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Monarch Fund

The Monarch Fund is the heart of The Parish School’s philanthropic effort. The Monarch Fund is a tax-deductible opportunity for parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, and friends of The Parish School to contribute to the ongoing academic success of our students.

Each year, the Monarch 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 Fund allows our school to “Go Beyond” 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 The Parish School so special.


While our monetary goal is important in order to fund our programs, this year, we are placing the most emphasis on participation at any level. Our goal is 100% participation from our current families, faculty & staff and school board. Every gift makes a difference.
Faculty & Staff Participation - 100%
Current Family Participation - 67%
Consultative School Board Participation - 92%

What is the Monarch Fund? What does the Monarch Fund support? How does the Monarch Fund make a difference? We answer those questions and many more in our Monarch Fund Q&A brochure.
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The Monarch Fund was first introduced to our community in January 2015. 

2018 Goal: $150,000, Raised $147,000 (as of 6/27/2018)
2017 Goal: $75,000, Raised: $112,750
2016 Goal: $50,000, Raised: $84,281.79
2015 Goal: $25,000, Raised: $40,676


Professional Development

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 2018 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 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.


The Parish School at St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church, the vision and inspiration of Fr. Louis Knight, opened in 1981.  Contributors at the Fr. Knight Circle level and above will be invited to a summer dinner on the bluff with our parish priests and school administration.  

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 $5,000 and above level are invited to a very special St. Edward the Confessor Feast Day event on Friday, October 12, 2018. 
** Donors at the $1,981 level and above are invited to a special donor recognition event on Friday, August 24, 2018. 
*** New for 2017-2018, donors at the $750 level and above are invited to a donor recognition event on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

All Monarch 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