Dear MVS Community:

What is the MAGIC Annual Appeal? MAGIC is a fundraising campaign that raises money to help pay for the MVS “Specialist Program”, which represents the teachers who provide educational instruction to our children in the areas of Art, Library, Music, Physical Education, Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math). This year, MAGIC’s outreach is being extended to include all supplies & materials for specialists and hours for certificated tutors in the classrooms. We are also funding some incredible conferences for our specialists. The Specialist Program supplements the basic curriculum; it affords our students with enriching and inspiring educational opportunities and such exposure has been shown to foster creativity and correlate with academic success.

For the 2018-2019 school year, the State of California and the Goleta Union School District combined provide about 50% of the cost to cover the Specialist Program; the other 50% of the cost is paid for through donations from MVS Parents, MVS family business sponsorships and corporate matching programs.*

The MAGIC Annual Appeal is a distinct fundraiser and is not associated with the PTA or any other school fundraiser. In short, MAGIC generates the majority of the necessary funds to ensure specialized instruction is possible throughout the entire school year.

*Donating to MAGIC is easy:
• Drop a check made out to “Mountain View School MAGIC” into the MAGIC box in the school office
• Make an online donation

Thank you for considering a donation to MAGIC in support of our Specialist Program for the benefit of our children. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Lara Sullivan
MAGIC Fund Chairperson 2018-2019

Estimated cost of Specialist Program for the 2017-2018 school year is $138,000