Nancy’s Notes 11/10/2021

Every year around this time of year, we make a plea for gifts to our Annual Fund Campaign. 

“But we already pay tuition,” you’re thinking. “Why is the school asking for more money?”

In fact, tuition only covers the cost of staffing the school and basic operational expenses. We, like other independent schools, depend on our Annual Fund Campaign to pay for “the extras,” like buses, field trips, and this year, extra facilities. Did you know, for example, that we have been renting the gymnasium at Trinity-St. Paul Church once a week for our Grade 5/6 students? Or that our JKs have started going to the ROM every other week? Opportunities like this are made possible by funds raised in our Annual Fund Campaign. More funds allows for more opportunities.

This year, more than ever, we want to take our students out and about — to expand our learning space. We are on the look-out for gymnasiums we can rent, places we can visit, arenas we can skate in, and so on. Our temporary locations have been an incredible substitute for our regular building, but the limited space and COVID rules make us want to explore the many resources our city has to offer. Your gifts help us do that.

And so I am back again with the annual plea for donations. You can donate right now by visiting www.mabin.com/support-mabin or by sending an e-transfer to finance@mabin.com. All donations will be eligible for a tax receipt, since The Mabin School is a charitable foundation. If you have any further questions about how to make a donation, please reach out to akiinui@mabin.com. We will make sure you have all the information you need to give us your support. Look for a postcard in your child’s backpack this Thursday with more information about our campaign. Thank you for your support!