CLYDE HILL ANNUAL FUND GOALS
100% FAMILY PARTICIPATION
ANNUAL FUND and FUNDRAISING
Clyde Hill PTA plans and organizes a wide variety of events and programs that benefit the students and parents of our school. The PTA Annual Fund pays for all of these programs thanks to the generous donations by families and friends of Clyde Hill Elementary through two main fundraisers: Envelope Drive and Walk-A-Thon.
The goal for the 2017-18 school year is to raise $275,000. To reach this goal, we are asking for 100% family participation in Annual Fund giving. We need YOUR support.
Why an Annual Fund?
Contributions to the Annual Fund directly pay the cost of your child’s Reading Specialists and Instructional Assistants (IAs), as well as the Academic Challenge, science and technology programs, cultural and fine arts support, field trips, community events, and many other vital learning experiences and opportunities that our District and State do not fund.
You can find below further details about how the PTA spends your dollar contributions.
Why should I give to the Annual Fund?
Unfortunately, there is a gap in State and District funding for essential educational programs and classroom support for teachers. It left to our engaged parent community to cover the shortfalls in funding. Your Clyde Hill PTA spearheads this effort to raise funds required to provide an enhanced, well-rounded education for our children.
How much should I give?
Please give to the best of your ability! The money to cover the cost of all enrichment programs, our amazing IAs and Reading Specialists amount to $275,000 per year. Gifts larger or smaller than this cost per student are always accepted and appreciated, and directly support your child’s educational experience at Clyde Hill.
When do I give, and how?
You can donate at ANY TIME! Complete the donation form on the right of the screen.
Fall Fundraising Event:
Our Annual Fund kicks off each year with the Envelope Drive in October.
Spring Fundraising Event:
In the Spring we have a very fun Walk-A-Thon! This year the event will take place on Friday, April 28 after school. We always have a great group of sponsors and many parent volunteer opportunities. For more information about this year’s Walk-A-Thon, please click here.
If you haven’t done so already, please make your contribution to the Annual Fund now so that we can start planning for another school year in which our children experience the difference between a good education and a truly excellent one.
What happens if we don’t reach our goal?
Failure to meet our fundraising goal will result in tough cuts to programs and services that benefit our children.
How do matching gifts work?
If your or your spouse’s employer matches donations made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, your donation could be doubled, or even tripled! Simply go to your company’s internal website and complete the necessary information. We will receive email notification of a pending match, confirm your original donation, and complete the match. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I divide my contribution into several small gifts?
Yes. If making several smaller contributions is easier for you to manage, then you are welcome to choose this option. More information on making a donation is here.
Clyde Hill Elementary PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All gifts to the Annual Fund are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please send us an email if your employer requires our Tax ID number for corporate matching or donations via payroll deduction.
WHY CLYDE HILL ELEMENTARY NEEDS AN ANNUAL FUND:
- Instructional Aides (IAs)and Reading Specialists are provided for each grade.
- Field tripsthat extend what children have learned in the classroom.
- Experiences brought to the school– Make a Toy Day, Human Body Day and Nutrition Day to name a few.
- Software that is used by students in the classroom and at home –Raz-Kids and IXL, Dreambox.
- Additional classroom materialssuch as reading books, dictionaries, etc.
DONATION BY CHECK
To give by check: please download and fill in this form, make check payable to “Clyde Hill PTA,” and return the form with your check to the School Main Office or send to: Clyde Hill Annual Fund 9601 NE 24th Street Clyde Hill, WA 98004 Matching Gifts If you have a Corporate Matching Program available to you, please make the matching submission.
Receipts We are making an effort to minimize our paper communications. If you donate online, you will receive an automatic receipt via email. If you give by check, please include your email address on the donation form you return with your check and an electronic receipt will be sent to that address. The Clyde HIll PTA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Federal Tax ID number is: 91-6060401. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
- Download our 2016-17 Contribution Form and return it, with your donation, to the PTA office.
THANK YOU FOR KEEPING OUR SCHOOL GREAT!