School Annual Fund
Funds donated to the School Annual Fund are directed to the operating budget of the school, providing dollars that help pay the expenses of the school without coming from individual families in the form of tuition. Father Jeff starts the fund every year with his $1000 donation. Individual donors contributing $1000 or more are highlighted as meeting the “Father Jeff Challenge”.
M.A.G.I.C. Match offers families and businesses an opportunity to enrich our students' education by contributing to a particular classroom or curriculum. If you are interested in sponsoring a classroom, club, or activity, please contact the school office or complete and send in an application form.
Auction - October (44th Annual Auction Information)
The Auction is the biggest money-making event in the school, while still a “not-to-be-missed” social gathering for many in the parish. Every year brings new surprises in terms of the games offered and the items for sale. There is always something for everyone!
Parish Rummage Sale - June
Busy volunteers spend one week in June collecting and organizing cast-offs from parish families. This huge garage sale attracts bargain-hunting enthusiasts from all around Springfield.
Garden Party (mid-June)
The “Garden Party” is our longest-running parish event. The first party was held on the home lawn of parish member, John Kohlecker, in 1924 to help finance the new rectory. The Garden Party continued and grew each year, moving to the grounds of the church and school. Today, young and old, enjoy the carnival games, rides, and the assortment of food offered each year. Hundreds of people, now scattered all over the globe, have fond memories of playing Huckley Buckley, winning canes at the Cane Game, and sharing cake and ice cream with friends.
Scholastic Book Fair - September
This book fair, held during the school day and after Masses on the weekend, helps the school library earn free books, and the profits help to purchase additional books.
Halloween Carnival - October
The school’s Builders Club sponsors a Halloween Carnival on an evening during late October. The funds raised help support their many service activities throughout the year.
Pastor’s Annual Party - November
Around Thanksgiving of each year, the “Pastor’s Annual Party” is held. This gathering, dating back to the early years of the parish, was designed as an opportunity for the adults of the parish to become better acquainted and to assist in defraying the operating expenses of the parish. It is a relaxing evening of fellowship and refreshments.
A little extra effort can help BSS, with no cost to you!
Buy School Scrip
Gift cards are sold to parish members and school families throughout the year. The school buys these cards at a discount, selling them to families at face value. Families participating in the program earn ½ of the profits from their purchases in tuition rebates or free scrip.
We all shop for groceries, sometimes two or three times a week –- or more. Now turn those shopping trips into easy cash for our school, and encourage friends to do the same! Just look for the Box Tops logo on hundreds of products like Cheerios®, Hamburger Helper® and Kleenex®, in almost every aisle of the store. All you need to do is clip and send them to our school’s Box Tops coordinator —- each one is worth 10¢ for our school.
Campbell’s Soup Labels
Save your Campbell’s soup labels! BSS can redeem them for supplies or equipment for the school.
County Market – Max Card
Apply each fall to request that your Max Card benefits Blessed Sacrament School, school #7038. Then use your Max Card every time you shop at Cub Foods. The more you shop, the more we can earn.
Schnucks – eScrip card
Ask for a Schnucks eScrip card. Register it to benefit Blessed Sacrament School and scan it each time you shop to give a percentage of your purchase to the school!
Use your Target guest card and designate Blessed Sacrament School as the school of your choice. We will receive 1% of your total purchases. Visit the Target website to see how our school is doing.