As you drive up our driveway you may have noticed a new banner – the thermometer registering our progress towards our Annual Giving goal. For the 2012-2013 school year we have a goal of $300,000 and we are well on our way to achieving this target. Next week you will also see stars on the fence of Baron Field with the name of each family that has participated in our campaign with the important message of "Hineini – We answered the call." We are truly hoping for 100% participation in this year's fundraising goal, and if you have already given I want you to know how much it is appreciated by every student, teacher and administrator. Your gifts directly support our partnership with the USC Rossier School of Education, our Friday sports clinics and athletics, our fine art and visual art programs, our purchase of new iPads and technology, and so much more. We can't rely on tuition alone to run our outstanding educational program, and we also use these funds to contribute to financial aid for those students who would not otherwise be able to attend Stephen S. Wise Elementary School. It is very easy for you to give to the campaign this year: you can simply go to our website
to the giving tab, or come into the main office to pick up an envelope. If you haven't already given, you will be receiving a phone call from one of our campaign chairs, and you can also make a pledge over the phone. To learn more about this important part of our school, please click here to watch my video.
Thank you for being part of our team and helping us realize our dreams!