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Ways to Support Christ King Parish School

 
The Christ King Home & School Association is an organization of motivated school families dedicated to improving the educational, spiritual, and social development of all students at Christ King School. The Home & School Association’s mission is to promote engagement and volunteerism among school families and foster open lines of communication between the school and home.
 
Volunteers work collaboratively and strive to promote active involvement of families in various events at Christ King School.  The Home and School Association believes that by providing service to the children and faculty/staff of Christ King School, and thus demonstrates the notion of stewardship in the Catholic Faith by sharing time, talents, and treasure to promote the greater good. In other words, charity is a virtue best taught by example.
 
The only requirement is enthusiasm for Christ King School and a willingness to work with a team.   
 
 
The Christ King School Advisory Committee (CKSAC) shall examine and evaluate the educational offerings of Christ King School for the purpose of generating policies consistent with a high-quality Catholic education and the goals of Christ King Parish. To this end, the CKSAC shall keep advised of the rules and recommendations of the Archdiocesan Office for Schools, the Christ King Pastoral Council and other parish committees as appropriate. The CKSAC’s legitimate areas of concern shall include mission and Catholic identity, development, marketing, enrollment, policy discussion, education and formation, technology, school safety procedures, school environment and community, and other areas deemed to have a significant impact on the education offered to and received by the students of Christ King School.
 
CKSAC Members:
Theran Motl, Chairperson
Matt Hodges, Secretary
Amy Burris
Christine Czernejewski
Natalie Forward
Liz Matola
Stephanie Niederjohn
Sean Roberts

 

 
This is a sub-committee of the School Advisory Committee. The mission of this group is to promote our parish school and foster communication between the school and broader community to help solidify future enrollment.  Volunteers work collaboratively to create marketing goals and plans, then assist with the implementation of these plans.
 
Fundraising helps support our Catholic school by generating funds to support needs that extend beyond our budget.  There are many ways for families to participate in fundraising, with some involving no cost to you.  The “Soles for Education” Walk is the largest fundraiser and all families are expected to participate by raising a minimum of $150 per family as part of this annual walk held in October.
 

Soles for Education

Picture this - thousands of Catholic school students, teachers, parents, alumni and friends from across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee gathering as a community to walk in celebration of Catholic education. Join the celebration!
 
You don’t have to walk far to show your support for Catholic schools. In fact, only two miles will raise awareness of the many benefits of Catholic education. The walk targets the archdiocese’s 99 elementary and 14 secondary schools, totaling 31,825 students, plus educators, families, friends and alumni.
 

SCRIP

SCRIP is a program that allows members of the school and/or parish to purchase gift certificates or gift cards for use at many local and national businesses. In return, these businesses give Christ King Parish a varying percent (anywhere from 1 to 25%) for each certificate or gift card purchased. Of the total credit, 75% goes to the designation chosen by the purchaser. The remaining 25% is used to cover SCRIP expenses. Examples include, but are not limited to: tuition reduction for you or another family (Christ King grade school or select high schools), Religious Education fee reduction for you or another family, or to Christ King School, Christ King Parish, Tosa Trio, or Religious Education in general.
 
Key Terms:
  • Shopwithscrip.com - the website that orders are processed through (Christ King's school code is 2DLC3AC91613)
  • PrestoPay - a sub-program that gives you the ability to pay for orders on-line, for a small fee (approx. $0.15 per order). It is similar to PayPal. *You can purchase ScripNow and Card Reloads with PrestoPay 24/7.
  • ScripNow - Certain stores give you the ability to purchase gift certificates that are delivered to you electronically (into your shopwithscrip account). You do not wait for the weekly delivery, as you print them on your own shortly after the coordinator approves the order. *you must abide by order schedule
  • Card Reload - Certain stores allow you to register your gift card and add money to that card. You do not wait for the weekly delivery, as you already have the card. The increase amount you added to your card is on the card shortly after the coordinator approves the order. *you must abide by order schedule
Scrip FAQ 
  • How does SCRIP work? It's simple! You order gift cards for a grocery store, gas station, department store, or restaurant where you would normally make purchases. Then you use that gift card instead of cash or a check to pay for your groceries, fill up your gas tank, stock up on household needs, or enjoy a meal out. When you purchase Scrip gift cards there is no extra cost to you. This is money you would normally spend anyway.
  • How do families make a profit? Each retailer sells the gift cards to participating groups at a discount ranging on average from 1 - 25%. Groups like Christ King purchase them and then sell the cards at face value, sharing the profit with Christ King families. Christ King families receive 75% of the profit from their purchases and the remaining 25% covers the administrative costs of running the Scrip program and fundraising for CK School.
  • Can you give an example? Yes! If you purchase gas at Speedway, order Scrip in either $25 or $100 denominations. Pay for your gas by using this gas card. Speedway offers a 4% return. If you ordered a $100 card, you would receive a $3 tuition credit and $1 would go to Christ King to cover expenses for this purchase. Used regularly, Scrip can add up to a significant savings on your tuition bill. Many families have received $200 - $400 annual credit by using Scrip.
  • How else can SCRIP be used? Many people order Scrip gift cards for grocery stores including Sendiks, Pick n Save, Graschs, and Sentry; gas purchases including Shell, Mobil, and Speedway; and restaurants or fast food places including Burger King, Starbucks, Arbys, Culvers and MANY others. Scrip gift cards also make great gifts.
  • What is the procedure for SCRIP at Christ King School? Scrip is sold bi-monthly during the school year and monthly during the summer. The credit is tracked and accrues annually from July 1st to June 30th. Your credit will be posted and applied per your designation.
Advantages to Scrip
  • Save money on:
    • Christ King School and local Catholic High School (within program guidelines) Tuition bill
    • Christ King Parish Religious Education and Tosa Trio bill
  • Did you know that you can:
    • Select another family to redeem your earnings, or donate to Christ King School or Parish
    • Accrue earnings (or a portion of your earnings) up to 3 years prior to use
    • Credits range between 1 and 25%, depending on the store.
  • The SCRIP program is on-line and easy to use:
    • The SCRIP earning year runs from July 1st through June 30th
    • Orders are processed 2x/month during the school year, 1x/month during the summer
    • You can purchase ScripNow and Card Reloads with PrestoPay 24/7
 

AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. 
  • How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
    • ​​​​​​​To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.
  • How do I select and support Christ King Parish when shopping on AmazonSmile?
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select Christs King Congregation (yes, add the extra "s" after the word Christ) before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation to the parish.
  • Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.
  • Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.
  • Can I change my charity?
    • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Yes, you can change your charity any time. Your AmazonSmile purchases after the change count towards your newly selected charity. To change your charity, sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser and simply select “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”
 

We Care Pick ‘n Save

The more you use your card, the larger the percentage of the total WE CARE contribution will be.  Our designated number is 115125. When paying for your purchases, you can still use SCRIP gift certificates. Simply go to the customer service counter and request an Advantage Plus Card.
 

Box Tops for Education

All you need to do is have a scissors handy and cut out the Box Tops for Education section of any General Mills products. Each label is worth 10 cents once the school redeems the label.
 
Box Tops from Pillsbury, Green Giant, Tostitos, Progresso, Old El Paso, Gold Medal, General Mills cereals and some paper products are all possible products with the label.  Just cut the labels and send them to school. We have contests throughout the year by classroom.
 
For more information view the Box Tops for Education website.
 
Endowment Fund
 
The School Endowment was established exclusively for the benefit of our school. The Christ King School Endowment Fund supports tuition assistance as well as funding for enriched educational programs, specialized teaching services, and new facilities and equipment for the school.
 
Contributions can be made at any time. Many families and alumni include this charitable cause in their planned giving.  The fund is a permanent endowment, operating with the intent that only the net income generated annually will be used to help prospective and current students and important school needs.  
 
Scholarship applications can be obtained in the spring of each previous school year from the school or parish office, and are administered by the Endowment Fund trustees. For additional information on how to donate to this fund, call the Parish Office, 258-2604.