2017-2018 St. Charles School Annual Development Fund

Dear Fellow Parents, Fellow Parishioners and St. Charles Parish School Supporters,

We are writing to ask for your financial support in donating to the 2018 Annual Development Fund (ADF) which has been an important part of our school’s sustained operations, growth and improvement. The school relies on the ADF to help bridge the gap between student tuition, the parish subsidy and the true cost to educate a child at St. Charles. Our school has one of the lowest tuition rates of all Catholic schools in the Western Waukesha Deanery.

The money donated last year also allowed for the hiring of 2.5 Instructional aides who can assist in individual student needs like math, reading and advanced curriculums and allow us to tailor the education to their needs. This also helps keep our teacher-student ratio low. Another major benefit from the ADF donations was hiring our new Guidance Counselor Mrs. Delmore to help kids thrive socially, emotionally, and mentally.

The 2017-18 School Year has been an exciting time for St. Charles Parish School as we opened a new wing with two large and bright classrooms, a state-of the-art STEM Lab and a long-awaited music room. This year 38 students will graduate from 8th grade, one of the largest classes in recent years. Enrollment at St. Charles Parish School has doubled in the last nine years to 300 students, a testament to the hard work taking place on all fronts. In April St. Charles earned an Exemplary Recognition Award for Educating the Whole Student, the third exemplary honor in the last six years. St. Charles was the only school in Waukesha County to receive the award this year.

Our son graduated from St. Charles in June 2017 and had a well-prepared transition to Pewaukee High School upholding his academic and moral values from St. Charles. Our three daughters are in 7th, 4th and 2nd grades at St. Charles where they continue to benefit daily from high standards of academics and faith formation.

Please consider donating online. Visit the parish website at www.parish.stcharleshartland.com. At the top of the page you will see a button for Giving. Click on it. Next click on the e-Giving Website button. Next click on Quick Give. There is no login required. Pull down the menu under My Donation and look for Annual School Development.

Your donation is vital to the school’s yearly maintenance and operations as well as continued school improvements in human resources, academics and spiritual growth. Thank you again for your consideration. Our Annual Development Fund drive ends June 30, 2018.

Respectfully,

Charlie and Sandy Merkel

Parents of Patrick, Clare, Abigail, and Megan Merkel