The backbone of Oyster-Adams’ parent-based fundraising is through our Annual Campaign. The costs of running a bilingual school are high – and the per-capita budget provided by DCPS doesn’t account for the realities of a dual-language, dual-campus program. The Annual Campaign is the primary source of our school’s fundraising budget – $300,000 to be exact!
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That means we have 17 instructional aides in OA classrooms, instead of the 5 allotted from our DCPS budget.
|• Bilingual staffing|
• Bilingual programming
• iReady math app
• Field trips
|• Science experiment materials|
• Bilingual books & manipulatives
• RAZ Kids bilingual reading app
• Professional development
• Art/PE/Music/Theater programs
We know that you share our goals for achievement and improvement for all OA children – and our school has never been stronger.
What is the purpose of the Annual Giving Fund?
The Annual Campaign is managed by the OCC, Oyster-Adams’ Parent Teacher Organization, a 501(c)(3). The OCC pays for academic programs, equipment and supplies NOT funded by DCPS.
How is money raised for the fund?
Each family is asked to make a suggested donation of $400 per child. Make a one-time donation or consider a monthly contribution. Give what you can. No amount is too small (or too big!).
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. You will receive a receipt for your tax purposes at time of contribution. If you need documentation for an employer match to your personal contribution please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help you!