The 2019-2020 Annual Campaign
Dear Grattan families,
Did you know that at Grattan, our 4th and 5th grade classes are only 24 students, which is considerably smaller
than the SFUSD’s allowed amount of 32 students? Have you noticed that brand-new grade-level libraries were
installed in each and every classroom last year? Were you aware that Grattan now has a Math coach to assist
with teacher development and Math related support materials? Anybody noticed that the Bees are back on the
roof or tasted our delicious local honey? Well, each of these wonderful aspects of Grattan have been made
possible as a result of your generous contributions to Grattan’s Annual Campaign.
Grattan’s Annual Campaign is the school’s single biggest fundraising effort, generating 85% of the PTA’s funds.
This year’s campaign kicks off on September 30th, with the goal of raising $285,000 by the end of January. With
your help, we can fully fund the important projects and initiatives that make our school an exceptional learning
community for students, staff, and families alike. Your donation allows us to provide projects and programs such
- An additional 4/5 teacher, reducing class size
- Classroom technology
- Literacy and Math support
- STEAM initiatives in the computer lab and garden
- Professional development
- Doris the Storyteller
- Playtime facilitator to support students during lunch recess
- Classroom supplies
We can fund these endeavors and more, but only with your help. There are three easy ways to give:
- Write a check payable to the Grattan PTA, placed in the black PTA box behind Ms. Karen’s desk. Make
sure to add “Annual Campaign” in the memo field.
- Make a credit card payment through PayPal via the link below, and please consider
adding a little to cover credit card fee
- Automatic monthly donations through PayPal.
And of course, don’t forget to ask your company if they match! Hundreds do.
Our school stands out as a special place to learn and grow in an opportunity-rich environment, and one of our
main goals is to keep it this way! With the support of Grattan families like you, we will be able to continue our
exceptional programming. All gifts are meaningful, so please give what you can. If you have any questions, reach
us at email@example.com.
Yael Eisen-Avidan and Tommy Williams 2019-2020 Annual Campaign Team Leads
Whitney Thornburg & Michele Bennett, PTA President and Vice President
Dorothee Poetter & Lainie Motamedi, Vice President and Assistant Vice President of Fundraising
Ms. Walter, Principal