Dear Lafayette Families,
We hope that your 2017-18 school year is off to a terrific start! Principal Heath Caceres, Vice Principal Jacob Hodgson along with our amazing teachers and staff are energized and prepared to lead our school to new heights. The classrooms are filled with enthusiasm and our children are on a journey to expand their minds. Our school community, while vibrantly diverse, is united by a common goal; to provide every child at Lafayette with a strong educational foundation for future academic success!
The Annual Give Campaign (AGC)
Lafayette’s PTA is committed to providing every child at Lafayette with the educational tools they need to reach their academic potential. To that end, we again are launching our Annual Giving Campaign! This is our single biggest fundraiser for the year. Last year, our AGC raised $125,000 which accounted for 60% of the income generated by the PTA.
The annual PTA budget to provide our students with all the high quality academic and enrichment programs at Lafayette is $250,000. We are setting our Annual Giving Campaign goal at $125,000 to help support this budget. Raising sufficient funds for the PTA is critical to both our school’s and children’s success. Thanks to the generosity of our wonderful school community, the PTA Annual Giving Campaign has directly funded our Technology Consultant Teacher, Education Outside Science Teacher, Teacher Supplies/Field Trips stipends, Online Learning Programs and supplemental art & music programs.
What is the “ask” amount?
Your financial support is critical to the success of this year’s drive! We are humbly asking for a recurring donation of $100-120 per month, or, if able, a one-time donation amount of $1,200 per family.
We understand that not all families are able to give this ask amount. Please know that every donation amount is significant and every donation makes a difference that benefits every student at Lafayette. If you cannot give the ask amount, choose an amount that best fits your family. We appreciate and welcome all levels of participation.
Remember all donations are 100% tax deductible.
How to Donate
There are many options for giving including credit card, recurring monthly donation, and company matching funds. Please download and complete the appropriate donation form (see below as there are two donation forms) and return it in the blue envelope to your child’s teacher. Join us at the PTA table every Friday morning in the month of September or donate online with the PayPal options on this page.
Thank you in advance for your contribution and continued support of our school.
Your Annual Giving Campaign Chairs,
Pam Janusz & Halima Thorsen (Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are an employee at a medium to large sized company, it is very likely that your company has a matching gift program. When you donate to the PTA at Lafayette Elementary, a matching employer will then donate part or an equal amount! Please review this partial list of companies that have matching programs. Please contact your company to find out if they participate. Liz McArthur is our PTA Matching Funds Coordinator. She can help you facilitate the paperwork with your company to make the process simple. You can reach her by emailing her @ email@example.com.
Where Does My Money Go?
Three Ways to Donate
1. Write a Check
Print out a donation form (PDF), write a check to Lafayette PTA and give both to your child’s teacher.
2. Recurring Donations
Using PayPal or Credit Card
Spread out your donation over 12 months. Select an amount, click Subscribe and you will be automatically billed each month for the next 12 months.
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3. One-time Donation
Using PayPal or Credit Card
Make a one-time donation, click Donations button below to be taken to Lafayette’s PayPal donation form.