2019 Firebird Fund Drive 

Firebird Fund Drive Overview

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We are excited to announce that our Firebird Fund Drive and Fun Run is back! Our Firbird Fund Drive is our annual fundraising event and is an opportunity for families to support our Firebirds! Proceeds raised during our Firebird Fund Drive supports our students across our elementary school grade levels. Our goal is to raise $30,000 this year. While our school does receive state funding, these funds do not fully cover building, maintenance, and security costs. Fundraising through our Fund Drive is critical to closing the gap. 

Our 2-week Fund Drive culminates in a school-wide Fun Run. This year, in the spirit of Halloween, our Fun Run will have a Monster Mash theme. Students will enjoy a day full of extra-spooky surprises as we celebrate our school!

2019 Firebird Fund Drive Timeline:

  • October 9th: Firebird Fund Drive Kickoff

    • Students will attend a kick-off assembly for their Fund Drive. Please expect a packet to come home with details about our program, fundraising incentives, and methods of donating.

  • October 9th—25th: Firebird Fund Drive Campaign

    • During our two-week Fund Drive, our WCA community is encouraged to donate to our Firebird Fund Drive. Donations can be made online or by cash/ check at the front office. Students will receive incentives for all funds raised!

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  • October 25th: Monster Mash Fun Run 

Our Monster Mash Fun Run is sponsored by Integrated Dental Arts!

  • Monster Mash Fun Run will be a spook-tacular event! All of our elementary school students will walk to Diamond Valley Park to participate in our Fun Run. Students will run as many laps as they can while being cheered on by parents and volunteers.

  • November 8th: Campaign Success Announcement


How to Donate

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WCA parents, families, an community can make a one-time, tax-deductible donation to support our Firebird Fund Drive.  

  • Donate Online: Click here to donate online and pay with a credit card. A receipt will be emailed to you right away!

  • Donate with Cash/Check: Download the Firebird Fund Drive donation form, and send it with check or cash to the Windsor Charter Academy Business Office: 810 Automation Drive, Windsor, CO 80550. A receipt will be emailed to you after your gift is processed. 

  • Donate with a Pledge Payment: Sometimes we can be more generous when a donation can be paid over time.  To pledge a donation to be paid over three months, please contact SarahGennie Colazio, our Director of Finance. Please note that pledged contributions will not count toward our student incentive drawings.

Donations can be credited toward your family's 35-hour service commitment at 1 hour per $10 donation.  A $350 donation can fulfill your family's commitment and be paid over several months!


Firebird Fund Initiative - Support our young artists!

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Each year we identify a pressing need in our elementary school and contribute proceeds towards that need. This year, all proceeds from our Firebird Fund Drive will go towards achieving an important goal: Renovating Mrs. Shaffer’s art classroom to create an environment where students are supported in their creativity and feel like artists.

Mrs. Shaffer recently shared, “One of the most important lessons I have learned as an art teacher is that our students need a creative outlet to their learning. Art class can be very therapeutic for our students. They have an opportunity to take a break from the rigors of academics and can just create.” 

Mrs. Shaffer has made the most of her art room for her students, collecting used furniture and repurposing old items. “It is my goal to create a space where students can slow down, focus, and become engrossed in their projects. I’d love to have a supportive space where our students can feel like they are in an art studio.”

Proceeds from the Firebird Fund Drive will go directly towards enhancing Mrs. Shaffer’s art room. Our goal is to purchase new furniture, flooring, and lighting. Please help us realize our goal of creating an environment where your student feels supported as an artist!


Firebird Fund Drive Student Incentives

Treasure Buckets: When a donation is received, students will be rewarded with a choice of prize each day they bring in a donation.

Popsicle Recess: Each class that has 100% participation with a donation will receive a Popsicle recess.   

Family Reward: The family that raises the most money will receive a reserved parking spot at the elementary school.

Other Incentives: You can see all student, class, grade level, and family incentives here!

Thank you to our generous sponsors who have supported our teacher and student incentives!

 
 

It Pays to Pitch: Students are encouraged to create their own 1-minute video to pitch our Firebird Fund Drive to friends and family.  Just hashtag: #WCAFirebirdFundDrive when you share the video on social media. If you are looking for ideas, one of our students created this great video!

Please make sure all content is appropriate and directs viewers to our webpage!  Our winner, judged by our Windsor Charter Academy administrative team, will win a $25 gift card from Scheels.


Firebird Fund Drive Impact

  • A $25 donation per student = $17,125 for our school

  • A $50 donation per student =$34,250 for our school

  • A $100 donation per student =$68,500 for our school

Windsor Charter Academy is a non-profit organization, so donations are tax-deductible.  Additionally, donations can be credited toward the 35 hour service hour commitment at 1 service hour per $10 donation.