Annual Pledge Drive
March 10th thru the 17th!
Goal Amount: $60,000
Or, just $150 per enrolled NMIS student
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance from us.
The money that NMISF raises each year is critical to the programs and projects at the New Mexico International School. Support its many endeavors that enhance the student experience such as: Bilingual Education, IB, Music Program, Teacher Appreciation,
Student Activities and so much more!
$1 A Day,
School-Wide Pledge Drive Awards
AMOUNT RAISED: $0
We Are Here
Watch Mr. Knouse Have His Tie Cut Off
Marvel Superheros Visit the School
Mr. Knouse and Dr. Shulman Get Wrapped as Mummies
School-wide Uniform Free Day (on a date TBD)
Mr. Knouse and Dr. Shulman Race on Tricycles
Silly String Fun at Lunch with Mr. Knouse and Dr. Shulaman
Darth Vader and a Jedi Will Battle at the Spring Carnival
A Message from the Head of School ...
Greetings NMIS Community Members,
On behalf of the NM International School Foundation (“NMISF”), a volunteer nonprofit organization that supports NMIS, we are super excited to tell you that NMISF is launching its Annual Pledge Drive from March 10 - March 17, 2023. The money that NMISF raises each year is critical to the programs and projects at the New Mexico International School. This year the Foundation is taking a more focused approach to have a higher impact with your donated dollars. For example, phase two of the playground expansion, support of NMIS infrastructure and continued support of student and staff activities.
In the past year, NMISF funded:
$107,000 towards phase one of the playground project. This was 25% of the total project.
$2,500 in teacher appreciation events, such as the World Teacher Day event and celebrations of teacher birthdays and special events.
$6,800 towards school special events for teacher stipends and supplies for events such as the Science Fair, Violin Concerts, Spanish Spelling Bees and World Poetry Day.
$5,000 in supplies and stipends for coordination of after school clubs and student athletics.
With so many big donations by NMISF to the school, it's time to replenish the NMISF treasury. Your donations to NMISF are critical to this end. Some initiatives we hope to fund next year include:
Contributing to phase 2 of the playground project that will see turf play areas and shade structures added plus an overall expansion of the playground.
Continued funding of the school athletic program, student clubs and school special events.
Funding individual teacher-created initiatives for their classrooms.
NMISF raises much of its money through its Annual Pledge Drive. This is a major fundraiser where donations are solicited from you, our parent community. If you value expansion of our playground, unique projects in your child’s class and the continuation of our clubs, classes and schoolwide special events, now is the time to make those things a reality. This is done by your financial support.
Something that is very appealing about this fundraiser is its simplicity. There is no cookie dough to sell. No wrapping paper. No picking up and distributing of goods. No trinket prizes for your child(ren), except for some great school-wide awards that will happen when various fundraising levels are reached. No drama. It’s just as easy as writing a check, and . . . done.
The goal for the Annual Pledge Drive is $60,000. While this seems like a lot, when looked at over our student body, that’s only $150 per enrolled child. This is less than a “dollar a day” for your child(ren)’s school year. When you reflect on everything your child(ren) receives for this, hopefully that seems like even more of a bargain. Of course, some in our community can afford to donate more than the suggested amount, and some can afford less. Many families have raised their share by reaching out to grandparents and other loved ones who are invested in the high-quality education our children can only receive at NMIS. Others have sought contributions from family businesses and employers who care about a well-educated community. Please contribute what you can. What’s truly important is that everyone contributes something to this effort.
Again, the Annual Pledge Drive is from March 10- March 17. To contribute:
Visit www.nmisf.org/annual-pledge-drive or
Write a check, payable to the NM International School Foundation
Deliver check to NMISF’s drop box in the front office of the school or
Mail it to NMISF at 7215 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Please DO NOT send money or a check to School with your child; teachers are not accepting donations.
Thank you again, to our entire community. Thank you for choosing NMIS, and for supporting bi-lingual education, technology, the arts, a globally minded curriculum, physical education, play-based learning and much more. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, please email NMISF at email@example.com.
Todd M. Knouse, NMIS Head of School
Jessica Medrano, NMISF President