We all love Jefferson. We know you do, because we saw so many of you at the community meeting and Mayfair, and because of all the things you do to make Jefferson great: helping out in your child’s classroom, volunteering with the PTA, on the yard, in the garden, helping plan one of our many school events, and being involved with your child’s education.
We need your help now to keep Jefferson great. As you probably know, Jefferson will welcome more than 80 new students in the fall. Unfortunately, we still don’t know how much money the school will have for next year! This is why we are asking for your help now with the Giving Campaign, to make sure that the Jefferson PTA has the funds we need for next school year.
Without PTA funding, we could lose many valuable programs,including P.E. classes for our incoming kindergarteners: there would be no organized P.E. classes or supervised playground activities, which are critical to keeping kids safe and active as the school grows. We could also lose many of the support services for students and families, including parent workshops, the literacy coach, field trips, and counseling. We are hoping to offer parent workshops on the Common Core and our new math curriculum which so many of you asked for at the community meeting.Without your help, we can’t do that.
The PTA raises more than $100,000 each year, almost of third of which comes from the Giving Campaign. Your support is especially important now.
A group of Jefferson families have stepped forward to double every dollar raised between now and May 31st, up to $12,000! Just think: your gift of $10 becomes $20, $50 becomes $100, $100 becomes $200, and $1,000 becomes $2,000. And that $12,000 becomes $24,000 for our students.
Giving is easy!
Just drop your check in the locked PTA mailbox in the office or donate online at www.jefferson.berkeleypta.org
. Your donation goes directly toward resources for students and teachers
, and other services for the coming school year.
Thank you for making Jefferson great!
Phil Polishuk (Will 2nd and Scott incoming K) and Magali Barbieri (Juliette 2nd)
Giving Campaign Co-Chairs
ps: Donations are 100% tax deductible!