Saint Cecilia Catholic School is a community of connections. Parents and parishioners are welcome in classrooms to assist in many ways. In addition, all families are encouraged to volunteer with our various fundraisers. Please check with your teacher, check your email and this website, to learn about volunteer opportunities. To send your volunteer hours email: email@example.com.
All Saint Cecilia parents are automatically members of our Parent Club. Each year new executive officers are chosen to form the leadership team.
In accordance with Archdiocesan guidelines, the Parent Club:
The officers of the Parent Club work closely with the School Commission in order to more fully understand parent needs.
The School Commission works with parent fundraising groups as a part of their task of coordinating the overall financing of programs for the school. The Parent Club works within the framework of the parish school and will consult with the principal before decisions are made.
Saint Cecilia Catholic School, like all private schools, depends upon charitable gifts to maintain small class sizes, an excellent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and high academic standards. Because of the support of our school community, we’re also able to ensure that tuition remains affordable
That generous support is one of our school’s great strengths. Not only do our families donate hours of work—often far beyond their annual volunteer commitment—they offer their financial support in a variety of ways. They help organize and attend fundraising events throughout the school year and make substantial contributions to our Annual School Gift Campaign. These donations, volunteer efforts and parish support allow Saint Cecilia to offer a high-quality educational experience for a far lower tuition cost than is charged by other area private schools.
It is because of the generosity of our parish, families and local community that Saint Cecilia remains strong and vital. Thank you for your interest in supporting our school.
The Saint Cecilia Catholic School Patrons’ Endowment was established in partnership with the Fulcrum Foundation. The endowment provides resources to enhance the long-term sustainability and quality of Catholic faith-based education at Saint Cecilia Catholic School. Earnings from the endowment support scholarships, curriculum, technology, and other resource requirements at SCCS.
Established in 2002, the Fulcrum Foundation provides financial assistance to promote and support Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Seattle primarily through tuition assistance, assistance to schools in need, and initiatives that promote academic excellence and faith formation.
Please contact the Fulcrum Foundation or Saint Cecilia Catholic School for additional information about the Saint Cecilia Catholic School Patrons’ Endowment:
Fulcrum Foundation – Anthony Holter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-748-7987
Saint Cecilia Catholic School –Susan Kilbane email@example.com or 206-842-2017
St. Cecilia Catholic School faces the continuing challenge of keeping tuition as affordable as possible without sacrificing the high level of excellence in education that we provide. Tuition covers only 70% of the actual cost of educating our students.
Several fundraisers have been established as an opportunity for all parents, alumni, staff, and school supporters to donate directly to the school’s operating budget. Other events and activities may be added as we move forward through the year, so check your email and this website regularly.
We participate in our Annual SCCS Jog-A-Thon! The event take places in the beginning of the school year at the Bainbridge High School Track. Our Blockbuster Goal is to reach $10,000! Students & staff collect donations by sending emails with the donation link to family and friends, by mailing a provided letter, and by asking around the neighborhood. Family & friends can donate cash/checks prior to the event. We have some great personal, class and school-wide prizes based on money raised and number of laps, so please help us make this a great fundraiser for our school and help the students feel proud of their part in raising money for their school.
This yearly pledge drive begins in the fall. Pledges are requested with money due by April of the following year. However, additional pledges can be made at any time. Please consider donating or pledging to the Saint Cecilia Catholic School. If you work for a company with a matching funds program, you can easily double your donation! Remember, no contribution is too large or too small.
The SCCS School Auction, our biggest fundraiser of the year. The auction consists of a delicious meal, great music, amazing live and silent auction items, and wonderful fellowship. Our auction committee has secured sponsorships from parents, parishioners, and businesses to pay for all costs related to putting on the auction. As a result, all proceeds from the night of the auction, including ticket sales, will directly support our school.
Free childcare is available which includes dinner, outdoor play, arts and crafts and a movie. Our students will enjoy a fun evening with their classmates, younger siblings and new friends whose parents are attending the auction.
Some of the many items available in recent years are a beautiful wooden rowboat/sailboat, a trip to Hawaii, an Airbnb on Bainbridge, and a group meal at Hey Day Farm. We have over 100 items and certificates in our silent auction, something for everyone.
Please plan to join us each year on an evening in early May as we raise funds, making it possible for us to provide the best possible education for our students.
This is a Christmas party for the children of the Bainbridge and North Kitsap communities. Each year since 2002 we’ve celebrated as close to St. Nicholas’s feast day of December 6th as possible.
Highlights typically include:
In addition to our annually reoccurring events, Saint Cecilia's raises funds through a number of ongoing programs. These include:
Please collect and turn in BoxTops throughout the entire year. Collection boxes are in Conger Hall, the back of the church, the parish office and every classroom.
Saint Cecilia Catholic School’s Uniform Closet includes both new and used uniform items for purchase throughout the year. Students may also borrow used items as replacements for spills and messes that occur during the school day.
We keep a limited supply of new (logo) uniform pieces. These include sweaters, sweatshirts, fleece vests, and ties. Most are available in both youth and adult sizes.
We also keep a supply of gently used items. Families are encouraged to donate uniform pieces that are clean and in good condition. These typically include logo items, shirts, pants, skirts, skorts, and jumpers. Sizes and selection vary based on donations. We try to keep black shoes available for students to borrow.
eScrip offers several different ways to earn money for our school.