The Home and School Association (HSA) of St. Mary School of Milford, a ministry of Precious Blood Parish of Milford, CT, is a group of parent volunteers working in conjunction with the school principal and Pastor of Precious Blood Parish in order to:

  • Provide opportunities for parents to be involved in school activities.

  • Create fun and memorable activities for our students.

  • Raise money for the school to offset some of the tuition costs and to provide enhancements such as capital and technology enhancements and enrichment programs.

  • Provide a means for people outside the school (family members, grandparents, friends, parishioners) to help support the school.


FUNDRAISING EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


LYMAN’S ORCHARD PIE FUNDRAISER

Sep 30, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019

Fall is here and that means it’s time to sell some yummy Lyman Orchard pies! Attached is your order form. The pies will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving!

This is a big fundraiser for our school! 100 families sold over 800 pies last year, raising over $5000 for our school! We have 200 families in our school, if we can get the families that haven’t sold pies in the past to sell JUST one pie, we can easily sell over 900 this year! Our profit increases with the number of pies we sell, and, as always, 50% of what you sell goes towards your fundraising assessment. It’s an easy way to get points, because who doesn’t love pie?!?

The sale will go from 9/30 to 10/14. All order forms MUST be back to the school by Monday 10/14!! We ask that you write out ONE CHECK per order form (checks made out to SMS HSA). Please have anyone that orders from you pay you directly, then you can write out one check and send it in with your order form. Please DO NOT send cash!!

Pies will be delivered on Thursday, November 21st. They are delivered frozen and will be picked up in the gym. More details on pie pick up will be sent out closer to delivery.

If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact Alyson Durand at (203) 479-2786 or alysondurand@icloud.com.

Looking forward to another successful fundraiser!


BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION

CONTACT
Kim Nickolenko
knickolenko@fairfield.edu

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Welcome to all the new SMS families and welcome back returning SMS families.  My name is Kim Nickolenko and I am the St. Mary School Box Tops Coordinator. Clipping Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Last year we earned $826.00. 

Over the next year Box Tops will be transitioning to all digital Box Tops. Over the summer, some participating brands changed their packaging from the traditional Box Tops clip to the new Box Tops label.

If you still have traditional Box Tops clips at home, be sure to send them to school. Our next collection deadline will be 10/15.  We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire. Right now you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping the traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products. Download the new app hereto get started. 

Please send them in an envelope or baggie to my attention c/o Tyler Nickolenko Grade 7 Room 205.

If you have any questions you can email me at knickolenko@fairfield.edu.  Thank you for supporting Box Tops for Education and I hope everyone has a great start to the school year.

Kim Nickolenko


GROCERY CARDS

CONTACT

Gina

This is the easiest way for our school to earn money and for you to earn fundraising points.  We currently net $1000 a month in profit from sales and that’s with only 25% of our school families participating.  Imagine if every family participated?   We would have the potential to earn over $40,000 each year.  It’s a no-brainer!

Order your cards using your manila envelope that was distributed in September.  Send your orders through backpack mail Monday through Wednesday. Your order will be filled and returned to you through your child’s backpack on Thursday. 

 It’s that easy!! Forgot this week?  Orders can also be filled in the school office too.

If you purchase $100 each week from now until June you will earn $120 towards your $300 fundraising obligation. Remember 5% of your purchases goes towards fundraising points. Start buying!!

We are always looking for volunteers to sell the cards after St. Mary and St. Agnes weekend Masses where you can earn assessment points! Contact Gina at gmnapoli715@yahoo.com for more info. 

Earn additional fundraising credits by selling cards to friends and family members.  This is a great way for friends and family to support our school at no cost to them.  Gift cards are purchased at face value-- so $25 gets you a gift card worth $25.00!

If you have any questions about ordering, please contact Gina at gmnapoli715@yahoo.com.


GROCERY STORE REWARDS CARD SIGN UP

Sign up your ShopRite and Stop and Shop rewards card number for St. Mary School and every purchase you make racks up points and money that is used to purchase all kinds of supplies each year.  Sign up your card by emailing it to gmnapoli715@yahoo.com.

This is another opportunity for friends and family to support our school at no cost to them!  Collect their reward card information and send it to Gina to be registered.  Every time they shop, SMS will get credit.  (Note: we do NOT take away points that they earn towards reward programs, by registering their card, the school gets credits through a school-specific program)


STOP AND SHOP SAVINGS AND REWARDS PROGRAM

St. Mary’s School  ID#:  07205

St. Mary’s School has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Stop & Shop!  

Visit www.stopandshop.com and select Savings & Rewards. Follow the prompts to create your online account.  You’ll need your 13-digit Stop & Shop Card number and the School ID #. 

IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR STOP & SHOP CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1

To earn points:

  • Use your registered Stop & Shop Card each time you shop at Stop & Shop.

  • Our school will receive one CASH awards check at the end of the program and can use this cash for any of our educational needs.

Also, please encourage your family members and friends to support our school.  This could result in more CASH REWARDS!