Parents Involved in Education (P.I.E.) raises funds for the Excellence in Education program at Illiana Christian High School. This program allows teachers to submit classroom or department “wish lists,” and the money raised is used to make classroom purchases that are not covered by tuition dollars. Through the efforts of many volunteers, P.I.E. is able to make significant financial contributions each year toward these requests. In addition, P.I.E. also provides lunch services to students at cost and the opportunity for tuition reduction through the SCRIP store.
Families, we need you! To encourage volunteer participation at the school, each Illiana family is assessed a “P.I.E. fee” of $250, which is billed on tuition statements in December. When parents volunteer, they will receive credit on their tuition statement, starting in December, to offset this fee. (Please note that if your child transfers out of Illiana during the school year, your tuition account will only be credited for volunteer activities completed up to that point).
PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING P.I.E. PROGRAMS:
LUNCH PROGRAM: Lunch is offered to students five days a week. All lunches are pre-ordered and pre-paid a month in advance on RenWeb. Lunch ordering will be open from the 1st through the 10th of each month. You can pay with a transfer from your bank account to save on credit card fees. Emergency lunches are available on a very limited basis- cash only. White milk and chocolate milk are free and will not need to be pre-ordered.
CATERING/DINNER AT ILLIANA: Illiana catering services offers the “traditional” Illiana Family Style dinner, or you are welcome to use outside catering services. Please contact Terri Schaaf at 708-259-0749. We would love to host your class reunion or deacon’s dinner! There also are volunteer opportunities associated with dinners (see below).
SCRIP: The SCRIP store is open during school hours. Gift cards can be purchased through Kathy West using cash or check. Come in or have your student stop in the office during those hours and walk out with gift cards in hand. Regular online orders will be placed once a month for gift cards that the SCRIP store does not carry. SCRIP orders online will be due the first Tuesday of every month by 8:00 am. They will be available for pick up the second Tuesday of the month after 10:00 am.
Last year SCRIP paid out $35,879.45 to the 50 participating families with students at Illiana. How can you start earning with these families? It’s easy…. sign up for an online account at https://www.raiseright.com/ and enter the enrollment code for ICHS (6LD1C93F219). More information can be found on the school website under SCRIP or email Jill Rozendal at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
VOLUNTEERING: A list of volunteer opportunities can be viewed at https://signup.com/go/TWBkAWs To sign up, use a desktop or laptop. Mobile devices are not a dependable method. If you have a problem with the link, copy and paste it into your browser. If you have any questions, email Shaynee Pierce at email@example.com. As fellow parents, we know that you are busy, but you must be on time when you sign up to volunteer.
PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BEFORE YOU SIGN UP.
EACH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY HAS A DIFFERENT VALUE.
PLEASE SIGN UP CORRECTLY TO RECEIVE YOUR FULL CREDIT. MAXIMUM CREDIT IS $250.
LUNCHES: Each lunch spot is worth $50 P.I.E. credit. You may sign up for as many lunches as you would like, but a maximum of $250 P.I.E. credit can be earned per family each year. We also ask that you only sign up for a maximum of 3 hot lunch slots each semester to give everyone an opportunity to sign up.
DINNERS: The following three volunteer positions are on an as-needed basis. These are not guaranteed. You may sign up for one, two, or all three jobs. You will be called in the order you signed up on https://signup.com/go/TWBkAWs
Dinner Preparers: Your day in the kitchen is from 9-11:30 am on the day of the dinner. For this job you will be peeling potatoes/vegetables, cutting up the lettuce and helping the cook. You will receive $62.50 in P.I.E. credit for each dinner worked. You may bring an adult partner to receive $125 credit.
Table Setters: You will need to be at school from 2:30-4:30 pm on the day of the dinner. You will receive $62.50 in PIE credit for each dinner worked. You may bring an adult partner to receive $125 credit.
Dinner Server: You will need to arrive at school about 5:00 pm the day of the dinner and stay until everything is cleaned up (about 9:00-9:30 pm). You will receive $125 P.I.E. credit for working the dinner but may sign up with an adult partner to receive the full $250 credit.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Be sure to register and create an account for signup.com. When new opportunities become available or last-minute openings need to be filled then you will receive notifications.
P.I.E. FUNDRAISERS: In addition to volunteering, you can support the Excellence in Education program by participating in P.I.E. fundraising events such as the Fall Mum Sale, Culver’s Night and the annual P.I.E. Fundraising Dinner (“Spring Supper”). P.I.E. also welcomes business donations and/or sponsors.
Check out the monthly P.I.E. updates in Illiana’s newsletter. For any additional questions about Parents Involved in Education, contact Kristen Rappold at 219-730-9035.
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Parents Involved in Education Board