Dear SAGA Afterschool Families, SAGA Alumni and "Friends of SAGA":
We are in the final days of the 2022 calendar year and we find ourselves thankful for many things. We are thankful for our resilient staff that returned this year excited to have more flexibility with classroom activities. We are thankful for supportive parents who continue to trust their children in SAGA’s care and many who offer assistance in helping the school grow. We are grateful for our enthusiastic students who come to school with smiling faces, ready to explore new concepts. We are thankful that the SAGA School Leadership Team and the SAGA School Staff continue to provide a learning environment that promotes academic growth, a strong social and emotional foundation, cultural understanding, and unique experiences.
In order to continue flourishing and growing the school’s programs, we need your financial support! Tuition alone does not cover 100% of SAGA’s operational expenses. Last year, donations from the SAGA Community provided funding for an upgrade to SAGA’s website, one of SAGA’s strategic planning initiatives. We are excited to have an online presence that now more accurately represents the school’s vibrant and lively community. This Fall, SAGA hosted a Berlin based musician, the “Boogie-Woogie Man” Frank Muschalle. Events like these teach our students that there is so much we can learn from individuals living all over the world. On campus, we are excited to participate in the Salmon in Schools program for the first time this year. Our upper grades will learn how to be responsible for these growing salmon and the whole school will have an opportunity to take a peek at the progress. We want to continue to host our vibrant summer camp programs and after school academic and enrichment programs which promote German language development, community building and a feeling of “belonging” when students join us or assist us at SAGA’s public events such as Laternenfest, the Winter Bazaar, and Kinderfasching.
As we offer more learning opportunities and our enrollment numbers grow in size, our budget, of course, expands as well. More staff is required to support the school’s goals and to support improvements to our campus so that SAGA can continue to deliver high quality programming that our students and families have grown accustomed to. These needs highlight the purpose of this important communication.
As we come to the end of 2022, we would like to ask you to consider an end-of-year donation to the SAGA School to help supplement the growth of our school in 2023. Your donation will
- Provide funding for analyzing cooling systems for the schools
- Increase budget allocations for SAGA’s Financial Aid program
- Provide funding for facility ‘wear and tear’ playground repairs
- Increase budget allocations for instructional assistants who support SAGA’s academic programs
- Provide funding for improvements to SAGA’s emergency service planning
Contributions, at any level, are appreciated and we hope we can count on your support! Thank you to SAGA Friends and Alumni who have already submitted a donation!
Donations can be made by clicking the “Donate Here” button below by end of day December 31, 2022. Checks, online transfers (Zelle: email@example.com), and cash accepted as well to SAGA School, 11010 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133. (SAGA School checks its mail regularly during the day and during school breaks.) Extend your dollars even more by asking if your company offers match funding. If so, we appreciate you taking the extra steps to make sure your generous donation is matched!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
The SAGA School Board of Directors
Torsten Heider, Kathleen Koehler, Michael Behnke, Dr. Olaf Weckner, Dr. Dana Bagwell, Juergen Schatzer, Barbara Curran-Steiner, James Danielson