Dear Undercroft Families,
Undercroft Montessori School has provided authentic Montessori education for children in Tulsa since 1964. Currently serving children from age three through eighth grade, the school and community are committed to academic excellence; independence in thought and action; critical and collaborative thinking; and compassion and respect for self, community and the world.
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, we will host our 16th annual fUNDERaiser. This year’s theme is “The Roaring 20’s.” This fun event features artwork from Undercroft students and goods and services donated from throughout our community in our live, silent and online auctions. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and our community is a critical part of its success. In order to purchase expensive equipment, educational materials and furnishings that are not covered by tuition alone, Undercroft relies upon the proceeds from this event.
How can you help? There are many ways but we especially need donations! A donation can be an item, special service, gift certificate, or even a bottle of wine. The next time you are running an errand at a local business, eating at your favorite restaurant, dropping kids off at an extracurricular activity or possibly holiday shopping, consider using the enclosed donation form and community letter to share information about this event. You would be surprised how many businesses are willing to help out. There are additional copies of the donation form and community letter located in the UMS office.
Here are a few examples of past donations: Tulsa Children’s Museum Family Membership; tickets to the Tulsa Symphony; gift certificates for 4 Rounds of Golf at the Tulsa Country Club; & gift cards for some of Tulsa’s favorite restaurants such as Elote, Cosmo’s & Kilkenney’s. You can even donate one of our “Pay to Play” items, where you can provide a dinner or other fun event for which multiple people can sign-up. For example, we’ve had a Wine & Yoga Party, Tour of Tulsa, and even an Art Party donated in the past. This year, we’ve made it even simpler to help by creating a sign-up genius for our donations; please look through the list of businesses that frequently donate to our fUNDERaiser event and commit to acquiring a donation from them by signing up. We suggest every parent sign-up to acquire at least ONE donation. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4aa9a72da02-funderaiser.
Please complete the form (make sure to include the value of the item) and provide a copy to the merchant, which will serve as their receipt. The white copy must be turned in to the office along with the donated item. We request all donated items be submitted by Friday, March 3, 2017 in order to allow enough time for volunteers to prepare for the event.
On behalf of the students, parents and staff at Undercroft, thank you – your contributions are greatly appreciated!
Head of School