Dear CLIP families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year.  Since 1998, the CLIP parent community has invested in the lives of our children, helping to ensure a Mandarin immersion experience and produce the next generation of multilingual leaders.

CLIPCO continues to work for our children during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  With the budgetary and health challenges the school district faces, CLIP needs parent volunteers to support our students during this uncertain time.

Each year we raise funds in order to sustain the program.  While CUSD has recently begun to provide funding for the instructional program materials, there are still many aspects of the program that require your help and support.  Budget details available here.

WHY GIVE?

Your donation to CLIPCO supports students from kindergarten through eighth grade with exciting programs such as: CLIP art, teacher professional development, Homework Club, instructional classroom aides, and much more.  With each family’s participation, we can reach our goal of raising more than $300,000!  Donate the minimum giving ask per student: $425 (K-5 grade); $200 (6-8 grade).  Also remember to apply for a matching donation from your employer.

TIMELINE & PRIZES

The Direct Give Campaign will run from September 8th through October 12th.

Due to the online learning situation with COVID-19, we are maintaining a similar prize structure for the campaign as last year.  Each student will receive a Year of the Ox CLIP T-shirt.  Also, to help keep the money where it is needed most, when a student’s family donates the minimum give amount per student, the student will get to choose a PRIZE to donate to their classroom from among a list of most needed teacher items: baby wipes, band-aids, Expo and permanent markers, glue sticks, Kleenex, laminating sheets, paper and pencils.

The top class at Meyerholz and top grade at Miller with the most participation and most money raised will receive a class party when school reopens.

CLIP is YOUR community.

Can we count on you?

Sincerely,

Alan Li, CLIPCO President
Michelle Yang, CLIPCO DGC Chair

If you have any questions about the DGC, please see our FAQ section here.