To the Valued Members of our HCS Community:
We hope this letter finds you and your family safe and well.
As we reflect on 2020 we want to highlight some of the positives that have emerged at our own Hoboken Charter School. COVID has greatly impacted the lives of everyone in our HCS Community. But in the midst of loss and adversity, we witnessed our school and teachers go above and beyond for our students. We witnessed students helping the Hoboken Community in various ways, which is a testament to the foundation of our school’s social justice mission. And we witnessed parents reaching out to other parents to check in and offer support. Overall we witnessed our HCS families come together and overcome the numerous challenges of the last nine months.
It is in that spirit that we reach out to you about our Annual Fund. The Annual Fund is the cornerstone of all fundraising at the Hoboken Charter School and is especially crucial now. Under normal circumstances The Gala would be the other major vehicle to raising the necessary funds for our school. Obviously an in person event of that scale is not an option this year. Neither are the various other usual fundraising events such as in person socials. We understand that this has been a difficult year for many. But we ask that you give whatever you can within your means to support our HCS Community. Each and every gift, no matter its size, helps to strengthen our community.
The Annual Fund supports:
- The professional development of the academic staff
- The school’s facilities – for which we receive no public funding
- Classroom Supplies
- Technology upgrades
- Teacher appreciation initiatives
Thanks for your time and attention.
The Friends of Hoboken Charter School
Patty Fernandez, Daria Vogel, Rob Johansen, Liran Mignone, Joseph Fung