We Believe in Dawson

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Week 4: March 27 - April 2: Faculty Professional Development: Show you believe in faculty professional development by donating this week and be entered into a drawing to win one of ten 26-ounce “We Believe” Yeti Ramblers with a straw!

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Week 3: March 20 - March 26: Innovative and Creative Campus Spaces: Show you believe in innovative and creative spaces by donating this week and be entered into a drawing to win one of FIVE Custom Journals made by our 7th/8th grade Tech For Good students.

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Week 2: March 6 - March 12: Access & Affordability Show you believe in access & affordability by donating this week and be entered into a drawing to win one FREE Base Class in Quarter 4.

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Week 1: Feb. 27 - March 5: Athletics Donate to athletics this week and be entered into a drawing to win one of three $100 gift certificates for Dawson Bear Wear and show that you Believe in School Spirit too!
About


Each school year is filled with wonderful opportunities to celebrate our amazing community, and we are so grateful to all who continue to support our efforts. And it is our whole community – the students, families, faculty, staff, friends, and alumni – that make us who we are: resilient, strong, creative, and determined leaders and educators. That’s the Dawson Difference. There are several areas to which you can contribute to help Dawson as we actualize our Mission and Vision:

  • Athletics
  • Access & Affordability
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Innovative & Creative Campus Spaces
  • We Believe in Dawson (any area of greatest need)

Thank you for what has already been an incredible year, and thank you in advance for joining us on this impactful journey in support of our amazing school.

Updates
Week 4: We Believe in Faculty Professional Development

“Teachers are like great albums. Everyone can think of at least one that changed their life.” 

  • Ted Lasso

During week 4, watch this video and show you Believe in Faculty Professional Development and give a gift that supports the professional development needs of the talented faculty who encourage and inspire the academic achievements of our amazing students. 

You can give a gift in honor of your child’s favorite Dawson teacher. Show you Believe in Dawson’s need for a true learning community that invests in educational best practices, advances in technology, and real-world development. 

In appreciation of everyone who donates a minimum of $25 to the Annual Fund this week, we are giving away a 26-ounce “We Believe” Yeti Rambler with a straw to 10 Dawson families! 


Congratulations to our Week 3 winners of a personalized custom journal made by the Tech for Good students: Meg Nelson, Peter Benitez, Matthew Raddue, Ben & Katie Smith, and the Wyman Family!


And don’t forget that our grade-level participation competition is heating up! Look for that update later this week.

  • Any grade from EC-8 that achieves at least 70 percent parent/guardian or grandparent participation will win a pizza party on April 14! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
  • Plus, from sports teams to favorite activities to people who inspire, if we achieve at least 85 percent participation as a whole school, each community member can wear a shirt in support of what they Believe in the most on Friday, April 14. Gifts of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward the School's overall participation total.
  • And we are excited to announce a new incentive from Las Vegas Lights FC, our local premier American professional soccer team! Any grade from EC-8 that achieves 100 percent parent/guardian or grandparent participation will receive one FREE ticket for each student in that grade and any additional tickets for just $10.00 to a Lights FC home game at Cashman Field on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m.! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
  • Tired of watching Coach J eat all the cookies? For your donation of ANY amount since the beginning of our We Believe campaign through Tuesday, April 11, your family will get your own box of biscuits on Friday, April 14! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.

We are making spectacular progress on our Annual Fund participation goal, and it’s all due to the extraordinary community spirit we share and love. Thank you for what has already been an incredible giving campaign. 

Dr. Brandon L. Wiley, Chief Academic Officer

In collaboration with Dawson’s Advancement Team

The Alexander Dawson School 


A big thanks to all of our donors since the morning of March 23rd!


5 days ago by Stella Finfrock
Week 3: We Believe in Innovative and Creative Campus Spaces


During week 3, watch this video and show you Believe in Innovative and Creative Campus Spaces and give a gift toward the expansion of the areas where our amazing students collaborate to learn, design, play, and innovate every day. 

This week only, for a minimum donation of $25.00, we will draw five names to win a custom, photo-engraved journal designed and fabricated by our seventh and eighth-grade Tech for Good students! (*Please note: A donation must be made the same week this specific incentive is offered to have a chance to win; therefore, multiple donations over the course of the We Believe campaign are accepted.)

Congratulations and thank you to our Week 2 winner a free after-school BASE Enrichment class during quarter four: the Gaughan family!  

And let’s not forget about our exciting grade-level participation competitions! At the end of our Annual Fund campaign:

  • Any grade from EC-8 that achieves at least 70 percent parent/guardian or grandparent participation will win a pizza party on Friday, April 14! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
  • Plus, from sports teams to favorite activities to people who inspire, if we achieve at least 85 percent participation as a whole school, each community member can wear a shirt in support of what they Believe in the most on Friday, April 14. Gifts of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward the School's overall participation total.
  • Don't forget about our new incentive from Las Vegas Lights FC, our local premier American professional soccer team! Any grade from EC-8 that achieves 100 percent parent/guardian or grandparent participation will receive one FREE ticket for each student in that grade and any additional tickets for just $10.00 to a Lights FC home game at Cashman Field on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m.! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
  • And are you tired of watching Coach J eat all the cookies? For your donation of ANY amount since the beginning of our We Believe campaign through Tuesday, April 11, your family will get your own box of biscuits on Friday, April 14! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.

Thank you for your support of active learning spaces on campus that bolster Dawson’s commitment to innovation, engagement, and participation. 


Go Bears!


11 days ago by Stella Finfrock
Spring Break: Cookie Incentive, Donate Now to Get Your Box!

For Spring Break, watch this video and show you Believe in Dawson. Dawson Bears have been stirring up conversations about the annual fund and we finally figured out where all those cookies are coming from! As a special thank you, all Dawson families who donate during the #WeBelieveinDawson campaign will receive their own box of shortbread biscuits on Friday, April 14. Chef Susan got the recipe from the students, so you know they're going to be good. Give by April 11 to reserve your box!

Quick, Coach J is eating them all...


18 days ago by Stella Finfrock
Week 2: We Believe in Access & Affordability

For Week 2, watch this video and show you believe in Access & Affordability. For a minimum donation of $25.00, your name will be entered into a drawing for one FREE after-school BASE Enrichment class during the fourth quarter, which begins Monday, March 20. (*Please note: A donation must be made the same week this specific incentive is offered to have a chance to win; therefore, multiple donations over the course of the We Believe campaign are accepted.)  

Congratulations and thank you to our Week 1 winners of a $100.00 gift card for Dawson Bear Wear – the Brodie,  Mainor,  and Jordan Families – and let’s not forget about our exciting grade-level participation competitions! At the end of our Annual Fund campaign: 

  • Any grade from EC-8 that achieves at least 70 percent parent or grandparent participation will win a pizza party on April14! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe in Dawson campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
  • Plus, from sports teams to favorite activities to people who inspire, if we achieve at least 85 percent participation as a whole school, each community member can wear a shirt in support of what they Believe in the most on Friday, April 14. Gifts of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward the School's overall participation total.
  • And we are excited to announce a new incentive from Las Vegas Lights FC, our local premier American professional soccer team! Any grade from EC-8 that achieves 100 percent parent/guardian or grandparent participation will receive one FREE ticket for each student in that grade and any additional tickets for just $10.00 to a Lights FC home game at Cashman Field on Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 p.m.! Your gift of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.

Thank you for supporting an equitable academic experience within our community. When the School is reflective of our global society, our students receive the transformative, real-world education they need and deserve.


Go Bears!

25 days ago by Stella Finfrock
Week 1: We Believe in Dawson Athletics

For week 1, watch this video and show you Believe in Dawson Athletics by helping our student-athletes find success in the classroom and the community. Our program encourages a flexible and healthy mindset toward competitive activities and helps kids develop important life skills. From equipment and uniforms to the coaches who serve as mentors, your gift toward Dawson Athletics helps us provide a program that is inclusive, dynamic, and beneficial to all of our students.
 
We are also excited to announce three amazing incentives when you give a gift! 

  • For a minimum donation of $25.00 during week 1, we will draw three names for Dawson Bear Wear gift cards valued at $100.00 each! (*Please note: A donation must be made the same week this specific incentive is offered to have a chance to win; therefore, multiple donations over the course of the We Believe campaign are accepted.) 
  • And let’s bring back our popular pizza contest! Any grade from EC-8 that achieves at least 70 percent parent/guardian or grandparent participation will win a pizza party from Sage Dining on Friday, April 14. Gifts of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward each grade’s overall participation total.
  • Plus, from sports teams to favorite activities to people who inspire, if we achieve at least 85 percent participation as a whole school, each community member can wear a shirt in support of what they Believe in the most on Friday, April 14. Gifts of any amount from the very start of our We Believe campaign will count toward the School's overall participation total.  

Over the next five weeks, we hope to reinvigorate your belief in Dawson and the reasons you’ve chosen to be part of our incredible school. Thank you in advance for joining us on this exciting journey.

 
Go Bears!

32 days ago by Stella Finfrock
Launching Now: We Believe

To believe means having trust, faith, and confidence in something or someone. And today, we are thrilled to announce this year’s Annual Fund campaign, We Believe in Dawson.

Starting February 27, you’ll receive an email from us with a new video featuring our amazing students sharing the reasons why they Believe in Dawson. Our giving goal remains 100 percent community participation – from families, faculty and staff, grandparents, alumni, and friends – and during the weeks ahead, we will give insight into why the Annual Fund is an essential economic element of our School, how these funds are utilized, and how your advocacy through the power of participation matters.

37 days ago by Stella Finfrock

Grade Level Participation
Grade AffiliationDonorsRaised ($)
Grade 814$30,621
Early Childhood24$77,636
Grade 325$5,810
Grade 714$61,852
Grade 616$10,755
Grade 531$81,266
Kindergarten18$10,312
Grade 120$73,308
Grade 422$175,288
Grade 221$17,036
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