Annual Fund

Reaching for the Stars

“The ability to reflect is crucial for understanding and processing. It is essential to our ability to move forward and create something from what we have learned.”
– George Couros, Innovate Inside the Box

Dear GCS Families and Friends,

At Groton Community School, success in serving children and families rests in a thoughtful approach to the professional development of our teachers. By providing our staff opportunities for observation, reflection, and communication during the course of the school year, we encourage them to learn from their individual classroom experiences as well as from each other. Our teachers are constantly learning and growing to best meet the needs of GCS children.

Your gift to this year’s Annual Fund supports a commitment to professional growth and curricular excellence. By helping GCS meet the goal of equipping our classrooms, staff rooms, and library with interactive tools and technology — including interactive flat screens, listening centers, updated laptops and iPads — you will enhance teachers’ ability to reflect on their craft and share ideas to broaden our offerings. This, in turn, will strengthen the classroom experience for each child in our school.

As we do each year at GCS, we’ve once again adopted a theme that informs our activities throughout the school year — Reach for the Stars. Through this theme, we encourage children and teachers alike to pursue “just right challenges” in their learning. By embracing an intentional process of observation, reflection, and practice, every member of our school community continues to stretch and grow.

We hope you’ll support the GCS mission by making a gift to this year’s Annual Fund. Your gift will help the children and their teachers “reach for the stars” together.

Debbie MacDonald
Trustee & Development Committee Chair
Groton Community School

P.S. Your gift to the Annual Fund today will help GCS children reach for the stars all year!

Our Annual Fund Giving Clubs

  • 1930’s Circle* ($10,000+)
  • Leaders*  ($5,000+)
  • Partners*  ($2,500+)
  • Associates*  ($1,000+)
  • President’s Circle  ($500+)
  • Benefactors Circle  ($250+)
  • Red & Blue Circle  ($100+)
  • Friends Circle  (Up to $99)

*Gifts at this level are granted membership in our Adelaide Luca Giving Society.

Membership in our Annual Fund giving clubs is awarded annually based on an individual’s – or household’s – cumulative gifts during the fiscal year. (September 1 – August 31).  Corporate Matching Gifts are credited toward the donor’s membership in one of our prestigious gift societies.

Ways to Give

Donations are gratefully accepted by check, credit card, with a pledge, or through other planned giving options.

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