The 2018-2019 Weiss School year opened with great enthusiasm. Our gifted students are fully engaged in a uniquely crafted educational experience that meets their individual academic and social development needs. As a school, we are committed to continuing the path to exceptionalism for our gifted students. Chairing the Annual Fund this year will be Rachael Hickson, a Weiss School parent and member of our Parents' Association Board.
The Weiss School educational experience is delivered at an excellent value. Our tuition is competitive, and in fact, is aligned with or below other private schools in our region. Like all private schools, our tuition is not designed to cover all school operating costs and an annual fund is needed and used to bridge the financial gap. Annual funds collected are put to use immediately for the 2018-2019 school year. Some of the highlights of where your Annual Fund dollars will be used this year are:
- Updated Math Curriculum, 1st Grade – Algebra 2
- Upgraded Early Childhood Curriculum
- Friday Morning Show Equipment Upgrade ($8,000 already raised from 2018 Auction)
- Upgraded Robotics and Coding Program
- Replacement of Physical Education Equipment
- Increase of Guidance Counselor from Part-Time to Full-Time Position
- Pottery Kiln for Art Department
- Imagination Playground Equipment
- Gifted Professional Development by Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden for Staff, Students, and Parents
- Dean of Discipline and Campus Security
We are very fortunate to have a remarkable legacy of philanthropic support from the Weiss School community. This year, the Weiss School Annual Fund has a goal of 100% parent participation. This increases our probability of securing funding from outside sources such as private foundations and corporations. We understand that each family has a unique giving capacity, and each donation is welcome and meaningful. We thoughtfully ask each family to support the Weiss School Annual Fund by contributing $1,500 for the 2018-2019 school year. With the appreciation that we value every gift, we are deeply grateful to our families who give beyond the minimum Annual Fund request. Please consider giving to the best of your ability and making The Weiss School your top philanthropic priority.
We need everyone to be ALL IN together to champion this unique school. To give, please complete the 2018-2019 Annual Fund pledge form and return your payment to the school for your contribution or pledge. All credit card fees will be waived for any Annual Fund donations for the 2018-2019 school year. Please make your contribution or pledge by Friday, October 26, 2018.
Finally, there are numerous companies who provide matching contributions when their employees make contributions to nonprofit organizations. Please visit https://doublethedonation.com/weissschool to determine if your company matches employee contributions.
LET’S BE ALL IN TOGETHER!