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It’s not how much you give, it’s that you choose to give

The amazing thing about our Laurelhurst community is how it steps up to help our school and our kids. Right now, we need every family to help sustain the well-rounded and personalized education our kids deserve.

We’re working to fund the teaching resources needed to take our children’s education from good to exceptional. When we all contribute, our gifts—however large or small—add up to something extraordinary.

Make your gift by November 4th to help us enrich Laurelhurst kids in math, literacy, technology and library. Click here to donate online or write a check to the Laurelhurst School Foundation and drop it at the school office with a completed form.

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Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your thoughtful gifts. Every moment, smile, and dollar you give takes our children’s education from good to exceptional.

A Direct Appeal for our Children from your Laurelhurst School Foundation

Our children’s education depends on us—each and every one of us. The sad truth is, without your help, our public school budget for next year alone just isn’t enough to help our kids master crucial skills, discover their talents, and be inspired to fulfill their potential.

Donate now and join the dedicated and passionate community of Laurelhurst families who keep library, literacy support, advanced math and more in our schools. Even a small gift can make a big difference.

Donate online through a one-time or monthly payment. Or download a donation form and make a check out to the Laurelhurst School Foundation, then simply drop it off in the school office. The direct appeal ends November 4th so please make your donation now!

How does your donation help our school

“I’m so grateful that our literacy specialist was able to help my daughter get her reading skills up to grade level—their understanding and support made all the difference. Last week she finished her first chapter book, and she was so excited!”

– Laurelhurst parent

Generous support from parents like you funds vital programs like these:

  • Library every week for grades K through 5th
  • Technology electives for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade Educational Assistants
  • A dedicated education intervention specialist for every grade to help kids reach grade level in reading and math
  • Advanced math for 6th through 8th grade to prepare students to excel in high school math

But to keep these programs alive, more families need to participate this year than ever before.

How can you help?

We have the power to make a real difference in our children’s lives. Our ultimate goal is to inspire more families to join this remarkable Laurelhurst community by getting involved.

If you have given to the Foundation before, we thank you for your kind generosity—and ask you to please consider increasing your donation so we can continue to make a difference for our children. For those first-time givers, we look forward to celebrating next year’s success with you thanks to your heartfelt donation today.

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How can you help?

We have the power to make a real difference in our children’s lives. Our ultimate goal is to inspire more families to join this remarkable Laurelhurst community by getting involved.

If you have given to the Foundation before, we thank you for your kind generosity—and ask you to please consider increasing your donation so we can continue to make a difference for our children. For those first-time givers, we look forward to celebrating next year’s success with you thanks to your heartfelt donation today.

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What you should know

A curious mind, and a generous heart: giving teaches both

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your thoughtful gifts. You are making an incredible impact for our children and their futures.

All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible under the Portland Schools Foundation’s 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

“We want to donate to support extra staff for our kids, but it’s tough to write a big check for the whole year. So we set up a recurring monthly donation through All Hands Raised. We like that it is a predictable expense for our household budget—and predictable income for the Foundation.”

– Tracy, parent of Laurelhurst 5th and 7th graders

Things to remember:

  • It takes $280 per student each year to fund these staff positions.
  • We must meet or exceed the amount raised last year to save crucial programs.
  • You can pay in monthly installments to make budgeting easier.

YOU AND YOUR LAURELHURST FOUNDATION

YOUR FOUNDATION

The Laurelhurst School Foundation is an organization of parents, teachers, and community members committed to improving the quality of education at Laurelhurst School. The Foundation works in cooperation with the Laurelhurst PTA with the belief that great communities make great schools. The PTA does a fantastic job raising funds for supplies, equipment and special programs but cannot fund staff – only the Foundation can do that.

THE PPS UMBRELLA

Many school foundations in Portland work under the non-profit umbrella of All Hands Raised to supplement school funding for teachers.  In an effort to maintain quality throughout the district, one-third of the money raised by individual school foundations after the first $10,000 is set aside in the Equity Fund for use as grants to high-need schools. Two-thirds of your contributions to Laurelhurst School Foundation go directly to Laurelhurst to support staffing at our school.

FUNDING DECISIONS

Decisions made about how to spend funds raised by our Foundation are made by our Principal, in consultation with staff and parents through the PTA and Site Council. Contributions to the Foundation are raised by an annual direct appeal by our Laurelhurst families and community. In addition, the Foundation offers an annual Laurelhurst Auction and Party. Let us know if you would like to participate in our efforts – we’d love to have you!

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