Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Thank you so much for all the gifts that have been given to our Annual Fund — Unrestricted Possibilities. To date, more than $29,500 has been raised, and as a team we have reached more than 50% of our $50,000 goal.
Donations are already being put to use. Four trails have been carved throughout our tree-lined property on the Toledo campus. Students at all levels will enjoy botany and science exploration in our own private woods. This addition is part of the natural playground progression and was close to $5,000 to install. We have also been able to send several teachers to national conferences covering topics that include science, social skills, and world languages. Combined, these conferences were close to $3,000.
Let’s keep the momentum going! #GivingTuesday™ is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick-off the giving season. It was added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations. On Tuesday, Dec. 3, you can use the Give Now button on the West Side Montessori website to make a contribution to our campaign. You can also download and print a donation form from the website.
We are raising funds to continue enhancements on our natural playground, provide academic discovery opportunities for our students and teachers, and launch Phase II of our school website which will create a more interactive page for families to stay connected to WSM.
Thank you for all the gifts that have been given. Every gift, regardless of size, will have an impact on our current and futures students at WSM.