Dear Families and Friends of Hawthorn School,
Hawthorn has magnificent expansion plans in the upcoming years, and it is with great enthusiasm and honour that we introduce ourselves as the 2023-2024 Annual Donation Campaign Family. As one of the newer families to the school, we are truly grateful for how the Hawthorn community has embraced us and our daughter Waverley (SK). Today, we write to share with you a story of resilience and hope, one that echoes the spirit of this school.
Before Hawthorn, Waverley was in another school where she struggled to learn and feel accepted. Her individual needs were not being met, resulting in a feeling of always being behind. Because of this, it was important for us to find a school that would help our daughter not only excel academically but THRIVE!
Despite the challenges she has encountered, Waverley embodies the kind of resolve that inspires us as parents to believe in the power of education to transform lives. And so began our family’s journey at Hawthorn a year ago, where we have already witnessed the transformative impact of this school on Waverley. She has emerged from being shy and nervous, to an empowered and confident girl. Truly, she loves going to school every day, a place with dedicated educators and administrators, and a supportive community.
It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child, and we firmly believe that it takes a community to educate a girl. This year’s goal of $200,000 is only attainable with the support of the entire Hawthorn Community. Your donation will directly contribute to providing resources, infrastructure, and program enhancements that will add to the overall educational experience. It will also enable Hawthorn to attract and retain exceptional educators who serve as mentors, guiding our girls toward excellence. Ultimately, your support will help us build a stronger community where each girl is not just a student, but an integral part of a supportive network that encourages her to reach her full potential.
As Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Your contribution, no matter the size, will help us reach 100% participation! On Giving Tuesday, November 28th, 2023 we hope to reach 25% of our goal. Donations can be made online at hawthornschool.com/donate or through the Hawthorn Finance Office.
Ryan, Charlotte, Mason, & Waverley Fernandes
2023-2024 Annual Donation Campaign Leaders