Holiday Giving Campaign 2019
Dear Frank Porter Graham Bilingüe Families and Friends:
We have a lot to celebrate this holiday season! Our school report card this year moved from a C to a B in reading, with exceptionally high growth compared to other schools in our district. Our new playground is under construction! And, we’re excited to welcome a new principal in January! Congratulations, Principal Bivins, on your well-deserved retirement! Thank you for the extra hours you spent making sure our children were physically, socially, emotionally, and academically prepared for success. Thanks also to our FPGB community for donating food, funds, and volunteer hours to make sure our children are fed and have a place to play. Thank you as well for sharing your vision for our new principal. None of the successes of the past year would be possible without you.
This year, we are focused on the central pillars of our mission: to support the great work that our teachers are doing in their classrooms, to support our students and families in need and to build a sense of community between all of our families, teachers, and staff. Your donations to our fall donation drives, for school supplies, membership and TABLE/PORCH, provided $25,000 of the $50,000 in donation income that we need to fully support these programs. Thank you! We ask for your help to close this donation gap during our 2019 Holiday Giving campaign.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 this holiday season.
Reaching our goal will enable us to:
- Feed our students. Our first holiday priority is to provide groceries to FPG Families in Need over winter break. In addition, your donations to the PTA will feed numerous FPG students and families throughout the year in partnership with PORCH and TABLE, and provide snacks to our Summer Learning Program.
- Supply our homeroom and special classrooms. In addition to the consumable classroom supplies that your school supply donations funded, your donations to the PTA will be used to purchase and repair equipment such as athletic mats, balls, musical instruments, art supplies, library books, and more.
- Strengthen our community. Your donations to the PTA fund after-school clubs, cultural programming, and school-wide events for FPG families. Your donations enable holiday and other Teacher Appreciation events throughout the year and, NEW this year, a school-wide Science Expo for FPG students this spring.
We suggest a donation of $50 per student, but encourage you to donate more or less according to your ability. No donation is too small to make a difference!
We also encourage you to contribute when you are able. Make a single overall donation now and ignore our requests this spring, or donate a little now and a little later.
Thank you, and happy holidays from all of the teachers, staff, parents, and children at FPGB!