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Mark your calendars! Please note that all dates are tentative. More details on events, and any potential date changes will be shared here as they get closer. Please note that COVID protocols will be followed at all events. 

Book Fair 


Upcoming Virtual Scholastic Book Fair will be held September 30th - October 13th!  Additional details will be provided closer to the start date.  Please help to support Shrine Catholic Grade School by purchasing books during the fair dates.  Twenty-five percent of the proceeds of the sale come back to us as "Scholastic Dollars" and can be redeemed for classroom supplies! 

Step by Step Run 

Did you know the Step by Step Run was able to donate $75,000 to our new turf field, $10,000 towards the air conditioning in the auditorium, all the funds to purchase the playground equipment for the ECC and so much more? We were able to do this with the participation and generosity of the Shrine Community.
We are a little behind this year to be honest and are hoping the Shrine community can once again join in and help us fund future projects. Might it be the new concession stand, playground equipment at the Grade School??? There are so many possibilities and ways we can enhance our schools for the kids.
Join us at !

Step By Step Refreshment Table

Already signed up to run? Please check out the link below and sign up to help  We need your help to make our Annual Step By Step Run another success!

Thank you, 
Your Refreshment Committee (Sara Heslip, Adele Jorissen, Jenna Hollis, Kristin Folino, and Michelle McLaughlin)

Dad's Club Pumpkin Sale

The Dad's club Pumpkin and Porch Decor sale started on 9/11. Due to a local shortage of pumpkins and fancy gourds product is limited so order early. Pick up is Saturday October 2nd from 11am to 2pm at the Grade School. Checkout for more details! 

Trunk or Treat

Join us in the grade school parking lot on 10/29 for Trunk or Treat. This event is cohosted with the Dad's Club. More information and sign up info coming soon! 

Mothers' Club Events

9/30 - 10/13  - Virtual Book fair
10/29 - Trunk or Treat
11/28  -  Advent by Candlelight 
12/9-12/11  -  Grade School Santa Shop

Shrine Events

9/11 - 9/30 - Dad's Club Pumpkin Sale 
9/24  -  Picture Day 
9/30 - Step by Step Run T-Shirt Day
10/2  -  Step by Step Run 

Board Member Contact Information

Jacqueline Stagner

Sonia Valdez 

Vice President
Erin Bankowski 

Jennifer Southwood

Gina Sheahan


Scholastic Book Fair & Classroom Book Orders

You may have received an order form/information from your child(ren)'s teacher to order​ books through their class page.  A portion of those sales are credited back to the teacher, who can use the funds for a variety of items, such as books for the classroom, books for Christmas gifts to the students, other classroom materials, etc.

We also wanted to make you aware of the Mothers' Club Book Fair!  In years past, it has been held in the school gym, with students bringing money to school so they could shop during school hours, along with families having an opportunity to shop after school.  Historically, this has been one of our largest fundraisers.  However, the event was shifted to virtual last year due to Covid, and must be virtual again this year. Unfortunately, the virtual event last year was not nearly as successful as our in-person fairs, with profits down by roughly 80%.  These funds are critical to the Mothers' Club ability to fund teachers' wish list items for their classrooms to support our children's education.  The book fair will take place Sept 30th through Oct 16th.  We would love to have your support!  It's a great time to order books for your child(ren), nieces/nephews, and children of friends and family, etc.
We encourage you and thank you for supporting your child's classroom, as well as the Mothers' Club Book Fair through these Scholastic opportunities. Stay tuned for more information on the Book Fair in the coming weeks!
Spirit Wear Sales at HS and Academy!

You can now shop for spirit wear in person at Shrine High School and Academy! If you prefer, you can still shop online here:

Volunteers Needed! 

Lunchroom Volunteers

Hours: 10:45am – 1:10pm
Duties: Assisting and interacting with students in the lunchroom and wiping tables between lunch periods to provide a pleasant and healthy lunchroom environment. We need 3 volunteers to work the lunchroom every day.

Playground Volunteers

Hours: 11:00am – 12:50pm
Duties: Watching and interacting with students during recess to ensure fun and safety.
We need 4 volunteers to work the playground every day. In the event of bad weather, recess will be moved indoors.

Toyology Kickback Program 

Did you know that you can earn credit for Shrine just by shopping at Toyology? Shrine participates in their kickback program, so 20% of your purchase goes to an in-store credit for the school, used to pick up fun stuff for the classrooms! Just mention Shrine when purchasing!

Do you have something to include in the weekly blast? 
Please send an email to with your submission by SATURDAY at 1:00pm. If you have images to include, please make sure they are in .jpg format. This way we can be sure it is included in next week's email blast.  
Check out our Mothers' Club Facebook Page for Services offered by Shrine Moms! 

Be sure and visit the services section of our page for ways to support the Mothers' Club and fellow moms' businesses. Please note that this section is under construction as we add and update services. As a Shrine mom, if you have a service or business you provide that you'd like to have listed, please let us know! Send an email with details to 
Prayer Requests

We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers unceasingly...              (1 Thessalonians 1:2)

* Xander, Ms. Liford's Nephew
Thank you for all of the prayers for Xander! He was recently featured in a news segment celebrating Miracle Children. You can view his amazing story here!  #xanderstrong 

*Alba Family, Shrine Family

The Alba family lost their husband and father, Jason, just before Christmas. The Albas have been long time, active members of the Shrine community and have three children. Naomi (11th) and Nate (8th) attend our schools. Many people from our community have asked how they can help. With the family’s permission, we have set up a tuition fund to help offset future tuition expenses at Shrine. The link can be found here:  
Donations can also be made to LifeLab Kids Foundation in Ferndale where their youngest child, Noah (grade 2) goes to school. We will continue to hold the Alba family close in prayer and encourage you to do the same. 

* Amy Firek, Shrine Family 
Amy, one of our Shrine moms, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has 4th and 6th graders at the Grade School, and a Junior at the High School. We pray for continued strength, health, and healing as they go through this as a family. 

* Ms. Liford, Shrine Family
Our incredible Academy Art Teacher has been battling cancer. She will be beginning a new round of treatment while continuing to teach our children face-to-face. Praying for continued strength and healing for her. 

If we can support you or your loved ones through the power of prayer, please email You don't need to share any names or personal information (we'll just share whatever you tell us you're comfortable with).

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