TRIP

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TRIP)

This is by far one of the best fundraising programs offered. There is no other program which allows you to receive money off your tuition by buying the things you need!!!

St. Catherine of Alexandria Mandatory Fundraising Fee

St. Catherine School requires all K - 8 school families, to pay a fundraising fee.  Your T.R.I.P. earnings can be used to pay your mandatory fundraising fee. Additional earnings above the $75.00 mandatory fundraising fee will be used for tuition credit in May or July.  Families electing not to participate in the T.R.I.P. program or that do not earn $75.00 in T.R.I.P. credit will be billed $75 or the remaining balance of the mandatory fundraising fee on their May Smart Tuition bill. Families also have the option to pay the $75 mandatory fundraising fee at any time prior to being billed in May.  


How  does the TRIP  program work?

  • Purchase gift cards through our TRIP program for any of the the vendors listed on the attached sheet (there are over 100 vendors listed) You will note there is percentage listed next to each vendor. This is the percentage of your purchase that is applied toward your mandatory fundraising fee of $75.00. For example, if you purchase $100 in Jewel 1.8 % you earned $1.80 toward your fundraising fee.

  • The TRIP Administrators track these amounts and send each family a statement in January on your purchases and the credits earned.

  • Use the TRIP program year round to make purchases from the vendor list to accumulate your credits. Ask your friends and family to buy as well. You can continue to save for education once your children have graduated from St. Catherine.


Who is eligible for the TRIP program ?

  • Anyone sending their child to St. Catherine (earning dates April 1st, 2018 - March 31st, 2019)

  • Anyone sending their child to a Catholic High School (earning dates February 1st, 2018 - January 31st, 2019)

  • Anyone sending their child to a private or public college (earnings February 1st, 2018 - January 31st, 2019)


Where do I buy TRIP?

  • Cash and carry every Sunday from 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. at the back of Church.

  • Orders sent to school will be returned on Thursday. (Orders must be in by 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday)

  • Orders dropped off at the rectory will be returned to the rectory on Thursday after 3:00 P.M. for pick - up (Orders must be at the Rectory at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday)


Envelope Orders

A TRIP envelope is provided to each family for your convenience in sending orders to school and having certificates returned to you. This TRIP envelope is in the packet you receive on packet pick up day. Please keep the envelope and use it to send in orders. You may send orders to school with your oldest child, or you may drop off your order at the rectory or school office. Envelope orders received by 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday will be filled and returned to you on Thursday of the same week if the certificates are in stock.

When sending orders to school with your child, he/she is responsible for turning in the order to his/her teachers. Orders are filled and sent home on Thursdays. Please make sure to fill out the order form completely and include your TRIP identification number.



TRIP Credit Statements

The TRIP program year cycle runs from April 1st through March 31st of each year. Families that participate in the TRIP program will receive a statement during the 2018 - 2019 school year in January that will list, by purchase, the credits accumulated on your account through December 31st, 2018. A letter will go home in April letting you know how much TRIP credit you earned toward the fundraising fee and/or tuition credit.

Registration and Family Identification (TRIP No. )

If you are new to the school or new to using TRIP program please either contact us or see us in the back of church to get you registered for the program.

If at any time you have questions or comments regarding the TRIP Program, please feel free to contact the TRIP  Coordinators.


                Mary Smith

                708 499 - 3430



See forms below for further information.