From the co-Presidents
As we prepare to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with our loved ones, we would be remiss if we did not take a moment to express our gratitude for your support so far this year.
Thanks to you, our first major fundraiser – Boosterthon for Books – was a success. We beat our goal by nearly $2,000, which helps us continue our mission to support our teachers and students. This fundraiser did more than generate dollars that we use for our school; the Boosterthon organization also donated 81 meals via Feeding America to Second Harvest Heartland in recognition of our students’ excellent work on the field.
One way we support our school is with instructor grants: each teacher and specialist was given a grant at the start of the school year to spend money for their classrooms and programs in the way they thought would benefit their students the most. We distributed a total of $12,000 in grants.
We also have a small amount of budget set aside to consider requests for support that our annual budget cannot anticipate. A couple examples of how this has helped include new sheet music stands for our music department, and a Buddy Bench instructional video.
We are also very thankful for those of you who have raised your hand, offered to help, suggested a new idea for how we can do even better. This is another form of support that is so important to our success. We hope to hear from more of you throughout the year.
We’re excited for what’s on the horizon this year: Carnival, a new community event to help burn some pent-up winter energy, Book Fairs, and more! Thank you again for everything you do to make our community the wonderful place it is.