Dear Cherokee Community,
What a wonderful year it's been. We have been working hard as a community all year, and once again, the hard work has indeed paid off! We had a strong fundraising year, raising just over $161,000, thanks to your generosity. You stepped up every time you were asked, and gave back to our school through your funds and your time. THANK YOU Cherokee!
Please review our dollars spent for 2014-2015, along with our anticipated costs for 2015-2016 in the APT cabinet right outside the school office.
A few weeks ago, the APT sent a survey to the community asking how you would like to see your fundraising dollars spent next year. We have tallied the results of that survey, and have just passed the 2015-2016 APT budget, which will once again support hiring instructional aides and math and reading specialists for our children. The remainder of our funds will continue to support our staff, students, facility and campus in a multitude of ways. As you can see, your funds truly make an impact on our school, so let’s keep our tradition of fundraising going strong next year! With out your support, Cherokee would not be what it is.
We look forward to seeing you all in the fall at our Orientation Celebration. Mark your calendars now for Friday, August 7, from 1-3pm, where you can see friends, meet your teachers, bring in your school supplies, and sign up for various opportunities to get involved. There is something for everyone.
It has been an honor and privilege working with you all this year and we thank you. We look forward to continuing the momentum in 2015-2016 with many new faces joining us both on the board and in our Cherokee Community. It is with gratitude that Francie Donkerbrook will continue this momentum and welcome Debbie Stouse as Vice President.
Wishing you an enjoyable, relaxing and safe summer!
Step by Step, Hand in Hand, Together We Can .
Michelle Walker and Francie Donkerbrook
Cherokee APT Co-Presidents