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Home » Archives » May 2008 » "Thank You!" From SJ Public Schools Foundation

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05/18/2008: ""Thank You!" From SJ Public Schools Foundation"


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incredible generosity of our community!
To the Editor:
The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is so grateful for the incredible generosity of our community’s response to the Save Our Schools (SOS) Campaign. We are more than half way toward meeting the “challenge gift” of $300,000!

Through the SOS campaign over 450 families have donated $94,270 and pledged $6,920. In addition Valmark’s gift of $50,000, a gift of $10,000 from Rich and Joan Komen, and $10,000 from Roche Harbor makes the total of “matching gifts” to date over $170,000.

Now it is imperative that we raise the final $130,000 in order to match the remaining challenge gift. This will restore the athletic program (including boys’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys’ tennis, golf, track, and wrestling), restore support for students struggling to learn to read, and restore essential secretarial and custodial services. Pledges can still be made on the SOS hotline at 370-7925 or donations can be made on line at www.sjpsf.org. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your contribution!

We want to thank our Superintendent, Michael Soltman, for his leadership and the quick response of his team in identifying next year’s funding crisis before most districts in Washington even knew there was a problem. This early outreach to the community, clearly communicating the gravity of our situation, gave us the time and opportunity to respond proactively. And the overwhelmingly positive response has been possible because of this very caring, supportive, and generous community.

We want to thank the community for this initial response to the school funding crisis. We continue to be inspired by this community’s resolve to Save Our Schools!

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation

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What an awesome community we live in!
To the Editor:

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is tremendously thankful for the incredible community response to the Save Our Schools – SOS – phone appeal. We had an amazing group of volunteers we want to thank including many parents, school staff, FHHS students, and community members. And thank you to Kings Market for the refreshments!

Most important was the positive response from all of you who answered our calls! Over $65,000 was pledged in addition to the gift of $10,500 for the Friday Harbor Labs Science Outreach Program!

The challenge gift of $300,000 has been extended, and pledges can still be made on the SOS hotline at 370-7925 or donations can be made on line at www.sjpsf.org. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, doubling your contribution!

We want to thank the community for this initial response to the school funding crisis. We are inspired by this community’s resolve to save our schools!

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation



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