Dear ICS families,
On behalf of the FO we, the Fundraising Committee leads Alisha Anglin-Pagan (3A) and Samantha Brooks (KB and 3A), would like to welcome families back for another wonderful year at ICS!
What We Do: The Fundraising Committee raises money to support the FO’s operating costs, which includes events, after school tuition assistance and teacher grants for extracurricular activities that benefit the classroom. But we cannot do it alone! Anyone willing to pitch in is welcome to sign up for our committee on Konstella. Meetings will be held on the second Friday of every month. The first full meeting will be on Friday, October 11th at 8:15 at Devocion.
How We Do It: We have a lot of fundraising ideas planned for the 2019-2020 school year that will benefit our community. As we get closer to each event, you will receive more specific information via Konstella and flyers that will be sent home. One new initiative that we’re spearheading is food fundraisers in cooperation with the local Chipotle and Shake Shack. Beginning soon, one Thursday afternoon per month, you will be able to donate a portion of your order to the school just by buying a meal. We will be looking for volunteers and food donations to launch (what we hope will become annual) bake sales for events such as the Ft. Greene Halloween Dog Parade and the NYC Marathon in order to externally fundraise for ICS. In addition to our Gala in March, we’re hoping to create a parent-only fundraising mixer for Winter 2020. Finally, we will be founding an ICS Merchandise drive that will include weather-specific apparel and gear so that we can show some ICS pride!!!
Make an Impact with Little Effort: Right now each of you has the ability to donate to the ICS Family Organization while making your usual purchases. If you use Amazon (amazon.com), you can switch to their charitable donation site instead (smile.amazon.com) and choose “International Charter School Parent Organization” as your charity or (just click on the link in this email). If you order via the Amazon Smile, .5% is automatically donated directly to the FO. Sure, that’s not a lot but it adds up and once you select your charity, you never have to think about it again!
Another option to donate without really thinking about it is by using the RoundUp website or app (available in the Apple and Android app store). Once it’s downloaded or you’ve signed in to the site you just choose International Charter School Parent Organization (click on this link) and then follow instructions to connect your credit card accounts. The app will tally the total change left over from your transactions at the end of the month and send a deposit directly to the FO.
Here's to a great year!
Alisha & Samantha