At Christ the King School, we value the sacrifice our families make to provide a Catholic education for their children. While we are always in need of funds for operational and financial aid needs, we understand that the financial commitment alone to send your children here can be hefty. For this reason, we limit our fundraising endeavors and additional funding requests. See below for a breakdown of fundraisers we conduct as a school and for any questions, please contact Principal, Steve Hoffman.
All Catholic Schools participate in the “You Can Lend a Hand” Quality Dining coupon book fundraiser. On page 9 of the Parent/Student Handbook is the information regarding Diocesan Policy 2120 about fundraising. For “You Can Lend a Hand,” CKS families (K-8) are required to sell/purchase a minimum number of books (10 per student or 25 per family for a family of 3 or more). Proceeds from the sales of these books go directly to our school.
CKS usually holds 3-4 “Dress Down Days” per year to benefit various charity organizations. These are OPTIONAL and are not fundraisers for Christ the King. Children are asked to make a donation (of any amount) to the specific charity in exchange for being able to “dress down” on that particular day. Occasionally, students will only be allowed to wear jeans instead of fully dressing down.
The Christ the King Dinner Auction is a bi-annual gala designed as a joint fundraiser for the school and parish. Guests enjoy an evening with silent and live auction purchase opportunities, raffles, and much more. This event funds a large part of the SGO (Scholarship Granting Organization) student financial aid and provides operational funds for the parish. In 2017, the event raised over $175,000.
In 2008, Christ the King began a sister parish relationship with Corpus Christi Parish in Jalchatra, Bangladesh, which, like Christ the King, is administered by the Congregation of Holy Cross. Students at Christ the King engage our sister parish in a number of ways. There are several opportunities throughout the year for the students to raise money for our sister parish through coin collection boxes and dress down days. These are all optional. A little bit of money goes a long way in Bangladesh.