My name is Emily LaTourrette, and I’ll be your VP of Fundraising on the FSK PTA Board this year. This is my second year on the Board in this role. My daughter Kyla will be a 2nd grader this year, and our younger daughter Sienna is starting Kindergarten this year. I’m excited to work with all of you to continue supporting a strong, connected community and to meet our PTA’s Fundraising goal for this school year.
A new goal this year is putting together a Fundraising Committee to share new ideas, optimize our fundraising opportunities, and connect more as a community around supporting our school, especially during this time where many of us face myriad challenges. Our school needs our support now more than ever! Please email me if you’re interested in being on the Committee.
Over the past few years, I’ve heard many people refer to FSK as a “special” school.” Indeed, FSK really is a special community of people: students, educators, staff, and parents. A big part of what makes the school special is the community and authentic engagement. And, we saw our community truly come together this spring during Shelter in Place and school closures. As we start this new school year still away from our school building, it’s even more important that we continue to nurture our support for one another and become even more connected as a community. Our families, school, neighborhood, city, country, and world need this connection now more than ever.
Last year we met our Fundraising goal of $120,000! This was even more incredible given the myriad challenges we faced in the spring when we moved our Auction Gala to a virtual event. Thank you to everyone who made reaching last year’s goal possible. The money we raised went toward finishing our STEAM classroom redesign, our Garden program, technology updates and licenses, classroom supplies, programs (such as Art in Action & Science Sacks), and many community-building events. In addition to continuing to support what we did last year, this year’s Fundraising efforts will also help us ensure we can continue to support our teachers, staff, and programs during this incredibly challenging time for our school and District. While the specific needs of our staff and current programs may temporarily shift as we begin the year remotely, the funding needed to support our school remains.
There are many ways you can help us reach our Fundraising goal of $120,000 this year:
Start of school year
Make a Direct Donation or even better, set up a monthly recurring donation! (http://bit.ly/fskdonate)
Become a member of the PTA (https://jointotem.com/ca/san-
Make sure to use Amazon Smile for your Amazon purchases and make sure FSK is the beneficiary (smile.amazon.com/ch/94-
Buy your FSK gear!!! (http://myfsk-staging.org/shop/)
Late September/Early October — Fall Fundraising Virtual Event (stay tuned for details!)
Support our school by participating!
This event will bring us together as a community AND kick off our Direct Donation Campaign and major Fundraising for the year
October through May — Direct Donation Campaign
Make your annual contribution to our general PTA fund! Stay tuned for more information. Make your donation early, or choose a monthly amount: http://myfsk-staging.org/get-
Spring 2021 — Annual Auction/Gala
This has been our single biggest source of Fundraising revenue along with our Direct Donation Campaign. Attend, mingle with fellow parents and educators/staff, and purchase fun items!
Early May — Educator Appreciation Week
Consider making a final Direct Donation in honor of a staff member
I’d love to encourage more of our community to take part in supporting our school. That can take many forms and all your support, ideas, and contributions–whether it is time or a donation–are incredibly important. And every amount matters.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of our Fundraising Committee or have any questions. Thank you so much for your support!
在Amazon購物時確保用Amazon Smile並選FSK為受益人 (smile.amazon.com/ch/94-
9月尾 — 秋季籌款虛擬活動 (密切留意詳情!)
10月至5月 — 直接捐款計劃
2021春 — 周年拍賣/晚會
5月初 — 感謝教育工作者周
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