HOW MUCH DOES THE BOOSTERS CLUB NEED?
Based on what other classes have raised, and the costs of putting on these events, our goal is to raise between $45-50K before January 2019.
See below for an outline of the 5 key events, and how the funds are planned to be used. This is based on prior years’ history (THANK YOU to past classes for sharing with us!).
DON’T TICKET SALES COVER THE COSTS OF GRAD NIGHT?
Ticket sales generally pay for the event itself. Additional funds are needed to pay for transportation, offer scholarships, and to provide miscellaneous treats for the kids (raffle prizes, decorations, etc.). Below is a chart which outlines the breakdown of the total grad night costs, based on historical averages. Yellow is the source of funds (where does the $$ for grad night come from), and the blue are where the funds are used (what will the $$ be used for).
AREN’T THE STUDENTS ALREADY RAISING MONEY TO PAY FOR PROM?
While our Class of 2018 Officers raise funds to pay for most of prom, historically the Boosters have provided additional funds to help ensure ticket prices are consistent with prior years (~$150-165/person on average) and to pay for scholarships for those who are in financial need.
WHY DO THE BOOSTERS FUND BACCALAUREATE?
Baccalaureate is a time honored tradition where students and their families gather to share their talents, passion, and inspiration. It is typically held at the Bellevue Presbyterian Church and is funded entirely by the Boosters. Because this event is not sponsored by the school, without the support (both volunteer and financial), this event will not happen.
ARE WE EXPECTED TO VOLUNTEER AT GRADUATION DAY?!
As parents of Seniors, we will be afforded certain luxuries…for which we pay for as parents of Juniors (yes, that’s in June of 2017 for our class). Each Juniors Class provides cookies and punch at the Graduation Ceremony, as well as a Brunch for the Seniors on the day of graduation. In this way, each class pays it forward. The relatively nominal cost to honor the class ahead is coordinated, paid for and staffed by the then-current Junior class parents.
HOW CAN I HELP?
The Class of 2018 Boosters needs help in both time and talent. We need volunteers to chair each of the events listed above, as well as ‘worker bees’ to help at the events themselves. We also are looking for ideas on potential fundraisers that can help us achieve our goal. The Boosters is a great way to connect with other parents, as well as help all the students in the Class of 2018 have a fabulous celebration of their 4 years of hard work.