August 19, 2020
Dear Friend of Bearden Middle,
Welcome back to school. I hope that you and your family have managed to enjoy your summer even in these uncertain times.
Whether you’re new or returning, I’m sure you’re aware of how special a school we have in Bearden Middle. We have an engaged passionate staff and numerous distinctive educational opportunities that help our young men and women excel. However, the funding is not always there to give our teachers the tools to get the job done right. That’s where the Foundation comes in. We raise money to fill in some of those financial gaps.
While the Foundation was initially formed with an eye toward funding BMS’s 1:1 Initiative (a device for every child), it’s whole mission is to raise funds to support, benefit, promote, encourage and enhance the educational programs and facilities of the school. That is to say that just because Knox County Schools has provided a Chromebook for every child in the District, does not mean our mission is any less urgent than in years past.
All of our fundraising is achieved through sponsorships, donations and tickets to our spring event. We hope that as we reach out throughout the year, you and/or your company or employer will consider donating directly or sponsoring the event. We further hope that you’ll join us for the event, which is always great fun. Watch for details as we make our way through the school year.
Last year we were able to write a check to the school for $45,000 to cover various needs at the school and this year we are expecting to write an even bigger check. However, we need the support of our BMS community to make that happen. If you’d like to learn more about the Foundation, donate or even become a board member, please go to our website: https://beardenmiddleschoolfoundation.org .
Jonathan Wimmer, President
Bearden Middle School Foundation