SVDP School

April 16, 2021

Hello SVDP Community,


We have returned from Easter break refreshed and ready for the remainder of the school year. There is lots of information to share this week --- please keep reading.

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Tuition Contracts - due April 30

If you have not received your tuition contract in the mail, please contact Peter Yeh, pyeh@svdpsf.com. Signed contracts and deposit checks are due no later than April 30, 2021. Returning contracts sooner aids in our planning for the 2021-2022 school year. Any contracts not received by April 30 will also incur a late fee.

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April Community Service - Sock Drive

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BLAZERS & BAUBLES - Luxury Car Giveaway

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This week, we kicked off our Spring fundraising by sending home 10 tickets for our Luxury Car Giveaway. We ask that each family sell a minimum of 10 tickets and return the funds and ticket stubs to Brenda Barkley by May 14th. Your participation will aid us in making up income we are unable to earn by hosting an in-person event. Need more tickets? Contact Kathleen Lee at kathleenkwoklee@yahoo.com.

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Annual Giving

We are excited to announce that this week we hit 82% participation. As mentioned in the TableTALK, Annual Giving is still open. Achieving 100% participation shows your support of our school community and will improve our petitions for grant money when we launch the capital campaign.


One question that was raised Tuesday night, was what happens to money we don't spend this year? That money always remains in a separate account and is not used for operational expenses. It is only used to bridge the gaps that tuition doesn't cover and improve the SVDP experience.


Every student benefits, so please participate with a gift of any size.


Questions? Contact Brenda Barkley, Development Director, bbarkley@svdpsf.com or 415.346.5505 x 107


Click here for online donations!

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There is a two minute limit for each talent and students can only participate in two videos.

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New Retail Partner!

To celebrate Earth Day, we are pleased to partner with earthlycrush.com. Their products are geared towards eliminating plastic by creating bottle-free cleaning products. For the month of April, they will provide you with a 15% discount AND give 20% back to SVDP for every purchase using the code: SVDP. It is that simple.

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SVDP FAMILY REFERRAL PROGRAM

The Advisory Board and the Administration know that our amazing families are the best spokespeople for SVDP. To remain competitive in the San Francisco school marketplace, we must attract families that share our educational standards, values, and sense of community. For these reasons, the Advisory Board is pleased to announce a Family Referral Program.


Beginning July 1, 2021, if you recommend a family that accepts enrollment and pays all their fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October for the 2022-2023 school year, the Finance Committee will apply a $500 credit to your FACTS account in October 2022. You will get $500 for each successful referral, with a max of three referral credits. Only one SVDP family may claim a referral. The FACTS credit must be used towards tuition, not incidental charges. When a family applies, they should include the name of the referring family on their application. Online applications have been updated to include this information. The referring family does not need to write a letter of recommendation to receive the credit.


PILOT PROGRAM

Before this program launches in July, we are offering a pilot initiative beginning immediately. From now to June 30, 2021, if a current family refers an incoming family to attend in Grades 1 – 7 (for the 2021-2022 school year), the referring family will receive a $500 credit in October 2021, contingent on the applicant accepting enrollment and paying all fees, incidental charges, and tuition through October 2021.

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Uniform Clarification

(reposted from 3/5/21) During HyFlex learning, we were more lenient regarding wearing the full uniform everyday. Beginning immediately, students must always be in full uniform (see attached), which includes the school sweater. In addition, for the remainder of this school year, students may wear the uniform store's fleece or Parent Guild Spirit Store items OVER their sweater (not in place of their sweater) while in the classroom.


Any additional items worn for warmth must be navy or gray and display no logos, graphics, or trademarks.

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2021-2022 SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Together We Are... SVDP School Reopening Plan 2020

Follow the link to read the latest news on our school reopening plan.