As we approach the season of giving, there’s no better time to shed light on the incredible impact that your donations can have on the students and teachers at Goodwater Montessori Public Charter School. This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to join us in our mission to provide high-quality Montessori education to every child in Williamson County. Nestled in the heart of the Greater Austin area, Goodwater Montessori is a unique place, the only one of its kind in Williamson County and one of just three in the entire region. Our mission is clear: to provide quality public Montessori education for all children to develop conscientious citizens who approach their world with confidence, creativity, and collaboration.
The Heart of the Matter
Your support on #GivingTuesday can make a tangible impact on our ability to continue providing exceptional education to the children of Williamson County. Here’s a breakdown of how your donations can contribute to our student’s well-being and educational journey:
$25 – A Foundation for Safety and Well-being
A modest $25 donation may seem small, but it goes a long way in ensuring the health and safety of our community. This contribution supports purchasing essential supplies such as hand sanitizer for our communities, disinfectant solutions used in our electrostatic sprayers, and filters for community air filtering systems. In these challenging times, these items are crucial to maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment.
$50 – Empowering Student Success
A $50 donation takes us a step further by covering the fees for software applications that play a pivotal role in tracking student performance. Your generosity enables 10 students to access the tools they need to thrive academically, providing invaluable support in their educational journey.
$100 – Bridging the Gap in Education
Stepping up to a $100 donation propels us into the realm of Response to Intervention (RTI). This contribution supports expenses related to software applications that assist our guides in providing specific Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) review for our students. It’s an investment in personalized learning, ensuring each child receives the attention and resources needed to succeed.
$800 – Sustaining Educational Excellence
A substantial $800 donation covers the cost of training for one guide in the Science of Teaching Reading. House Bill 3, passed during the 86th Texas Legislature, established the requirement that all teacher candidates who teach students in grades Pre-K-6 demonstrate proficiency in the science of teaching reading on a new, standalone certification.
In the past, the state covered these expenses, but now the responsibility falls on us. Currently, we have six teachers in training and two more starting in January. This has become an unfunded mandate, with each new staff member incurring an expense of $4,800. Your contribution directly sustains the excellence of our educational team, ensuring that they receive the necessary training to provide top-notch education to our students.
Why #GivingTuesday Matters
#GivingTuesday is not just a day; it’s a movement that harnesses the collective power of individuals to transform communities. Your donation on #GivingTuesday directly contributes to the realization of our mission: to provide public Montessori education to all children in Williamson County.
As the only school of its kind in the county, Goodwater Montessori Public Charter School relies on the support of its community to bridge funding gaps and sustain excellence in education. Your contribution is not just a donation; it’s an investment in the future of our community, empowering the next generation with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.
This #GivingTuesday, join us in the spirit of giving and making a lasting impact on the lives of the children at Goodwater Montessori Public Charter School. Together, we can unlock their potential and pave the way for a brighter, more educated future for all.
Donate Now and be a part of the transformative journey at Goodwater Montessori Public Charter School. Every dollar counts, and every contribution makes a difference. Thank you for being a champion of education and supporting our mission.