The 12-Acre Classroom!

Annual Fund

Dear Cedar River Montessori Families, Friends, and Alumni:

It is my privilege to write to you this year to ask for your support of the amazing things going on at our school through a donation to the annual fund.

This year is my family’s sixth year at Cedar River Montessori, as my son started in Early Childhood 2 and is now in Upper Elementary. In addition to on-going academic growth and fostering independent thinking, I am so appreciative of CRMS’s focus on the whole child, including creating a culture of respect, social responsibility, and empathy. I love observing the interactions of CRMS students, such as older children helping younger ones chop vegetables for Stone Soup, negotiate taking turns and agreeing on rules of a game, and practice asking “can I give you a hug?” before reaching out.

I also am grateful for the way our school embodies the values of respect, social responsibility, and empathy for itself and not just our kids. From having difficult conversations when needed, welcoming feedback and communication from families, and supporting environmental stewardship and conservation –

With these values in mind, I ask you to please consider a donation the annual fund.

How will my donation help? This year, you can choose to directly support those things that you and your family love about Cedar River, and that make an education at Cedar River a truly unique experience for our children. You can designate your gift to support one of several dedicated funds in addition to our general fund, including:

  • 12-Acre Flora and Forestry (dedicated fund) – Your gift helps connect children to nature through the ecological restoration of our forest and wetlands
  • 12-Acre Fauna (dedicated fund) – Your gift helps support care for ALL of our animals and the maintenance of our barn and pastures
  • Financial Aid (dedicated fund) – Your gift helps make a Cedar River education available to more children, and helps support families through unexpected hardships
  • General Fund (unrestricted fund) – Your gift enables Cedar River to flexibly respond to needs as they arise

How much should I give? Any amount that is comfortable for you and your family is welcome.  All gifts, from $5 to $5,000, are appreciated equally. You can also stretch your gift through recurring donations and employer matching!

How can I give? It’s quick and easy to give online by visiting http://bit.ly/CRMSGive! You can also pick up a hard-copy form in the lobby and return it to the main office.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support of all our children and school community.

Sincerely,

Christine Hunt, CRMS Parent

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