Parent Organization

PARENT ORGANIZATION

Opportunities for Involvement

Making a Difference by Joining Together

What We Do:

Supports the mission of September School

Enhances the mission of the School

Builds relationships between parents

Supports faculty and staff

Supports the financial stability of the school

Volunteer Opportunities Include:

Parent Ambassadors

As part of our admissions program, current parents welcome & talk with prospective & new families The initial contact is usually email and/or phone.

“Sunshine” Committee

Contact & help school families in times of need. This can be as easy as sending a card. It can also involve organizing a meal, helping with children -- whatever you think might help.

School Support

Help with Back-to-School night, Teacher Appreciation, and Graduation.

Gift Card Program

The school participates in gift card & grocery programs. We need a couple of people to organize and “run” this fundraising effort. It’s an ‘easy sell’ because all one has to do is shop where you normally shop!

Capital Campaign

We need volunteers to help us raise money for the renovation of our wonderful new campus. We would like a group of parents to come together and brainstorm about new ways to raise money. This group would be supported by Kelly and Robyn.

Board of Directors

if you would like to get information about serving on the school's board of directors, Kelly would be very happy to talk with you.

Physical Needs of the School

We always can use volunteers for various projects around the school.

Officers of Parent Organization

Contact Robyn if you are interested in serving as president, vice president, or secretary. Kelly and Robyn will support you in these roles.

If you are considering September School for your teen, have questions, or would like to visit and see our community in action, we encourage you to contact us. Call September School at (303) 443-9933 to arrange a visit for you and your teen.

Why Give to September School?

As an independent school, September School operates without financial support from local, state and federal governments. 

Our unique relationship-based education approach means that we maintain very low student: teacher and student: counselor ratios. And, unlike traditional schools, our curriculum takes our students outside the classroom walls and into the world. Our budget is shaped by these needs.

Many families new to private schools are surprised to learn that tuition doesn’t cover the full cost of private school education. At September School, only 80-90% of our budget is covered by tuition and fees. We make up the difference with grants and through our fundraising programs, including:

  • Annual Fund
  • Community Circle
  • Capital Campaigns

ANNUAL FUND

The Annual Fund provides unrestricted funds to our school and runs from July 1 to June 30 every year. Our goal is that 100% of September School families pledge to the Annual Fund, in a way and at a level that works for them:

Monthly subscription (recommended monthly amount: $40)

Annual contribution (recommended annual amount: $500)

Your gift of any amount supports the people and programs that make our community so special. When we work together, it all adds up. 

COMMUNITY CIRCLE

Through our Community Circle, you work with us in a more powerful way to build financial sustainability and our continued growth. Community Circle donors pledge to support September School with gifts of $5,000 or more.

Friend ($5000-$9999)

Partner ($10,000 or more)

In recognition of your generosity, Community Circle members receive:

Inclusion of your name on the school’s website and in all appropriate fundraising materials

Mention of your name at key school events, including graduation

Invitation to special Community Circle events

For donations of more than $25,000, you may designate a place on our campus to put your name.

CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS

In 2019, we celebrated our 45th year with the completion of Phase 1 of our new campus at 96 Arapahoe in Boulder, CO. Nestled at the mouth of Boulder Canyon, our historically landmarked campus provides extraordinary access to the outdoors, including Boulder Creek and many local trails, as well as to the extended classroom in Boulder and the surrounding area. 

The complete buildout of our new campus will allow us to offer world-class education to our students and expand our enrollment to 80 students. 

Phase 2: renovate the historic barn (next to our primary building) and address interim facilities needs

Phase 3:  Build a new community space 

Your gifts to our Capital Campaign will help us continue this important and timely work.

HOW YOU CAN GIVE--WE’VE MADE IT EASY

Give online--it’s fast, safe and secure

Click here to make your gift via Paypal.

Click here to make your gift via Coloradogives.org.

Write a check! Make checks payable to:

September School

ATTN:  [Name of program: Annual Fund, Community Circle or Capital Campaigns]

96 Arapahoe Ave

Boulder, CO 80302

Donate stocks or disbursements from your IRA

You may also make donations to September School in stock or via qualified charitable donations via disbursements from your IRA directly to September School. 

For these types of donations, please consult your tax advisor first and then contact the school directly to make specific arrangements prior to making any transfer.

INCREASE IMPACT THROUGH EMPLOYER MATCHING

Remember, many employers match their employee’s gifts to non-profits. You may be able to double or triple the amount September School receives by submitting matching gift forms, and you will receive credit for the total gift!

YOUR GIFTS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE

September School is a 501c3 charitable organization. All donations to our school are tax-deductible.

Learn more about giving to September School

If you’re interested in helping us re-awaken the love of learning through a financial gift and want to learn more, please contact us at info@septemberschool.org or 303-443-9933.

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