FUND A PROJECT: Facility Upgrades/Capital Needs
Goal: $32,000 

Saint Joseph Catholic School continues to need upgrades to its facilities including upgrades to maintenance equipment, technology, HVAC system, and the roof. The School is in the process of developing a larger facility plan to support some of the major items that have been brought to its attention, but there are still some immediate needs that can be addressed this year. Examples include:

  • $10,000 - $12,000 for Equipment Purchases for Maintenance:  Right now the school does not have a reliable lawn mower, and needs to upgrade the old, vacuum cleaner with a commercial grade unit.   We also do not have a snow blower nor a pressure washer which would be used in a variety of ways; especially in power cleaning our restrooms. 

  • $10,000 for School Information System (SIS): A SIS (Student Information System) in our school would provide multi-faceted support. It automates the seamless flow of information between school administrators, teachers and parents through state-of-the-art solutions that provide convenience and efficiency.  It impacts admissions, attendance, hot lunch programs, health information management, report cards, scheduling, parent/teacher communication and much more. This initial cost includes full set up and training of staff.

  • $5,000 -$10,000– HVAC system upgrades to put in a filtration system to provide better air quality to the school by removing pathogens from the air and/or decrease the presence of infectious agents in our school environment.

This year’s paddle raise will support getting some of those key upgrades done and any remaining funds will go to support additional facility/capital needs of the school.

Below is a brief update of the Previous 3 years of Paddle Raises

2020 Paddle Raise – School Roof
  • Amount Raised: $38,350
  • Update: $40,500 in restricted roofing account- awaiting approval of comprehensive plan for school upgrades.
2019 Paddle Raise – Security Upgrades
  • Amount Raised: $10,750
  • Update: Fully implemented.  This provided much needed increases to school security including including video cameras, electronic locks, and alarm systems.  
2018 Paddle Raise – Chromebooks
  • Amount Raised $10,150
  • Update: The school received an additional $14,000 from the parish for a total of $24,150 that went for: 50 Chromebooks, 2 sets of stationary chargers, 1 portable charging cart, and headsets for all 50 computers. (what a gift given the unexpected need to teach remotely).

 

Comments

Laura Carreno donated $500

I have a heart full of love for our St. Joseph School. I would like to do more. I want my grandchildren to get the blessing of Catholic education, and I hope that the school lives forever !!!

2M ago

$23,570 raised

of $32,000 goal
73%
20 donations
Jenny Rickel

$100

2M ago

Gene Ockinga

$250

2M ago

Anonymous

$250

2M ago

Theresa and Jake Cmelik

$300

2M ago

Anonymous

$100

2M ago

Saint Joseph Catholic School

Saint Joseph Catholic School
600 St. Joseph Place
Wenatchee Washington 98801

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