What is the Instructional Support Fund and what does it pay for?
This fund generated by friends and family of McDonald International students, pays for the Immersion Assistants and Immersion Interns staffed in each language immersion classroom. These staff members and interns instantly cut the student teacher ratio in half in the immersion classroom, making for a much more responsive learning environment for our kids. For a more detailed description of the program click here.
How much do I need to donate?
The cost of providing this level of support to our children is $850 per student per year ($1,700 for Kindergarteners and other new students since we have to fundraise a year in advance for the IS Fund). This is a large amount of money for any family. Our goal is that EVERY family gives WHAT THEY CAN. 100% participation is the most important goal to the PTA! At the same time, $850 per year is the value for what you are investing in. To better understand the value of this investment, click here.
How Can I Donate?
For donation options or to set up your donation, click the Making a Donation link below.
When Do I Need to Donate By?
Donations for the 2017-18 Instructional Support Fund must be received by Feb 28, 2017, in order to meet the District's March 1 deadline to hire back all our current Immersion Assistants for the following year. Mail your check or ACH form to the school Attn: PTA Treasurer, or put it in the PTA Treasurer mailbox in the main office.
Can I Spread Out My Donation In Multiple Payments?
Yes! We love ACH donations! You can split your donation into as many as 12 monthly payments. Please refer to the ACH form for more details. Ask the PTA Treasurer how to continue ACH payments from year to year.