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 Boston Teachers Union School,
Scholars and teachers planting bulbs in the garden predicting what will happen in the spring… The 6th grade soccer team inviting younger scholars to join them for a week-long soccer clinic to teach them to dribble a ball and score a goal… Scholars and parents attentively listening to a fellow student share a poem during Writers’ Workshop… Upper school students leading math activities for visiting families during Open House… Faculty members tracking each scholar’s reading skills and planning targeted lessons during a weekly Professional Development session…
These are just some of the images of our BTU School community—a diverse group of scholars, teachers, community partners, and families all working together to share the gift of education. We are a four-year-old pilot school with freedom to shape curriculum, and we use that freedom to teach a robust liberal arts curriculum that includes, social studies, science, and the arts. We are a teacher-led school, believing that collaborative teacher leadership helps us ensure every scholar has an opportunity to reach his or her true potential.
To create and sustain an environment that promotes authentic, experiential learning—an environment that inspires a life-long love of learning—requires careful management of both public and private dollars. To provide the learning environment we want for all of our scholars, additional resources are needed. And so, we ask you, a key member of our community, to consider making a donation. Every dollar makes a difference and helps to:
- Ensure that scholars at all grade levels can attend curriculum enriching field trips and enjoy visiting artists
and inspiring performances
- Provide teachers with the curriculum and classroom materials they need when they need them
- Offer professional development opportunities to support continuous learning for our outstanding teachers
- Expand our library and online curriculum resources
- Support celebrations of student success like the Honor Roll lunch and community building events like our
Spring Family Night
Your generosity, when combined with that of other parents, friends, and supporters to the BTU School’s Annual Appeal, means that our teachers have the resources they need to support every scholar, every day. Your gift supports the daily operations of the school and makes a rigorous, supportive, creative school environment a reality for our diverse group of scholars. Thank you for your consideration and thank you for being part of the BTU School Community.
Chair, BTU School
P.S. Your gift means BTU School teachers have the resources they need to support every scholar every day.