Dear Holy Spirit School Parents and Friends,
There is a certain alchemy in the operation of an outstanding school such as Holy Spirit. Our mixture of committed teachers and families, combined with an eager student body, results in powerful faith and purpose. At Holy Spirit School, we put forth all our energy and resources toward the key goal of educating our students.
Commitment of this magnitude is neither easily achieved, nor easily funded. As a Catholic School in the Diocese of San Jose, Holy Spirit must rely on tuition dollars and the ongoing generosity of its families and friends for each year’s budget. Every fall, as we continue to grow and improve, we ask our families and friends for financial assistance to meet annual operating expenses. A cursory walk around campus reveals some of the numerous merits of previous fundraising efforts. From our new STEM science equipment to fresh Fibar bark on the playground; new drinking fountains to solar-filmed windows; or art and music supplies to new Middle School textbooks – every step through campus and every survey of a classroom reveals something paid for by families and friends of Holy Spirit School.
If you made a sacrificial gift to the Annual Fund through the Church, it is already helping us meet this goal. Your donation helps keep current technology in the hands of our students, ensures the latest opportunities for professional development for our teachers, and guarantees that the proper supplies for our students – from science equipment in the labs, to iPads in the classrooms, and even the printer paper used by both students and faculty – are always available.
This year, we again reach out to you and other members of our Holy Spirit School community to help us achieve our goal of 100% family participation. Your Annual Fund gift helps fill the $1200 per student gap between the cost of tuition and the actual cost of a Holy Spirit School experience by keeping tuition costs reasonable while providing one of the best educations in the region.
As members of a Catholic school community, much is asked of you and your family. However, the next time your child comes home from school and talks about what fun they had with math manipulatives, shares the thrill of scoring the winning shot in P.E., or tells you how new and exciting a textbook is on an iPad, pause for a moment, and think about how much your gift to the Annual Fund is appreciated. Better yet, think about how you helped fully integrate all of this into the daily learning experiences of every Holy Spirit School student.
We are each fortunate to be a part of such a strong community as Holy Spirit School. Please help make our community even stronger by giving a tax-deductible gift or pledge now to the 2017-2018 Annual Fund. You can donate online at https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E10236&id=26. For information on whether your employer matches donations, please reference http://www.matchinggifts.com/holyspirit-school.
Thank you very much for your support.