For it is in giving that we receive - St. Francis of Assisi
Dear Saints Academy Family,
We are writing you to provide an update on our 2021 Annual Fund and announce a kick-off of a very important campaign that will assist our students and faculty right now.
First, thank you to all those that have already so generously given to The Saints Academy’s 2020-2021 Annual Fund. To date, 29% of our current families have contributed so far during this campaign. As a reminder, this year, more than any other year, we ask that you donate to The Saints Academy Annual Fund as there was not, nor will there be, any other fundraising event.
We were not able to host our annual Legacy Celebration that honors individuals deserving of recognition, our Golf Outing was a community (just for fun) event, and our Auction is not possible this year. So, The Annual Fund becomes the vital source to bridge the gap between the actual cost to educate and tuition, as well as to assist with much needed improvements that help our students every day. Every year, these fundraising events bring in more than $80,000 toward our operating budget.
This year’s Annual Fund has seen an increase in grandparent and extended family donations. Thank you! The Saints Academy continues to thrive due to contributions from our school families (past and present), alumni, grandparents, parishioners, friends, and businesses.
Your help needed
Those that know our Auction are aware that we typically have a “Fund-a-Dream”, a specific item that enhances the school. This year, we are wrapping that "Dream" item into the Annual Fund. We are pleased to announce this year’s need: Classroom Audio Visual Interactive Equipment. The time has come to update the Smart Boards that are simply aging out. In order to make the necessary upgrades throughout the school and install this new technology, we need to raise $50,000.
Starting today, a portion of the Annual Fund will be used to fulfill this need. Can you help us with this fundraising effort? Would you have attended the Legacy celebration or the auction? Would you have purchased a sponsorship for any of our advancement events? Or made a donation to the auctions or raffles? Do you want to help us continue our program that fosters the social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and spiritual development of our students?
Please consider donating to our Annual Fund. Your contribution, no matter the amount, does make a difference.
Make your Annual Fund gift today: Please visit our website at https://www.saintsacademy.org/
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The only gift that is too small is no gift at all! Your gift is tax deductible, to the fullest extent of the law. Please check with your company as many are matching donations to nonprofits or have increased their matches during this time.
Our students, faculty, & staff thank you for your support of The Saints Academy!
We have already begun to upgrade our classrooms.
Genes in Space
We a so very proud to announce that Nina Eisenstein and Lizzy Swanson have successfully completed their Genes In Space Contest Submission. Their research began in January, before this pandemic was even in the news, focusing on the chemical properties of mushrooms as a natural antibiotic. By embracing virtual meetings and document sharing, they were able to brainstorm, and complete their proposal. This contest was optional. They chose to complete their research even though they were dealing wiht the challenges of remote learning . This is a true testament to their love of science, determination and perseverance They were always upbeat, positive, and Mrs. Pomeroy looked forward to their virtual meetings. They are winners in every sense of the meaning. Here is a link to a copy of their experiment for you to enjoy and share. We will keep you posted as to the announcement of winning entries. Excellent work, Lizzy & Nina!
Scholarship in action at The Saints Academy!
For the 2018-19 school year, The Saints Academy was one of the top 5 schools in the Archdiocese of Boston for achievement and improvement on NWEA's MAP Growth exams in reading, language usage, and mathematics.
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Each high school will have its own application process, which is now an
online application available on their respective websites. Much of what
we have to do, from the Middle School side of things, has been removed
from the process. You will apply online and then you will be asked for the
names and email addresses of the teachers for recommendations from the
subject matter teachers.