October 2017

Dear G&P Families:

Graham & Parks is an extraordinary school that fosters a diverse and inclusive community and teaches our children how to be caring, engaged global citizens. It does this through hands-on, project-based learning that nurtures our children’s curiosity and intellectual excitement, while imparting the necessary academic skills.

Friends of Graham & Parks, a parent-run nonprofit organization, helps support this unique curriculum, providing the funds needed for field trips, visiting artists and educators, special projects, and shows. Every year, we give $20,000 for the classrooms—the equivalent of $50 per student.  But we can only do this with your help—and we respectfully ask you to donate to our Annual Appeal.

Every gift matters. Your generosity and support—at whatever level, be it $1 or $1,000—will make a difference.  Last year’s donations are now being felt in the classroom—even if you are only with Graham & Parks for a short time, please consider investing in the long-term future of the school, students, and community.  All the funds we raise go directly to teachers and staff to enable them to carry out their incredible
work.

Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 from our community. Your donation will have a huge impact: it will ensure that all of our children benefit from educational enrichment, from school-wide activities such as the math and poetry nights to field trips and
special events such as visits by guest musicians.

All donations are tax deductible and we will send you a tax receipt for your contribution. If your workplace has a matching grant program, please notify us at friendsofgandp@gmail.com.  Parents at G&P already contribute in many wonderful ways, whether it be volunteering in the library, chaperoning field trips or providing translation services.  We hope you will join us in our volunteer effort to financially strengthen G&P’s vibrant and engaging learning environment.

Many thanks for your consideration and support,

Lena Bruno, David De Celis, Jennifer Chen, Kris Dickson, Eva Ferreras, Anne-Marie Fournier, Matt Goldstein, Anna Henchman, Ellen Hendriksen, Tihana Marolt Jandras, Sarah Smith, Jessie Scanlon, Ena Valenzuela, and Sarah Ward