Saint Ursula School
3937 Kirk Avenue, Allison Park, PA 15101 / 412 486-5511 / www.stursulaschool.org
In January 2011 St. Ursula School proudly began its celebration of 100 years of providing an exemplary Catholic education Please help us continue our mission by providing your financial support
Your donations will help in so many ways:
• To continue our focus on arts in education while so many schools are experiencing cuts in this critical area
• To support the expansion of our early childhood education program
• To continue our successful operation of a small Catholic school where children receive extremely personalized instruction when so many small parochial schools are closing
• To help us provide all essential tools needed to provide our students an exemplary faith based education, preparing them not just academically but spiritually and socially as well.
Make your donation by clicking on the 'DONATE' button. Donations of any amount are appreciated!
Fundraisers that receive assessment credit
Family fundraising assessments for the 2014-2105 school year are $500/family for those with children in grades K-8 or $250 for children in the Ready K program. With a little planning, it is very easy for each family to meet this assessment. The listing of fundraisers below can help you to start planning how your family will reach this goal. Once you have reached your goal, please continue to participate in fundraising. You, your children, and St. Ursula School benefit from your additional participation. If your family reaches $500 in fundraising credit, you will receive a tuition credit equal to 50% of the amount that exceeds $500 (regardless of grade level). Your participation will help us reach our fundraising goal, which helps us to maintain the lowest possible tuition rates. Payment will be expected at end of school year for any unearned portion of your fundraising assessment.
Monthly and Daily Certificate Sales
This fundraiser does not require you to spend one more penny than you would normally spend. These shopping/gift cards are available daily at the school, and most area retailers participate! The school purchases the cards at a discount, you buy them at face value, and St. Ursula retains the rebate! It’s that simple! 80% of each rebate retained by St. Ursula is credited toward your fundraising assessment (the remaining rebate amount covers administrative costs). This is money you are spending anyway on food and gas… why not help your child and St. Ursula School?
Daily Scrip cards are available at any time, as the school keeps these in stock. Look for the order forms in your child’s Monday folder, or print one here. You can send the order form and payment in with your child, and the order can be returned the same day. Or, just stop into the school’s office/lobby and purchase! Daily Scrip cards also are available after weekend masses throughout the year. During the summer months, certificates are available at school, but please phone ahead to determine availability.
An additional inventory of Scrip cards is available through the Monthly Scrip Sale. Print a Monthly Scrip Order Form. These cards must be ordered in advance and they are delivered approximately one week after the order date. Orders are placed and filled each month, and you will receive an order form in your child’s Monday folder. Questions about Monthly Scrip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please also visit www.glscrip.com to view the full list of available retailers – simply place your order online, select whether you will pay online or send a check to the school, and wait for your check to arrive with the monthly order.
To make things even simpler, SCRIP is also available for purchase online, which includes rechargeable cards and immediate e-cards (SCRIPNow!) for certain retailors. ScripNow! purchases can even be emailed to friends and families as gifts! Visit www.glscrip.com to view the complete list of vendors, as well as the online purchase options.
BUY SCRIP! Remember SCRIP for every holiday, birthday, graduation, or other occasion! Tell your friends and family to buy SCRIP, and ask them to credit the purchase to you!
KidStuff Coupon Books
One KidStuff book will be sent home with your oldest child in his/her Monday folder. Each book offers hundreds of dollars in savings at all of your favorite places… not just “kid” places! Check it out, and if you like what you see, send your payment of $25 into the school, and you will receive $12.50 in fundraising credit! Fill out an order form to receive additional copies. Sell 5 books, and get 1 free! Books are on sale through September, with savings effective immediately. Order forms will be collected on Fridays in September, with orders delivered to the school office on Monday.
Enjoy Coupon Books
Complete an order form and provide your payment of $30/book to “enjoy” hundreds of dollars in savings at local restaurants, clothing stores, entertainment venues, and more! Earn $10 for each book you sell. Books are on sale through December. Order forms will be collected on Fridays, with orders delivered to the school office on Monday. A limited amount of Enjoy Coupon Books will also be available after Mass.
Sarris Candy Sale
This sale takes place twice a year – before Christmas, and before Easter! Sell up to $150 in Sarris merchandise and earn 20% of the total toward your assessment. Sell between $150 and $250 and earn 25% of the total toward your assessment. Sell more than $250 and earn 30% of the total toward your assessment!
Sold 3 times a year, these tickets will be sent home with your oldest child in the Monday folder. Receive assessment credit for $5 on each ticket sold! Payouts are based upon the daily number. Great gifts!
Annual Dinner & Auction
The Pot O' Gold Annual Dinner & Auction is our single largest fund raising event of the year. At the 2014 event, we raised over $35,000 for the school budget. With donations made by the generous merchants, corporations and individuals of our community, we host a Live Auction, a Silent Auction and a Superbasket Auction. Those in attendance enjoy a wonderful evening of food, drink and fun, which in turn supports a great school! Come and be part of a great evening! Fundraising credit can be earned by obtaining donations for items that are part of the Silent Auction. Look for more details and information in the Monday Envelope regarding this event and ways to earn fundraising credit.
This is the kick-off to summer and to the St. Ursula Parish Festival! Secure qualified sponsorships and earn fundraising credit. More details will be provided as the event draws near.
Mixed Bag Designs
Mixed bag designs is coming back to St. Ursula School! Starting in September, this fantastic fundraiser offers hundreds of quality products at great price points. Shop reusable grocery bags, totes, home storage, kitchenware and reversible gift wrap. More information will be sent home with your child. Start thinking about those Christmas lists now!
Other ways to help our school to meet its fundraising goal
Much of the school’s fundraising efforts are achieved through fundraisers where no particular family receives any assessment credit for its contribution! The children of St. Ursula School count on their families to set the example of giving, not because of anything they get in return, but because it is the right thing to do. Here are some examples of how St. Ursula families can give:
Attend Fundraising Events
Come to Night at the Races, Funny Fundraiser, Pot O’ Gold, the Golf Outing, the 5K Family Fun Run/Walk! We count on our families to make these events a success!
Buy all of your St. Ursula apparel and raise money for our school!
Giant Eagle Advantage Card
Designate St. Ursula as the recipient at the Giant Eagle Apples for Students rewards. Go online and register your Advantage Card or call 1-800-474-4777. The school code for St. Ursula is 1183.
Box Tops for Education
Clip Box Tops from your household products. Ask friends and family to do the same. And keep an eye out for school competitions! For more information about participating products, visit www.boxtops4education.com.
Campbell's Labels for Education
Collect labels from Campbell's products turn them into the office. The school is able to redeem them for educational resources ranging from musical instruments and sports equipment to video equipment and computers. For more information, please visit www.labelsforeducation.com.
Several times a year, we hold benefit nights at local restaurants and stores. Keep an eye out for these, as a great night out or shopping for stocking stuffers that can also earn the school money!
Scholastic Book Fair
Earn money for our school and books for our library when you purchase here!
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh Memberships
Join the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and earn money for St. Ursula School. Buy a new membership and earn $10 for the school. Renew a membership and earn $5 for the school. Our school can earn cash bonuses and field trip discounts. Join online, or visit the membership desk on one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, or call 412 622-3314 and ask that your purchase be credited to St. Ursula School as a Carnegie Cash for Schools participant.
Good Search & Good Shop
St Ursula School and Parish can earn money by simply using the GoodSearch and GoodShop websites. More than 92,000 nonprofits and schools are now participating in our program and 100 new organizations are joining daily! St. Ursula is up and running on our two sites:
GoodSearch.com - The search engine with a unique social mission. It's powered by Yahoo!, so you get great search results, and each time you search, GoodSearch makes a donation to your cause!
GoodShop.com - The new online marketplace that donates a percentage of your purchase to the nonprofit or school of your choice. You can choose from hundreds of popular merchants and the experience of shopping through GoodShop is exactly the same as going to the retailer's websites directly.
Donate Your Time
Each fundraiser (particularly events) needs volunteers to help make it a success! Donate your time by being part of the committee that runs an event.
Shop at Lands' End and use our Preferred School Number which is 900068628 when placing your order. Lands' End will give 3% of the purchase price back to St. Ursula School. Order at 1-800-356-4444 or at landsend.com. For information about having School logos embroidered on clothing. Visit the Dress Code page for samples of available logos.
Save your printer cartridges (no Epson cartridges please) and recycle them at St. Ursula School. Look for the deposit box in the school vestibule.
Shop n' Save
If you shop at Shop n' Save, register your perks card online and your receipts will be tallied to make us eligible for the educational programs offered.
Go to Shop n' Save S.E.E.D Program and choose St. Ursula.
Our number is 213.
Click here for more information about the Shop n' Save program.
Every time you use your Target Visa or Target Guest Card® at a Target store or target.com, Target will donate an amount equal to 1% of Target Visa and Target Guest Card purchases made at Target and target.com, and 1/2% of Target Visa purchases made elsewhere, to St. Ursula School. For more information about the Target Take Charge of Education Program, visit the Target website. The school code for St. Ursula is 15152.
Tyson Foods Project A+
Participate in the Tyson Project A+ fundraiser by saving the A+ redemption labels from participating Tyson products. Visit Tyson for more information about this fundraiser and the products that receive credit.
Usborne Books E-Fair
Our Usborne Books E-fair is a simple hassle free way for you to purchase books for your family or from the school Wish List to help us earn FREE Educational fun books for the school library. Shop on-line for books for your family, friends or the school. The school can earn up to 50% in FREE books based on the total of the E-fair. Anyone can shop online and have their books delivered to anywhere in the USA or they can donate to the school. Donation plates will be put in the books that are donated to the school.