Dear Grizzly Family,
Every morning, with grateful hearts, the staff at EPCDS wakes up energized and hopeful as we know it is a privilege and an honor to educate your child. With that being said, this year has presented special challenges to our community and through the dedication of our families and staff, we have been able to come together and provide a consistent, safe, and quality education to our students. For the safety of our Grizzly Family, we continue to follow the CDC and health department recommendations which include: maintaining small classrooms and safe distancing requirements, upgrading and restructuring classroom settings, purchasing safety equipment (PPEs, sanitation stations, dividers, etc.) limited new enrollment, and maintaining staff, but all of this came with unexpected costs, and we really need your help!
Every year, during the first PTO meeting, parents vote on an annual fundraiser. This year, per parent request, we are launching the 2020-2021 Annual Pledge Drive. Because all of our families will be working together and understand the significance of the drive, we are confident that our caring Country Day School community will meet and exceed our fundraising goal. This year, the fundraising requirement is $75,000. These funds are essential in our operating budget, financial assistance program, and teacher incentive initiative. Through the continuing generosity and support of the Drs. Lou and Laura Alpern Grant Foundation, we will receive $.50 for every dollar raised. EPCDS is extremely grateful for the Alpern family’s generosity and support. It is essential to the school’s success, and words will never fully express our appreciation. With your help, we know we can reach our goal.
Below, you will find your family’s pledge card for the 2020-2021 Fund Drive. This is your opportunity to show your Grizzly Pride and ensure the successful future and education of all of our children.
Please complete and return the form by Friday, December 18, 2020. The full payment is not due until February 26, 2021. However, if you would like your donation to be applicable for a tax deduction this year, as we are a non-profit, it should be paid by December 31, 2020. Additionally, the first 5 families to donate at least $1,000.00 and pay their pledge in full will receive a 10% discount from next year’s tuition. There are many incredible incentives coinciding with the donations. Please view the pledge card for more information.
On behalf of the EPCDS Fundraising Committee and Administration, we thank you in advance for your heartfelt commitment and support.
Melissa Brock, MA.Ed.
Executive Director, EPCDS
Please click on the Letter Image above to print.
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