Thursday, November 26, 2015

Montessori in action! You can help!

It’s happening! Every day we welcome 15 children into our bright, inviting classroom. Sacred Heart School Montessori Program is at capacity for the first semester and has a growing waiting list. We will enroll three more children in January who missed the age cut-off for the fall.

We need your help! Will you partner with a child in Camden by giving $20/month ($240/year) to keep our program affordable for their family?

Some of the parents are themselves graduates of Sacred Heart School and are relieved and excited that they can now send their preschool age children to the school they loved. Many of the children have already encountered hardship in their early years—such as two who have lost close loved ones in car accidents—along with many other experiences of adversity and stress. Whatever their circumstances, our classroom is a place where children are free to be children – to learn, laugh, grow, and explore. They are happy to be here and are adjusting well, engaged in their work in the classroom and forming friendships with one another.

 If you were to visit our classroom, you would see a hum of activity, with children engaged in a variety of different activities around the room: preparing their own healthy snacks, practicing letter sounds with a friend, scrubbing a table clean, playing a number memory game, examining leaves and pinecones under a magnifying glass, painting at the easel, writing letters on a chalkboard, or exploring any other of the dozens of learning materials on the shelves.

Hundreds of people have played roles, big and small, in bringing our Montessori classroom to this point. I am continually filled with gratitude.  Thank you!

Please consider if you can help to make this education possible by giving financially! 13 of our 15 current students are in the lowest income bracket on our sliding scale. For each of these children to afford our program, we must fund about 75% of the $4,750 tuition cost. Grant support and gifts from individuals have already provided about half of the needed amount, and we still need approximately $20,000. 

Will you give $20/month ($240/year) to partner with a child in Camden and keep our program affordable?  Each child needs six partners.

If $240 is more than you can give, we are grateful for donations of any size – each one brings us closer to the goal!

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by:

Paypal/credit card
Send to:
Sacred Heart Church
4th and Jasper Streets
Camden, New Jersey 08104

Please write “Montessori” in your check memo!
Donate though Paypal via Sacred Heart School’s website

Once you are signed into Paypal, click "Add special instructions to the seller" and type “Montessori” in the memo box so that the Montessori program will receive your donation!