A father of a Bais Rivkah student wrote the following open letter to the community, highlighting the real reason that the girls school is running smoothly, and asks you to join in showing your support.
Two weeks ago Bais Rivkah started another school year, along with every other school in the community, and we parents took it for granted. Rightfully so, I might add.
But, as many of you know, to run any school, especially one the size of Bais Rivkah, is no small matter. It takes endless hours of dedicated work from teachers, principals, and faculty. It takes fundraising a few million dollars every year to fund the shortfall that tuition and grants don’t cover. Behind all of this stands a small group of current and former parents who volunteer their time to make this all happen, called the Board of Directors.
Many will say that a school starting on time and running smoothly is not a reason for celebration. That’s the way it should be. However, it wouldn’t hurt to take a moment to thank those who stepped up to the plate to make it happen.
I (and I know I speak for many other parents) would like to thank the Board of Directors for dedicating their time, energy, and resources for the past three years to help Bais Rivkah run more smoothly and efficiently. Thank you for taking your time, that could have been spent on your own business and family, to ensure that our children are taken care of and are receiving the best education possible. Thank you for joining the Board of Directors of Bais Rivkah, a thankless job, for we parents seem to only know your number to complain when something is wrong, but we forget to thank you when everything is going well.
I’ve heard time and time again that a school can’t run solely on tuition; a big element of school finances must be fundraised. While I believe that to be true, let’s pitch in. As parents, alumni, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and even just simply friends, we can be that push to make the school even better. It’s not about how much you give, IT’S THAT YOU GIVE.
If we as a community come together and donate $100, $50, $25, or even $5, we would show the Board that we stand behind them, we support them, and we thank them for their tireless work.
Please donate generously at Bethrivkah.edu/donate
Ksiva Vachasima Tovah!
From a grateful father.