The Pittsburgh Diocese mandates that 10% of a school’s operating budget must be raised through fundraising.

For St. Philip School, this equates to approximately $138,000 a year. To meet this fundraising goal, each family is responsible for raising/contributing $450 during the school year.  Annual fundraising provides the necessary funds to support the operational, academic, extracurricular, and special programs at St. Philip. There are many opportunities to reach your Fundraising Quota (FRQ) requirement, often without any out of pocket expenses. Click here to check your FRQ balance

If we exceed the school’s Diocesan mandate for fundraising, we may utilize the excess amount for special projects and renovations to the school.

For an overview of our fundraisers and an explanation of how it works, please review our Guide to Fundraising, Events and Volunteering booklet.
 

MAIN FUNDRAISERS

NIGHT AT THE RACES

An evening full of fun, friends, and food. NATR also happens to be one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! Round up your friends and family for a night of horse-racing action. This ADULTS-ONLY event has sold out in years past, so be sure to buy your tickets early. Ticket price includes a buffet dinner, snacks, desserts, mixers, and beer. Feel free to bring your own liquor, wine, beer, other beverages or appetizers.

Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM - Post Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Knights of Columbus,10 W. Crafton Ave, Pittsburgh PA  15205

Ticket Cost: Event tickets will be sent home from school with your student, online purchases can check in at the door
$15 per Person
$25 per Couple
$10 per Senior Citizen

Horse Cost: $15 per Horse (win $40)
$100 per Business Horse (win $400)—includes 2 event tickets

>> ORDER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY

Refreshments: Buffet Dinner, Beer & Mixers Provided (BYOB), Desserts 

Extras: Horse Races, Door Prizes, Horse Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Chinese Auction, Tuition Raffle, Student Contest, Dress Down Day Contest
 

**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Solicit Donations, Solicit Business Horses, Event Set-up, Event Workers, and Event Teardown
**FRQ Credit: $5 per horse purchased
**Event Chairs: Dan & Kelli Kirsch, Jessica & Brian Bittner
**Baked Goods: Michelle Holmes

SARRIS HOLIDAY CANDY SALES

We sell Sarris Candy before Christmas and Easter each year. 

How it Works:

  • A catalog and order form will be sent home with your child.
  • Orders will arrive at the school and will be ready for pickup from 2:30-5:30pm.

Placing an Order via Catalog:

  • Orders can be placed using the form on the catalog
  • Return the order forms c/o School Office, marked Sarris Christmas, with cash or check to pay in FULL by the designated due date
  • Checks can be made payable to St. Philip School PTG
  • Catalog orders earn 35% profit

Placing an Order Online:

  • Orders can be placed online at Sarris Candies Fundraising with group #10-0604
  • Orders placed online will be shipped directly to the address provided
  • Online orders earn 25% profit

CHRISTMAS CANDY SALE
Orders Due: TBD
Pick-Up Date: TBD

EASTER CANDY SALE
Orders Due: TBD
Pick-Up Date: TBD
 

**FRQ Credit: 35% of total catalog purchase, 25% of online purchase
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Not Applicable
**Event Chair: Heather Ravenstahl

SPIRIT WALK

The Spirit Walk is an all-school event to showcase school spirit, earn money for SPS and earn FRQ credit for your family!

FRQ - BUY MORE, EARN MORE!!!
1 Sign = $10 toward FRQ
2 - 4 Signs = 50% of total toward FRQ
5 - 9 Signs = 60% of total toward FRQ
10 or More Signs = 75% of total toward FRQ

Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Time: 12:50 PM - 1:50 PM
Who Walks: Students, Teachers and Parents (with clearances), escorted by the Crafton Borough Police Department and Crafton Firetruck!

How it Works:

  • Each student will have the opportunity to ask family, friends and businesses to sponsor the school by making a donation or buying a Spirit Sign!
  • Each sponsor will choose the message on their sign. ie:“The Jones Family”; “Central Maintenance”; “Johnny & Suzy”
  • Signs are posted along the Spirit Walk “Parade” Route on event day and on SPS property during the weeks leading up to and following the event.  
  • The students love seeing the messages from their family and friends while businesses enjoy prime advertising!

Cost: 

  • $25 per Sign 
  • Flat donations will be awarded a sign for each $25 donated!  (ie. $80 = 3 Signs)
  • Paper form purchases/donations are due FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4th
  • Online store purchases/donations are due SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th

Event Day: On this day, “GREEN  & WHITE” IS THE THEME – Come to school wearing your favorite SPS sports tee, gym uniform or spirit wear. Hand pom-poms will also be available for purchase!

Top Seller Awards for Students:

  • Each family who sells at least 2 signs will earn a Dress Down Day
  • $  30.00 Total Donation  -  FREE SNACK CARD
  • $  60.00 Total Donation  -  ICE CREAM TREAT
  • $100.00 Total Donation  -  SPS PRIZE ITEM

Designated Route: St. Philip parking lot to Crafton Borough Building, proceed toward Dollar General, left on Noble Avenue, left on East Crafton Avenue (past Wolbert Auto Body and Sarafino's) and back to the St. Philip parking lot

>> ORDER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER
 

**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Make Signs, Set up signs on Walk route, Take signs from Walk route and set up on school property, Set up and service Water Station in SPS Cafe (Clearances required), Chaperone the Walk (Clearances required), Take down signs, Clean signs

**FRQ Credit: 1 Sign = $10 toward FRQ
2 - 4 Signs = 50% of total toward FRQ
5 - 9 Signs = 60% of total toward FRQ
10 or More Signs = 75% of total toward FRQ

**Event Chairs: Alex Sinicrope, Marie Gossic, Andrea Franc

LOTTERY CALENDARS

Available to Purchase: From September until calendars are sold out
PREVIOUS YEAR'S NUMBER RESERVATION DEADLINE IS OCT 18th

How it works:

  • Purchase a St. Philip Lottery Calendar each year for only $30 and get 365 chances to win based on the PA evening lottery.
  • $10 of each calendar purchased will be credited to your family FRQ.
  • ANY day your calendar number matches drawn numbers on the PA Lottery 7 p.m. Pick 3 drawing, you are a WINNER! (The straight numbers that are drawn, not boxed)
  • Winnings will be mailed to the person designated on the calendar stub you turn in with your payment.

Payouts:

  • The Sunday through Friday payout is $40
  • Saturday payout is $60
  • Holiday payouts vary between $100 - $500!
  • If you win once, the calendar pays for itself.
  • Calendars make GREAT Christmas gifts because they are literally gifts that keep on giving!

ORDER Now - PAY Later:
Fill out the REQUEST FORM to place an order for the number of calendars you WANT TO SELL. Calendars will be sent home with your child for you to sell your calendars to family and friends.

  • Returning customers: Please indicate on the order form whether you want to keep your current year's numbers or whether you would like new numbers.  If new 3-digit numbers are requested but already taken, we will automatically assign you new numbers. Same numbers order are only guaranteed if received by October 18, 2019.
  • First-time customers: Please indicate on the order form whether you would like specific 3-digit numbers. If requested numbers are taken, we will automatically assign you new numbers. 

Payment Instructions Once You Receive Your Calendars:

  1. When you receive your calendars and sell them, please tear off and FULLY COMPLETE the stubs at the bottom of the calendars with the name, address and phone number of the person who should be mailed winnings if the number hits.
  2. Return all completed stubs AND PAYMENT to St. Philip School in an envelope marked “Lottery Calendars” before December 19th. Please return any unsold calendars as soon as possible.
  3. Once we receive your full payments and fully completed calendar stubs, your calendars will be registered into the system.  If your number hits before we receive your payment and completed stubs, you will not receive winnings.

>> ORDER INFO WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER
 

**FRQ Credit: $10 for each calendar sold
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Not Applicable
**Event Chairs: Kerri Lozano, Steve Chabala

CRAFTON CELEBRATES

This is an opportunity to get a good portion (if not ALL) your volunteer hours while helping the school with one of our larger fundraisers!!! This year the festival has been reduced to only the Friday-Sunday before July 4th, so there will be less shifts to choose from. More information will be sent home as soon as it is finalized.

DAY OF GIVING

Friday, May 3, 2019, we are holding our Day of Giving during the Feast of St. Philip. Our goal is to raise funds for several projects that will address both the physical and the educational environment of our students. Specifically, we want to address the need for additional books, upgrades in technology, additional “kits” for science and robotics, and continue to address the structural needs in such areas as paint, windows, lighting and roof, as these remain issues needing consistent care and attention.

We appreciate your help with our efforts of getting the word out. If you or anyone you know would to send in any donations, please send or mail them to the School Office, Attn: Day of Giving. THANK YOU!!


OTHER FUNDRAISERS 

FUNDRAISING FOR FREE

You can easily contribute to our school with your everyday purchases and activities. The following programs help earn funds and resources for St. Philip School and our students. 

GIANT EAGLE - APPLES FOR THE STUDENTS

Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® with the Apples for the Students program and each time your card is scanned you automatically earn funds for our school.

It’s Easy to Register!

  1. Sign in to gianteagle.com or create an account
  2. Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card® online
  3. Visit the My School Programs page and enter School Code 1159
  4. You’re done! Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register too.

That’s it! Your everyday purchases at Giant Eagle, Giant Eagle Market District, Giant Eagle Express and GetGo will then count towards our fundraising goals!
 

SHOP 'N SAVE - SEED PROGRAM                                                          

For almost 30 years, SHOP 'n SAVE has proudly hosted the S.E.E.D. (Students Extra Educational Development) program that delivers fun educational programs from The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Carnegie Science Center to kindergarten through grade eight students in hundreds of public and private schools systems throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Now instead of collecting receipts, you can link your Perks Card with our school to help support this program. After you link your Perks Card to our school, any time you swipe your Perks Card at SHOP 'n SAVE your purchases will be automatically added to your school's total.

Sign in at shopnsavefood.com and link your Perks Card to St. Philip School code: 29
 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Box Tops are an easy way to earn cash for our school!

  • BUY your favorite Box Tops products from hundreds of participating products.
  • CLIP Box Tops from each package.
  • SEND the Box Tops to school (or wait until a collection contest!)
  • YOUR SCHOOL GETS CASH for every Box Top collected to help buy the things it needs most. All those Box Tops really add up!

Keep your eye out for school contest throughout the year.

Visit the Box Tops for Education website at www.boxtops4education.com for a complete list of participating products, special offers, product coupons and learn about the Bonus Box Tops app!
 

SHOPAROO APP

Snap pictures of your receipts from any store, big or small, that primarily sell food, health or beauty items to earn Roo Points (cash donations) for your school. Whether you're shopping at a supercenter, dollar store, or local convenience store - it doesn't matter where you shop or what items you buy - Shoparoo will make a cash donation for every receipt!  Learn more at shoparoo.com

Download the app on your mobile device and start snapping up some points for St. Philip School!
 

AMAZON SMILE

You shop. Amazon gives.
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Philip School every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to our school.

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Even if you are an AmazonPrime member, you can still shop through AmazonSmile and support St. Philip School.
 

OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX

Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school ID at checkout and your designated school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies! It's a small act that can make a huge difference.

ST PHILIP SCHOOL ID: 70088201

HOAGIE SALE

Order items from the North Shore Deli to earn delicious FRQ! 

Due Date: TBD
Pick Up Date: TBD in the Cafeteria from 3:00 - 5:00pm
(orders will not be released until 3:00pm to ensure the accuracy of the orders)

Cost: $7.50 Each ($3.35 towards FRQ)

Italian: 12” hoagie roll with Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, and Provolone cheese.  Lettuce, Tomato, and Italian Dressing on the side.

Turkey: 12” hoagie roll with Turkey and Swiss cheese.  Lettuce, tomato, and Italian Dressing on the side

>> ORDER INFO AVAILABLE DURING SALE
 

**FRQ Credit: $3.35 per Hoagie
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Not Applicable
**Event Chairs: Robin Sanders, Catherine Neal

PLANT & FLOWER SALE

At our annual Plant & Flower Sale we offer quality plants, competitive prices, and 25% FRQ credit on the total amount of your purchase!  Why buy plants and flowers anywhere else this spring?

Order from an extensive list in the following sizes:

  • Flats 
  • Half Flats
  • 4” and 4-1/2” Pots
  • Hanging Baskets

Order Due By: TBD

Pick-Up: Saturday, May 9th between 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

>> ORDER INFO AVAILABLE DURING SALE

If ordering by check, complete the order form and send to school in an envelope marked “Plant Sale.” Make check payable to St. Philip PTG.  All money is due at the time of order.  No money will be accepted on the day of the sale.
 

**FRQ Credit: 25% of Total Purchase
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Unloading delivery truck, Sorting orders, Carrying orders to cars during pick-up
**Event Chairs: Maureen Hayes, Leanne Stickman

SANTA SHOPPE

Santa Shoppe is a fun way for your child to take part in the spirit of giving as they shop for Christmas gifts for family and friends! The selections are great and the gift recipients will love that the child chose it themselves!

Dates: 
Thursday, December 5, 2019, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm

Time: Contact your child's teacher for the time their class will shop.

Place: Father Kelty Hall

Cost: Any amount determined by parents

  • Gift items range from $1 - $10.
  • You and your child will decide what is appropriate to spend.
  • Please print and complete the provided shopping list to use as a guideline.
  • Your child should bring the list with them on shopping day.

Gift Wrapping: $1 for up to 5 gifts, $3 for 6+ gifts

Extended hours through school pick-up on Thursday

>> ONLINE Shoppe Credit: Pay online through Dec 5th! Amount will be on record at the store. Any change can be donated or will be given in cash at time of purchase.
 

**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Event Prep, Event Set-up, Event Workers, Event Teardown
**FRQ Credit: Not Applicable
**Event Chairs: Kelly Cullen, Jennifer Ford

SARRIS BOXED CANDY

Sarris Boxed Candy are a sweet way to earn FRQ year round! 40% goes toward your FRQ!

How it Works:

  • Purchase the candy bars from school by the pack.
  • Sell them individually at the price noted below.

Pack Costs and Quantities: 

  • Candy Bars:  $48.00 per pack - Quantity 48 (Earn $19.20 toward FRQ).
  • Pretzel Rods:  $72.00 per pack - Quantity 36 ($28.80 toward FRQ).
  • Packs must be prepaid with a check made payable to St. Philip PTG.

Sale Price:

  • Candy Bars: $1.00 each 
  • Pretzel Rods: $2.00 each
     

>> ORDER BOXES ONLINE
 

**FRQ Credit: 40% of each pack purchased (Candy Bars: $19.20/Pack, Pretzel Rods: $28.20/Pack)
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Not Applicable
**Event Chair: Jessica Bittner

SOUP SALE

Warm up to homemade soup to raise money for school.  St. Philip families volunteer to make soup from our three favorite recipes. Parish families come to buy soup, as well as baked goods after each mass on the specified dates. Don't miss out - limited quantities are available! Sales are usually at the being of November and February.

Date of Sale: Fall - Saturday, November 9th & Sunday, November 10th, 2019

Time: After each Mass

Place: Fr. Kelty Hall at St. Philip Church and Connor Hall at Ascension Worship site

Soup Price: $7.00 per Quart 

Soup Options: Chicken Noodle, Chili and Potato Chowder

Volunteer to Make Soup: Copies of the recipes are below, making it easy to volunteer on your own time at home.

Baked Goods: Baked goods vary in price and the selection is based on what our volunteers make!
 

**FRQ Credit: Not Applicable
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Soup makers, Bakers, Event workers
**Event Chair: Sara Harris, Desiree Gamble
**Baked Goods: Michelle Holmes

Recipes: Potato Chowder, Chicken Noodle, and Chili

SPIRIT WEAR

Our special Spirit Wear sales for adults and children happen at the beginning and toward the end of the year. Keep an eye out for order forms to come home.
 

**FRQ Credit: Not Applicable
**Event Chairs: Catherine Neal, Kelly Ziolkowski

 

GYM UNIFORMS:
All Gym Uniform ordering is now year-round by ordering through Pro3 Services in Greentree. http://pro3services.com/

Adjustment to our Gym Uniform Policy beginning 2018—The gym shirts will stay the same but we have expanded the bottoms to include plain navy sweatpants and shorts. Existing green uniforms will always be accepted.

GYM UNIFORM POLICY

  • Only gym shoes are permitted on the gym floor.
  • Kindergarten: Students may wear plain navy shorts/pants with a white t-shirt or SPS gym shirt with socks and gym shoes. Students can wear shorts during August, September, May, and June.
  • Grades 1 - 8: Students must wear the St. Philip gym uniform that includes a white St. Philip t-shirt, green SPS shorts/pants or plain navy shorts/pants, socks and gym shoes. Students may also wear the forest green SPS sports uniforms and gym shoes on Gym days.
  • Students can wear shorts during August, September, May, and June.
  • Gym shorts must be to the knee.
STORE & RESTAURANT EVENTS

Eat-Shop-Give Back Events

Throughout the year, we will have “event nights” or fundraisers at retail and restaurant locations nearby that give the school a percentage of the sales generated by our patrons.  Keep an eye out for flyers in your FIP!

Questions? Email us at SPSfunds4free@gmail.com

SQUARE 1 ART

Square 1 Art is a fun way to turn your child's artwork into gifts and keepsakes. This fundraiser takes place in October/November and orders will be filled in time for holiday gift giving!

How it Works:

  • Each child in grades K - 8 create their own special artwork at school.
  • You receive a personalized Square 1 Art catalog by TBD, featuring a picture of your child's creation on a coffee mug. 
  • The catalog contains approximately 35 items with prices ranging from $6 to $44. 

Placing an Order:

  • Orders can be placed using the form on the back of the catalog or online at Square1Art. 
  • Catalog form orders should be returned to school in an envelope marked “Square1Art” with a check made payable to Square1Art. 
  • Orders are due TBD
  • Pick up orders TBD 2:30-6:30pm in Fr. Kelty Hall

Bonus: You will receive a page of FREE STICKERS featuring your child's art enclosed with the catalog. These stickers are for you and your child to keep, at no charge, whether you choose to purchase items or not. Enjoy!
 

**FRQ Credit: 15% of total purchase if more than 150 orders are placed, 10% of total purchase if less than 150 orders are placed
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Sending in artwork, Sending in catalog orders, Unboxing for pick-up
**Event Chair: Tarla Strohm 

THIRTY-ONE GIFTS

Thirty One Gifts offers a wide variety of totes, bags, wallets, thermals, and much more! A full size catalog and order form will be sent home with your child. We typically do a sale in the Fall and one in the Spring.

You will earn 25% FRQ.  (Embroidery additional)

Due Date: TBD

Ordering Via Catalog:

  • Please return your completed order form and catalog.
  • Make checks payable to St. Philip PTG.
  • Do not add tax or shipping charges.

Ordering Online: Family and friends of students can also order online
>> Link available during sale

Online orders will also qualify for FRQ - please make sure student's name is included on the order. Student name can be added with purchaser’s first name, ex. Mary (Child's Name). Online orders ship directly to purchaser's home.

Pick up Date: Order pickup will be coordinated when shipping date is known.


**FRQ Credit: 25% of total purchase
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Not Applicable
**Event Chair: Catherine Neal

YANKEE CANDLES

Yankee Candle is the number one selling candle in the U.S. and is one of the easiest and most profitable fundraisers! Yankee Candle will donate 40% profit to St. Philip School on every order and families can earn 40% FRQ

How it Works:

  • A scented catalog and order form will be sent home with your child
  • Orders will be available for pick up at the end of November. *Pick up will be scheduled when shipping confirmation is available.

Placing an Order via Catalog:

  • Orders can be placed using the form on the catalog
  • Return the order form in an envelope marked Yankee Candle c/o School Office with a check made payable to St. Philip PTG (no cash please)
  • Orders are due by TDB

Placing an Order Online:

  • Orders can be placed online at Yankee Candle Fundraising with group #990086719
  • Be sure to include the family name on online orders to get your FRQ credit, ex. Mary (Child's Name)
  • All online orders will ship directly to the purchaser's home.
     

**FRQ Credit: 40% of Total Purchase
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Volunteers will be needed to carry the candles downstairs to Kelty Hall and help with distribution
**Event Chairs: Catherine Neal, Suzanne Price