Echoed through the halls of Holy Cross Catholic School is our continued commitment to our student’s faith and education. We strive to promote helping one another and being actively involved not only in our school, but in the community. Throughout the year we hold various school fundraising events and opportunities for engagement. These fun school events are an essential part of building relationships and connecting our school families while raising money for each child’s Catholic education.
A portion of the GRACE Catholic Schools Enrollment Contract outlines each family’s site fundraising and service hours agreement. These commitments help assist with our fundraising events either through participation, ticket sales or volunteering time, which are all essential for successful events. Money raised through these events support Holy Cross in raising its Third Source Funding (TSF) goal set by GRACE.
The site fundraising agreement describes tickets for our Charity Mania Fall Event (aka Football Mania), Fall Fest which will now be a spring golf outing, and our Auction Event which will be held in fall 2020. Families choose to either purchase the required tickets or select a monetary buyout during enrollment.
The service hours agreement states the K-8 family requirement of 5 TSF hours. New for the 2020-2021 school year we have implemented an electronic form on our website for each family to submit and track their own hours. Families that choose the buyout option are not obligated to fulfill their service hours or utilize the form. Communication will be sent throughout the school year with the various approved opportunities to satisfy the TSF hours.
The Holy Cross Site Advisory Council (SAC) continues to work with our parish, school and families to achieve the educational environment that our children deserve while also meeting our financial obligations. Our TSF target set by GRACE for the 2020-2021 school year is $53,142. SAC is committed to offering fun and exciting ways to get families involved and surpass the GRACE goal so we can continue to give back to our beloved school.
There are several upcoming main fundraisers that give you the opportunity to earn your TSF hours including, but not limited to: Annual Auction For Education, Football Mania and Spring Golf Outing.
The number of TSF hours required of each family is five (5) hours which can be earned from June 1, 2020 to May 1, 2021.
ALL families will be required to buy and/or sell ten (10) Football Mania tickets at $20.00/ticket.
ALL families are required to buy two (2) tickets to the Auction. There will be lots of opportunities to help out and earn your TSF hours. Please let us know if you are willing to be an auction committee member.
We have determined a way that is easy to document and track each family’s TSF hours. Please use the TSF Reporting Document found on the Holy Cross website for easy reporting. Unfulfilled TSF hours will be billed at a rate of $30 per hour in accordance with the agreement and sent out to families in May 2021.
The SAC has worked to continue to build community while still achieving our financial objectives. Please keep in mind that we need to continue to work together as the Holy Cross family by giving of time, talent, and treasure so that we not only meet the financial requirements for the tangible elements of the school, but also that we are providing the spiritual, loving, nurturing, and educational environment that our children deserve. That can only be accomplished with everyone’s effort.
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