Dear Arizona Residents,
As the year draws to an end, I’m thinking about what I always think about: our students.
After more than 40 years working in education, from teaching in local district schools to opening and teaching in a private school, to converting the private school to a charter school when the Charter School Movement first began, I’m convinced the most powerful tool we have to prepare more kids for college, career, and life is the small school that controls the class size and offers individualized educational opportunities to all students such as Telesis Preparatory Academy.
Telesis has been educating students in Lake Havasu City since 1991 and we have a genuine and sincere interest in making it the best school it can be. Students have been asking for a gymnasium on our campus for many, many years. The process has been long and hard, but the final steps were achieved last week. Telesis Preparatory Academy will break ground on the new gymnasium on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014. Since I know how passionate you are about helping our students succeed and the extracurricular activities that they all deserve to have, some which will take place right in our very own new gymnasium, I wanted to ask for your help.
It takes parents, teachers, administrators, all of us coming together, to create the kind of school our children deserve.
We have only five days left this year. Your $400 (if you are married and file jointly or $200 if you file as a single) will help us to continue to offer extracurricular activities in the only non-profit charter school in Havasu. One that has been “home-grown” to fit the needs of our students with a philosophy of planned progress inherent in our very name, Telesis.
Please make a tax credit donation to Telesis Preparatory Academy now by completing the form at the link below with your check for the amount you choose and dropping it in our drop box or mailing it to 2598 Starlite Lane Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
I have taken that brave step to start a charter school in our community and have worked hard to bring a gymnasium to our campus for students whose families have chosen Telesis Preparatory Academy as the educational choice best suited for their children. Therefore, we need to be ready to support their every ambition that we possibly can and that includes extracurricular activities.
For 22 years, Telesis Preparatory Academy has been a part of the fabric of the educational community in Lake Havasu City, so we look to you the residents of our city and our state to help with this endeavor to provide extracurricular activities of all kinds for our students.
Telesis Preparatory Academy gives parents, students and teachers the freedom to find creative, innovative ways to respond to students’ unique needs. But to continue providing this kind of support for extracurricular activities for students who will soon have a brand new gymnasium we can all be proud of, we need your help right away.
Please help us before midnight, December 31. Our students will be grateful for the extracurricular activities they love that round out their quality education at Telesis and, in some cases, keeps them in school, but we need you to act now with a tax-credit contribution before the year ends.
Let’s make 2013 the year the tax credit contributions supported our school’s extracurricular activities like no other year; the year the effort which has literally taken years and years to secure the funding for our new gymnasium has finally become reality. Please contribute to the Telesis Tax Credit Program today.
Sandra K. Breece, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Principal & Founder
Telesis Center for Learning, Inc.