Dear St. Isaac’s Families,
This note comes with a heart of gratitude for your never-ending generosity and support of our school. When it became apparent that our traditional method of fundraising wouldn’t be possible during the tenure of COVID-19, the PSA, through incredible planning, creativity, and leadership, made a decision to launch a virtual fundraising campaign. A goal of $350,00.00 was the target for the school year. The first leg of the campaign, “SIJ Strong,”was put into motion by Elizabeth Dziedzic, Megan Noell and Jacklyn Cantore. With a tight time frame of 8/31-9/12, the campaign, with a suggested donation of $675.00 per child and 100% participation of families, was launched. The funds were earmarked to make up the difference between the tuition and the operating expenses of our school which increased this year due to COVID-19 and its related expenses. For each donation of 675.00, a family would receive a raffle ticket for free tuition.
When you arrive to pick up your child from school today, you will see a banner displayed with the total of $324,342.00 raised and the tuition raffle winner, The Goebel Family. What can I say except thank you from the bottom of my heart for the trust you have put in all of us at St. Isaac’s and the continued hope that we would have a successful reopening and continue with in person learning for our children! And the amount has just increased through the generosity of the Goebel Family who donated their free tuition back to our school!
Truly we are blessed. Every hour of hard work, tough decision, and planning, seems like a blur now that we’re back and beginning week 4. The teachers continue to feel your support with the Amazon boxes that continue to be delivered to their classroom with items from their Wishlists. Thank you for making us feel so appreciated. We are all charged and ready to take on the upcoming challenges that might be ahead, but we will take them on together.
Here’s to our continued success, staying safe, seeing our children smile and thrive, and celebrating the St. Isaac’s School Community of which I could not be more proud or humbled to lead.
Mrs. Carol Burlinski