News From Hughes – August 23, 2019

 In Current Events, News from Hughes

Good morning Matador Families!

Thank you to everyone who came to Open House this past Monday night. We welcomed the largest crowd ever into the gym to hear our incredible band and strings students and witness the power and wonder of our drama program. I know in my heart that our rendition of “Old Town Road” will one day top the Billboard charts!

We’ve had an historic first few days for our annual INVEST campaign, and I am so grateful for the  families who have donated and/or pledged more than 65% of our goal so far as part of our campaign, the most we’ve ever raised in the first week!  Though this is a momentous start, we still need your help to make our goal of $120,000.

We have many needs that are not met due to inadequate funding by the State of Tennessee and Metropolitan Nashville Government.  INVEST runs through September 9th and will enable us to fund items and initiatives such instructional support, classroom supplies, technology upgrades and computers, safety fencing, capital improvements, academic and athletic clubs, arts programs, landscape and hardscape with seating for the courtyard, outdoor equipment for our adult-sized students, IB training, access to clubs, employ a school counselor, library books, and field trips for those who could not otherwise participate.

Please remember that no donation is too small and your participation is validation of all the great things we’re doing at JT Moore. The leadership and financial support that parents and the PTO provide ensures that we can continue to grow and thrive as a beloved community school.

The PTO will not be selling the City Saver coupon book this year, so INVEST will be our primary fundraiser this fall. Please invest in J.T. Moore and donate!   Every financial donation is tax deductible and all donations count toward keeping J.T. Moore the best middle school in Nashville! Please go online today using this secure link INVEST online and make your donation. Or, please send in your pledge card with your pledge or donation today in the front office at JT Moore. If you don’t have a pledge card, we have extras in the office or you can pledge online by clicking here.

Also, I hope you will join me at my farm on Saturday, September 28 for food, fun, music, and a hayride for adults! Any individual making a donation of $500 or more to JT Moore will receive two tickets to attend.

I am actually begging, yes begging, for your help today in order to help our school be the best for your children…our children. JT Moore needs you.

Please help us defy gravity today.

Gary

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