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ECMCS Annual Fund 2023-24
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ECMCS Annual Fund 2023 Kickoff
Dear ECMCS Families:
Our family has gotten to know so many of you throughout the years. Ahead of Giving Tuesday at ECMCS, we wanted to share our story and ask you to join us in supporting the Annual Fund. We were very fortunate for our son, JJ to be selected as a 1st grade student in 2018 lottery. While we were initially chosen in a random drawing to attend, we continued to choose East Cooper Montessori for the rest of our large family because of their unwavering commitment to an excellent public Montessori education as seen on the school's report card and felt everyday through my children.
As winners of the School Choice lottery, our family feels compelled to give back and support ECMCS so that its unique approach and programs can continue to thrive. You might be wondering what your donations to the Annual Fund cover. Remember that as a charter school, we are only partially funded by the state of South Carolina. Our family, like many others alongside us, understand that it costs a significant amount of resources for ECMCS to continue to provide the level of education and extra programming that is unavailable at many public schools. In years past we have been grateful to sustain this level of support, and we are asking again for your help in making 100% of our Annual Fund goal for the 2023-24 school year. While any donation is greatly appreciated, we can meet our goal with your tax-deductible gift of $3 a day per child for the 180 days of school. Any and all amounts that you can give support our Annual Fund. Together we all make the ECMCS Difference.
Please consider making your gift on Giving Tuesday. While we can accept funds at any time throughout the year, and encourage recurring monthly donations, we are so excited to announce that your Giving Tuesday gift will be matched by an anonymous donor. Help us make our goal so that our school can continue to deliver the most excellent experience and education for our young children.
The Blacklund Family
Here is our crew! My husband Jon and I have 4 kiddos that love calling ECMCS their school : JJ (5th year), Addison (3rd year), Jacob (5K) and Ava (future 3K ;) I’m putting the good vibes out there!!).
Support the Annual Fund
Our goal is to raise $80,000 to continue to provide the premier public Montessori education ECMCS is known for. We strive for 100% participation among parents, staff and board members. We suggest $2 - $4 per student per day for the 180 days of the school year, but support of any amount is appreciated and helps make The ECMCS Difference that benefits our students.
This is where Your Annual Fund Donations go
- high-quality Montessori materials
- 13:1 student-teacher ratio
- global learning opportunities
- STEM program with a dedicated STEM coordinator
- funding for the arts
- professional development
- education and technology upgrades
Note: the Annual Fund also makes it possible for students who receive SNAP (supplemental nutrition assistance) to attend field trips* (including in-house field trips) for free.
*Families must apply and qualify for SNAP.
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