Here are a few of the ways you can support our little blue school:
We are a Parent Participation School and we value, and depend on, parent participation and contributions. The Parent Participation Program is an integral part of the operation of our little blue school. The aim of the program is to create a spirit of community among families and staff as we work together to provide the best education for our students. Active participation provides positive role models for our children while teaching them the value of helping others.
Building Community, Raising Funds
The ICS community raises funds to supplement the excellent academic, sport and cultural programs for our children and to cover many of the operating costs for our school. Our two biggest annual fundraisers are the Walkathon and the very popular Christmas Fair. Not only do these events raise much needed funds for our little blue school but they help us build a strong and vibrant school community. We also raise funds throughout the year for our many outreach projects.
Gift Card Fundraiser
Purchasing pre-paid Gift Cards through Immaculate Conception Parish is an easy way to support the Parish. These cards are an excellent fundraiser because a generous percentage of all gift card purchases are returned by the stores to the Parish. When you use the cards, the balance declines as goods are purchased and the store receipt shows the card's remaining balance. The cards have no fees and no expiry date. These funds go directly towards paying for the seismic upgrades of our Parish School. This is an on-going monthly fundraiser that costs YOU nothing. Thank you for your kind support! Download an order form here.
During the annual Walkathon our students walk approximately 10 km in support of ICS and two schools we sponsor, one in Vietnam the other in Haiti. The students are sponsored financially by pledges from family, parishioners and friends.
The very popular Old Fashioned Christmas Fair is not just a annual school event, it has also become a favorite Dunbar community event. This is our main fundraiser of the year and it involves the entire school and parish community. The Fair offers Breakfast with Santa, Baking Booth, Crafts Room, Games Room, Toonie Table – and so much more! It is a fantastic community building event which offers many participation opportunities from making pancakes, to bussing tables, making wreaths, baking delicious goodies to garnering wonderful silent auction items.
Immaculate Conception School is very appreciative of the parents who take advantage of Matching Gift programs offered through their employer. Donations already made by parents at registration time, toward the Capital Maintenance Fund and to Gym Financing, both qualify for “matching” donations offered by numerous company programs. Please enquire with your employer, request and complete the appropriate forms, and mail them in with attached donation receipt. More information and the receipts are available through the school office.