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    2018-2019 Wedgwood PTA Annual Pledge Drive
    Posted on 10/10/2018
    We Need You pledge drive

    Pledge drive students holding sign2018-2019 Wedgwood PTA Annual Pledge Drive

    September 25, 2018

    Dear Wedgwood Community,

    Welcome back to school! The start of school is an exciting time. We know our daughters buzz with anticipation about their teachers and classmates, wondering what the year will hold for them. Their excitement is contagious and well-founded. The Wedgwood school community is strong and supportive of our students and each other. The robust academic education Wedgwood offers our children, in combination with a safe place to be, grow, and discover themselves, is invaluable. The combination of academic support and community connection is why our family is so eager to financially support the PTA Annual Pledge Drive and we urge you to do the same.

    Why contribute to the Annual Pledge Drive? State and local funding is not enough to pay for what we, Wedgwood families and community members, have come to expect from our school. Remember that Washington residents do not pay income tax and our real estate taxes are modest. In 2017 the State of Washington spent $12,763 per student, which ranks 19th in the U.S. For comparison, 18th-ranked Minnesota spends $13,041, a difference of $278 per student. Our fundraising efforts fill an unavoidable gap allowing the PTA to continue its extensive work that impacts all our students and bolsters Wedgwood Elementary through academic work, administrative support, and community building events. Your pledge donation will allow the PTA to continue to support and strengthen programs like:

    • Academic Support: Teacher Grants, Art & PE Supplies, Books and Technology supplies
    • Staff Support: School Counselor, Technologist, Librarian
    • Classroom Enrichment Programs: Art Docent, Garden Education, Instrumental Music
    • Community Building Events: Back-to-School BBQ, Fall Dance, STEM Night
    • Emergency Preparedness Supplies
    • And, so much more!

    Please join our family and donate to the PTA Annual Pledge Drive this fall. Every donation, regardless of the amount, helps us reach the 2018-19 yearly fundraising goal of $216,000. EVERY family that contributes will receive a Mighty Marmot decal as a thank you gift and a $300 donation will earn two tickets to the Auction on March 22nd, 2019. Consider donating a dollar amount that works for you and your family, remembering that every donation counts and is fully tax-deductible.

    Thank you for your support and we wish you and your Marmot(s) a fun and successful school year.


    Sara and Andy Hoofnagle

    Parents to Meg (4th grade) and Jane (2nd grade)

    Pledge Drive Chairpersons

    WW_Pledge Form 2018-2019.pdf

    Does your company have a matching gift program? This is a wonderful way to make your gift go even further! Check with your human resources department and find out how to double, or even triple your gift! Click here to find out if your company participates, then check with your human resources department to double, or even triple your gift!

    Two ways to donate:

    1. With the pledge card enclosed in the packet sent home via kidmail (or print out a form). Please check the appropriate box (gift levels of $300 or $150) if you would like free tickets to our spring Auction event. 

    Remember, your gift must be received by November 16th to get the free tickets to our spring Auction event!

    2. PayPal