The Panther Parent Association is proud to continue the tradition of bringing communal families together. Each event requires an outpouring of support from every person to ensure it’s success for our students and school.

Please take a moment to visit each fundraising event and check out other ways to get involved and extend your time, talent and treasure through our PPA program.

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Ready To Join Our Fundraising Committees?

Great traits for our Fundraiser volunteers may have a background in public relations, sales, customer service, marketing, hospitality or some sort of customer interfacing experience role. These committee members will work together to raise money through volunteering, planning and coordinating the fundraising events along with marketing and promoting the events to ensure a successful turn-out is achieved.

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Amazon Smile

Fundraiser Only
Duration:  On-going throughout school year
Overview: Start your day out with a smile!  Amazon Smile!  Same products, same prices, same service. Amazon Smile will donate .5% of all eligible purchases to St. James Cathedral School for all purchases made online.


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Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Chairperson:  Lourdes Lauridsen | Email:
Date of Event(s): Wednesday, December 7, 2016 and Wednesday, April 4, 2017
Overview: Students showcase their singing and various talents at the Barnes and Noble Book Fair that is held twice a year during the Christmas Season and the Spring. Family and guests visit Barnes & Noble and a portion of all purchases are donated to the school library. Volunteers are needed to promote the book fair and assist at the event.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here

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Boosterthon Fun Run

Chairperson:  Julie & Dan Markiewicz | Email:
Date of Event(s): Wednesday, January 4, 2017 (Kickoff) & Friday, January 13, 2017 (Fun Run Event)
Overview: A dynamic experience for our kids as the Boosterthon team brings messages of faith, fitness, character, integrity and service to our school. Students collect Fun Run pledges from family and friends during this exciting event that ends with the Boosterthon Fun Run. Volunteers help encourage students (i.e. cheer them on, hand out water) on the day of the Fun Run.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here


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Box Tops for Education

Chairperson:  Stacy Greeno | Email:
and Lauren Prather | Email:
Date of Event(s): October 26, 2016, & February 24, 2017 (Collection Dates)
Date of Class Prize: Box Top Basketball Game – March 16, 2017 in School Gym
Overview: Our goal this year is to collect 25,000 box tops! Volunteers help promote and manage EASY fundraising activity for our school. The volunteers assist in collecting, counting, and mailing Box Tops to earn money for the school. The class that collects the most Box Tops during the year receives the grand prize of playing the teachers in the Box Tops basketball game!
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here


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Dinner & Auction Gala

Chairperson:  Tammy Spence | Email:
and Marti Wolszczak | Email:
Date of Event(s): Saturday, April 8, 2017
Overview: Join us and help plan a gourmet dining experience blended with refreshments, entertainment and a silent and live auction. Our annual Gala is an opportunity for volunteers to help plan, promote, and oversee a fabulous evening event for St. James parents as a way to express our appreciation for all they have done throughout the academic year.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here


Click to download the Gala FAQ’s and the Gala Tuition Raffle flyer.

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Golf Tournament

Chairperson:  Rob Thomson | Email:
and Jeremy Craft
Date of Event(s): Friday, October 14, 2016
Overview: Step up to the tee-box and drive down the fairway with us as our team of volunteers assist in planning, promoting, and overseeing this annual fundraising event. No mulligan’s here as we help with the day of event activities and ensure every golf player, sponsor and contributor feels a special St. James “welcome” during this annual event.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here


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Chairperson:  Ben Pierce | Email:
Date of Event(s): On-going throughout school year.
Overview: Volunteers assist in raising funds for school by collecting money from cars parking in the school lots and surrounding downtown parking lots during Lake Eola events. We ask for a 2 hour minimum shift if you are able to and will rotate volunteers.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here

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School Supply Packs

Chairperson:  Wendy Thomson | Email:
and Anne Pellegrino |
Date of Event(s): Prior to new school year (TBD)
Overview: Volunteers help gather supply lists from teachers, market the online School Supply Sale to parents and organize/distribute the supplies prior to Meet the Teacher in August.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here


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Coordinators: Jennifer Beaird & Sheila Cooper | Email:
 On-going throughout school year
Overview:  SCRIP is a Tuition Reimbursement Incentive Program that combines a school fundraising opportunity. Purchase gift cards at a discount from hundreds of national merchants then use the gift cards to pay for your day-to-day purchases instead of cash. The rebate earnings are split between you (75%) and St. James (25%) which goes directly toward our school’s operating costs.

SCRIP Customer Service: 1-800- 727-4715
esources:  FAQ’s, Policies & Procedures, SCRIP Calendar


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Spirit Nights

Chairperson:  Delnises Cruz Santiago | Email:
Date of Event(s): On-going throughout school year. Watch for dates in the Monday Memo!
Overview: Volunteers help organize periodic after school events to meet other parents/children and help build community spirit. The events include dine at restaurant nights (i.e. SJCS Tijuana Flats night and a % of revenue is donated to school), skating/bowling nights, food truck events, parent night out events.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here

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Chairperson:  CJ Rodriguez | Email
Date of Event(s): On-going throughout school year.
Overview: Volunteers help take pictures of the student’s classroom activities, field trips and sporting events to submit to the committee chair for the school yearbook. Help promote the sale of yearbook throughout the year to benefit SJCS.  They may also assist in the design and layout of the yearbook as well as sorting yearbook orders to distribute to grade groups.
Volunteer Sign Up:  Click Here

Download:  Yearbook Announcement  |  8th Grade Dedication Page
School Passcode: 1014725725463429