The Divine Mercy Home and School Committee is a volunteer group of parents, teachers and the principal working to enhance our children's' educational and social experience. We strive to foster and maintain good public relations within the school and community. An additional goal is to communicate and inform parents of programs and classroom activities, and to encourage parent participation.
The Home and School Association sets out to accomplish these goals through volunteers. These Home and School members have fundraisers throughout the year, which provide funds for the programs listed in this booklet.
The Home and School Association meetings are held throughout the year and are open to anyone wishing to attend. This year the meetings will be held in the evenings from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. in the school cafeteria as indicated in the tentative schedule below. The dates, times and minutes of the meetings are published monthly on the calendar that comes home in the weekly folder. Parent participation is always needed for many school functions. At the beginning of the school year, a flyer will be sent home requesting parent volunteers. Please sign up and become involved in any activity you prefer . Your positive attitude is always welcome!
The mission at Divine Mercy Catholic School is to empower children to develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge they will need to become lifelong learners and independent, productive members of society and future leaders of the Catholic Church. We believe this can be achieved through a school-family partnership of care and dedication.
Home and School sets aside funds for other activities/needs such as breakfast with Santa, replacement of Rainy day items for the classroom, copier paper supplies, and other miscellaneous expenses. In the event of dissolution of the Association, the assets of the Home and School shall be used for the benefit of the students of Divine Mercy Catholic School.
Support Our School!
The following are the different fundraising activities the Home and School sponsors. The monies are used to support the many student programs. These include special guests for student assemblies, classroom/teacher incentives, Sixth Grade Bible Service, Field Trip Bus Funds to name a few.
We have three major fundraisers. Two in the fall and one all year:
Mr. Z's offers frozen Pizza, cheese bread, chocolates, pies, cookie dough, wrapping paper and other trinkets. The sell is usually held in September with pick up in October.
Purchase magazines like People, Sports Illustrated and Good Housekeeping for this fundraiser. New this year, receive 2% extra instead of the prizes. See the red folder for more information and the sale dates.
Click here to find out the magazines available. The online code is 4ZDTPFL.
•Gift certificates/gift cards are used like cash national and local retailers
•Face value of cards
•Sale run all year.
•Order can be place online, via a student or after all weekend masses.
•Click here to print a form to place an order with a student or at weekend masses.
•For online orders, click to visit the web site for more information: www.shopwithscrip.com
Our School Enrollment Code: 3FB623AE73L2
•Printable copy on How to Shop with Scrip
•Scrip can be purchased after all Weekend Masses
•Paper copies can be obtained at the School Office.
Other ways to help our school.....
Market Day is a monthly food sales program from which we earn a percentage of the profit from orders by our school families and parish members. For over 30 years Market Day has been providing convenient, healthy foods at a value for families and raising funds for schools. Orders can be placed through monthly order forms distributed in the red school folders and available at each church location. Online ordering is also available at www.marketday.com. Market Day pick-up occurs on one Thursday every month from 3-4pm in the school cafeteria. For more information, please contact Tina McNamara, 570-1215.
Need to stock up on Market Day items in between sales dates? Looking for a quick dessert item? Look no further than the Sara Lee Outlet Store on 27th Street about 2 blocks north of I-894! Once registered in the store as a Market Day participant, 5% of your purchases (this includes Market Day items as well as all Sara Lee products sold in the store) will go to Divine Mercy through the Market Day program. Yes, the store stocks and sells Market Day items along with their discounted Sara Lee products. All you have to do when you check out is identify that your purchase is "Market Day." The store clerk will ask for your telephone number, enter it into the computer and "voila," your purchase is automatically recorded and credited to Divine Mercy. Registration is easy! Just let the clerk know you need to register, and they will do that right at the time of purchase (the store has a listing of all the schools participating in Market Day--just remember "Divine Mercy" is the one you want registered to your purchases).
General Mills Box Tops for Education
The families and parishioners collect and place in the designated "Box Tops" containers found in the school and churches. We are able to send them in for redemption. Click here to view the list on the General Mills web site.
Campbell's Soup Labels - Labels for Education Program
Campbell soup products have specially marked UPC labels which our school can collect and redeem from a catalog of items. Generally, teachers pick from this for their classroom. Some of the Products eligible for redemption through the Labels for Education program include Campbell's® soups, SpaghettiOs® pasta, Pepperidge Farm® products (including Goldfish® crackers), Swanson® broths, V-8® beverages and Prego® pasta sauce, 26 varieties Campbell's® soups, all Campbell's® microwaveable soups, all V8 Splash® beverages, Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Crackers and Campbell's® Supper Bakes® Meal Kits are worth 5 points each! Click here to view the list on the Campbell's web site.
Be sure ask for your receipt at McDonalds and give them to us for redemption. We can buy items such as office supplies, art supplies, music items, play ground equipment. It is very similar to the Campbell's soup labels.
Target Credit Card
Use your Target® Visa® or Target® Red Card and designate our school to receive a donation 1% of all your purchases as part of the Take Charge of Education® Program. Just visit Target.com or call 1-800-316-6142 and designate our school code 17149.
Kemps and Gold Guernsey give us 5 cents for each item in their product line. We turn this in during various times through out the year. Cleaned milk caps can be placed in the school collection box in the lobby area of Church.
Family Night Out
We have a night out once a month where a restaurant gives Home and School a percent of that night's sales. Watch the parish bulletin or the announcement in the weekly red folders for the schedule.
Dells Wilderness Weekends
This is a great get away for families and benefit the school. Watch for posters and information in your weekly family folder!