LBP Gift Catalogue. Lester B Pearson School Gift Catalogue. Enriching Our Children’s Education through “Gifts of Learning”. “Gifts of Learning”. This is an initiative by parents who together make up your School Advisory Committee (SAC)…
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Lester B Pearson SchoolGift Catalogue
Enriching Our Children’s Education through “Gifts of Learning”
This is an initiative by parents who together make up your School Advisory Committee (SAC)…
And SAC is excited to share this voluntary opportunity with you this evening…
As a practical way to enrich our children’s education…
So that together we can make a difference!
We want to…
Provide a safe and stimulating learning environment
Aim for academic excellence
Develop character… to be good citizens… to learn to give back to their community
It’s a list of Educational Enrichment Resources and Activities that you can “purchase” through donations to LBP.
You can make direct donations…
Or give a “Gift of Learning” at a special occasion (Birthday, Christmas, New Year, Mothers & Fathers Days, etc.
The Ontario Government through the TDSB funds our children’s education, but
Finances continue to be stretched every year
The “Essentials” are being provided, but there is very little left over to support “Enrichment”
Enrichment enhances our children’s learning experience
And we want to simplify and coordinate our fundraising efforts at school
Most of us (23 Million Canadians) make charitable donations every year
Our children’s success at school is very important to all of us
100% of what we give to LBP is spent on the items and activities designated
We can see the results for ourselves
Income tax credit is a bonus
Students, Parents and Staff identify priorities… formally and informally
Staff develop a School Improvement Plan
Costs are actual and may be represented as a total or as a “share” of the item cost or school’s annual budget for that category
Learning Through Play
Staff Professional Development & Appreciation
Educational Materials and Equipment
Many students find different aspects of learning a challenge
Specialized resources and equipment can enhance our school’s special education programming
This program has been growing with parent funding already…
Lets keep it up!
Gym and playground equipment…
Basketball hoops, basket balls, soccer balls….
Exciting new technology that engages our children in their classroom learning
Subject matter “comes alive”!
Helps teachers make learning active and participatory
Founded in 1998, The Toronto Foundation for Student Success is the registered charitable foundation of the TDSB, created to ensure that all students are ready and able to learn in school
The TFSS acts as an advocate for students, identifying and initiating programs to deal with the hunger, poverty and violence experienced by students
Today, in 2011, TFSS is supporting 107,000 children.
To provide our school and teachers with the resources they need…
To raise $5,000 this spring (approximately $10 per student)…
One family has already donated $1,000 to get us started!
and $25,000 + per year in future ($50 per student per year)
The process is simple…
Complete the Gift Contribution Form and drop it off at the school office with your cheque
You will receive an acknowledgement letter from the school
Throughout the school year reports of how the funds are being used will be included in Newsletter and on the school website
You will receive an Income Tax receipt for your total donations from the TDSB by the end of February of the next year
Accountability and Transparency
Welcoming Your Ideas and Constructive Feedback
TDSB Budget and Funding website link:
TDSB Fundraising Policies and Procedures:
LBP Gift Catalogue information, forms, and reports:
If you would like to understand the school’s needs better – please contact Mme. Brugniau, speak with your child’s teacher…
And ask your child what they think would help enrich their LBP experience
Arrange to come in and visit the school
We welcome your questions, feedback… and your contributions
We will finalize the Catalogue content and post it to the LBP website for easy access
We will develop Gift Cards that you can use
We will hold SMARTBOARD demonstrations and offer school tours during the LBP Family BBQ June 22
We will regularly report success!
WE are here
We all care about our children’s success
We all contribute to our school and our charities of choice in different ways
The Gift Catalogue is a great way to give meaningful “Gifts of Learning”
This method of Fundraising is more efficient, effective and respectful
LET’S DO OUR BEST… AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE RESULTS