Rhino Fund

Rhino Fund

Rhino Fund Breakdown

Dear Families,

We hope your school year is off to a great start!  It’s always so exciting to see old friends, meet new teachers, and welcome new families to our community.  Rosemary Hills is such a special place and we are looking forward to spending time with each of you in the year ahead.

The PTA at Rosemary Hills has three primary goals – support our teachers and administrators so they can best support our children, provide enrichment opportunities that expand upon the education our children are receiving, and foster the development of a community that allows for rich friendships and social growth.  It is with these ideals in mind that we build our programs each year.  However, those programs are both labor and resource intensive and can only move forward with your assistance.

We are writing this letter to ask for your financial support for the Rhino Fund.   The Rhino Fund is our primary direct giving campaign that supports the activities that the PTA puts forward each year.  This year one of the ways we hope to use these funds is to celebrate and give voice to all of the wonderful diversity our kids experience at Rosemary Hills, from cultural and ethnic diversity to artistic and biodiversity. 

More specifically, your donations will help us:

  • Develop an Artist-in-Residence program that exposes students in all grades to stories, songs, and experiences from around the world and our local community;
  • Offer a Book Fair focused on “windows and mirrors” in literature – windows for children to see out into the world and mirrors to reflect themselves; and
  • Present additional school-wide enrichment opportunities around important moments in the year, such as Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Earth Day.

In addition, we will continue to offer some of our core teacher and staff support programs.  We provide each teacher with an annual reimbursement that allows them to purchase needed and innovative educational items for their classrooms.  We also provide the Media Center with funding each year to update and enhance the offerings provided to students.  And finally, we celebrate and appreciate our teachers and staff throughout the year, including during Staff Appreciation Week, to thank them for all they do for our students.

As you can see, we have some wonderful programming planned for this year, and the list above is by no means a complete review of what the PTA does.  None of these projects will be possible without your financial support.  Our goal is to raise at least $25,000, and hopefully more.  We welcome donations both large and small; any amount will help us build on the great work that our teachers and administrators do each day to make Rosemary Hills a positive and transformative space for our children.  Please, if you are able to contribute, return the enclosed card with your check, or donate online with a credit card at http://rhpspta.org/pta-info/rhino-fund.  Thank you so much for your consideration - the school relies on all of you, and the PTA does too.

Thank you!


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