WRMS Ed Fund Board
2016-17 School Year
President: Amar Mann
Treasurer: Sujal Shah
Corporate Match: Lori Bhatia
Secretary: Arvinder Bhalla
Registration Chairs: Sonali Pachori & Divya Kamath
WRMS EdFund Update- Parent Letter
Windemere Ranch Middle School Education Fund: The Secret of Our Success
Tax ID: 04-3815491 Address: 11611 East Branch Parkway, San Ramon, CA 94582
Welcome to an extraordinary community of parents, teachers, and learners! Windemere Ranch is one of the top-performing middle schools in all of Contra Costa County – and in the top 1% statewide.
Our academic success doesn’t just happen. It reflects the concerted efforts of visionary administrators, superb teachers, a dedicated staff … and committed parents. Many parents have demanding schedules that make it difficult for them to volunteer. But EVERY parent can support the Education Fund. And every year, nearly all of them do. That’s the secret of our success.
The Ed Fund has two purposes:
- Reduce Class sizes: First, we reduce core academic class sizes by purchasing additional sections from the district, in effect hiring more teachers. In the last academic year we funded 14 additional sections.
- Technology support & upgrade: Second, we purchase new technology for the computer labs and provide ongoing tech support. This gives your student access to a much richer variety of educational materials while developing proficiency in the tools of the modern economy.
To fulfill these critical missions, we ask every parent to contribute $415 per student. If you’re able, additional contributions are welcome. (Many parents give more.) But contributions of ANY amount are gratefully received and will be put to good use. Even if you’re not presently able to give the full amount, we urge every family to give something.
Mindful of the demands on your time, we don’t hold auctions, carnivals, car washes, cookie-dough sales, or other fundraisers during the school year. Our only fundraiser is this one – the annual donation drive during registration. So please take care of this very important aspect of registration.
In the school year 2015-2016, the Ed Foundation was able to fund fourteen class sections that reduced our class size averages and allowed us to offer the wide variety of electives that we enjoy.
In addition, we supported upgrading of the computer lab and purchasing of books for the library. We supported the purchase of about 2500 books. The major focus of these books purchase was non-fiction to support the common core goals. This program was highlighted as part of the Gold Ribbon award process.
The Ed Fund has committed even more for the coming school year. So we need your help, please fill out the donation section in the registration form. We also have a strong focus on Corporate Match and eScrip for which we would need your help to submit your requests at your employer and the eScrip websites.
We’re counting on you. Your most generous possible contribution will help sustain our school’s tradition of excellence. Thanks for your support.
Windemere Ranch Middle School Education Fund