The Monarch Annual Fund is the heart of St. Edward Parish School’s philanthropic effort. The Monarch Annual Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity for parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends of our school to contribute to the ongoing academic success of our students.
Each year, the Monarch Annual Fund raises funds to provide a level of excellence and innovation that continues to set us apart from other schools in our area. The Monarch Annual Fund allows our school to “Dream Big & Do More” and offer students and faculty the most possibilities to engage, explore, and excel.
Your gift, in any amount, supports the people and programs that make St. Edward Parish School so special.
MONARCH FUND HISTORY
2019-2020 School Year Goal: $130,000, Raised/Pledged $10,700 (as of 10/22/2019)
2018-2019 School Year Goal: $150,0000, Raised $134,680.60 (as of 6/30/2019)
2017-2018 School Year Goal: $125,000, Raised $151,000
2016-2017 School Year Goal: $75,000, Raised: $112,750
2015-2016 School Year Goal: $50,000, Raised: $84,281.79
2014-2015 School Year Goal: $25,000, Raised: $40,676
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
Professional Development Opportunities
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 recently, two preschool faculty members traveled to San Antonio, Texas to gain hands-on experience with a newly introduced art program; five lower school teachers participated in the Teacher's College Columbia University Summer 2019 Conference for Readers and Writers Workshop; five faculty members participated in the Catholic Youth Ministry Training Convention in Arizona to prepare for our school's new Campus Ministry Program; our Director of Advancement and Director of Marketing attended a four-day summer institute in Boston; our Director of Makerspace participated in a Project Lead the Way Conference in San Diego; and five teachers attended a Jane Schaffer Writing Workshop in summer 2019.
Literacy Program Enhancements
The school's library was renovated through Monarch Annual Fund donations. The project will entailed: separate learning zones for early education, lower school and upper school; installing new bookcases; enhancing overall aesthetic; installing new furniture which include a unique space for storytelling, collaboration tables, flexible and comfortable work spaces.
A 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) Program Enhancements
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 annual fund efforts support the school's tuition assistance program. Approximately 20% of St. Edward students receive some level of financial assistance. The goal of our tuition assistance program is to provide support to families and students who might not otherwise be able to afford a Catholic education. Annually, our financial goal is to raise $40,000 through the annual fund for the Monarch Tuition Assistance Program.
DONOR LEVELS OF PARTICIPATION
Established to honor The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor’s founding year, St. Edward Circle and Fr. Knight Circle recognizes donors who have made a leadership gift of $1,981 and above to the Monarch Fund. Donors are recognized in the annual report of donors, invited to leadership events and thanked for their ongoing commitment to supporting St. Edward Parish School’s annual needs.
|St. Edward Circle||$5,000 and above*|
|Fr. Knight Circle||$1,981 – $4,999**|
|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|
** Donors at the $1,981 level and above are invited to a special donor recognition event on Friday, 8/23/19.
All Monarch Annual Fund contributors will be acknowledged in the Annual Report. 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(c)(3) non-profit organization. Tax ID#: 95-3662955