I cannot believe it's been a year since the world turned topsy turvy. So much has happened and we have all been through so much! We have learned a lesson in patience and compassion. My heart goes out to those who have experienced deep loss due to Covid. I would like to take this opportunity to give a huge shout out of gratitude to the faculty and staff, as well as our children, for the absolutely tremendous effort they have made this school year.
This year has come with unique challenges. Personally, I was saddened to not be able to meet the new families and learn the new students’ names and personalities. The very warm welcoming environment of All Saints is still there, but will be back even grander in the future. I look forward to meeting each new family when the time comes.
In terms of fundraising, I wanted to reach out to give an update. Since many of our events were not held this year, our fundraising has been impacted. All monies raised by the Home School Association goes to aid in the shortfall between tuition and school’s expenses. It may not be glamorous, but every dollar of fundraising is of utmost importance for the school’s ability to maintain a strong financial foothold.
We have two fundraisers coming up and we need involvement from all of the school community to make sure each of these are as successful as they can be.
The first is the Cash Raffle.
$200 Opt Out participants automatically receive 4 Cash Raffle Tickets. Those who did not participate in the $200 optout are expected to buy/sell 4 Cash Raffle tickets. Tickets are $25 each. 1st prize is $5000; 2nd Prize is $2000 and 3rd Prize is $1000. Ticket Request Forms are online.
Please help out if you can--
I am asking something I have never asked before. I am asking everyone to consider purchasing an additional Cash Raffle ticket
if financially able to do so, even if you opted out. All profits from the Cash Raffle goes directly back to the school.
The other upcoming opportunity is our Spring Auction,
which will be held online this year. We are still accepting items for this auction. Perhaps consider creating a basket to donate to the auction. There will be items to interest everyone at many price ranges. Once the auction opens, please consider placing a bid or two and telling your friends. With your help, the Spring Auction has the capacity to be a very successful fundraiser!
Thank you for all you do for our beloved All Saints!
Interested in getting involved? Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Janet Mitchell, Home School President 2020-2021