WE WANT YOU to help us make a difference in the lives of our children at Ste. Genevieve du Bois School. Making a gift of your time, talent or treasure is so easy, too. Your special skills, creative flair or career expertise can help make our great school an even better place. Are you business savvy? How about teaching Junior Achievement to your child’s class? Do you have a special knack for party planning? Maybe you’d like to co-chair Trivia Night! Are you a fundraising guru? PTO could use your help. Are you just a really great worker bee? We need you, too! Whatever your special talents are, we’d love to have you join us and put your skills to work for our school. Call 314.821.4245 or email info@SteGenSchool.org for more information today!

Volunteer Opportunities

Part of what makes Ste. Genevieve du Bois School such a great place is our incredible community of involved parents. These committed volunteers provide so much support to our wonderful faculty, freeing them up to focus on providing a stellar education for our children. And as a parent volunteer, the rewards are so great, not just for the school, but also personally as you get the opportunity to participate in your child’s school experience. Volunteer opportunities range from class-specific duties such as Head Room Parent, Party Parent, Class Treasurer, Liturgy Coach and more. Plus, there are always volunteer spots for the class parties for Halloween, Christmas and Valentine’s Day. You can run a game, contribute a snack or be a party helper. There are so many ways to help! Schoolwide volunteer opportunities range from helping at the Book Fair or Grandparents’ Day, working in the Library, manning the playground at Tailgate and many more. And you never want to miss an opportunity to chaperone on a class field trip, read to your child’s class or watch the class during the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. Now that’s fun stuff!

Most sign-ups to volunteer in the school take place at Back to School Night in September. To see a current list of volunteer opportunities, parents please login to FastDirect. As part of the Archdiocesan Safe Environment Program, we require that all parent volunteers and faculty must complete the “Protecting God’s Children™” seminar, sign The Code of Ethical Conduct and consent to periodic, state background checks through the Family Care Registry. Adults will not be allowed to volunteer or work on our campus or on our field trips without first completing all steps. We strongly believe these measures are of the utmost importance to safeguard our children at all times. For more information on the Safe Environment Program, please visit the St. Louis Archdiocese Website. You can also find session dates for “Protecting God’s Children™” there. If you are a first-time volunteer, please call 314.821.4245 or stop by the school office for the necessary forms.

Fundraising Events

A chance to celebrate with friends and also raise money for our great school, these FUNdraising events always bring our community closer together. PTO has offered such entertaining affairs as Trivia Night, Breakfast with Santa, Mice Races, Maifest and more.

Shop, Dine & Earn $$$

There are also oodles of ways to help earn money for Ste. Genevieve du Bois School by shopping and dining at all your favorite hot spots… and it won’t cost you a penny!

Target Take Charge of Education®
School uniforms and supplies, toys, designer clothing, home essentials and even groceries… Target has all the neccessities. Turn those necessary purchases into much-needed cash for our school by using your Target REDCard® online or in-store. Target® will donate up to 1% of your purchase to Ste. Genevieve du Bois School. And, what makes it even sweeter, you save 5% every day on your purchases, get free shipping and an extra 30 days on returns. REDCards® include the Target Debit Card, Target Credit Card® and Target Visa® Card. You can apply online or in store. Be sure to designate Ste. Gen. as your school of choice!

Schnucks eScrip Card
A simple swipe of your eScrip card every time you buy groceries at Schnucks can add up to big money for Ste. Gen! To enroll, pick up an eScrip card at any Schnucks courtesy counter. Register your card online or by phone 800.931.6258. During the registration process, be sure to choose Ste. Gen. as your donation destination. Now you’re set to start earning cold, hard cash for Ste. Gen, up to 3% of your purchase total!

eScrip Online Shopping Mall & Dining Rewards
So you’ve registered your Schnucks eScrip card. Why not get more bang for your buck by adding your other credit and debit cards to your eScrip account at eScrip.com? Now you’re ready to shop ‘til you drop and earn a donation to Ste. Gen. worth up to 9% of your purchase at participating retailers! Simply click on the Online Shopping Mall link at eScrip.com and you’ll find all the best stores… Amazon, Nordstrom’s, J. Crew, Home Depot and many, many more. They even have current, clickable coupons handy for you right there. To make earning donations even easier, download eScrip’s free AutoEARN web app which offers easy prompts at participating retailers, plus awesome coupons and current donation percentages right on the spot.

You can also earn money for Ste. Gen. just by eating a tasty dinner! There are nearly 150 restaurants in the St. Louis area, plus thousands of restaurants nationwide that participate in the eScrip Dining Rewards program. Just pay your bill with your registered credit or debit card and Ste. Gen. will get a little taste, too (2.5% of your bill, up to 5% with a completed survey). Farotto’s anyone?

Grocery Gift Cards
Here’s food for thought… Purchase $50 grocery cards for Dierberg’s or Shop ‘N Save and Ste. Gen. will receive a 3-5% donation per card. To order your gift cards, simply fill out the order form in the weekly Wednesday folder. Send in your completed form, along with your check. You’ll get your grocery gift cards at school pickup on Thursday. These also make great gifts!

Restaurant Fundraisers
These flyer fundraisers are not only a great way to raise money for our school, but are also a ton of fun. On a given day, a restaurant will host a Ste. Gen. night where they pledge to donate to our school a percentage of our families’ dinner bills. So you can not only help our school, but also have a dinner playdate with your buddies!

Have a great idea for a restaurant fundraiser? Give us a shout at 314.821.4245 or info@SteGenSchool.org.

Innisbrook Fundraiser
This wildly successful and profitable fundraiser has profit and style all wrapped up in one chic package. Beautiful wrapping paper, tasty chocolates and perfect little gifts are an easy selling point for our students. The quality of these products is amazing! This is thick, quality wrapping paper. With easy online ordering, helping Ste. Gen. is only a click away!

Scholastic Book Fair
This annual event not only helps build up our school and classroom libraries, but also builds better readers. The kids get so excited to “shop” at the Book Fair and make their wishlists for Mom & Dad. Big buddies help the little ones write down their favorites. This a great event to not only earn books for the school, but also to stash some Christmas presents for your children.

Box Tops for Education®/Labels for Education®
Those tiny little Box Tops can add up to big money for our school. And you can find them on more than just dry grocery staples like cereal. Trash bags, frozen foods and even apparel often sport the Box Top label. Check here for the long list of eligible products. The same is true for Labels for Education®. More than just Campbell’s Soup labels, these labels are mmmm, mmmmm, good for raising money and can be found on products ranging from popcorn to juice to baggies. For a complete list, visit the Box Tops for Education® website. But what might really get you clipping is the monthly class contest. The class that collects the most Box Tops/Labels earns a much-coveted Out-of-Uniform Day!

My Coke Rewards for School® Program
Help our school earn FREE school supplies, art materials & athletic equipment just by drinking your favorite Coca-Cola products like Coke, Sprite, Nestea, Mr. Pibb, Powerade, Dasani and many more brands! Classic or diet, simply save the My Coke Rewards codes from the inside of participating bottle caps and soda can boxes. These codes equal points that Ste. Gen can use to “buy” cool stuff for our school. Send caps and clipped soda box codes to school or enter and donate your codes online at MyCokeRewards.com. It’s Easy. Free. Cool!

Spirit Wear

We’ve got spirit wear, yes we do. We’ve got spirit wear, how ‘bout YOU? Show your Ste. Gen pride and flaunt the fleur de lis with chic, fun wearables and accessories. From Ste. Gen sweatshirts to water bottles to elite-style socks, we have the goods to help you make a spirited showing on the sidelines or all around town. They also make great gifts (don’t forget Grandma & Grandpa)! For more information, please call 314.821.4245 or email info@SteGenSchool.org.

Gifts

Ste. Genevieve du Bois School gladly welcomes your monetary donations or bequests. Please contact our school office at 314.821.4245 or info@SteGenSchool.org to make arrangements.

Ste. Gen. Gives Back

As we ask for gifts of your time, talent and treasure, we also stress to our Ste. Gen. students the importance of giving to others. Our children donate their time through various charitable acts such as sorting food at the Foodbank, reading to children at Carmelite, singing for the residents of St. Agnes, assisting their little buddies and more. As a school community, we include the students in donation drives for agencies such as St. Liborius Food Pantry, Nurses for Newborns and the Little Bit Foundation. Our children raise funds and participate in Dance for Diabetes benefiting the American Diabetes Association. They also raise money and participate in Jump Rope/Hoops for Hearts benefiting the American Heart Association.