We kick-off this year’s Annual Fund as we slowly emerge from a challenging couple of years. Through it all, our community has stayed strong and most importantly stayed together. Through our community’s generous contributions in the past seven years, we have continuously made significant improvements and innovations to our educational programs as well as our facilities.
Annual Fund donations have funded new curriculum materials for math, science, religion, and language arts, as well as technology infrastructure, devices, and student learning applications. Our Learning Support program has been expanded to work with students both individually and in small groups from kindergarten through eighth grade. Saint John School facilities and classrooms continue to be enhanced and updated. Our remodeled middle school, broadcast studio, science classroom, library, Learning Support room, renovated field, new bleachers, lunch tables, and campus lighting are just some of the improvements we have made to our school in the past five years.
We look forward to your continued generosity in this new year. Participation is the key to our Annual Fund. In the past seven years, the participation rate for our families has been between 77% to 90%. We appreciate the tremendous support and encourage all our families to contribute whatever they can afford. Our goal is to continue developing a culture of giving that allows us to improve our program and facilities to benefit both our current and future students. Those improvements we have made to date are the direct result of those donations as well as parent feedback through the Eagle Group and Parent Advisory Board.
Supporting us annually with your tax deductible donations is instrumental for providing the necessary resources to support our mission as a Christ-centered environment that empowers our students to gain a thorough understanding of their faith, achieve their highest academic potential, and share Christ’s love through service to others. Have a wonderful school year and thank you for your continued generosity.
Peace and blessings, Jill and Dan