Maria Montessori Academy is a free, public charter school that prides itself not only on academic success, but also on creating a school culture with relationships and community at its heart. As part of this, we actively encourage all students to get involved in fundraising activities for both local school efforts as well as larger community charities.
Each year, we see a growing number of students with the confidence to come forward with their own fundraising ideas. Seeing these ideas through to fruition involves determination, planning, negotiation, hard work and risk taking and a supportive school community. The joy students experience when they succeed and the pride they feel when they realize a sense of accomplishment in fundraising efforts is unmistakable. Staff have also seen this increased confidence and can-do attitude carried through into students’ attitude to learning.
With team effort and community support, fundraising can mean so much more to MMA than just raising money for a good cause. Like many successful charter schools, we are expected “do more” with less, but it is inevitable that, like others, we turn to philanthropic sources to support unique and innovative aspects of our program, such as the annual trips.
Basic Fundraising Assumptions:
In planning for fundraising activities and events MMA will aim to:
T-shirt Sales/Sweatshirt, Vests/Zip-up coats opens up and runs for the duration of the school year. Orders will be filled on the 15th and 30th of the month.School Spirit Shirts»
The purpose for each of the fundraisers is to raise the needed money to support our field trip experiences. Field experiences are an extension of zoology, botany, ecology, geography, and geology that students have been studying all year. Students will participate in a number of initiatives where they will build communication, cooperation, and trust with their classmates.