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    Parent Group Annual Appeal 2018-19

    Over the years, Thornton Creek's Annual Appeal has grown into a major source of funding for our school. Meanwhile, events like the school auction are increasingly expensive and tedious to execute by parent volunteers. This year, your contribution to the Annual Appeal, Jan. 23 - Feb. 13, will be the only school-wide donation asked of you. Our goal? 100% participation -- at any level. Read on to learn why your contributions matter.

    Quick link to Annual Appeal donation page (PayPal)

    2018-19 Parent Group Budget

    Academic assistants $100K
    Counselor $54K
    Choral & Instrumental Music $58K
    Expedition Support $16K
    Site Council Admin $17K
    Staff Training $9K
    Community Equity Fund $10K
    Scholarship $12K
    Library, Art, PE $9.5K
    Playground/Lunchroom Support $6K
    Morning Safety $3K
    Other $12.5K
    Total budget $307K

    The largest portion of these funds will be raised through the Annual Appeal. The remainder will come from the Walkathon and other events like the Winter Bazaar and scrip sales. This fall teachers will also collected classroom fees for classroom-specific needs not covered by Parent Group fundraising.

    Why we fundraise

    SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL Through the Annual Appeal, the Thornton Creek Parent Group (that’s YOU) raises the money to continue our school’s unique academic mission, our arts programs and more.

    BOOST TEACHER IMPACT Academic assistants team up with our amazing Thornton Creek teachers to provide critical classroom support.

    SUSTAIN EXTRAORDINARY LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES The Mary Cooper Library, music with Mary K, engaging classroom expeditions — these important programs help make up the fabric of our school. Without your contributions, these and other programs are not possible.

    Our target: $210,000

    Your participation, at any level, is critical to the success of this year's Annual Appeal. We invite you to give only what your family is able to afford. For your convenience, we also have payment programs available for monthly contributions through the end of the school year. Let us know how we can work with your budget.

    5 Ways to Participate

    1. Look for the RED Annual Appeal envelope to come home soon with your student, and return it with your donation.
    2. Contribute a one-time donation during the Annual Appeal period.
    3. Set up a series of monthly payments through your financial institution or stay tuned for more information on monthly payment plans though the Parent Group.
    4. Apply for employer matching funds.
    5. Volunteer to help with the Annual Appeal by contacting us at
    Questions? Email us at