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We are fundraising for our children, the next generation of global leaders! Suggested per student donation, $1000!

Put Students First When You Donate Today!

As a parent, guardian, relative or friend of a John Stanford student, you recognize the critical role that early education and language immersion play in developing the next generation of global leaders. You embrace our mission and share in the vision of preparing our students to live, work, and thrive in a dynamic, multicultural world.

John Stanford's dual immersion program is unmatched by even private schools in our region. Our students' academic performance is among the best in the state. The additional support provided through the years by parents like you – along with the dedication of our teachers and the hard work of our students – fuels this incredible success.

Today, please put your passion for John Stanford International School into action by donating to support the extra staff who help our students get the very most from our dual language immersion program. Your support will allow our great school to continue to enhance the education of each and every student.


Donations to The Campaign will fund:

  • Our beloved Instructional Assistants and Interns who due to the biliteracy program will soon work and support throughout ALL of our immersion classrooms.
  • A dedicated Counselor, providing our children with the social, emotional and behavioral guidance they need to thrive in and out of the classroom.
  • Biliteracy support, which will enable our teachers to continue the work started this year. Teachers will work together to plan and create an intentional, aligned, literacy curriculum in Japanese, Spanish and English.

This additional support allows our student-to-teacher ratio to remain low and for our children to obtain more individualized attention and support.


Our Goal:

Our goal is to have 100% participation! Whether you give $10 or $10,000, every dollar helps to fully fund next year's staffing plan. Our suggested donation this year is $1000 per student. If you like our academic programs it stands today, if you appreciate the difference that the Counselor, Instructional Assistants and Interns make to your children's day to day academic experience, please donate today!

Your support to the Students First Campaign will continue the exceptional John Stanford International School education experience for every student. There is no greater cause than the education of our children. Please, put students first and donate today.

Our children are counting on you. Refer to the video below for more information.



FAQs

What is the Students First Campaign and where does the money go?

The Students First Campaign is our school's largest fundraising effort, to support the extra staff who help our students get the very most from our dual language immersion program and to further enhance the education of each and every student at JSIS. Your gift of $1000 will fund:

  • A dedicated Counselor, providing our children with the social, emotional and behavioral guidance they need to thrive in and out of the classroom
  • Our beloved Instructional Assistants and Interns who due to the "enhanced" biliteracy program will work throughout ALL of our immersion classrooms
  • Biliteracy support, which will enable our teachers to continue the work we are focused on this year. Teachers will work together to plan and create an intentional, aligned, literacy curriculum in Japanese, Spanish and English.


What is this year's goal and how was it determined?

The Students First Campaigns goal equates to about $1000 per student.

JSIS staff meet yearly, usually after the receipt of the districts budget, to identify and prioritize the needs of the school for the upcoming year. The JSIS staff presents the priorities to the BLT and PTA Board for approval. Once approved, the Students First Campaign Team begins the tactical work of getting the funds raised.


Can I give more than the asked amount?

Absolutely! We recognize that there are families that will not be able to provide the ask amount but we also recognize that there are other families that may be able to give a little more in support. This is what makes our school community so special, we are one big family in support of each other and most importantly interested in the well being of our children and willing to do and give anything it takes to see them succeed.


What happens if I am not able to gift the asked amount in full before the end of the campaign?

Can't give a one-time contribution before the end of the campaign? Not a problem, please consider giving a recurring payment using this page (Network for Good) or by scheduling this directly through your bank account to the JSIS PTA account. (for more information contact fundjsis@gmail.com or visit our school webpage for SFC.


What if we raise more than the asked amount, where will extra money go?

If funds are raised beyond our goal, then JSIS staff will provide recommendations on how best to put the funds to good use. For example, this year the staff has identified the launch of the biliteracy program a priority.


What happens if the established goal is not met?

If the established goal is not met, the JSIS Staff will assess the originally established priorities and determine how to best use the funds received. This may potentially mean that we will lose some of the support staff that this campaign is intended to sponsor.

If you like our academic program as it stands today, if you appreciate the difference the counselor, Instructional Assistants and Interns make to your children, please donate today!


Is my donation tax-deductible?

You will receive a letter from the Network for Good acknowledging your donation to The Campaign to Put Students First and listing the JSIS PTA Tax ID number 94-3084553. Please refer to your accountant for additional guidance.


How do I get a company match?

Company Matches are a HUGE deal for JSIS fundraisers! Each year, company match dollars account for thousands of extra dollars to fund our school. Microsoft, The Gates Foundation, Starbucks and Boeing are just a few of the many generous employers that offer matching funds.

If your employer offers a company match, please help us make your donation go farther by taking the time to apply for your company match.

If you have questions or need help with your company match, email us at info@fundjsis.org and we can help you complete your match. When you match, be sure to specify that you are requesting a match for the John Stanford International School PTA - SFC Campaign.


I am the parent of a fifth grader, why should I donate?

Simply put – Pay it forward!

Especially if your child has been at JSIS for the past 6 years, we hope that you will consider this your parting gift of gratitude for the experience your family has had at this amazing school. When your child joined JSIS as an incoming Kindergarten student, the JSIS community invested funds via the annual ask to make JSIS the best learning environment for your child. Now, as an active part of the JSIS community, we hope you will pay it forward and help ensure the strength and sustainability of this world-class program that has benefitted your child and your family.

For the families that will continue on to Hamilton International School, we know your recognize the importance of continuing the support of John Stanford as it is directly related to the future success and sustainability of the Middle School program.


Who sees my donation? I am concerned about privacy.

Donation details are only available to a small cadre of campaign volunteers that have all signed a confidentiality agreement. No donor lists are published.


I have a detailed question about the Students First Campaign. Whom can I ask?

Please send your questions to fundjsis@gmail.com and a member of the Students First Campaign team will respond to you.