St. James Preschool (SJP) thrives in part due to the generous and dedicated fundraising at the school. The community finds creative ways to raise money relying on time, resources, and talents to make sure that everyone can contribute in their own way. Funds raised are used for school wide projects, professional development for teachers, and to allow us to offer enrichment programming to all children at no extra fee.

Annual Fund (November)

This year’s SJP Annual Fund, ran from November 3rd to November 17th. Monies raised will support our enrichment programs, redesign and re-outfit administrative offices, and enable continuing education for staff.

Book Fair (November/December)

The annual SJP Book Fair is great opportunity to get your family and the school some new books and to have a great time in the process. We’re looking forward to a hybrid event this year which will feature online selections from meritable authors and illustrators 2020-2021, as well as, we hope, an in-person event at a local bookstore. This is an opportunity to get your early holiday shopping done with a portion of the proceeds from items bought online and in store donated to SJP. For the in-person portion of the event, we will have refreshments, a curated selection of books from our teachers, and the kids will be treated to a special story time, courtesy of Roger.

Minted Cards (Year Round)

We have partnered with Minted to help us fundraise for St. James Preschool. Minted offers holiday and seasonal cards, custom photo gifts, tote bags, and more. Using our unique code, FUNDRAISESTJAMES, you will get 20% off Minted card and gift purchases – and for every order placed, Minted will donate 15% back to St. James.

Wine Raffle (December)

Just in time for the holidays, raffle tickets are sold each year with the winner taking home dozens of bottles of great wine. Tickets will be sold through the first-half of December. Three lucky winners will be drawn at the Winter Sing-a-Long

Sports Tournaments and Poker (Fall and Spring)

Each year, our school engages in a variety of sporting competitions without ever breaking a sweat. We host an annual NFL Survivor Pool, Super Bowl Squares, NCAA March Madness brackets, and any other reason we can find to compete. This has expanded into a Fall and Spring Poker Tournaments which raises money for the school and helps to offset some of the costs of the Annual Gala. And while we all love to compete and win, the real winners always end up being the SJP kids!

“It’s not hyperbole to say that St. James is a second home to my family. Our eldest son, who graduated from the school more than 4 years ago, still likes to come with me to pick up his brother so he can grab a hug from his former teachers. Because of the special role that St. James plays in our lives, choosing to devote our charitable dollars to the school was one of the easiest choices we’ve ever had to make.”
St. James Parent