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Dear Beverly Vista Family,
Welcome Back! We look forward to a wonderful 2017/2018 school year for our children and are asking you to make an investment in your child’s education. Together, with our administrators, teachers, BV families and community members, our goal is to give every Beverly Vista student the best education possible, filled with educational experiences and diverse learning opportunities.
A good public education is free, but a great public education costs money! Without the Beverly Vista PTA, our school would look very different. Most of the public funds that are allocated to our school go towards the basics – salaries, books, and basic supplies. Without the PTA, our children would not have access to all of the "extra" programs that make our school amazing, including:
- STEM, Science Enrichment & Science Technology (microscopes, hot plates, balances)
- Reading and Math Intervention Materials
- Classroom Supplies & Athletic Equipment
- Sheet Music / Instrument maintenance
- Art Supplies
- Science Olympiad
- Anti-Bullying Program, Speaker Series and Social Skills Materials
- Field Trips (K-8)
- Technology (32 laptops, 12 printers, 5 short-throw projectors)
- Cultural Arts Programs
- … And so much more!!!
Your PTA is asking each Beverly Vista family to make a monetary donation to help support all of the "extras" that make our school so special. The recommended minimum donation is $500 for each student, but any amount is welcome. As a thank you for your donation, you will receive one PTA Membership (you can purchase additional memberships for $10 each) and your name will be listed in our weekly newsletter as our heartfelt THANK YOU for your participation.
BV Pride is our single most important community-wide fundraising effort and it accounts for the largest percentage of our fundraising efforts for the year. Please consider making a donation of any amount. Your contribution helps each and every student at Beverly Vista and teaches your child about the importance of supporting education.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today by donating to BV Pride online at: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2273891. We hope that we can count on your continuing generosity to make the 2017/2018 school year a success!
Christian Fuhrer, Beverly Vista Principal
Cynthia Park, Beverly Vista PTA President
Kim Hartley, Beverly Vista Executive Vice President
Deena Wachtel, Beverly Vista 1st VP, Ways & Means
PS : If you make the minimum recommended donation of $500 per child by September 15, 2017, your child will be entered in a raffle for a chance to be Principal for a Day!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BV PRIDE ANNUAL FUND
WHAT IS BV PRIDE?
BV Pride is Beverly Vista’s annual fundraising campaign. BV Pride contributions made by each family stay at Beverly Vista to pay for school programs and services not funded by the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) or the State of California. These include multimedia/educational technology, performing arts/music, supplemental textbooks, enrichment, and teacher classroom enhancements.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I CONTRIBUTE TO BV PRIDE?
We ask that you contribute an amount that works for your family. The minimum requested contribution is $500 per student, but smaller donations are greatly appreciated. Our goal is to have 100% of all Beverly Vista families participate in BV Pride, regardless of the amount given.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
CAN I DONATE ONLINE?
Yes. Please donate to BV Pride online at: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/2273891.
DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes. You may give post-dated checks or utilize the payment options outlined on the BV Pride envelope.
HOW MUCH OF MY BV PRIDE CONTRIBUTION GOES TOWARD PTA MEMBERSHIP? HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
When you donate to BV Pride, you automatically receive one PTA membership. The PTA is a national organization that advocates for children in education. If you wish to purchase additional PTA memberships, please indicate this on the BV Pride envelope and include an additional $10 for each membership.
HOW DOES BV PRIDE DIFFER FROM PTA MEMBERSHIP?
While BV Pride raises money for the school, PTA membership entitles you to a vote in general meetings.
HOW DOES BV PRIDE DIFFER FROM OTHER BEVERLY VISTA FUNDRAISERS?
BV Pride is our primary fundraiser that raises money for many of the programs and services our children need at Beverly Vista.
ARE DONATIONS TO BV PRIDE TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. The Beverly Vista PTA is an IRS-designated nonprofit organization and, as such, your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. An acknowledgement of your donation will be sent to you for tax purposes.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Feel free to email Deena Wachtel at email@example.com for more information. We are always here to help.
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