This school year marks a special milestone for Community Roots Academy, as we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary! Without the ongoing support of our community, our dynamic project-based learning (PBL) curriculum wouldn’t have grown deeper and deeper. Additionally, we have added amazing programs and initiatives like the Discover Garden, Green Champs, Digital and Culinary Arts and so many more. Heading into this landmark anniversary, we are grateful to know that the CRA community is stronger than ever and believe the last 10 years are proof that we work best when we work together.
As we embark on this unconventional school year, the health and safety of our students remains our highest priority. We have taken necessary measures to ensure our students can continue receiving the quality of education they deserve during this pressing pandemic. These unexpected preparations combined with our annual expenses have created a funding gap in our budget that we need your help to overcome. Here is where your help is needed most:
Annual Expenses – $180,000
As a public charter school, we are responsible for expenses which traditional public schools aren’t, such as our campus lease and janitorial services. Many of you may notice this number is lower than previous years. We are happy to report that we were able to work with the district to receive a reduction in our campus lease cost. This reduction is reflected in our overall fundraising goal for the year.
To reach our goal for 2020, we are suggesting a voluntary and tax deductible donation of $550 for the year from each of our families. Whether you are able to donate more or less than our suggested amount, participation from all of our families is incredibly important to reach our goal of $330,000 this year. The power of your support will not only set the mark for giving during our 10 year anniversary, it will ensure our community has a resource for education and the betterment of our children for many years to come.
We offer a variety of giving options, including equal payments throughout the school year. Click below to choose your preferred support option: