Dear da Vinci,
At the beginning of each year, our school council requests a donation from our da Vinci family. These donations are used specifically to enhance and integrate Waldorf pedagogy into our children’s’ classrooms. The TDSB does not provide alternative schools with any additional funding to implement their alternative mandates, so parental support is a key factor in creating a Waldorf-inspired school for our children
Your donations enable us to continue to fund the classrooms’ needs for things like watercolour paints and paper, beeswax crayons, modeling wax, pencil crayons, books, lantern making supplies, and visiting specialists in art and handwork. Equally as important as these supplies is the professional development of our teaching staff. For the first time, this past summer we were able to offer week-long, grade-specific Waldorf teacher training to our teachers. In past years, da Vinci has worked with a Waldorf mentor to help both our parents and our teachers to bring a Waldorf lens into our homes and classrooms – we hope to continue this initiative.
The funds raised here make a huge difference for our children, their teachers and the staff by allowing for advanced planning and budgeting of programs that excite and inspire us all. Please consider what you can offer, and give what you can.
We will do some additional fundraisers over the year to help fill in the gaps and finance many of the amazing initiatives our teachers come up with, but this is the most direct and impactful way you can help. We suggest $100 per child based on the forecasted needs for this year. But we warmly welcome any contribution possible from your family.
HOW TO DONATE:
You can make a donation via School Cash Online. Once you are logged in, you will see a blue “Donation” button on the right of the screen.
This will take you to a new screen.
Select the amount you wish to donate (suggested $100 per student) and select da Vinci School from the dropdown menu. In the “Message to School Board” box, write Waldorf Donation. Click “Add To Cart” and follow the prompts for payment.
If you prefer to make a donation via cash or cheque, please make it payable to “da Vinci School – TDSB” and bring it to the office.
Thank you in advance for your support!