Dear Beverly Vista Middle School Families,
Welcome to a wonderful NEW beginning at Beverly Vista Middle School. Together, with our new administrators, teachers, families, and community members, our goal is to give every BVMS student the best education possible, filled with diverse and expanded learning opportunities. This year, we are coming together as a community that is ALL IN for our kids!
One of the most valuable ways to demonstrate the commitment to being ALL IN is through generous donations to the Annual Fund. With your help, the BV PTA can provide our children with added resources to help them thrive and succeed. The programs and initiatives that we have targeted to support this year are core academics, extra curricular activities, social emotional, campus environment and parent education. Specific examples include:
STEM, Science Enrichment and Outdoor Education
Technology & Electronic Equipment
Supplemental Curriculum Enrichment & Classroom Supplies
Expanded Athletic Department
Performance Art Department
Visual Art Department
Support for Lunchtime and Afterschool Clubs
Enhancement of outdoor spaces for student use
Positive Behavior Program, Mindfulness
Parent Education Speaker Series
Middle School student community events
We kindly ask that each Beverly Vista Middle School family make a donation to collectively support all of the programs that will make our new Middle School exceptional. The suggested donation is $500 per student. Any amount is welcome and appreciated. Those who donate $500 or more will have their name featured in the school newsletter as a Patron Bulldog. Families that donate $1000 or more, our Bronze Bulldogs, will have their family name engraved on the 2019-20 BVMS Annual Fund Donor plaque located in the school’s atrium.
The BVMS Annual Fund is the single most important community-wide fundraising effort and will account for the largest percentage of our funds for the entire school year. Your donation of $500 will help contribute to your child’s education and will provide new opportunities for our kids in this inaugural year of BV Middle School.
Please make your tax-deductible donation today by using the attached envelope. You can mail in credit card information or a check, return the envelope to your child’s homeroom teacher, or drop it off in the school office. You can also donate to BVMS Annual Fund online HERE.
Thank you for your commitment to the success of our new Middle School! Here’s to unleashing a fantastic year and making history together.
Kevin Allen, Beverly Vista Principal
Richard Waters, 8th Grade VP
Josh Stern, 7th Grade VP
Jeanne McCrea, 6th Grade VP
Tina Wiener, BV PTA President
Nathan Kruger, BV PTA Co-President
Bridget Smith, 1st VP Ways & Means
Misty Johnson, 2nd VP Membership
PS: All donations of $500 or more by September 30th will be entered into an exciting raffle!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BVMS ANNUAL FUND
WHAT IS BVMS ANNUAL FUND?
BVMS ANNUAL FUND is Beverly Vista’s annual fundraising campaign. BVMS contributions pay for school programs and services not funded by the Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) or the State of California. These include multimedia/educational technology, performing arts/music, Athletic department, Visual Art Department, supplemental textbooks, enrichment, and teacher classroom enhancements.
HOW MUCH SHOULD I CONTRIBUTE TO BVMS ANNUAL FUND?
We ask that you contribute $500 per student, and all amounts of donations are greatly appreciated. Our goal is to have 100% of all Beverly Vista families participate in BVMS ANNUAL FUND.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
Yes, we accept all major credit cards.
CAN I DONATE ONLINE?
Yes. Please donate to BVMS ANNUAL FUND online by clicking HERE.
DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes. You may give post-dated checks or utilize the payment options outlined on the BVMS ANNUAL FUND envelope or click HERE to choose the installment option.
HOW DOES BVMS ANNUAL FUND DIFFER FROM PTA MEMBERSHIP?
While BVMS ANNUAL FUND raises money for the school, PTA membership is a national school organization to support our schools including taking part in PTA processes. BVMS encourages parent involvement as much as possible in making these important PTA school decisions.
HOW DOES BVMS ANNUAL FUND DIFFER FROM OTHER BEVERLY VISTA FUNDRAISERS?
BVMS ANNUAL FUND is our primary fundraiser that raises money for many of the programs and services our students need at Beverly Vista.
ARE DONATIONS TO BVMS ANNUAL FUND TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Yes. The Beverly Vista PTA is an IRS-designated nonprofit organization, and, as such, your donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. An acknowledgment of your donation will be sent to you for tax purposes.
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
Feel free to email Bridget Smith at BVMSfundraising@gmail.com for more information. We are always here to help.