The school sends home messages in the student’s backpack. You can stay up-to-date on the most recent messages by viewing or subscribing to our school Facebook and/or Twitter pages. Notices that are produced by the school are placed on the website for convenient access in the In the Backpack section of the website. It is organized by month. Finally, you can access the school calendar by clicking on the Calendar link on the upper right side of the website and find the monthly lunch calendar and lunch ticket forms under the Current Families link on each webpage. From time to time, the school will send SMS email subscribers announcements and reminders.
We offer a Scrip Program at Saint Michael School as a way to fulfill your yearly Fundraising Commitment. Scrip is a word that means “substitute money”. In other words Scrip is gift cards or certificates from local and national retailers. They are the same as gift cards/certificates that you purchase at the store.
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money. Retailers agree to sell gift cards to SMS at a discount. Families like yours buy the cards/certificates for full face value and redeem them for the same full face value. The bulk of the discount, which can range anywhere from 2% to 16% or more, is retained by SMS as revenue which in turn goes towards your families Fundraising Commitment.
- The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business
- You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves NO SELLING
- Our school gets a regular source of revenue
The reason for the effectiveness of Scrip is that you generate revenue through purchases you would make anyway. You earn money for SMS without spending any additional money. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip cards at the stores that participate in the program – that includes food, clothing, entertainment, gas, dining out and so much more.
The Saint Michael School Scrip Program is a simple and effective way to fundraise. Just fill out the order form with your payment and return it to school on Monday morning in an envelope marked SMS SCRIP PROGRAM. Shoprite and Pathmark orders will be processed weekly. Orders for all other retailers will be processed on a bi-weekly basis. Depending on order volume, it may be sooner or in some cases where there may not be enough to order, we will notify you as long as you provide your Email, Contact name & a Phone number you can be reached.
Orders will be picked up from the office every Monday afternoon and delivered the following Monday. For weeks where there is no school on Monday (the day after the feast), Scrip will be delivered the next day and orders will be pushed back a week. Please plan accordingly. We need a week turnaround time for placing the order with the vendors as well as delivery time to receive the cards.
If you have any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you forget to send in your order to school on Monday morning, I will accept your order via email that day so it can be included for the current week. Please send in the form along with your check to school the following day.
Knights of Columbus 6226 Cranford Council
Friday, September 13, 2013 Galloping Hill Golf Course Kenilworth, NJ
The Cranford Knights of Columbus will be holding their Annual Golf Outing. The cost is $135.00 per golfer which includes Golf, Golf Cart, Prizes, Lunch and Dinner. There will be a shotgun start at 1:00 PM with dinner following immediately afterwards at the Kenilworth Knights of Columbus Hall. The outing proceeds will benefit all of the Council’s supported charities and programs including families fighting cancer.
Please click the link for the flyer with reservation form.