We are a school that celebrates children for who they are and supports them where they are along their educational journey. Families entering our program quickly learn this is a place full of kindness, warmth, and giving. This is a school that fosters community and encourages involvement on many levels.
Your support helps us to build and sustain our community. By sharing your values, treasures, time, and talent, you deepen your connection to our school. By giving financial contributions, you invest in the future and create a solid foundation for our children and programs each and every day. We could not do all that we do without our parents, grandparents, trustees, faculty, staff, and friends. We are so very grateful to each and every one of you. Thank you!
Please feel free to contact us with your comments and questions at (413) 586-4538 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MSN Fund
A Generous Community Supports MSN!
Community, and caring for it, is truly the foundation of this school and the money raised from the MSN Fund ensures that this foundation is solid. It takes a great faculty, a curriculum that develops fluency, creativity and competency, and the generous involvement of parents, grandparents, alumni, past parents and friends to educate our children.
MSN Fund gifts give us confidence to invest in the quality of our education beyond the basics, to enhance each classroom experience and to provide the engine for continuous, ongoing improvement. MSN Fund contributions help us to invest in our faculty, our students, our programs and facilities. Please join us by donating today!
Cash, check, or a secure online donation via Paypal is the easiest way to give a gift to MSN.
Gifts of appreciated stock and planned gifts such as bequests and annuities are other ways to support the school. For more information, please consult your financial advisor and contact our Development Office.
Many employers have in place a “matching gift” program through which they would match your donation to MSN, effectively doubling your gift. Please check with your Human Resources department, and be sure to send us your employer’s form with your gift.
The Montessori School of Northampton is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with tax-exempt status from the IRS. All gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.
There are many ways to support MSN. These include:
- Direct Donations — Using the PayPal link below or by sending or dropping off a check.
- The MSN Fund — The most important fundraising effort at our school, which enables us to keep our school strong in a variety of ways.
- Events — The Children’s Fair and Spring Auction bring our community together.
- Capital Projects — Special buildings and grounds projects arise whereby you can leave a permanent mark on our campus.
- Volunteering –Contributing your expertise to help us with tasks large and small.
Thank you for your support!
You can help raise money for MSN while doing the things you normally do! Take a minute to sign up for any or all of the following programs and automatically MSN will earn a percentage of what you spend! Invite your friends, family, and business associates to support MSN through these programs, too!
- WEDNESDAY PIZZA
How does not packing a lunch one day a week sound? Sign up for Wednesday pizza at MSN! Supplied by our friends at Spoleto, each slice of pizza includes a slice of the pie for MSN. Sign up for the year or by the semester. Please see your summer packet or the Collection Center outside he school office for the sign up form.
- THE PRINDLE MUSIC SCHOOL
Des your child want to learn to play an instrument? Take advantage of this great offer from MSN parents Dan and Michelle Prindle! When you commit to a session of lessons, tell The Prindle School that you want to participate in their scrip program to benefit MSN. You’ll get a 5% discount, and the school will receive a 5% donation, too. See their schedule of offerings here: http://www.theprindleschool.com/#about
- STOP & SHOP A+ School Rewards
Do you have a Stop & Shop card? You can register your card to earn cash for MSN every time you shop beginning on September 7, 2018 and continuing through March 16, 2019. To register, all you need is your Stop & Shop card, our school name, and our school code 05060. You can register online at https://stopandshop.com/school-rewards/.
- AMAZON SMILE
Do you shop at Amazon? Would you like them to donate 5% of all eligible purchases you make to MSN? Register for Amazon Smile by going to smile.amazon.com and following the prompts to select the Montessori School of Northampton as your charitable organization. Then remember to start your shopping at https://smile.amazon.com/ every time. Millions of items are eligible for donations through Amazon Smile.
- FOR SMALL HANDS
Do you wish you had Montessori-like materials at home? For Small Hands, a division of Montessori Services, sells beautiful tools and toys for children. Make a purchase of $25 or more between September 1 and December 31 and the school will earn 10% of your purchase as a credit toward a future order. To register, follow the links at https://www.forsmallhands.com/2-ways-to-participate . Our school code is 115355.
- BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION
Upper Elementary collects and redeems Boxtops for Education to help fund their spring retreat. For each boxtop, the school receives 10 cents! Please watch for them when you shop, clip and bring them in and deposit them into the receptacle in the front lobby or main office.
Thank you for supporting MSN in these six easy ways!
Your gift of time is at the foundation of our school, and thanks to the expanding corps of parent and community volunteers our mission is fully realized each year by volunteers who assist in the classroom and administration, lead and organize special event committees, and bring innovative ideas to life.
Whether you have an hour, a semester, or five to twenty hours a week, there is a volunteer assignment to suit your talent, time, and skills. Your expertise is a valuable asset to the school. Please participate as an MSN volunteer. Contact the Development Office for more information.
The Children’s Fair
Welcome the school year with this fun-filled event. Held in October, the fair gives the current and past MSN community time to gather and celebrate. It also gives families from the broader community an opportunity to tour our school and meet our staff, board of trustees, and families. The money collected from the fair benefits capital improvements for our campus.
The Spring Auction
The Spring Auction raises money for the school’s Scholarship Fund and is our most exciting event of the year. With the funds raised we are able to strengthen our school by offering our program to more families within the community.
Our 2019 Literary Ball and Auction will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 6-10 PM, at the Garden House at Look Park. This is our premier fundraising event of the year and is a wonderful opportunity to have fun, socialize, and support our school. Please plan to dress as your favorite literary character or author!
The auction catalog will be online by early/mid-March so you can start your bidding online and continue that night. Tickets are a $25 suggested donation and will be available online at various price points. Watch for more information!
But first, we need the items! If you solicited or donated items last year, you will be receiving an email reminder shortly. If you have not, we’d love to have any items you which to donate or solicit. When you have an item to donate, please complete the donation form so we can add it to our catalog.
Sponsorships are still available as well, so if you own or work for a business that would like to be an auction sponsor, please contact Kathy Murri for a sponsorship packet.
We want to recognize and thank these area businesses and friends who have committed to sponsoring both of our school’s fundraising events this year, the Children’s Fair: A Celebration of Families and Community, on November 2, and the Spring Auction on April 9. Please support them with your patronage and when you do, thank them for being an MSN Super Sponsor!