From the Business Office:
~Empower Illinois (Donors)
: Donating to Empower Illinois allows you to receive a 75% Illinois State Tax Credit on your state income tax in April and provides scholarship funds for families in need.
~Empower Illinois (Scholarships)
: New this year: the reservation will open at 6:30pm to allow families 30 minutes to enter their information onto Page One. Families will review and confirm their information on Page Two. At 7:00pm you will submit your information and receive a timestamp. You will be notified by email when the complete application is available to you on January 17th. It is encouraged to submit your application by January 17th.
~Federal Tax Free Donation
: If you have reached age 70 ½ and would like to help Jordan Catholic School and/or your parish, the government requires you to take out a certain amount of your IRA each year and this is subject to federal tax. However, the law allows you to donate this amount directly to school or parish during 2019 and have it distributed free of federal income tax!
Tuition Tax Credits:
All tuition payments you would like included with your 2019 taxes need to be made by December 31st. This year your tuition tax credit statements will be available on Smart Tuition.
If you need assistance or have questions about any of the above, contact Wendy Todd at:
309-793-7350 x202 or
Novena for Archbishop Fulton Sheen
On December 3rd Peoria announced the postponement of Beatification of Fulton J. Sheen.
Bishop Jenky is launching a special appeal for prayer and asking that we participate in a 9-day Novena that the cause may move forward to Beatification and Canonization of Fulton Sheen.
This Novena will begin on December 12th and is attached here for all who would like to join in this prayer.
1. Our last order for SCRIP gift cards will be Tuesday, December 17
to ensure delivery before the break.
2. How SCRIP benefits all of us? Gas and Groceries are the easiest examples! Our Grocery cards typically carry a rebate of 3% which means that $3 of every $100 is split between the school and you!
-You spend $100 a week on groceries at a participating retailer.
-$100 x 3% = $3.00. $3.00 a week x 4 = $12.00 each month. $12.00 a month x 12 = $72.00 a year.
-A $100 Gas purchase every two weeks adds another $18.00 a year.
-Faithful Grocery and Gas purchases throughout the year net you a $90 Tuition Credit and $90 for your school!
-Think it's not worth it? Multiply $90.00 by our 250 families and it totals $22,500.00 a year - for just purchasing groceries and gas!
-Dine out once a month? Go to the Movies once a year? Ice Cream? Pizza? Yogurt? 250 families faithfully purchasing these here and there will add another $15,000.00 a year!
-The possibilities are endless! And, you are going to places you always go to anyway!
3. Remember our Visa gift cards require no activation fee! Save $5.95 by purchasing through SCRIP!
4. Forget to turn in your SCRIP form? Order your SCRIP online through MyScripWallet! Choose physical gift cards and your order will be ready the next day (or every Thursday for anything that needs special ordering).
5-New Arrival for Gift-Giving: $10 Regal gift cards. First come, first serve.
If you have been interested in using MyScripWallet to be able to buy egift cards while on the go, instructions on set-up are below. Electronic Transfer or Credit Cards accepted for an additional 2.6% transaction fee.
New Scrip Form is posted on our website at: jordanschool.com (then Parents-Fundraisers-Scrip)