Friday, July 18, 2014

The 2014-2015 Patron Program kicks off this month!
Make your annual donation early via our online donation form 

Why should I invest in the MESF Patron Program?

MESF was created to educate, equip and excel Murdock students.

Educate – MESF provides funding for the science program and in classroom technology enhancements that are keysupplements to the education our students receive.  
Equip – According to the NSTA, science activities in the early grades lay the groundwork for student understanding in the subject.  MESF funds 100% of the hands-on science lab at Murdock, including teacher salary and equipment.
Excel  Research shows that students who utilize technology in the classroom exhibit superior organizational and problem-solving skills as compared to those in more traditional settings.  MESF’s support, of technology tools and training in the classroom, is vital to our students excelling in the classroomand into the future.

How much should I give?  MESF recommends a donation of $125 per family; however every donation will have a powerful impact on Murdock students, so please give at a level that is meaningful to youOur ultimate goal is for every Murdock Family to make an investment in our students. As an added bonus, everyone whodonates will receive: a MESF magnet and qualify for the classroom competition; gifts of $125 or more will qualify for inclusion in a drawing for a premium Murdock parking space for the 2014-2015 school year!

Is my donation tax deductible? YES!  As a 501(c) (3) organization your gift is tax deductible.  Tax receipts will be issued either at the time of your donation or be sent to you at the end of the calendar year.

Can my employer match my donation?  ABSOLUTELY!  Your gift can have an even greater impact on your children through a matching program. Check with your human resources department for your employers matching gift procedures. Questions? Follow the “Double your Donation” link for additional information on Corporate Matching Gifts or Contact Miranda Austin at mesfpresident@gmail.com.

Where does the money go?  Your donation to the 2014-2015Patron Program will support:
  • 100% of the teacher salary for the Science Program
  • 100% of the lab equipment and supplies
  • Integrative technology resources such as I-pads, Apps,educational software and teacher training to empower Murdock to build and sustain 21st Century Classrooms

Are there other ways to get involved with MESF?  YES!  We welcome new volunteers to the Foundation and can definitely use you.  Please talk to a Board member, fill out a volunteer form at Meet & Greet, or visit complete a volunteer sign-up form on the website. Thank you in advance for your service!

Monday, May 12, 2014

MESF is having Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A East Lake on Wednesday May 14th in the evening. Stop by and join us for dinner, or get yours to go, but either way, please be sure to mention Murdock & MESF will benefit from a portion of food sales! For those of you wanting to give your throwing skills a try, the dunk tank will be open from 5-7pm. For $1 you'll get 3 throws to try and sink our partners at Chick-fil-A East Lake!  All proceeds will go to support MESF. We hope to see you there!