#GivePRIDE to a Scholar
December 2016

Happy Holidays! We hope you are all enjoying the season.
You may have noticed on social media last month that we set a Giving Tuesday goal for ourselves. We asked our community for help in doubling the Annual Fund progress we had made so far this year. We're happy to report that two weeks after we issued the challenge we successfully exceeded our $12,000 goal. A big thank you to everyone who helped us reach this milestone!
While we're excited for this progress, we still need your help. Our overall Annual Fund goal for the 2016 - 2017 school year is $100,000. Every little bit counts as we continue to provide high-quality programming despite cuts to our funding. For every scholar, Blackstone Valley Prep now receives $526 less funding than a traditional public school. If you haven't already,we ask you to #GivePRIDE to a scholar with a donation to BVP today.

We also invite you to share your BVP PRIDE with your loved ones this holiday season by gifting BVP merchandise! We have jackets, mugs, and even cold weather gear on sale.  Click here to shop.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. From our family to yours we wish you a joyful holiday season and a happy new year.


Jeremy Chiappetta
Executive Director

P.S. When shopping on Amazon, don't forget to use Amazon Smile to give a little to BVP every time you shop! Click here to #GivePRIDE through Amazon! You can also support BVP when shopping at Stop & Shop. If you haven't already, click here to register your Stop & Shop card to support BVP through their A+ School Rewards program. (Our school ID is 06286.)

TourOpen Houses & Tours
Are you or someone you know interested in learning more about BVP for their child? To learn more about us and enrollment these are our upcoming open house and tour dates:
  • Elementary Open House
    • Saturday, January 28th
    • 9-11 a.m.
    • 291 Broad Street, Cumberland
    • No rsvp necessary.
  • Weekday Tours:
    • Thursday, January 26th
    • 9-11 a.m.
    • Available at Elementary School 1 (291 Broad Street, Cumberland), Elementary School 2 (52 Broad Street, Cumberland), Elementary School 3/Middle School 2 (3 Fairlawn Way, Lincoln) 
    • To rsvp for a weekday tour click here.
We've Broken Ground!
Last month our board, several members of our staff, friends, and members of our high school's scholar council gathered to commemorate BVP High School's new permanent location with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Edy Pineda, the High School Scholar President, addressed the crowd who gathered at the ceremony sharing what this new building means for him and his peers. 

" Every achievement, every smile, every tear, every moment my fellow classmates and I take PRIDE in will be represented when we graduate from this building in 2018. We have wanted a building like this to call home since many of us started at BVP in 5th grade.

The new location will be approximately 40,000 square feet and will include: 10 core classrooms, 2 science classrooms, art room, makerspace, music room, cafeteria, media center, gymnasium, administrative support spaces, field space to accommodate soccer, and requisite parking.
From left to right: Scholar Council members Cesar Urzua, Savannah Melo, Edy Pineda, Jorge Moreno, Samantha Ortiz-Muriel, and Jide Adeleke
A rendering of our high school's future home.
Do you know our next high school leader?
We have a $5,000 reward!
Our high school's groundbreaking also kicked off our search for a high school leader. We are offering a $5,000 referral bonus to the individual who refers us to our next leader. If you have a lead, we encourage you to follow the link below to complete our referral form. 
If you are personally interested in our open Head of School position, click the button below to learn more and apply. 
Save the Date for Visitor Days!
Throughout the school year we host visitor days at BVP. These are great opportunities to experience our culture, community, and academics first-hand. We invite you to save the date for a future visitor day! Details and invitations to follow. Click here to email Stephanie Gonzalez , Associate Director of Partnerships, to express interest in attending a visitor day.

Upcoming Visitor Dates
March 10th, 2017
May 19th, 2017
Support Blackstone Valley Prep
As we eagerly step forward to take on the urgent work necessary to raise the bar on education, we invite you to be generous and include BVP in your charitable contributions. 

Whether you can give a little or a lot, we would be honored to have your help.  On behalf of the BVP team and our board of directors, thank you in advance for your support!
If your employer has a matching gift program don't forget to notify them about your contribution. BVP's tax ID is: 27-0617933.
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