It's well into January now, and we are still feeling overwhelmed by the generosity of our community during the Christmas season. With the many gifts received in December, we are happy to say that the Hope and a Future campaign has received $3 939 000 in gifts and pledges!!! The winter gift book was very popular, and the shared areas of our school will have some wonderful new equipment for our students and teachers.
Speaking of our school, :) it is challenging to express how we are all--families and staff--counting the days until the building is complete, and how much anticipation greets every new construction milestone. (The beautiful, giant windows are our current favourite topic.) Classrooms, offices, the gyms, band, science labs, and art room are taking shape within the building. Check back soon for some video and photos of the interior.
And, speaking of specialized classrooms, we are working on a spring gift book, one that will offer our community the opportunity to purchase supplies for specific curriculum areas (think: microscopes, hula hoops, easels, ukeleles!) or even sponsor an entire classroom's worth of furniture! We look forward to sharing that with you soon.