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.
MONARCH FUND HISTORY
The Monarch Fund was first introduced to our school community in January 2015.
2019 Goal: $175,000, Raised $125,728.60 (as of 3/1/2019)
2018 Goal: $125,000, Raised $151,000 (click here for the programs and projects that were funded)
2017 Goal: $75,000, Raised: $112,750
2016 Goal: $50,000, Raised: $84,281.79
2015 Goal: $25,000, Raised: $40,676
WHERE DO THE FUNDS GO?
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.
Due to the success of the 17-18 Monarch Fund, we added a fourth initiative to the 18-19 Monarch Fund. The Monarch Library will be renovated through this year's fundraising efforts. Our 21st century library will be an inspired integration of functional and flexible spaces and tools for active learning.
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 The 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 $5,000 and above level are invited to a very special St. Edward the Confessor Feast Day event.
** Donors at the $1,981 level and above are invited to a special donor recognition event on Friday, 8/23/19.
*** Donors at the $750 level and above are invited to a donor recognition event in May 2019. Exact date to be announced soon.
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