In the past, both The Soaring Owls Foundation (SOFi) and the Bolton PTA have raised money for Bolton Academy, but this year we’re shaking things up! SOFi and the PTA have joined forces to streamline our fundraising efforts! Instead of running multiple fundraisers, SOFi will increase its focus on fundraising to allow the PTA to focus on increasing parent engagement and soliciting volunteers to make each of our events the very best they can be for our families. Going forward, your donations to SOFi will fund our PTA and its many amazing programs, such as our Parent Empowerment Nights, teacher and staff appreciation events, community outreach events and some of our most popular schoolwide events throughout the year like the Fall Festival, BINGO Night and the Bolton Showcase. This is all in addition to SOFi-funded initiatives for capital improvements and other programs that empower Bolton Academy students and teachers to achieve high levels of excellence.
Your SOFi donation now includes PTA membership, plus helps fund the following important items:
Teacher Professional Development, including Leadership Initiatives
State PTA Membership Dues
Parent Empowerment Nights and Workshops
Schoolwide Events like our Back-to-School BBQ, Fall Festival, annual BINGO Night and Bolton Showcase
Staff and Teacher Appreciation
Community Outreach Events
International Baccalaureate Training, Support and Materials
Teacher Reimbursements for Educational Materials
Playground Upgrade and New Field Improvements
Cultural Events and Field Trips
SOFI'S THREE SCHOOL YEAR FUNDRAISERS
Hooty's Nest Egg Annual Fund (August/September)
One of the most important events for SOFi each year, it makes up a significant portion of the SOFi annual budget, enabling SOFi to fund the initiatives that matter most to our school, including PTA events. This year’s campaign goal is to raise $45,000 and to achieve 100% participation from Bolton Academy families, faculty, and staff by September 30. Gifts are tax deductible. For more information, check out the flyers and donor cards sent home in your student’s backpack, read all about it in the Weekly Hoot, visit SOFi online at www.soaringowlsfoundation.com, or come visit the SOFi table at the Celebration of Learning or Back-to-School BBQ for more information! The more you give, the more you get — check out our fantastic donor perks at SOFi online!
The SOFi Cup (October)
The annual golf tournament is a super fun event bringing golfers of all abilities together to raise money for our great school. Keep an eye out for more information in the Weekly Hoot, backpack flyers and on the SOFi website. Certain donation levels to Hooty’s Nest Egg include tickets and/or sponsorship for The SOFi Cup.
SOFi’s Night Charity Auction (March/April)
The can’t miss event of the year! Teachers, staff, parents and community supporters all get together for an amazing evening filled with dancing, fellowship and fantastic silent and live auction items. You do not want to miss this! Keep your eyes open for more information starting in December/January. Certain donation levels to Hooty’s Nest Egg include tickets and/or sponsorship for SOFi’s Night!