Jog-A-Thon is typically held at the beginning of each school year. This event helps keep our students physically fit and our school financially fit. Students are asked to obtain pledges from family and friends. There are two ways that family and friends can pledge the student. They can pledge a per “lap” amount or they can pledge a flat amount for the event. Either way is welcome and sincerely appreciated. Jog-A-Thon offers students an enjoyable and healthy opportunity to take pride in their school. The funds raised go directly towards providing Holy Cross students with an enriching educational environment.
Fall Festival is family friendly event held on a brisk autumn Saturday, typically in mid/late October. This is a wonderful day filled with much fun and entertainment. You can expect to enjoy a variety of delicious food, treats, games and prizes for all ages, raffles, children’s activities, live entertainment, wine, beer and of course community fellowship! This event is open to all Holy Cross families, their friends and family, the parish community as well as the community at large. The Fall Festival Committee goes right to work at the beginning of each school year to bring this event to life. As with all events of this scale, we rely on the support of our wonderful staff, parents and families to make Fall Festival possible. This a great opportunity to get a head start in earning parent service hours. All proceeds from the Fall Festival are used to benefit special projects within the school.
Winter See’s Candy
See’s Candy Winter fundraiser is held during the Christmas holiday season and is a perfect opportunity to sell holiday gifts and/or stocking suffers. This fundraiser strictly benefits the daily operation of Holy Cross School by allowing the administration to depend on funds raised which have already been accounted for in our yearly operating budget.
Spring World’s Finest Chocolate
World’s Finest Chocolate is held in springtime and is very popular amongst the students. Each family is asked to sell one box of chocolates; however, many incentives are offered to top sellers. WFC is a highly consumable product making sales virtually effortless. WFC is unique in the fact that it is only available through fundraising and not sold in stores. These funds are used to support the operating budget.
Holy Cross School Annual Auction, Dinner, Dance is our biggest fundraiser of the year. Typically held in springtime with varying themes such as Luau or Fiesta. This is a fun and entertaining evening filled with festive decorations, delicious food, no-host bar, music, raffles, fellowship and of course plenty of live and silent auction action! The Auction Committee begins work on this fabulous event months in advance along with the support of our wonderful parents and families making this a great opportunity to earn parent service hours. In addition, each Holy Cross family is responsible to sell/purchase one book of Auction Raffle tickets. Again, this is the biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds raised are used to subsidize the cost of providing a quality Catholic education for the students of Holy Cross School.
Recycle drives are held on a quarterly basis. This is a very easy and environmentally friendly way to help the earth and save our school. Recyclables are collected in each class during a weeklong Recycle Drive and the class collecting the most recyclables earns a reward.
Scrip is paper or plastic money. The gift cards you give and use every day are SCRIP and are exactly the same gift cards displayed at the supermarket! Holy Cross School purchases the gift cards at a discount and sells them at their face value. Each Holy Cross family is responsible to purchase $400.00 worth of SCRIP per school quarter. With minimal planning you can fulfill your family fundraising obligation easily as we offer a wide variety of retail stores, grocery stores, department stores, eateries and gasoline vendors for immediate purchase. Special orders may also be placed and take approximately 7 to 10 days to arrive. Our current vendor list along with percentages earned may be obtained through the school office. Extended family members or friends can purchase SCRIP on your behalf just by mentioning your family name. SCRIP may be purchased through the school office and after Sunday Mass with cash or check made payable to “Holy Cross School”. Payment must be made at the time of the order, even if not in stock.
Escrip (Electronic SCRIP)
ESCRIP is a convenient, free and virtually effortless complement to fundraising. Earn money for Holy Cross School by participating in the FREE school earning programs simply by making purchases at the following merchants.
You simply register your Vons (Pavilions) Club Card (grocery store loyalty card) designating Holy Cross School as the recipient. Each time you use your Vons (Pavilions) Club Card at checkout, the store will automatically give a percentage of that purchase to Holy Cross School.
Extended family members and friends can also register their cards, designating Holy Cross School as the recipient.
To register your Vons (Pavilions) Club Card:
- Visit www.escrip.com.
- Click “Sign-up – It’s Free which will prompt supporter registration instructions.
- Enter GROUP NAME “Holy Cross School of Ventura” or GROUP ID #136558949 to designate Holy Cross School as the recipient.
- Proceed as instructed.
As a supporter of Holy Cross School you will maintain all of the existing benefits of your current card including mileage, points, rewards, etc.
Target donates 1% of your Target in-store and on-line purchases to Holy Cross School when you link your Target Visa, Target REDcard debit card or Target REDcard credit card to our school group number #2862.
- Go to the target website, Take Charge of Education page (www.Target.com/tcoe) or call 1-800-316-6142.
- Follow instructions.
- Use the Holy Cross School group identification #2862
Learn more about obtaining a Target Visa, Target REDcard debit card or Target REDcard credit by visiting www.Target.com/redcard.
Box Top$ for Education has helped America’s schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can help Holy Cross School by clipping Box Top$ coupons from hundreds of participating products. Submissions are made only two times per year, so we must collect year-round to make a difference. Helping is easy… Clip the Box Top$ from hundreds of participating products and send them to school. Each one is worth 10¢ when our school redeems them. For a list of participating brands please visit btfe.com/products. Please save Box Top$ throughout the school year and send them in regularly. Remember… EVERY Box Top$ counts!
Labels for Educations
Labels for Education is a fun and easy program where families and supporters of Holy Cross School work towards earning free stuff for our school. You can help Holy Cross School by collecting UPCs and beverage caps from over 2,500 products with a Labels for Education logo and returning to the school office you can help our school earn points that can be redeemed for Academic, Art and Athletic merchandise. For a complete list of participating products visit www.labelsforeducation.com.