Saint Ursula School is proud to have one of the lowest tuition rates in the Archdiocese in Baltimore. It is extremely important for us to make Catholic education affordable. In order for us to be able to continue to keep our tuition low, we ask that our Saint Ursula families participate in our 3 major fundraisers*–Harvest Festival, Lucky 1500 Raffle Tickets & Race for Education. Each family agrees to participate in all three of St. Ursula’s major fundraisers as outlined below OR pay a flat fee of $325.00 per family.
The Harvest Festival is an annual tradition at St. Ursula School and is an event the entire St. Ursula community looks forward to each year. The Harvest Festival includes fun family games, crafts, delicious food, prize wheels, a silent auction and much more! All children attend the Harvest Festival during school on the Thursday before the Festival Weekend. They are also encouraged to return on the weekend with their friends and family.
This huge event requires many volunteers. Service hours are given for help setting up on Wednesday evening, working Thursday during the day, Friday and Saturday during the afternoon and evening and Sunday clean-up. There is also a need for prep-work before the event which could include at-home hours beginning as early as the summer.
The Silent Auction raises a good portion of the proceeds for the Harvest Festival. Volunteers are needed in soliciting donations, picking up donated items and following up with the donors. This can be done from home at your own pace. Volunteers are also needed at school on the evenings of the Harvest Festival. Help is needed in setting up, working the tables and cleaning up after the event. Service hours do apply!
Lucky 1500 Club: May & December
The Lucky 1500 Club is one of the school’s three major fundraisers. It is a twenty-one week, ongoing raffle where numbers are drawn weekly for monetary prizes. Each family is required to sell a minimum of two (2) Lucky 1500 Club tickets for both the Spring (May) and Winter (November) drive (for a total of four (4) annually). Two tickets are sent home in May of the current school year and two tickets are sent home in November of the upcoming school year. If a family does not meet the minimum fundraising requirement of four (4) Lucky 1500 tickets the family will be charged $100.00. Each family will receive one and a half (1.5) Service Hours for each ticket sold. Tickets are $25 each. Additional tickets are available upon request.
Race for Education
The Race for Education has quickly become St. Ursula’s largest fundraiser! This, however, does not happen without the help of the financial support of Sponsors as well as the effort of many volunteers. Each family is required to solicit sponsorship from a minimum of ten (10) sponsors per child or twenty (20) sponsors per family. Family is defined as having multiple children enrolled in the school. Prepared Sponsor Letters are sent home to each family to be addressed and then returned to school to be mailed out at no extra cost to the school families.
*Families who sign the Fundraising Contract commit to support the school’s three major fundraisers listed above. Failure to support these fundraisers will result in receiving a bill for the amount owed.