Annual Pledge Drive

AMOUNT RAISED: $50,618

Thank you to all of our donors!

While this goal seems like a lot, when looked at over our student body, that’s only $180 per enrolled child – or about 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. 

Recurring donations will be considered a 12 month commitment and the total will be counted towards the School-wide incentives. 

 

Please contribute what you can. What’s truly important is that everyone contributes something to this effort.

Other Ways to Donate​

  • Checks 

    • Checks can be dropped off at the School. 

    • Please make checks & any donation out to "NM International School Foundation" 

  • Contact your Human Resource Department to see if your employer participates in an employer matching program.

Questions? Email info@nmisf.org if you need assistance from us.

When you make your donation, have your child decorate a heart to show “I LOVE NMIS.”  Have your child turn in this heart to the drop box at the front entrance and we will put it up to decorate our school!

SCHOOL WIDE AWARDS

$10,000

School-wide Uniform Free Day (on a date TBD)

$20,000

Lunchtime Dance (on a date TBD)

$30,000

School-wide "Movie Day" at end of school

(on a date TBD)

$35,000

Another

School-wide Uniform Free Day

(on a date TBD)

$40,000

Mr. Knouse and Ms. Rivera-Tapia will get wrapped up like mummies

$45,000

Mr. Knouse and Ms. Rivera-Tapia have a lip-sync battle at lunch

$50,000

Mr. Knouse and Ms. Rivera-Tapia will have an Inflatable Sumo-Wrestler Battle

A Message from the Head of School ...

Dear NMIS Community:

 

What an amazing year we’ve had so far.  So much is new – new staff members, new classrooms, new library, new computer lab, new gym, new performing art center – a whole new school!

In the midst of all this “new-ness,” our students have thrived - physically, academically and socially. We hear them speaking and reading in Spanish and Arabic (languages that, before NMIS, many could not even understand).  They have developed their native English skills as well.  They solve complex math and science problems.  If that’s not amazing enough, their fine arts skills flourish beyond expectations – using violin, clay, marker and paintbrush!  They also hone their inquiry skills, a hallmark of a quality International Baccalaureate education. And through our learner profile, our students develop their social and emotional skills to make them future international leaders.

As we pause and reflect on all of this, we of course direct our minds to the future.  Indeed, as a school, we are beginning our budgeting process for next year, and there is much that we are hoping to do.  At the top of our list, we want to build school playground that will be sufficient for our growing student body. We also want to continue during-school enrichment classes (such as Aikido, yoga, ceramics, etc.), that so many of our students love.  This, of course, requires financial assistance.  For this aid, the School turns to the New Mexico International School Foundation (NMISF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

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.  You have chosen NMIS as the “school of choice” for your student, and as such we turn to you to help us make NMIS even more amazing.  We want a playground, and we want enrichment classes next year – and 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).  No drama.  It’s just as easy as writing a check, and . . . done.

This year, the Annual Pledge Drive is set for 10 February – 17 February.  The theme for the drive is “I Love NMIS.”  Each donor will receive a heart-shaped decoration to give to their child(ren) to decorate.  This decorated heat will then be posted in our lobby to show our community’s dedication to our School.

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 $180 per enrolled child.  This is about 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 10 February – 17 February.  To contribute, simply visit www.nmisf.org/donate/annual-pledge-campaign.  Or you can write a check, payable to the New Mexico International School Foundation, and deliver it to the Foundation’s drop box in the front office of the school (please DO NOT send money or a check to School with your child; teachers are not accepting donations).  All donations made to the NMISF are tax-deductible.

There will be some great incentives for our students, including special school-wide awards that will happen when various fundraising levels are reached.  More details on these incentives will come out when the Pledge Drive launches next week. 

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.  

Kind Regards,

 

Todd M. Knouse, Head of School

THANK YOU!!!

Your donation will help promote and support education for New Mexico's children and New Mexico International School.

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7215 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109