#BowieStrong - Support our School
This act of vandalism is a sad attack on our school. A good way to counteract hateful acts is to show love and support for each other. If you are moved to help, please consider making a financial donation today. Funds will be used to directly support Bulldog Nation.
Checks and PayPal accepted. To make your donation by check, please make your check payable to Bowie PTSA and send envelope to Bowie PTSA, "BowieStrong" Campaign, 4103 W. Slaughter Lane, Austin TX 78749, or drop off at the Bowie Front Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. after December 14.
Why is Bowie PTSA using this event to fundraise?
Within hours of the news breaking this morning, people began contacting us asking how they can help. After conversations with school leadership and other stakeholders, we decided that we would collect funds to be used to offset unplanned expenses that may be incurred as a result of this incident. We also wanted to preempt GoFundMe and other viral type campaigns that potentially would have no connection to the school.
How do we know how the money will be used?
As of today, we won’t know exactly how the funds will be used until we receive direction from the school and/or district. It could range for requests to help with better lighting on parts of campus. Perhaps we want to do a welcome back breakfast for staff. Maybe the school will need new janitorial supplies. Perhaps students may need extra time to take or make up tests and someone needs to be paid to supervise this. We are prepared to handle the funds responsibly and to report to our donors, PTSA members and the community about how they are spent.
For several years, our Bowie PTSA has hosted spring fundraisers called Build Up Bowie that have responsibly raised tens of thousands of dollars for assets that benefit all students. Donors may have confidence that donations to Bowie PTSA will be used responsibly and accounted for transparently.
If funds raised exceed the needs of the school, then the PTSA will apply them to the Spring 2019 Build Up Bowie campaign and its yet-to-be-determined project.
How can I learn about how much money is raised and how it is used?
We invite you to attend our PTSA board meetings each month. They are listed on the website homepage. Please join our email list for weekly updates, scroll to the top of this page to sign up. Mr. Robinson’s Bowie Star newsletter is also an excellent resource for campus news; it is available at www.jbhs.org.
authors: Laura Bond Williams, Theresa Bastian, Anne Lasseigne Tiedt, Stacey Ankele for Bowie PTSA Board of Directors