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Give a little change today, to inspire big change tomorrow!

Our children are at a turning point. And the sad truth is, without your help, our budget for next year just can’t sustain the well-rounded and personalized education they need.

Please give what you can to the Foundation’s Direct Appeal by October 30th and help us enrich Laurelhurst kids with the library, P.E., art, technology, math, and literacy their futures depend on.

We need more families to participate than ever before. If we all take the baton and pass it on, we’re confident each of our gifts, however large or small, will add up to something extraordinary.

Donate by October 30th: 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.

Now more than ever, we need you to join the passionate community of Laurelhurst families who make our children’s unparalleled education possible. Remember, it’s not the amount you give, but that you choose to give.

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 October 30th so please make your donation now!

What is the state of our school?

“Our students need balance in their lives. With the amazing support of the Foundation, we are able to provide Laurelhurst students with a well-rounded experience. You know what “they” say, it takes a village!”

Debra Vigna, Third grade teacher

Generous support from parents like you funds:

  • Library, Phys Ed and art class every week for grades K through 5th
  • Technology electives for 6th, 7th and 8th graders
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade Educational Assistants
  • An education intervention specialist to help kids K through 8th reach grade-level in reading and math

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 should you know?

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.

Read how one Laurelhurst family use the monthly donation option:

“I want to donate to the Foundation and help fund the amazing staff at Laurelhurst, but writing a large check at direct appeal time does not work for our budget.  I set up a recurring monthly donation through All Hands Raised and donate a set amount each month. I like that it is a predicable expense for our household budget and predictable income for the Foundation. Even a small amount each month adds up throughout the year.” –Tracy, parent of Laurelhurst 4th and 6th graders

Every child matters. Every dollar helps.

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.

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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