If you were able to attend the Spring Event this past May, you heard first hand from Jackie Jordan and Steve Mangano that the Foundation met the 2014 – 2015 fundraising goal of $90,000 by July 1, 2014! What an incredible start and affirmation to our teachers, administration and community of our dedication to the school. What did those funds enable?
Specifically your funding has enabled the Foundation to:
– Fund 10 months of employment for an Underwood teacher. This enabled the school to retain all of the great elective programs that make Underwood a strong diverse school
– Fund a teaching assistant position for the 2nd grade classes. This helps mitigate the larger class sizes this grade has this year and helps ensure all children are achieving their full potential at this critical grade year
– Fund $9,000 towards the start of an Endowment. This will ensure the future sustainability of the school
As you can see, the funds could not have come at a better time. Without the support of the Foundation Underwood would have been forced to make some real programming cuts as well as overburden the 2nd grade that could have impacted learning outcomes and/or teacher retention school-wide.
Thanks to all again for a great start! And now, as we kickoff our annual Fall fundraising you will hear more from us in the coming days.