Upper School Construction Update – January 2017

Upper School Construction Update – January 2017

The first floor construction has reached the point that the second floor can begin to rise.  We are choosing floor finishes and begin to anticipate the beautiful Upper School spaces under construction.  We are ever thankful to all our donors and our school community for their support in this exciting phase of Hershey Montessori School growth!

Updates from Huntsburg

Updates from Huntsburg

Major projects are well under way at the Huntsburg campus as part of the capital campaign.  Obviously, our Upper School building is rising.  But also, the “Bike Barn” has been converted to a beautiful auxiliary classroom and the Guren House has been renovated and expanded to become a 16 student Upper School dormitory.

The campaign will benefit both campuses by providing funding for projects, such as a strategic plan of growth for the Concord Campus’s increasing enrollment, raising additional funds for the endowment to increase sustainability for the whole school and to expand financial aid for students.

We are excited to be constructing a classroom building that is in alignment with our values.  Care of the environment is a pillar of  Hershey Montessori School’s core philosophy and includes implementing the highest respect possible for nature, the environment and sustainability.  These values are reflected in the vision and building goals of the new Upper School classroom building.

Our school is the first in the Midwest being designed and built to Passive House Institute of the United States, PHIUS, strict design principles committed to reducing energy consumption in building practices.  This will also create significant savings in operation costs.

 

Announcing our Annual Giving Drive for 2016-2017.  Your gift makes every step possible!

Announcing our Annual Giving Drive for 2016-2017. Your gift makes every step possible!

Please consider being a part of our Annual Giving Drive this year. Your gift is your “vote” for the school and the school’s mission.  As we apply for grants, foundations and corporations want to see that our community is on our side.  Each and every gift to the Annual Fund makes a big difference in reaching our goal of 100% participation – no matter the size of the gift!  We are so very grateful for your support.

If your pledge is received by November 10th, you will be entered to win $50 to spend at the Hershey Arts Fest on November 12th!  You can pay your pledge online or by check anytime up to June 1, 2017 – or set up a monthly payment plan online if you prefer.

In order to create access to high quality Montessori education for as many families as possible, Hershey Montessori School intentionally keeps the tuition costs as low as possible. We look to our community fundraising efforts to help make up the difference. Your gift will help pay for important items such as the beautiful classroom materials, salaries and professional development programs for the talented staff that work with the children – and so much more. Please consider a gift today

Visit our Hershey Montessori Donation Page online to donate now: http://bit.ly/HMSDonate

Thank you so much!

 

Giving while shopping!  Smile.Amazon, Boxtops, Giant Eagle and more!

Giving while shopping! Smile.Amazon, Boxtops, Giant Eagle and more!

These programs support Hershey Montessori School by allowing our parents to donate while shopping, searching and clipping!  Just follow the provided instructions and links to turn your normal every day shopping activities into donations to Hershey:

We are thankful for the support of local and national programs that support Hershey Montessori School.

Smile.Amazon – Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the price of your eligible purchases to Hershey Montessori School whenever you shop on Smile.Amazon.  Use your Amazon Prime membership or usual login and start shopping! Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is:  Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com

Heinen’s – Are you a Heinen’s Tasteful Rewards Member? If so, a percentage of your grocery bill can be donated to Hershey every time you shop. Register your card. Your card must be reregistered every fall. Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is:  Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com

Giant Eagle – Do you use a Giant Eagle Advantage Card? If so, a percentage of your sales can be donated to Hershey every time you shop. Register your card. Our school code is 2344. Each time you shop Hershey receives award points to use toward technology devices, classroom supplies and materials. Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is:  Sheila Harvat at SAH061473@aol.com

Box Tops for Education – Collect “box top” labels from General Mills products and send them into the office.  Check out the Box Tops for Education webpage for activities and coupons!  Your Hershey Montessori School Parent Contact is:  Kim Hrenko at kimberlyhrenko@hotmail.com

GoodSearch.com – Use goodsearch.com as your search engine to generate funds for Hershey! Goodsearch.com, powered by Yahoo!, works like any other internet search engine. For each search you perform Goodsearch.com will donate to a cause. Join, choose Hershey Montessori as your cause, and start searching!