N-Out Burger truck visits campus to deliver meals that have been pre-ordered through the St. Francis Academic Decathlon Team. Proceeds are used to support the team as they prepare for the annual Academic Decathlon.
Throughout the school year students are offered the opportunity to make a one dollar donation towards a worthy cause in exchange for the chance to wear jeans to school for a day. Funds are sent to a pre-determined charitable organization or applied to a specific program or project at St. Francis of Assisi.
Mixed Bag Sales
As our school's newest Fall fundraiser, the sale of Mixed Bags goes to continually support the growth of our school. Sales are set to begin September 9, 2016 and orders will be available for pick up during Parent Teacher Conferences on November 17, 2016.
Scrip is a fundraising program that allows St. Francis families to purchase gift cards and credit for everyday expenses such as food, clothing and entertainment. With each purchase a percentage of the amount spent is given back to the school. Every St. Francis family is required to accumulate a minimum of $250 in scrip profit each year. These fund help maintain the school and it's programs.
Tricks Treats and Tacos
The St. Francis community comes out in full force to support the 8th grade class at this annual fundraiser that features a taco cart catered dinner, games, music, and trick-or-treating across campus.