October 26, 2017

All Souls School—building on each child’s strengths, interests, and experiences

in an intentional, diverse, and nurturing community that fosters experimentation, a love of learning, and respect for others.

Dear Parents and Friends,

Amazing how time flies as we are already six weeks into the school year! The children are adapting to their new classrooms and faculty are building strong classroom communities. New this year, our younger siblings are enjoying their own special classes in the Afternoons at All Souls program, extending the reach of the rich All Souls experience to a younger age group.

The All Souls School Board of Trustees has been busy planning for the coming year as well as strengthening our own capacity as stewards of the school. By attending governance workshops and beginning our committee work, we are ensuring that we are implementing best practices to support our strong early childhood program. Our teachers are looking forward to their upcoming professional development days. This time is used to strengthen practice, build knowledge and allow reflection to ensure we are continuing to demonstrate thought leadership in early childhood education.

The results of this work are reflected in the school’s ability to attract and retain wonderful families who reflect the school’s values and share a deep belief in the importance of our school educating their children now and preparing them for their next steps.

All Souls School, like all independent schools and nonprofit organizations, depends on donations to support our students, faculty, and facilities. I encourage you to join me in making an annual gift to All Souls School. You can either contribute online via the Giving Page or by mailing a check to All Souls School. Through your financial contributions, you join a broad base of supporters who contribute to the continuation of excellence of the All Souls early childhood experience.

  • Our Unrestricted Fund provides school leadership with the flexibility to designate funds where they are needed most.
  • The Kefalidis/Johannsen Scholarship Fund supports greater access to All Soul’s caring approach to early childhood education.
  • The Dr. Jean Mandelbaum Fund for Faculty Development and Enrichment provides special opportunities for the faculty.
  • The Director’s Fund for Children’s Special Needs provides important services for children at All Souls School.

Our goal is 100% family participation.No gift is too small or too big! All gifts make a difference in supporting this special community and its ongoing work. Thank you for your consideration.

With appreciation,

Alicin Williamson

President, Board of Trustees

Note that a contribution of low basis securities can be an easily administered and efficient form of donation. For stock transfers: Please transfer stock gifts to Charles Schwab, account PK 1084-7297 and call them at 800-435-4000. In addition, please mail or fax (212-737-5271) a copy of the transfer instructions to Jennifer Vest.Please check if your employer has a matching gift program as you may be able to double or even triple your gift to All Souls School.