May 2019

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, Alumni and Friends,

May has arrived, and with it we are enjoying warmer temperatures for our rooftop play and explorations of growth and change in the classrooms. Beautiful paintings of daffodils and tulips fill the walls, and observations of caterpillars transforming into butterflies are topics of conversation. Community field trips and culminating projects are bringing our curricular studies to close, as we prepare for the end of the school year and the upcoming summer break.

We are extremely grateful to the parents, alumni families, Trustees, and friends who invest in All Souls School each year through the Annual Fund and other fundraising initiatives. The Annual Fund allows us to recruit top early childhood educators and retain our beloved teachers, ensure the quality of our programs, provide tuition assistance to deserving families, and support unforeseen day-to-day needs, making a difference in the lives of all our children.

You can contribute online through this link or on the school website under the Giving tab, or you can mail your contribution to the school. Gifts can be directed to the Unrestricted Needs Fund or to specific areas of impact, including the Dr. Jean Mandelbaum Fund for Faculty Development and Enrichment, the Director’s Fund for Children’s Special Needs, or the Kefalidis/Johannsen Tuition Assistance Fund.

As you consider your gift, please know that doing so is an investment in our community. Our goal is to increase broader community support for the Annual Fund and every gift, large or small, helps us reach that goal. By coming together, our current and alumni parents and friends ensure our school continues to flourish and brings the joy of learning to our children and generations to come.

With appreciation,

Marisa Stavenas
Chair, 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.