What is Direct Donation?
Public funds cover basic education at L’École Bilingue, but as parents and guardians we have an opporunity to directly fund additional valuable education resources beyond those normally provided by the VSB and government. Most of our funds are received directly from our parent families and raised through countless volunteer hours and dedicated efforts on the Pizza & Sushi Lunch Programs, Book Fairs, and all the Grade 7 Quebec Fundraisers and community events such as the Welcome Back BBQ.
Where do these funds go?
As outlined in our annual PAC Budget, funds raised are targeted in a number of ways including investments in:
- Arts & Cultural Programs for the entire School (artist in residence and many performances, Drama Program)
- Sports Equipment
- Fitness Programs (Cycling / Aussie X/ Tennis etc.)
- Science Workshops (Geering Up)
- Building up our technological resources (eg. Smart Boards etc.
- Supplementing classroom learning resources – such as Traits Writing Kits
- Camp Sasamat Buses
- And many other programs and initiatives.
Direct Donation is intended to:
Direct Donation is an annual, voluntary, confidential contribution with a suggested amount per child ($100) that allows us to significantly reduce the number of small fundraisers undertaken and retain only those that are efficient and significant in return for the hours invested and those that contribute to our community. The more funds we receive through Direct Donation the less we will have to fundraise to support programs and the fewer donation solicitations parents will receive throughout the year.
Donate to our School:
Donations are strictly voluntary and confidential; 100% of your contribution under Direct Donation goes to the school as opposed to a small percentage with fundraising that involves product sales. There is no maximum or minimum.The suggested amount PER CHILD in $100. Each donation over $25.00 is eligible for a tax receipt from the Vancouver School Board.
How to Donate:
At the beginning of the school year in September or October, a Direct Donation Form will be sent home with your child(ren). Simply fill out the form and submit it with your cheque to the school office.
The VSB will mail out tax receipts for donations over $25 later in the year.
If you are interested in becoming a Major Donor by making a large contribution of $1,000 or more to L’École Bilingue, please contact the School Principal.
If you have any questions, ideas or concerns or would like to help with the campaign this year, please contact the PAC Executive at email@example.com