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

For St. Philip School, this equates to approximately $167,000 a year. To meet this fundraising goal, each family is responsible for raising/contributing $550 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.

To see current volunteer sign ups, click here: Sign-Up Genius

THIS YEAR'S FUNDRAISERS

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!

Date: Tuesday, October 20
This year will look different then the past years and we will be following all COVID-19 guidelines during the parade. With that being said, we will still show our school spirit as loud and proud as ever! SPS WE ARE THE BEST!!!

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 
  • Special Business Signs: $100 - Advertise your business & support SPS!
  • Paper form purchases/donations are due 10/16/20
  • Online store purchases/donations are due 10/18/20

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!
 

>> ORDER SPIRIT WALK SIGNS / DONATIONS ONLINE

>> DOWNLOAD SPIRIT WALK PACKET (PDF)
 

**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:
Earn $10.00 for each sign sold up to 5 signs!
(ex: sell 5 signs and earn $50.00 towards your FRQ)

Earn $15.00 for 6 + signs sold!!!
(ex: sell 8 signs and earn $50.00 for first 5 and $45.00 for 3)

**Event Chairs: Alex SinicropeAndrea Franc

GIFT CARDS

Easily earn FRQ with the money you already spend on groceries, gas, online shopping, restaurants and more!

>> Click here to visit the Gift Cards page

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 be delivered to the school and a pick-up time will be arranged

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: November 13, 2020
Pick-Up Date: December 8, 2020

EASTER CANDY SALE
Orders Due: February 18, 2021
Pick-Up Date: March 23, 2021
 

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

LOTTERY CALENDARS

Available to Purchase: From October until calendars are sold out

PREVIOUS YEAR'S NUMBER RESERVATION DEADLINE IS OCT 30th
Send in CALENDAR REQUEST FORM or email Kerri Lozano with your calendar requests.

How it works:

  • Send in a REQUEST FORM to get calendars to sell/buy
  • Returning customers: You can reserve your current numbers until the Reservation Deadline: October 30, 2020.
  • New this year: Families may only request 10 calendars at a time. Once you return the stubs and payment for those 10, you can request more to sell. 
  • Sell/buy a St. Philip Lottery Calendar for only $30 each and get 365 chances to win based on the PA evening lottery.
  • Return the calendar stubs with payment to the school (calendars are not valid winners until info is entered into the system)
  • $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!

Payment Instructions Returning 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 18th. 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 LOTTERY CALENDARS ONLINE 
(No calendars will be distributed until AFTER the reservation deadline of Oct 30th)

>> CALENDAR REQUEST FORM
You can also email Kerri Lozano with your calendar requests.

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

CHRISTMAS GREENS

Christmas is right around the corner! Make life easier, support the school, and earn some FRQ by ordering your greenery (wreaths, centerpieces, garland, swag, and more) from Sherwood Forest Farms.  These beautiful greens come directly from Washington State.

If you choose “Local Distribution” your order will be delivered to St. Philip the week following Thanksgiving –12/30-12/4 (specific date/time will be announced). 
Pick-up is curbside this year.  There will be no need to even get out of your vehicle. 

If you choose “Direct Delivery” your items will be shipped to the recipient.  They make beautiful gifts for out-of-town family and friends! 

SALE ENDS: Friday, November 20th.

Order Here>> https://sherwoodfundraiser.com/stphilipschool/products

 

**FRQ Credit: $5 for each item purchased
**Volunteer Credit Opportunities: Not Applicable
**Event Chairs: Eva Poppert, Jenny Trigona

COZZZY COMFY SHEETS SALE

We are hosting a CoZzzy Comfy Bed Sheet Fundraiser! Please purchase these incredibly soft sheets to support us.

$40 ANY SIZE (except Split King)
XL Twin, Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King and Split King

Super soft microfiber material that feels like Eqyptian cotton.
Anti-pilling, wrinkle resistant, breathable, double-brushed. EXTRA deep 18-inch pockets to fit most pillow top mattresses. 100% money-back satisfaction guaranteed.

SALE ENDS: November 15th

ORDER ONLINE>> www.cozzzycomfy.com/online-store
At checkout, use our online code: St. Philip PTG 1 - 2020
You can have it shipped directly to you, or indirect ship to the school for your student to bring home.

>> DOWNLOAD PAPER FORM


**Event Chair: Teresa Fuchs

DESIGNER PURSE LOTTERY

ONE BEAUTIFUL PURSE WILL BE GIVEN AWAY EVERY DAY DURING THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!

Winning number will be determined by that evening’s PA Pick 3 Lottery Number

Each $20 ticket has TWO chances to win each day! Only 500 Tickets will be sold!
SPS Families get $10 FRQ credit for each ticket they sell.

All prizes are brand new and authentic bags. Winner receives prize designated for that day. Winners will be contacted for prize pick-up. Unsold tickets become property of SPS.

>> Buy Tickets Online

>> Paper Order Form

**FRQ Credit: $10 for every ticket sold
**Event Chair: Kerri Lozano

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

As of August 2020, Giant Eagle has discountinued this program to allocate their efforts againt childhood hunger.

 

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
 

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. 
 

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

Box Tops are an easy way to earn cash for our school - and now they have gone DIGITAL! Download the new Box Tops app to start scanning your receipts to earn our school money!! (see images below to see new labels)

  • BUY your favorite Box Tops products from hundreds of participating products.
  • CLIP the Box Tops OR SCAN your receipt (see images above to see new labels)
  • SEND the clipped Box Tops to school
  • YOUR SCHOOL GETS CASH for every Box Top collected to help buy the things it needs most. All those Box Tops really add up!

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 NEW Box Tops app!
 

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

GOLF OUTING

Details to come!!

Event tentativelly scheduled for January

HOAGIE SALE

Order hoagies to earn delicious FRQ! 

Due Date: Friday, October 16, 2020
Pick Up Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Cost: $7.50 each

12” hoagies: Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef, Italian, Vegetarian, Pizza, Meatball

>> ORDER FORM
If you need a PRINTED form, please email Brandi Meredith 

**FRQ Credit: $3.00 per hoagie
**Event Chairs: Brandi Meredith, Jill Pawlos

MARKET DAY

Some of you might remember Market Day from years ago — IT’S BACK!

It’s now all online and ships directly to your home!! Anyone from around the country can order their products, have them shipped to their doorstep, and SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL! They sell a variety of premium quality frozen foods created and sold exclusively for Market Day.

Go to: www.marketdaylocal.com
Click REGISTER to create an account. When asked to SELECT AN ORGANIZATION, choose Pennsylvania for the state and then type “ST. PHILIP SCHOOL— CRAFTON-PA” 

Orders ship directly to your home via FedEx. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $119!

10% of your order goes to our school & gets credited to your FRQ!

If someone wants to give you credit for their purchase, have them put YOUR LAST NAME after theirs. Ex. Last Name: Craine (LOZANO)

MONTHLY SPECIALS, BOX BUNDLE SPECIALS, SUBSCRIBE & SAVE OPTIONS Questions? Email Kerri Lozano at spsptgpresident@gmail.com

PIEROGIE SALE

Details to come.

This sale is scheduled for March-April.

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

Orders Due: TBD

Pick-Up: Saturday, May 8th

>> DOWNLOAD Paper Order Form

>> ORDER ONLINE
 

**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

READ-A-THON

Details to come.

This event is tentatively scheduled for January.

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

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 around the beginning of Nov, 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

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, Becky Bassano