Dear Families and Friends of PCS,
It’s spring and the careful planning for the last third of the year is underway. As you know, it has been a school year like no other. Despite the challenges Covid-19 has presented us, we are having a successful school year. Our Early Learning Program for preschoolers is going well. We have also gained a few students throughout the school year. And we love the growth and development we see in our students in learning both knowledge and skills as the year goes along.
I’d like you to know about these exciting updates:
1. We have received a 5 to 1 matching grant for our general operating expenses. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by June 30, 2021 in order to maximize the grant. This will give us a needed $150,000 for our operations. My family and four other board members are each committing $1,000 or more to start off the fund. Would you join us? We are encouraging each family to make a contribution. If funds are tight, this may be a smaller donation amount. If you have more flexibility, you may be able to match (or exceed!) the commitment of board members. Together we can make a big difference to the program for our children. For example:
· $10 turns into $60
· $50 turns into $300
· $200 turns into $1200
· $1,000 turns into $6,000
No amount is too small and no amount is too large! 😀 All general donations given in the next few months will be applied to this project. All donations are tax deductible.
2. Our new water system is officially complete, working well, and approved by Northern Health. We are thankful to our volunteers and donors who made this possible within our budget restraints.
3. We are now accepting e-transfers! Our bank has changed their system to allow us to maintain financial security and accept e-transfers. Payments can be sent to our main email account. Specific details are in the attached file. This may help you give a donation for our matching grant 😉
Our plans for next year are continuing. We have new students registering for our Early Learning Program and Kindergarten (a note about all others is coming soon). If you know of someone who may be interested, please let them know that registration is happening now.
Thank you for the great support you’ve shown to PCS this year and to each student who chooses us for their education!