A Community of Giving
Bridgeview Montessori School has always been a community of learners and of people generous of heart and resources. This has allowed our small not-for- profit school to flourish through the years. Thanks to all of you in advance of this coming school year as we know you will share your many gifts, resources and talents with us once again. We would like to present a brief overview of the giving opportunities that exist in our school. Our Annual is Circle of Giving is one in which we would love everyone to participate; we also have plenty of Choice Giving Opportunities which are completely voluntary.
Our Annual Circle of Giving: Our appeal for annual monetary contributions begins in the fall. Our goal is always 100% family, board and faculty participation in this fund. Your Circle of Giving contributions close the gap between what we receive in tuition revenue and the actual cost of each child’s education. Reaching 100% participation is as important as the dollar amount collected.
Choice Giving Opportunities Related to Program
Invitation to Volunteer: We need and depend on our parents' and friends' help.! Practically, concrete participation helps our school run smoothly. In a larger sense, individual contributions further our students’ understanding of the responsibility each one of us has for the school environment and community.
Third Year Student Pizza Business: Every year, the Third Year students in our Elementary I program run a pizza business where families can purchase slices of pizza for their children’s lunches on a given day of the week. The money earned through this business is used by the Third Year students to attend
the Boston Science Museum Overnight! They also earn enough money to take the entire Elementary student body to a fun afternoon at the Cape Codder Resort indoor Water Park.
Bake Sale in November: This is an amazing community event in which Elementary students are encouraged to bring in a baked treat to sell. Children’s House families may participate in baking as well. Everyone in our school community is invited to purchase items, and because this event falls before the Thanksgiving break, families often find great goodies to bring to their holiday festivities. Proceeds from this event benefit our community outreach project and generally go towards an organization in need.
Professional Development for Our Teachers: If parents would like to give a gift to their child’s teachers or classroom during the holiday season, Bridgeview Montessori has a longstanding tradition of asking that in lieu of this gift, you make a contribution to a special fund to send a teacher or teachers to the annual American Montessori Society (AMS) conference. Because of parent generosity, Bridgeview Montessori teachers and
administrators have been able to attend this conference in the past and have brought back knowledge and materials to share with the entire faculty. Specific Classroom and Program Requests: During the school year, parents may receive a request specific to their child’s classroom or our enrichment classes. For example, parents may be asked to collect egg cartons to donate to the art studio, yogurt containers to their child’s classroom, or parents may be asked to drive to or chaperone a field study. Enrich Our School Library: Help Bridgeview Montessori enhance our library collection by donating books you may have forgotten about or outgrown. The parent volunteer librarians have been working hard add to our collection so that students can enjoy exploring the stacks. Please feel free to leave books at the desk or drop them off with your child's teacher. Many families choose to honor a Bridgeview Montessori tradition of donating a title when their child has a birthday as a way to remember that wonderful milestone. Please consider this as well. Check out our wish list.
Choice Giving Opportunities Where Your Purchases and/or Participation Benefit our School
Community Clean-Up Day: Many hands make light work. This is the day we allwork together to make our school ready for a new year. It is a great day to meet new parents and visit with returning friends.
Bridgeview Family Association (BFA) Events: Often the BFA offers family events where a minimal fee is charged for participation. After covering the cost of the event, any extra money goes into the BFA fund and is used to plan future events for our community.
AmazonSmile: A simple and automatic way for parents to support Bridgeview Montessori School every time they shop, at no cost additional cost. Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to Bridgeview Montessori. Choose The Spiral School, Inc. as the charity to support.
Artsonia: Artsonia.com showcases artwork from thousands of schools around the world including the inspiring artwork created by Bridgeview Montessori students. If parents so choose, items can with their children's artwork on them can be purchased. A portion of all sales comes directly
back to Bridgeview Montessori to benefit our students.
Stop & Shop A+ Program: Parents can register their Stop & Shop Rewards Card with Bridgeview Montessori, our school earns money each time a registerd card is used.
Scholastic Book Clubs: Our school offers this nationwide book-purchasing program. Any points our school earns from our families’ purchases are put to good use.
For Small Hands: Our school will provide this catalog to you from Montessori Services. If you choose to place an order, our school may earn a percentage of your purchase price, which we too can use to buy Montessori materials.
Box Tops for Education: Our school participates in this nation-wide school earnings program. Some families have enjoyed looking for the “Box Tops” logo on various products, cutting them out, and bringing them in to school.
Thank you for taking the time to read through this list. We hope this overview helps you as you plan how to be involved in our wonderful community of learners….a community that thrives because of you!