Hello Franklin Families,
We are very excited to announce that our Franklin PTA approved a $180,000 donation to SMMEF in addition to the $20,000 already given this year bringing our total contribution to $200,000. By making this donation, and offering it as a matching gift, our community hopes to inspire others across the District to dig deep and minimize program reductions for our kids.
SMMEF is currently facing a shortfall of over $700,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. This shortfall will mean dramatic reductions to our arts programs, our class room aides and our stretch grant which we use to fund teacher training, health aide officers, noon duty aides and more.
Currently a little over half of all families at Franklin have generously donated to SMMEF. We want to thank everyone in our community who has already given. If you haven’t given yet, please consider giving now at any amount, while you can double the impact of your gift. We know that we can get closer to 100 percent participation at Franklin!
If we all work together, we can close the gap.
To donate today, click on the link below: http://www.smmef.org/donate
Thank you for your support!