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Supporting St. Francis

Raising Funds For Academics, Athletics And More

Our Home-School Association (HSA) plays a key role in organizing a variety of “fun”draisers to support our academic and athletic programs, including field trips and other events.

The HSA builds a strong relationship between parents, teachers, and students in order to create a more involved, engaged school community. By hosting school community events, organizing volunteers, and planning teacher appreciation events, they help create the close-knit and supportive environment we all love here at St. Francis.

What is the HSA?

The St. Francis HSA is a formal body, staffed by St. Francis parents, which supports the school and the students. HSA dues are $15 per child this year (which is the normal, pre-COVID amount), but we have capped it at $30 per family. So if you have more than 2 children at the school, you will only pay a maximum of $30. Dues reminders will be sent out soon, and you can send your payment in an envelope with your child to school. Cash or check is accepted.

Why is it important?

The HSA organizes several major fundraisers throughout the school year that support the academic and athletic programs at St. Francis, as well as providing funding for field trips and other student events. The overwhelming support of our parents and the St. Francis community has been integral to the success of the HSA and the school.

How can I communicate with the HSA?

Our general email is hsa@sfdscs.org. Our current officers and their contact information is listed below:

You can also join our Facebook page SFdS HSA Penguin Pride. For the security of our students, it’s a closed group. So simply request to join, and once we verify you have a student at the school, we’ll add you.

Our HSA Members for the 2021-2022 School Year:

Jill Stevenson, President – hsapresident@sfdscs.org

Susan Goebel-Nolan, Vice President – hsavp@sfdscs.org

Laura Perry, Treasurer – hsatreasurer@sfdscs.org

Kelly Hitty, Secretary – hsasecretary@sfdscs.org

Jill Graves, Volunteer Coordinator- volunteerco@sfdscs.org

Ready for our Events? Scroll down and take a look!

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Designer Bag Bingo

What: Game night fundraiser
When: October 14, 2021, Time: Doors open at 5:15 PM
Details: Join us for a fun evening of Purse Bingo

Click Here for Purse Bingo Flyer

This popular fundraiser helps St. Francis raise money for facility updates, desks, chairs, field trips and more! Guests have the option to buy beverages and snacks while attending this event.

The winner of every bingo round wins one of the 20 high-end bags as a prize. We also have raffle tickets for other items and separate tickets for a 50/50 bingo for sale.

 

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Santa’s Social with Penguin Run – 5k and Kids Dash

What: Charity run/Pancake Breakfast
When: December 4, 2021, 9am-1pm
Details: Charity run and social event supporting the school. There is a pancake breakfast after the run and a Christmas Shopping area with a variety of vendors (Vendor Form) will be set up. This is a great event for the whole family. Our very popular holiday wreaths will also be available for purchase.

Where: 500 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 2180

Join us for:

All-you-can-eat Pancake breakfast ($7 for adults and $5 for children [ages 3-12])

  • $1 crafts for the children
  • A children’s shopping area with gifts for $1
  • Free gift wrapping for children’s purchases
  • Vendors (Vendor Form)
  • 50/50 Stuff Your Stocking Raffle
  • Holiday Cookie Baking Contest
  • Visits with Santa (take a selfie with Santa)

If you would like to support the Santa Social we are looking for donations of

-trinkets or other small items that our youngest shoppers can buy in the children’s shopping area

 -gift wrapping supplies (paper, bows, ribbons, tape, gift bags, tissue paper)

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2022 Bull & Oyster Roast/Auction

What: Roast beef/ oyster dinner & auction
When: February 4, 2022, Time: 6:30-11:59pm
Details: Two of our biggest fundraisers are combining for an evening of great food, fun & an auction for the adults. Proceeds will benefit future HSA programs and sports.

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2nd Sweet Frog Fundraiser

What: Fundraiser in partnership with Sweetfrog
When: March 14, 2022
Details: Sweetfrog donates a portion of the proceeds for all sales made to people who present the St. Francis flyer when purchasing treats. Flyers will be sent home with your students or you can click here to print out the flyer.

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2022 Inaugural St. Francis de Sales Alumni Golf Tournament

The Home-School Association is excited to officially kick off our Inaugural St. Francis de Sales Alumni Golf Tournament.  This Tournament will bring together alumni, current St. Francis families, faculty, parishioners, family, and friends for a fun-filled afternoon in support of the school.

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022

Time: 8:00 AM for registration, 9:30 AM Shotgun Start

Where: TBD

To sign up, please visit:

We are only allowed to have 25 teams, so this is 1st come, 1st serve!

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Alumni Big Ball Tournament –

What: Big Ball Tournament
When: June 4, 2022, Time: TBD
Details: Big Ball tournament with food trucks to bring together past students & alumni.

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Other Fundraising and Volunteer Opportunities

SCRIP
Purchase gifts cards for restaurants, grocery stores and many other items. The great thing about SCRIP is that there are gift cards for places you’re already going to be spending money (like Land’s End for uniforms!). The school then earns money for each purchase made. Plus, you get tuition credits and volunteer hours for your purchases. You can purchase SCRIP as outlined below:

  1. Send in a completed SCRIP form from the school website along with a check in an envelope to the school office. We will send the cards home with your child
  2. Purchase from the church business office in person.
  3. Use the Raise Right app.

 

Box Tops for Education

Download the Box Tops app and select St. Francis. You then simply scan your receipts after you go to the grocery store. The app automatically identifies eligible purchases and adds them to the school’s account. The school then receives a check twice a year with the earnings we’ve helped raise.

 

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