As part of Highwood School Council’s fundraising initiatives to support Highwood’s needs and events, we are launching our annual Cheque Writing Campaign. The CBE has mandated that all school fundraisers will be processed by EducationMatters, Calgary’s public education trust. EducationMatters will charge a 3.5% administration fee for donation processing in order to off-set their operational costs for doing this work. The rest of the funds raised may be used for school and teacher needs, such as technology, library books, Lunar New Year residency, field trips, and gym equipment.
In our 2020-2021 fundraising campaign, Highwood School raised close to $9,000 that went towards a range of items, such as library resources, technology upkeep, school recycling initiative program, education materials, and teaching resources.
We understand these may be very challenging times for many Highwood families given the impact of the last 18 months. We are grateful for any donation that you are able to give, and understand if under your circumstances, you are unable to do so this year. With your help, our goal this year is to raise at least $50 per student, but donation of any amount will be greatly appreciated.
Please note that this will be the only form of fundraising that the Highwood School Council will be doing. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20.00 and over. Please make your donations by Tuesday, November 30, 2021.
Thank you for your generous support of our school,
Highwood School Council & Friends of Highwood School Society