I am reaching out to you hoping that you and your loved ones are safe and in good health during this unprecedented and trying time for the world.
As we all adjust to the new reality, I wanted to take the time to let you know how Cassata is faring.
As you know, we have a unique school model based on a self-paced curriculum. This has helped us transition to distance/online teaching effectively without any break in the school year for our students. Although the change requires extra planning and troubleshooting, we are getting into the new rhythm of online instruction and school operations, and thanks to everyone’s effort, we are successfully moving forward.
Our entire Cassata team strives to make the distance learning experience for all our students as positive and helpful as possible. Although distance learning does not and cannot replace in-person interactions, such as the ability for a student to work next to a teacher or for a club to meet over lunch, we know that this is a temporary situation that we must work through together. Our students still need us.
And we need you.
The COVID-19 crisis has increased financial need amongst our students, while also causing us to postpone our only annual fundraiser, Noche de Gracias. On May 5, 2020 – two weeks from today – a special global day of giving and unity will take place as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Here in DFW, this emergency campaign is being called North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, presented by Communities Foundation of Texas, United Way and the Dallas Cowboys.
If you are able, please help Cassata raise critical funds to continue providing an excellent education for our students at reduced tuition rates for those impacted by COVID-19.
How you can help:
GIVE! On May 5, visit https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/cassata-high-school and make a gift. You can even make a gift early.
SPREAD THE WORD! Forward our emails or share or social media posts to tell others about Cassata’s mission and our students.
This emergency fundraising campaign is important to Cassata’s efforts to continue serving our community during these difficult times. We hope we can count on you to join our community of supporters as we forge ahead to do the work our students need.
Maggie Harrison, Ph.D.
Cassata Catholic High School