- Room 13 – Ms. McDermott
- Room 12 – Mrs. Lee
- Room 9 – Ms. Paris
- Room 17 – Ms. Heller
- Room 15 – Ms. Holland
- Room 20 – Ms. Afzal
- Room 28 -- Ms. Pedersen
- Room 29 – Ms. Kovalev
- Room 8 – Ms. Lee
BELL FUND DRIVE: October 2 - 13, 2023
BELL Fund EXTENDED
to Tuesday, October 17, 2023!
Beckford’s Annual BELL Fund Drive is here! The BELL Fund is a “direct ask” donation program run by the Beckford PTA: families are asked to donate a certain amount per student, and 100% of the proceeds go toward direct funding of critical school needs. Contributions are tax deductible, and eliminates the need for sales-based fundraisers that only provide our school a small percentage of funds raised.
While the campaign is a year-long effort, during October 2 - 13, the BELL Fund Drive encourages families to make their contributions so that funding for school resources can be put in place. Donate online by clicking on the "Donate" button in this webpage, with the option to set up monthly installment payments over the school year.
Download the BELL Fund brochure for details on the different giving levels, basic Q&A, and a pledge form you may turn in to the school with your donation.
Please check with your workplace for company matching gifts; company matching gifts will boost your giving level!
During the BELL Fund Drive weeks, classrooms with the highest percentage of participating students in contributing to the BELL Fund win an exclusive movie viewing and popcorn on campus (or equivalent reward). Any classroom at 100% participation will receive this reward. This year, winning classrooms will receive a visit from the BELL Fund prize cart.
While any contribution level is welcome, participating students contributing $300 or more will receive an exclusive thank you gift, while students donating a minimum $30 will receive a token gift. These students will also be included in a “thank you” announcement on campus.
100% of your investment will go directly to pay for the following programs, among other programs and expenses (not a complete list):
- Computer lab instruction ($52,000)
- School equipment, including technology (copiers, projectors, laptops) (~$16,500)
- P.E. supplement, aka Psychomotor ($20,000)
- Field trip buses ($20,000)
- Ballroom dance ($22,500)
Platinum $1,500 Frozen Fridays voucher set for each student, softcover Yearbooks for your children, $75 Beckford Bucks* and 1 week marquee announcement for each student.
Gold $1,000 Frozen Fridays voucher set for each student, one softcover Yearbook for the family, $50 Beckford Bucks* and 1 week marquee announcement for each student.
Silver $750 One Frozen Fridays voucher set for the family, one softcover Yearbook, and $25 Beckford Bucks*.
Bronze $600 $20 Beckford Bucks*.
Beckford Buddy $300 (per child) This equates to $30 per month per child. If every family donated this amount, we wouldn’t need any additional fundraisers for the school year.
Other Donate whatever fits your family budget. Every child who participates with a minimum $30 donation will receive a token gift while supplies last.
Please make a donation that is meaningful to you and your family.
How to make a payment? Complete the Pledge Form and return it to your child’s classroom, or to the school office, along with your payment. Monthly installments are available via PayPal.
* Beckford Bucks can be used to purchase items from Beckford PTA, including Family Fun Day tickets, Beckford Wear, Paw Prints, and Yearbooks. They cannot be used to purchase items from after school sales or fundraising activities.
Questions & Answers
Question – What is the BELL Fund?
Question – Since we’re an Affiliated Charter, don’t we have plenty of money?
Question – Is a payment plan available?
Question – I can’t afford the suggested donation amount but I want to do something. What can I do?
Question – Should I ask my company for support?
Question – What are Beckford Bucks?
ZELLE donations to: [email protected]
|NOTE: California law and District policies require that the donations and any fundraising used to fund school-related activities be truly voluntary. No student will be excluded from participating in any school-related activities because the student or their parents has not made a donation or participated in fundraising activities. Any suggested donation amount is also voluntary. If you choose to donate, you can make it any amount you deem appropriate. No donations will be returned to you if your child decides or is unable to participate in the program to which you donated.|