We are heartened that we have a vibrant community of parents who are eager to support our school and community. The kindness and irrepressible spirit of the BSI family remains and we hope our online auction can still generate significant funds for our school. This auction aims to address a shortfall of $300,000 and antificapted DOE budget cuts just as our teachers and students need our support the most. To make it a success, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Gala and the Gala Auction have always been our largest fun(d)raising events of the year so please help us to make them as successful as they can be this year. During this challenging time we are still raising money to support all the teacher support and enrichments for the upcoming school year. We need your help!
In the face of DOE budget cuts, please help us fund enrichments and other much needed student support for next year. We are short of our fundraising goal, but there’s still time. Support our RESILIENT SCHOOL COMMUNITY by placing an ad in our keepsake annual journal.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT AD IS NO LATER THANJUNE 5, 2020.
Our Annual Journal will feature class group photos and serve as a schoolwide mini-yearbook. It will be replacing the Gala Program for this year (see 2018 and 2019 programs for examples of ads).
GRADUATE SPECIAL: Give some extra love to this year’s graduates with a full page ad. Special Price: $400 ($50 off). So worth it! And frameable! Use this design or your own.
Here are all the ad sizes available. So many ways to celebrate your BSI scholar-artist! Share their artwork or poems. Tell them how proud you are.
SUBMIT PHOTO AND TEXT BY EMAIL (if easier for you): Use the subject line Graduate/Class/Full/Half/Quarter/Eighth Page Ad for Student Name in your email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put your text in the email and attach the best print-quality image you have. We will fit your message in relation to the photo. Time permitting, you can request pre-publication approval. The sooner you submit, the more awesome you are! (Class parents: Please note Class Number.)
You can also submit a FULL DESIGNED AD (following the dimensions above) as a print-quality PDF. If using Shutterfly or similar design platform, share the link with email@example.com.
ORDERING THE JOURNAL: In June, we will send instructions on how to order directly from Shutterfly, which will ship the journal to you. The final price will depend on the number of pages we sell. We anticipate a price of roughly $25 (plus tax shipping).
We hope you are all managing during this difficult time. Our kids keep telling us how much they miss regular school: their friends, their teachers, and the fun and engaged learning they did together. As we look forward to when they can be together again, we know that next year will bring new challenges.
We anticipate city and state budget cuts that will affect DOE funding. As you know the money we raise this year funds the coming school year. May and June are usually our biggest fundraising months of the year. With the expected cuts from the DOE, PTO funding for the school is more vital than ever. We know many families have been financially impacted by this pandemic and unable to give at this time. If you are still able to give, we ask that you please help keeping the wonderful programs and support that our dollars fund to make BSI such a wonderful and well rounded place for our children.
Tuesday, May 5th is #GivingTuesdayNow — a new global day of giving and unity. In addition to supporting charities focused on pandemic relief, we hope you also GIVE what you can to support BSI. We’ve raised only $195,000 of the $526,000 goal for next year. Please DONATE to support your child’s education at BSI next year.
Your employer may match donations: Home Depot, Starbucks, Google, UnitedHealth, Verizon and many other companies have generous employee matching donation programs that can double or sometimes triple your donation to BSI. Please get in touch with us if you’d like more information.
We hope you and all of your loved ones are safe and well.
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The BSI PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We advocate for our children as we support the vision of our school leadership. We hold events throughout the year to bring together families and raise funds go towards numerous school enrichments.
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