We all just participated in something historic – the first-ever (and hopefully one-and-only) virtual back to school night at Carlmont. It was great to have the opportunity to get a glimpse into a distance learning day. While we all would prefer to see our students back at school physically, our teachers are working hard and doing an excellent job of adapting to educating our students in this new educational environment.
Thanks to support from all of you, CAF is honored to be able to support our teachers and students during this time, and we are continuing to work with the administration to look for creative and unique solutions to challenges. This year, in partnership with the PTSA, we’re taking applications from teachers for mini-grants to support any distance teaching/learning needs. Our Academic Support Center has gone virtual and we are working with the administration to offer our seniors (who have seen every SAT test date canceled since March) multiple opportunities to take the SAT during their school day.
Though it seems hard to believe, CAF is already looking forward and planning for next year. This year we are condensing our fundraising efforts to a short fall window in order to allow us to better plan for next year (no worries, we’ll still participate in Giving Tuesday and Stand Up for Public Schools). By having our budget in place earlier in the year, we can work together with the administration to gain access to the most qualified candidates early in the hiring cycle.
Join us in making a difference Please respond to the CAF Fall Call to Action now and let us know what your donation plans are for the year. You can: 1) donate now, 2) set up a recurring monthly donation now, or 3) pledge to donate later in the year.
We want to hear from every Carlmont family today – whether you make a pledge for later in the year, commit to a recurring monthly donation ($100/month will get you to our ask), or do
nate $3,000 toward our Leadership Circle – every donation is valuable. Our ask is $1200 per student, but please give whatever is comfortable for your family. If you commit to a recurring donation, a smaller commitment each month can have a big impact. We are striving to hit our $900K goal again this year, but we can only do it with your commitment.
Ulla Foehr, CAF President