Donations

Donations

Cheque Writing Campaigns –  Directed Project or Annual

Last year Nellie parents and local businesses generously led and supported a directed cheque writing campaign which resulted in a significant amount of funds raised for a  learning commons project and technology upgrades in our school.

In the future, PAC would like to offer parents the opportunity to make an annual contribution to Nellie McClung School.

What is a Cheque Writing Campaign?

A request to parents to make a single financial donation in lieu of multiple fundraising efforts.

Why a Cheque Writing Campaign?

  • Saves parents time and effort in their busy lives.
  • Ensures the school receives the entire amount raised rather than the portion typical of door-to-door sales and fundraisers.
  • Has an impact early in the school year to fund educational activities.
  • Dollars may be eligible for an employer-matching program.
  • Dollars are eligible for a 50% tax credit (for taxpayers who have contributed a minimum of $200 in a taxation year). After the tax credit, a contribution of $500 only costs you $250, $1,000 costs you $500 and $2,500 costs you $1,250.
  • Precious volunteer time can be spent on building our Nellie community experiences instead of coordinating fundraising.

Where will my Cheque Writing Campaign donation go?

Donations (100%) will support enriching programs for the children of Nellie Mcclung School. Nellie kids need the generous help of Nellie families to ensure these programs continue. Examples include:

  • Learning Through the Arts – artists from the areas of dance, writing, music, visual arts, media arts or drama work in each homeroom to promote a love of learning through innovative discovery of new knowledge and insights.
  • Field Studies – trips to places such as Glenmore and Fish creek Park, Safety City, Jubilee Auditorium, and the Glenbow Museum.
  • Musical Instruments – last year our PAC funds purchased a class set of chimes.
  • Physical Education Programs – last year funds supported the cross country skiing program with the Foothills Nordic Club.
  • Landscaping around new playground and naturalization areas.
  • Reading and Math programs that support ESL and enhanced literacy/numeracy in our school.
  • Social Programs – friendship and social language programs that support our social community at school ex. Good Guys and Girl Power Program
  • Nellie University – Offers kids an opportunity to explore specific areas and diverse topics such as cooking, language, art, music, chess, robotics and coding/programing.
  • Library funding to keep our school library a top resource for our kids
  • and many, many more…

How do I donate to the Cheque Writing Campaign?

Please complete the Nellie PAC Donation Form (PDF)

Donations of $100 or more by individual and corporate donors will be recognized through the Nellie Community Heroes webpage. Recognition tiers for a Directed CWC and an Annual CWC may vary.

Your donation will provide excellent educational opportunities for the children of Nellie. Thank you for your participation. We guarantee our kids are worth it!

If you have any questions please contact us at councilnellie@gmail.com

Donations are  a voluntary contribution and any amount given is appreciated. If every Nellie family donated 12$ per child/year,  our school would have over $5000 that would go directly to improving the education of our children. 

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2021 ASCA Resolutions – HAVE YOUR SAY

2021 ASCA Resolutions – HAVE YOUR SAY

This year’s AGM will be held on April 25, 2021 (online). I am unable to attend this year’s virtual meeting but have arranged for another school to take our votes by proxy. As a result, we need to submit our votes on the proposed resolutions by April 23 at 8am. 

Any interested Nellie parent is invited to vote on the resolutions. I will tally the votes and compile a position for our school.

To have your say in this year’s online votes:

STEP 1) Review the resolutions in full through this link: 2021 Resolution Package:
https://www.albertaschoolcouncils.ca/public/download/files/173828

STEP 2) Cast your vote though this google form by April 23, 8am.

https://forms.gle/Y7DvGAKBkoHPJeHE7


The resolutions are voted on as is, with a yes or no vote. After you have reviewed the resolutions, please complete the google forms below and I will compile and submit our votes based on the majority for each resolution. 

I realize this is a substantial amount of content for interested parents to review. As your representative on PAC I am working toward having a dedicated council meeting in the future to discuss these resolutions at length each year in March when they come out. In lieu of that, this year I would like to share a resource document from a non-partisan, non-profit public education advocacy group fighting for the rights of all children to an equitable and accessible public education system. Although not affiliated with SOS, I and the chair of your Nellie PAC are in agreement with this voting guide for your consideration.
VOTING GUIDE: https://www.supportourstudents.ca/asca-2021-resolutions-guide.html


Thank you for your participation. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

JoAnn Reynolds – joannm.reynolds@gmail.com
Key Communicator – COSC Liaison
Nellie McClung Elementary

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