SHOP WITH SCRIP
We would like to thanks all the parents who have enrolled and ordered gift cards through the Shop with Scrip program. We will be placing our next order October 3rd. If you would like to order gift cards for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Thanksgiving or your upcoming Holiday Shopping please do so by the first Monday of the month by 9 AM. Below are a list of different payment options. Remember Shop with Scrip (SWS) is a fundraiser that allows SBES to receive a percentage of the sale of gift cards. You buy the gift cards from Shop with Scrip and use as you would any normal gift card.
There has been a lot of hype about brain-based education in recent years, and for a very good reason.
The concept of brain-based learning takes into account the latest scientific research about how the brain learns. Especially the inclusion of cognitive development and how students tend to learn differently as they age, grow, and mature in a social, emotional, and cognitive manner. In the private education world, many schools are on board with this brain-based learning approach as it is believed that learning can be accelerated and improved if teachers base what they're teaching on the science of learning rather than past educational experiences or assumptions.
One of the most common objections to a private education is the cost. However, if you really take a deep look at the costs of both public and private education--yes, there is a cost to public education--you may find that it's more cost-effective in the long run to choose the private route.
Here are some reasons why private education may end up being a better choice for your wallet:
Taxes and home prices are higher when you live in an area with strong public schools.
If you choose to live in a community that is known for having some of the best public schools in the area, you'll not only pay a premium price for your home, but your taxes to support the public school system will be higher too. According to Trulia, homes located in the best school districts can actually cost twice the national average per square foot.
The St. Barnabas School experience has always been said to be an unforgettable journey that builds lifelong relationships. Walking through the halls of this school you can see friendships being built, memories being made, and teachers investing in the lives of the young students. It is a journey that has, personally, had more impact on my life than any other educational system I have been a part of.
It has been an amazing year so far and things are really starting to take off for us in regards to fundraising. We hosted our Golf Tournament this past weekend and it had the highest attendance we have ever had! We also have already reached 100% Annual Fund Participation within our Board of Trustees AND Faculty/Staff! On top of that, the Church Vestry decided to jump in on the fun and have also reached 100% Participation! (If it seems I am using a lot of exclamation points that's because this is extremely exciting!)
God has blessed us this year and I am pumped to see if our parents can reach 100% participation too! If you are wondering what the Annual Fund is please click HERE to see a cool video about what it supports. Also, because of our success last year in the Annual Fund we were able to offer many more scholarships this year, among other things.
ONLY 8 WEEKS! That is the amount of time we have to reach 100% Participation among our entire community. To do that, we are offering some cool prizes to our classes reaching 100% Participation and an amazing off campus field trip for the class that raises the most money AND has 100% Participation. Last year our 3rd Grade went to WonderWorks! (Note: For fairness and tax purposes, all donations not made online must be attached to an Annual Fund form (attached) AND SIGNED by you.)
Did you know that you can set up monthly automatic deductions from a card?! This allows everyone to give at a higher level without even noticing it. For most people $100 now might seem impossible, but $5-$10 a month is easy for them! Just check the corresponding boxes on your Annual Fund form, put the monthly amount, and sign the bottom.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email Kyle Hays at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at the school. "WE ARE BLESSED!"