“I love going to school here. We all help each other, and I like being a third grader so I am now a SAGE where we get to mentor 1st graders. We get to go on field trips and this week, I got a new lesson on Biomes and supporting our environment!”
That was what one student gave as the reason she enjoys school at Golden Oak Montessori. As we continue to provide a dynamic learning environment to help our children become creative, active learners who think independently and work collaboratively, we need your help to maintain our level of quality in education.
Being a public not for profit Montessori school, the funding Golden Oak receives from the State does not cover the full cost of educating our students. Every year, our families and friends express their appreciation by giving to our Annual Direct Donation Drive. This fundraising effort is essential to GO’s operating income and funds raised deliver immediate resources to help finance the school's program enhancements and continued experiential learning.
Thanks to our amazing community, last year’s Donation Drive raised almost $58,000, allowing us to not only improve school facilities, but continue to provide amazing experiential learning opportunities. Unfortunately, this year our rent increased significantly, making it critical we focus our fundraising efforts even more in 2019-2020 with a Donation Drive goal of $75,000 to offset the unanticipated cost. Some other ways your contribution will allow us to maintain our dedication to offering every student the full Montessori experience include:
- The continued prioritization of providing two teachers for each classroom
- Maintaining low class sizes
- Ensuring quality Montessori materials in classrooms
- Teacher professional development, training and retention initiatives
- Funding a full-time Math and Reading Intervention Specialist to provide support to students who need it most
- Educational field trips and hands-on learning opportunities that give students a chance to deepen their studies
Please consider becoming a supporter at the following levels: Green Leaf: $1-$99, Bronze Leaf: $100-$999, Silver Leaf: $1,000-$2,499 or Gold Leaf: $2,500+. Donors who give at Gold Leaf levels will receive a Gold Leaf of Recognition which will be displayed at the school. Another way to increase your gift is to ask at your company if they offer matching gift programs to their employees.
While we depend significantly on financial contributions, we realize not everyone can give monies so please consider the gift of your time and skills as well. You can also visit smile.amazon.com and GO will be gifted 0.5% of your purchase.
In this season of giving, please consider a gift to help us. On behalf of the Golden Oak Board of Directors, Principal Heeter, and all of our students, thank you for your support as every donation makes a difference.
Luz Casquejo Johnston, Chair
Golden Oak Board of Directors
Jorge Espinosa, Vice Chair
Golden Oak Board of Directors
Jen Heeter, Interim Head of School
Golden Oak Montessori