7th Annual Mid-Winter Mardi Gras a
Thank you to all who participated in this fun event whether you joined us, sponsored a table, volunteered or simply bought a raffle ticket. The event would not have been a success without you.
Our goal was to raise $40,000. We ended up raising over $42,000! Woo hoo!
Now is your chance to express your opinion. Your response DOES matter!
As we wrap up our 7th annual Mid-Winter Mardi Gras we want to take the time to do a review.
Please click on this link to complete a brief survey about fundraising at MACS. It is important for ALL families to participate. It is difficult to make decisions without input from our families.
View thank you page with photos
Enrollment for 2015-2016
Enrollment for next year has started. Please read the enrollment letter and guide. You are welcome to pick up a hardcopy of the enrollment packet in the Central Office.
Deadline is Friday, Feb. 27th. Enrollment fee increases to $150 after Friday, March 6.
Enroll with a fillable form here
• Open in Adobe Reader to add an electronic signature.
• Save on your computer and email to Barb Gale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• OR fill out online, print, sign and send with enrollment fee with your child.
• NEW this year you have the option to use a credit card for your enrollment fee. Click on the Pay Now button.
Thank you for choosing Catholic education for your children.
Volunteering this school year?
All safe environment needs to be completed by the end of January, if they plan on doing any type of volunteer work or go on any field trips for the remainder of this year.
Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP)
income bracket is out for 2015-2016. If you know a family who would like to attend MACS next year and who may qualify please contact us. View qualifing incomes.
Application starts February 2, 2015
For FAQs view here For brochure view here
Parents Are Invited
MOVING FORWARD ADDRESS
We would like to invite you to our Moving Forward night. The Moving Forward night will be held on April 15, 2015 at McDonell High School.
The first co-hort of MACS teachers to recieve their master's degree through the St. Mary's University partnership will present to the public on April 22, 2015 at McDonell High School.
WI tuition tax deduction in 2014 returns
MACS would like to share with you information regarding the 2014 Private School Tuition Deduction (Wis. Stat. s. 71.05(6)(b)49) for your taxes.
Click here for Schedule PS form
There is specific information on what an individual will need in order to complete Schedule PS:
1. The State of Wisconsin does not require the school system to provide you with a form of what tuition was paid in the calendar year of 2014.
You will need to look through your paperwork (check stub, etc.) to determine what amount you paid in tuition for each child to the school from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. MACS does not have the software available at this time to do this for you.
2. You will need our official name and address:
McDonell Area Catholic Schools, Inc.
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729-1908
3. You will need our School FEIN number:
Schedule PS defines what is tuition and examples of what is not tuition. Individuals may be eligible to deduct up to $4,000 for students K-8 and up to $10,000 for students 9- 12.
If an individual has a child that was in both 8th grade and 9th grade they are instructed to add the amount paid for 8th grade and the amount paid for 9th grade.
Click here to read talking points on what you can deduct, etc.
Clearly all payments that fall under the definition of tuition made in calendar year 2014 may be eligible for a tax deduction.
The tax deduction is one way the state can affirm the vital role parents play in their children's education by giving families meaningful choices in where and how children are educated.
view talking points for more information on what is deductable, etc.
If you are able to volunteer for a couple of hours a week to help, it would be greatly appreciated. You can set the time that works best for you, anytime between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday.
The list of projects you would be helping with may be:
- Selling Scrip gift cards
- Count Scrip gift cards after they are picked up
- Stuff Scrip envelopes
- Cut out articles for scrapbooks
- Help with mailings
- Proofread articles and newsletters
- Help other MACS Central Office staff with projects