Anne Sullivan Elementary
Dalmatian Nation Drive
Dear Anne Sullivan Elementary Family,
As the 2017-2018 school year begins, the PTA is pleased to welcome all families to our remarkable school. Anne Sullivan Elementary provides a nurturing atmosphere where academic, social and emotional development is at a maximum. This is made possible by the dedication of our staff and the tireless effort of our parent community.
ASE is a public school that prides itself on having an overall educational curriculum that rivals any private school, anywhere. Excellence is a standard we as parents have come to expect from this exemplary school. In order to maintain this standard of excellence, it is crucial to have financial resources beyond the amount received by FBISD.
ASE PTA is dedicated to developing a close relationship between home and school so that parents and teachers can continue to work together to provide the very best education and environment for our children. The PTA, through generous donations of ASE parents, provides and funds many programs and services for our school that would not otherwise exist. In our first inagural year of 2016-2017, we were able to provide Children’s Reading Guide Books for all grade levels, Teacher Enrichment and Training, a new program for the school to be introduced in the 2017-2018 school year and so much more to ASE.
We are excited to kick off our 2nd Annual ASE Dalmatian Nation Drive. The Dalmatian Nation Drive allows each ASE family to donate money directly to the PTA through a tax deductible* contribution instead of having our children sell products door to door. The 2nd annual Dalmatian Nation Drive kicks off NOW!! The Dalmatian Nation Drive is an annual fundraiser for ASE.
The Dalmatian Nation Drive has been chosen for the following reasons:
- 100% of donations go directly to our PTA with no fees paid to outside companies (fees can be 65% of proceeds)
- Positive feedback from parents, administrators and teachers
- No door-to-door sales by our children
- No sales competitions for our children
- Donations are tax deductible*
- Donations are eligible for corporate matching
- Dalmatian Nation Drive allows us to redirect volunteer efforts toward classroom and extracurricular support to better serve our students, staff and families
Your donation to Dalmatian Nation Drive will go directly to the PTA’s operating budget this year, which includes:
- Field Trips & Transportation
- Grade Level Enrichment Funds
- Literacy Library
- Teacher Conference Funds
- Arts Reflections Program
- Music, Art and PE Enrichments
- Math and Science Enrichments
- Field Day
- Family Events
PTA resources are essential to our children and our school. The PTA’s goal is to raise $50,000 this year through the Dalmatian Nation Drive. Again, these funds will go directly to benefiting the school. A donation of $100 per family amounts to 53.5 cents per school day. While this daily amount seems small, it is amazing what we will be able to accomplish for our children. For families who wish to donate $100 or more, your contribution will be acknowledged in the school directory. We thank you and appreciate your confidence in our abilities to better this school as a result of your donation. Many families may not be in a position to donate $100. Please do not feel pressure to give more than your finances allow. Any amount, no matter how large or small will be received graciously and will directly benefit ASE.
Please check with your employer regarding company match. There are many employers that will match your donation amount, check with your company’s HR department. Some of the companies that have matched in the past are:
- Newfield Exploration
- Coca Cola
- Wells Fargo Bank
We want the students excited about the Dalmatian Nation Drive too! The grade level raising the most amount of funds will receive a “Party on the Playground!” What more could a child want than extra recess, music and popsicles with their friends? We will have the Fundraising Goals posted in the school so the students, staff and parents can watch as we reach our goal.
Please submit the Dalmatian Nation Drive Form with your donation ASAP but no later than Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Please return the donation in an envelope to your Child’s Homeroom Teacher. If you would prefer, you may also drop off at the Front Office.
You can also make your donation online here
We need your participation and donations to leave an impressive legacy at ASE. Thank you for your support and generosity. We are looking forward to a fantastic year at ASE and we want you to be a part of it!
Jennifer Bowlin Deborah McGuire
VP – Fundraising Chair of Dalmatian Nation Drive