St. Irene Catholic School is open for the 2020-2021 school year for all day in-person learning grades PS-8.

Fundraisers

St. Irene School hosts a number of fundraisers over the course of the year.  Participation in these activities is highly encouraged.  It is our goal to close the gap between the cost of education and tuition in the most effective ways possible.

We are always looking for new and creative ways to raise money to support our school’s operations.  If you have an idea, or would like to contribute to any of these events, please contact the school office.  We’d love to hear from you! The success of our school is dependent on our volunteers and families who make this community such a fantastic place to be.

Year-Long Fundraising Opportunities:

  • Abitibi Paper Recycling - The yellow dumpsters in the school parking lot are provided by a company that pays us to recycle our paper. Funds received from this program go to offset costs associated with our Outdoor Education program for 5-8 grades.

  • Benefit Mobile App - Families can download this app and purchase digital manna cards instantly. Benefit sends a monthly check to the school, and earnings get credited to your Manna Fee.

  • Box Tops for Education - Box tops from participating products can be turned into the school office at any time throughout the year. Participating retailers will donate 1-20% of your purchase back to our school when you shop through the BTFE website.

  • Shoparoo - The Shoparoo app lets you snap a picture of your shopping receipts with a smartphone. Shoparoo anonymously aggregates shopping data for retailers and awards points based on those receipts, which translates into an annual check for our school.
                                                

Fundraising Events:

Fall Fest (August) - A great opportunity to start off the year, spend time with old friends, and make new friends.                       

Golf Outing (September) - This event is organized by the Athletic Board and is hotsted at Bliss Creek Golf Club.                      

Trivia Night (October) - This 21 and up event calls for teams of 8 to test their random fact knowledge.      

Pie Sales (October/November) -  The 8th grade class sells pies to help offset the cost of their end of year class field trip and dinner celebration.              

Annual Appeal (November) - Parish families, former & current school families, and other friends of the school are asked for a tax-deductible gift.  The funds raised during this appeal go directly to the operating budget of the school.

Chili Cook-Off (February) - Many local businesses sponsor this extremely popular 21 and up event. Proceeds benefit the Athletic Program as well as the school.

Fannie May Candy Sales (March) - All school students sell candy to be delivered before Easter. Funds raised from families in PS – 3rd grade who participate in the fundraiser will go directly to the school operating budget. Profits for those students in grades 4th – 7th will be applied to their outdoor education trip the following school year. 

Walk-A-Thon (May) - Organized by School Board, students raise money simply by walking around Warrenville. Funds raised go to the school’s general operating budget.

Dine-Out Nights (Monthly) - Participating restaurants donate a percentage of sales to St. Irene Catholic School.