Our Community

Support Our School

St. Petronille School is blessed with a community of involved and generous families. Our children learn, pray, serve, and play together. Likewise, our school parents work together and share their gifts and talents to support the school and help to meet the school’s fundraising needs.

Tuition alone does not cover the full cost of educating our children. St. Petronille School relies on fundraising for a significant portion of its operating budget. Thanks to the generosity of school families and parishioners, St. Pet’s is able to keep tuition at a reasonable level while updating curriculum and technology, hiring and retaining talented teachers, providing tuition assistance to those who need it, and offering an exceptional Catholic education.

There are many ways to support St. Petronille School throughout the year. In an effort to assist families in prayerfully contemplating and planning, we have outlined four main ways to contribute:

Sunday Giving

... to St. Petronille Church supports not only the parish and its ministries but also the school. For the 2020-21 school year, the Church provided a tuition investment of approximately $1,250 per parishioner student. We thank our parishioner families for their past support and ask those who are in a financial position to do so to consider returning this contribution to the parish through the weekly offertory or the tuition offset program.

Parent Organization-Sponsored Fundraisers

... help build community and contribute more than $225,000 annually toward tuition investment per student, school programs and resources. Although fundraisers many cahnge from year to year, the P.O. typically organizes raffles, trivia nights, a golf outing, fun run, yearbook sales, out-of-uniform passes, and a Christmas collection for our dedicated teachers.

The St. Petronille Parish School Trust Fund (also known as the L.I.F.E. Fund)

The St. Petronille Parish School Trust Fund (also known as Lifetime Investment in Faith and Education—or "L.I.F.E." Fund) supports our school, including making tuition assistance available to students.  Your contributions to the L.I.F.E. Fund give the gift of Catholic education to families in need.

Donations to the St. Petronille L.I.F.E. Fund can be made via the parish website by clicking the link below. Additional information about the Fund is available under "Our Commuinty" section LIFE fund FAQ's.  

Families who desire consideration for a tuition grant are invited to apply through the FACTS Grant & Aid Application available at FACTS. For more information, please contact Bill Tice in the Parish office at (630) 469-0404 x2004 or ticeb@stpetschurch.org. You can read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the fund.

Empower Illinois

You can make a charitable investment for St. Petronille students through this IL. State tax credit scholarship program. Donate through the Empower Illinois website. Direct your funds to recipients at St. Petronille School, and receive a 75% state tax credit. Donations go directly to student tuition. Through generous contributions, approximately 10-15 scholarships areawarded each school year. Families that wish to apply for the Empower lllinois scholarship many do so at Empower Illinois apply.

Through these giving programs, our community raises nearly $2,000 per student to balance the school budget each year, plus additional funds to provide tuition assistance. We are so grateful for all contributions, and gifts of all amounts matter. Thank you for all your support of St. Petronille School.

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Amazon Smile

You Shop—Amazon Gives—St. Pets Wins

When you shop through Amazon Smile, Amazon makes a donation to the charity of your choice. Make St. Pets your charity of choice today! Every time you shop, 0.5% of your eligible purchase price will be donated to St. Pets at no additional cost to you. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com. Log on using your regular Amazon user name and password. If you do not have an Amazon account, you will need to create one.
  2. Step 2: From the “Your Account” tab, select “Change your Charity.” Pick “St. Petronille Church and School” as the organization you want to support.
  3. Step 3: When you shop, log on through smile.amazon.com. This is really important for St. Pets to get credit. While there’s no Amazon Smile app available for your mobile device, you can easily save the smile.amazon.com website link to your mobile device’s Home Screen for one-touch access.
  4. Step 4: Ask family and friends to pick St. Pets too! 

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Box Tops for Education

Help Our School Earn Money for Education

Please bring your box tops to the school office or school drop box. And check out the Free Box Top App! Download it before your next shopping trip. You can earn Box Tops on common items and from retailers like Caputo’s and Walmart.

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