2023 Parent Contract Meeting Highlights

Important information for the 2023-2024 school year

DATE: 4/05/23

Thank you to all the parents who attended the 2023-2024 Parent Contract meeting last Wednesday, I truly appreciate your support. Contracts have been released electronically through School Admin. A $250.00 per family non-refundable contract fee is due with the contract. This secures your child(ren)’s enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year. Contracts are due back to school on Thursday, April 6, 2023. Contracts received after April 6, 2023 must pay a contract fee of $300.00. Contract fee is non-refundable and must be paid for the contract to be accepted.

If you did not attend the meeting, the PowerPoint presentation is available on the school’s website on the front page. This includes next year’s tuition rates, fees and fundraising responsibilities as well as information about the next school year.

Highlights from the meeting:

2023-2024 St. Philomena School Tuition:

  • $6,588 In-Parish Rate – 1 Student

  • $12,847 In-Parish Rate – 2 Students

  • $18,446 In-Parish Rate – 3 Students

  • $23,058 In-Parish Rate – 4 Students

  • $9,547 Non-Parish Rate Per Student

The cost to educate a child at St. Philomena Catholic School is approximately $9,547. Tuition covers a portion of this cost. The remaining costs are made up through fundraising.

Anchor Fund is due by October 31, 2023. Every family MUST financially support the St. Philomena School’s Anchor Fund, which helps with the current and future operational costs of the school. All Anchor Fund donations are tax deductible.

Each family must purchase SCRIP to generate a minimum of $225.00 in revenue for St. Philomena School. Families not meeting the minimum $225.00 will be billed the difference between revenue generated and $400.00 by May 31, 2024.

SPLASH Auction (St. Philomena: Leadership, Action, Scholarship, Heritage)

  • Procure an item(s) and/or service(s) at $300.00 or Buy-out (Cash, Check, Credit Card) commitment at $350.00 by December 14, 2023.

  • Procure an item(s) and/or service(s) at $350.00 or Buy-out (Cash, Check, Credit Card) commitment at $400.00 by January 25, 2024

No procurement items will be accepted after January 25, 2024 and the Buy-out commitment will be $500.00.

Volunteers are very important to the continued success of our school and parish. Each family is responsible for finding, recording, and tracking their volunteer hours during the school year. The commitment requirements are 40 hours for a two-parent family and 20 hours for a single-parent family completed between June 1, 2023 and May 31, 2024. Hours not fulfilled by May 31, 2024 will be assessed at $30.00 an hour and payment is due by the last day of June.

If an in-parish tuition family does not make continual financial contributions to St. Philomena Parish between June 1st, 2023 and September 30th, 2023; they will be moved to the out of parish tuition status on November 1st, 2023. A suggested donation for the in-parish tuition rate is a weekly donation of $25.00 to $50.00.

A St. Philomena in-parish family is one who participates in the sacramental life of the parish by regularly attending Mass, supporting parish activities, and financially contributing.

Tuition Assistance Forms were due on February 23, 2023. The Tuition Assistance Committee has processed all forms and assistance has been awarded. Families who are receiving tuition assistance will have this reflected in their 2023-2024 tuition contract. There is limited tuition assistance available and the Tuition Assistance Committee will not be renegotiating awarded amounts.If you did not turn in a form by the deadline you are not eligible for tuition assistance for the 2023-2024 school year. Assistance is based on family need and we don’t have the means to honor everyone’s full request.

  • Summer Camp- June 19th- Aug. 11th – Leah Stone is the summer camp director

  • Summer School- June 26th - July 20th

  • Vacation Bible School – June 26th- June 30th

Registration will begin in May, 2023

  • Mon., Aug. 28th - Meet & Greet 8:00 AM- 11:00 AM

  • Tues., Aug. 29th - 1st Day of School

  • Fri., Sept. 1st & Mon., Sept. 4th - No School- Labor Day

  • Calendar Highlights for 2023-2024 on the school's website. Please do not schedule vacations during the 1st week of school

The big news for next year is that we are re-starting our art program. Ms. T. will be the art teacher and will be providing students in PreK-8th grade weekly art lessons!!