Dear Essex Community,
Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers and very generous business and private donors – Lakeside School was able to raise $8,500 at our annual Spring Fling Fundraiser this past weekend. This was an amazing feat. I am so appreciative of our community’s generosity and support! Thanks especially to our event sponsors – The Hub on the Hill, Farmstead Catering, Carolyn Sicher and Aaron Woolf, Taylor and Catherine Haskins, Robin and Peter Gucker, Lake Champlain Yoga and Wellness Center, Northwaters, and the Essex Inn. Other community supporters, including the Essex Community Fund, the Adirondack Foundation, the Nancy Johnson Remembrance Fund, the Kelsey Trust, and the Eddy Foundation, give generously each year to Lakeside School. We succeed because of this community of supporters.
However, we still have $8,000 to go to meet our budget needs for the fiscal year. We need to meet this goal to start into our new fiscal year with strong standing. Our new year is looking up, with 29 students enrolled for the school year, 42 students enrolled in our summer programs, and more interest in programs continuously rolling in! Our Sprouts Day Care Program is expanding by running year-round and hiring an assistant teacher to offer more spaces to children ages 1 to 4. Lakeside School is becoming well known for our farm and forest curriculum, our outstanding teachers, our loving atmosphere, and our well-rounded alumni. We are offering an extraordinary education at Lakeside School and you are part of making that possible!
We ask a lot of our supporters – so that we can make it possible for local families to afford sending their children to Lakeside. We offer tiered tuitions and scholarships, so that families can contribute to the school in a way that best fits their budget without going into unmanageable debt. We are striving to make Lakeside school accessible to all, and get closer to that goal each year. Yet we are also adding to our community, attracting families from around the country to move to Essex County, to start their businesses here, to buy houses here, to add to the workforce here. Most importantly, our students are stepping into the larger community as leaders, contributors, and thinkers.
If you have not yet given to Lakeside School this spring, please consider making a donation to help us meet our fundraising goal. Credit card donations can be made at our website: www.lakesideschoolinessex.org
and checks can be sent to Lakeside School, 6 Leaning Rd, Essex, NY 12936.
Thank you for all that you do for the world and for Lakeside School!