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Monarch Fund

What is the Monarch Fund?

Gifts to The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church Monarch Fund help to bridge the gap between the revenue generated from tuition and the actual cost of educating a student in a safe, nurturing and technologically advanced setting.   Foundations often ask for annual fund participation numbers as a measure of an institution’s health. Support from our closest friends sends a signal that St. Edward the Confessor Parish School is a good investment.  Your yearly support is a sign of your commitment to all that is The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church. 

How does the Monarch Fund enhance the school?

Each year, members of the Administration and Consultative School Board meet to determine the areas of need.  The Monarch Fund was first introduced to our community in January 2015.  Below is the history of our Monarch Fund:

2015 Goal: $25,000, Raised: $40,676

2016 Goal: $50,000, Raised: $84,281.79

2017 Goal: $75,000, Raised: $112, 750

The proceeds supported our enhancement and procurement of the following:


  • Professional development for our faculty and staff in the areas of differentiated instruction, learning support, reading interventions, advancement, educational technology, makerspace programs, and credential clearance.
  • Most notably, two lower school teachers participated in the Teacher's College Columbia University Summer 2017 Conference for Readers and Writers Workshop, our Director of Makerspace participated in a Project Lead the Way Conference in San Diego, and three of our upper school teachers attended a Jane Schaffer Writing Workshop in summer 2017. 



  • A new reading program called “Reader’s Workshop” for 1st grade through 5th grade including teacher professional development, classroom library augmentation, and resources. 
  • A new writing program called "Writer's Workshop" for Kindergarten through 6th grade including professional development and resources.  
  • Literacy Program enhancements including Lift Off To Literacy, Battle of the Books, Author Visits, Reading Enrichment Programs, Upper School Reads, and Library tools.


STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)

  • Blended learning platforms/programs including Study Island and Moby Max to support math fact "automaticity" and fluency and English language arts skills including writing conventions, grammar and usage, and reading comprehension. 
  • Mathematics resources including “Math in Focus” (Singapore Math) resources for Kindergarten through 6th grade including teacher professional development, manipulative instructional bar models, supplemental resources, and on-going teacher support.
  • STREAM Program resources including gardening tools, coding resources, two VEX Robots, and a VEX robot field.


Our goal for the 2017-2018 Monarch Fund which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 is $125,000 in fulfilled pledges.  With this support we will continue augmenting development in three areas:


1)       Professional Training and Development for the entire Faculty and Staff;

2)       Mathematics Instructional Resources and Manipulative Tools; and

3)       Literacy Resources.  


Donor Levels of Participation

The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, the vision and inspiration of Fr. Louis Knight, opened in 1981.  To honor the founding pastor, we ascribe his name the highest level of support.  Contributors at the Fr. Knight’s Circle level and above will be invited to a summer dinner on the bluff with our parish priests and school administration.  


Fr. Knight’s Circle              $1,981 – Above

Circle of Faith                     $1,500 - $1,980

Circle of Knowledge           $1,000 - $1,499

Circle of Service                 $500    -   $999

Circle of Hope                    $250    -   $499

Circle of Love                     $100   -    $249

Monarch Circle                   $99     - Gift of Prayer


All Monarch Annual Fund contributors will be acknowledged in the 2018 Annual Report next December.  We thank you for considering supporting our school with your time, talent, treasure, and prayers.  The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID#: 95-3662955


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