Pike Valley Pre-School Fundraiser

Pike Valley USD #426

“Opening Doors to Success”

100 School Street / PO Box 139

Scandia, Kansas 66966

Tel. (785) 335-2294

Toll Free: (877) 554-4652

FAX: (785) 335-2386

Dear Pike Valley Patrons,

Recently we sent out over 350 letters to the patrons of the school district and now we are reaching beyond the district asking that you consider a donation that will help Pike Valley Schools bring in a pre-school.  The yearly tuition for a student attending the Tuesday/Thursday session is $720 or $80 per month and for Monday/Wednesday/Friday session is $1030 or $115 per month.  Your donation can be used as a tax deductable charitable donation.  We will set this account up and use it like an endowment fund that can be there year after year.  However, if for any reason this program does not happen we will refund your money back.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 by March 4th, 2013.  We currently have raised $2,610  in three short weeks, we have six weeks left.  Raising $20,000 with the addition of tuition each year could sustain this program for three years.  Our goal is not to come back year after year asking for donations, we would like the program to be self-funded for at least the next three years before we move forward with a pre-school.

The pre-school committee was formed at the request of parents who saw a need in our communities for a pre-school.  The committee consists of parents, business people, early childhood educators, Pike Valley teachers, Pike Valley administration and school board members.  The School Board agreed to have the committee go forward; however, with declining enrollment and budget cuts this program will need to be funded by sources outside of the School District.

Funding the program will cost anywhere from $25,000 to $40,000 a year, depending on the qualifications of the teacher.  These costs include salary, insurance, social security, Medicare, and transportation costs.  If everyone is able to pay the full tuition we will collect around $15,000.  As you can see we will still be considerably short.

If you would like to donate please send your check to 100 East School Street, Scandia, Kansas 66966 or if you need more information call 785-335-2206 and ask for Mr. Vignery.

Sincerely,

The Pike Valley Pre-School Committee

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