Dear School Families,
The Mercy Board would like to welcome all families to an exciting year here at St. Apollinaris. We, as the MERCY Board, want to make the 2014/2015 school year and amazing one with a goal to strengthen our school community as well as making our school fundraisers the most successful ever.
Regarding our fundraisers, MERCY is responsible for organizing and leading our fundraisers to be as successful as can be. Since all the school families are members of our MERCY organization, it is imperative we all work together to make our fundraisers the best possible so we can continue our tuition costs down and affordable while expanding our curriculum and keeping our teachers’ salaries competitive. With that being said, school families are required to earn 15 “A” hours that are for working our four main fundraisers; Walk-a-thon, Crab Feed, march Madness and Gala. School Families are also required to earn 15 “B” hours that are for working in the classrooms and various school events like the Christmas program, Catholic Schools Week, etc.
On to of participating in our fundraisers, parents also need to participate in our MERCY meetings. It is important that your family attends these meetings so you are aware of the events happening within St. Apollinaris School. We plan to have four MERCY meetings during the 2014-2015 year to discuss our fundraising effort as well as discussing other events that will be happening. Please make these meetings a priority because with strong parent involvement our fundraisers will be extremely successful.
It is tradition that a Parent Volunteer Fair is held after Mass on the first day of school. This year, our first day of school is August 21st and our Parent Volunteer Fair will be held in the Parish Hall. This is your opportunity to find ways to volunteer during school hours as well as in our many fundraisers. It is also a great way to meet other parents and to learn more about your MERCY organization.
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 for this up and coming school year and for a growing, strong school community.
The MERCY BOARD
Tiffany Holloran and Monica Lopez – Co- Presidents
Julie Tiebout – Fundraising Chair
Molly Laukert – Treasurer
Luci Reyna – Secretary