Dear School Families,
The Mercy Board would like to welcome all families to another exciting year here at St. Apollinaris. All of you parents, together with St. Apollinaris faculty and staff, make up MERCY, the foundation of our strong school community and the bedrock of our fundraising efforts.
With our strong parent community we strive to grow our contributions to the school each year, which in turn provides additional opportunities for our children to access new technology, arts, and richer academic programs.
Specifically, MERCY is responsible for organizing and leading our fundraisers. When we all work together to drive our fundraisers, we also help keep our tuition costs down and affordable while expanding our curriculum and keeping our teachers’ salaries competitive.
Each family is required to earn 30 hours annually, with lots of opportunities to earn those hours working on our school fundraisers, including Walk-a-thon, Crab Feed, March Madness, Scrip and Gala.
In addition, we need you to participate in our MERCY meetings (generally four to five per year). You can find out what is happening at St. Apollinaris, with a focus on MERCY activities, and offer your insight and talents to our efforts. In addition, you will earn one hour for each meeting you attend. Please make these meetings a priority because with strong parent involvement our fundraisers will be extremely successful.
Please look forward to more information from MERCY Board to learn about our scheduled meetings as well as the dates of our fundraisers. The MERCY Board is excited to work with you to continue to strengthen our school community.
The MERCY BOARD