This letter is mailed out to friends and family of the BTU School as part of our Annual Appeal for Donations.
Dear Friends of the BTU School,
I am a parent at the Boston Teachers Union School.
Just like you, I want my child and every other scholar here at the BTU School to get a great education in a healthy, positive environment that nurtures and supports them. I want this for my scholar, and every scholar, every day.
For us as a community to achieve this goal, we need to offer encouragement and support to the BTU School faculty and staff. This might be a kind hello at drop-off, volunteering on a field trip, attending the Open House, or making a donation.
As you probably realize, Boston Public Schools operate with lean budgets while needing to provide a variety of services and programs for our scholars. The BTU School is no exception. Last year in particular was an extremely difficult budget year with challenging cuts in staff and student resources. Meanwhile, the faculty and staff provided outstanding educational experiences inside and outside the classroom, often times using their own personal funds.
Financial contributions at every level from families, friends, and other supporters have a tremendous impact on the school’s budget. Because of generous donor support last year, Playworks and Coach Brandon are fully funded for the current school year and social-emotional support for all scholars is provided through two school social workers. These social workers support every child by providing small group counseling, one-on-one guidance, and professional development to faculty and by helping to create a strong, positive school environment. Contributions of every amount—from $10 to $100 to $1,000—made that happen.
But we do need more resources. We have a year planned that is full of great educational opportunities that our scholars and teachers can experience, but we also face an uncertain budget season. There are field trips to go on; community groups that will visit and enhance the school; curriculum supplies to be purchased; and a library to expand. Together, we can help make that happen.
I am a parent and I am also a donor. I hope you will join me in making a gift to the BTU School this year. You can use the link below to make a donation. Please know that you are making a difference in the lives of every BTU scholar and providing the tools and resources our teachers need to make sure our scholars learn and grow.
P.S. Your gift means BTU School teachers have the resources they need to support every scholar every day.