• Sarah Smith Education Foundation

    August 2021


    Dear Families, 

    As we embark on this new school year, I am once again blown away by the support from you, the community, and the Sarah Smith Education Foundation.

    The largest percentage of the Sarah Smith Education Foundation funding goes towards Academic Programming. These dollars support curriculum investments that benefit ALL SRS students. The 2020-2021 investment areas include Fountas and Pinnell kits for all grade levels, Lucy Calkins writing instructions, International Baccalaureate curriculum and training, Recordex touch panels in the classrooms, math manipulatives, and tutoring. Your generous donation helps provide our teachers with classroom libraries and funds to purchase much needed supplies. 

    Did you know that funding from SSEF contributes to keeping SRS class sizes down? This year 75% of the SRS curriculum budget will be funded by SSEF allowing the administration to allocate their dollars towards teachers and support staff. This is why Sarah Smith retains its reputation for excellence in education and continues to be a place where students love to learn, and teachers love to teach. 

    To donate, make a pledge, and learn about your employer’s corporate matching program, please read more about the SSEF Star Fund or contact this year’s Star Fund Co-Chairs Kristine Whigham and Jeni Guy at annualcampaignssef@gmail.com.

    Thank you for generous donations over the years and please be sure and donate again to the SSEF Star Fund. Together we will ensure Sarah Smith remains a top school in our community.


    Emily Boatright