Required Service Hours

Fundraising Service Hour Requirement

In normal times, Kindergarten through eighth-grade families have a fundraising service hour requirement of 20 hours per year.  These 20 hours must be spent doing fundraising activities approved by the Site Advisory Council.
However, we recognize things are anything but normal right now!  So for the time being, we are simply asking every family to put forth their “Best Effort”.  The need for critical fundraising dollars is still strong and we simply cannot do it alone.  Please see below for areas where help is needed.  In addition, please read the Thursday electronic newsletters carefully as we will frequently share updates on where help is needed.  In hard trying times, we try harder together!

GRACE SCHOOLS 2020 CALENDAR RAFFLE

What is the Calendar Raffle?

  • A new fundraiser in honor of GRACE’s 10 year anniversary
  • GRACE-wide money raffle, $20 per raffle ticket, cash and checks only
  • 300 total drawings, multiple drawings each Wednesday of 2021, extra drawings on ‘special days’
  • $10,100 in prize money
  • Ticketholders are entered into every drawing, so multiple chances to win
  • See a sample of the raffle ticket here
I bought a raffle ticket at the Open House, what happens now?
  • All of your ticket purchases have been tracked, recorded, and sent to GRACE
  • Your ticket(s) will be entered into every GRACE drawing in 2021
  • If you are a winner, GRACE will send a check directly to you in the mail
  • Direct any questions to Kelly Dougherty at kelly54304@yahoo.com
How do I buy more tickets?
  • Another sales opportunity will kick off in the month of November
  • Direct any questions to Kelly Dougherty at kelly54304@yahoo.com

— Ongoing —

PACKER BOOTH & PORTABLE

Welcome back SJB family!  This year the Packer Booth is still looking for volunteers for the home games beginning November 1.  In a normal year, working the Packer Booth is a requirement for all those participating in 5th-8th grade sports.  This year, we are working to support all of SJB and our athletes in any way we can.

Ongoing
Sign Up Here
Contact:  Michelle Nowak  920.634.9065 or culinaryrd1@gmail.com

SCRIP SALES

Looking for an easy way to earn money towards your tuition? Use our SCRIP program to buy gift cards towards things you already purchase every day (ie gas, groceries, restaurants, gifts, etc.) and a portion of your purchases will come back to SJB for valuable fundraising. 50% of your SCRIP profit will be deducted from your child(ren)’s tuition. We have families who earn hundreds of dollars off their tuition every year! Click here for more details or you can shop with SCRIP online.

Ongoing
Sign Up Here
Contact:  Lynn McKean  lmckean@sjbh.org

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

With fundraising being extra challenging this year, programs like Box Tops for Education are more important than ever! Please review the flyers below to see the CLIP style box tops as well as the new SCAN style box tops. Please help us reach our goal of $1000 in Box Tops money for our school!
Box Tops is Changing
4 Ways to Box Tops
Collection Sheet (CLIP Style)

Ongoing
Chairperson: Krista Murphy

— Calendared Fundraisers —

MAGAZINE SALE

Volunteers are needed to help get materials ready for students, count and record orders, distribute prizes, and work on advertising.
You are also able to order year-round at:
1.)  http://www.GASchoolstore.com
2.) Shop Now
3.)  Enter Schools Code Number:  2509941
4.) Register students name for credit
5.) Shop Now

September 5-19
Chairperson: Melissa Warden

POPCORN FRIDAYS

2-3 Volunteers are needed every early dismissal (approximately 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.) to pop the popcorn, fill popcorn bags, and deliver to the classrooms.
*VIRTUS Training and Background Check Required

2020-2021 Early Dismissal Days
Sign Up Here (coming soon!)
Chairperson: Melissa Farr Melissa.farr@outlook.com

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

More information coming soon.
*VIRTUS Training and Background Check Required10/4/2019
Sign Up Here (coming soon!)
Chairperson: Serena Magnuson chadcraigs@gmail.com

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

The Scholastic book fair comes to school twice a year around parent/teacher conferences. Get a head start on your Christmas and Easter shopping, pick up a good book to encourage reading, or purchase a book for your child’s classroom! Volunteers are needed to assist with set up, running the book fair, cashiering, take down, etc. Shifts are flexible, generally about 2 – 3 hours.
*VIRTUS Training and Background Check Required

10/23/2020-10/29/2021
Sign Up Here (coming soon!)
Spring Dates coming soon
Sign Up Here (coming soon!)
Co-Chairpersons: Sarah Baye and Lizzy Ariens

YANKEE CANDLE  & LA JAVA SALE

Our best smelling fundraiser! Each fall people have the opportunity to buy the luxurious smelling Yankee Candles. Pair it with some delicious local coffee/tea from La Java for an outstanding combination.

TBD
Chairperson: Melissa Ferm

AUCTION

Our annual spring auction has been rescheduled for Friday, October 30th with an in-person at Rock Garden option as well as a virtual open for those who wish to stay home.  A wide array of volunteers are needed to help pull off our largest fundraiser.

Sign Up Here (coming soon!)
Chairperson: Jenn Warpinski & Colleen Van Egeren

BOOYAH

Booster Club cooks booyah twice a year. Help with preparation, cooking, and clean up.

TBD
Spring Sign-up Here (coming soon!)

Golf Outing

Golfing at Thornberry creates a great opportunity to gather a foursome of golf buddies to raise money for SJB.

TBD
Chairperson: TBD

 

From the SJB Handbook:

SCHOOL FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS

Every year, GRACE establishes a fundraising requirement for our school. Meeting this fundraising requirement allows us to maintain competitive tuition rates. If this requirement is not met, the deficit will be billed to school families. If this requirement is exceeded, the surplus will be dedicated to enhancing the school environment. 

In order to reach this goal, each family (K-8) is required to meet the “Fundraising Service Hour Requirement” which is to complete a minimum of 20 Fundraising Service Hours per year. These fundraising activities support the direct needs of the students and the school, either saving or making the school money. Fundraising hours follow the current school calendar and do not carry over from year to year. 

  • Site Advisory Council determines whether or not an event is eligible to count towards the “Fundraising Service Hour Requirement.” Events will include fundraisers, service that saves the school money, or approved family events.
  • Each family’s fundraising service hours are valued at $800.00 ($40.00 per hour).
  • Each family can elect to buy out any or all of their 20-hour Fundraising Service Hour commitment by filling out the “Fundraising Service Hour Buy Out” form (available here).
  • Near the end of each school year, unfulfilled service hours will be billed to school families at the rate of $40.00 per hour. This fee must be paid no later than June 30th.
  • During an eligible Fundraising Service Hour event, Fundraising Chair Persons are required to review and approve all volunteers’ hours. All volunteers are responsible for signing in and out of their event and verifying the accuracy of the hours. 

If you have questions regarding fundraising, please click here (http://www.sjbhschool.org/requiredservice-hours/). Follow this link (sign up tool link) to view and sign up for fundraising activities. Only the events listed on this link are considered eligible opportunities to earn Fundraising Service Hours. 

The application of this policy is under the discretion of the school administrator. 

Updated May, 2019