Dear Brook Knoll Families,

Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year!  This year the BKEC is focusing on CONNECTION.  The more  connections we build together the stronger our school community becomes.

For those that are new to our school the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is called The Brook Knoll Eagle Connection (BKEC). We welcome you all into our Brook Knoll Community and look forward to getting to know you.

Our mission is to support the education of students at Brook Knoll through fundraising efforts and by fostering positive and productive relationships among family, staff, and community members. We are hoping that you will consider donating to our children’s education..

Scotts Valley is the lowest funded district in Santa Cruz County and the 9th lowest funded school district in the state of California!  Despite this, Brook Knoll is a California Distinguished School due in part to community involvement and support.

Through our fundraising efforts, BKEC is able to provide comprehensive and enriching programs for our 550+ students that are not funded through the state. These are programs that would not exist without your support!

For the 2019-2020 school year, the BKEC budget will fund the following programs:

Reading, Math Intervention & Instructional Aides$87,000
STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math$45,000
Fund-a-Need: Knoll Gardens & Knoll Gardens Aide$42,000
Music$25,000
Computer Lab$20,000
Teacher Support ($250-$300 per teacher)$6,550
Anti-bullying Education$6,000
Campus Beautification & Improvements$3,000
Scholarships, Special Requests, Special Events$2,000
Mileage Club$1,000
Science Fair$550

BKEC brought back the garden! This year with funds raised by BKEC we have a brand new Knoll Gardens that can now grow fruits and vegetables. All our students will receive garden instruction during the fall and spring with hands on learning with our new Knoll Garden aides!

This year we hope to raise $25,000 in direct donations with 100% participation from our Brook Knoll Families. We would like to encourage a $50 donation per child, however if that is too high for your family than please donate what you can. Every year it costs $425 per student to provide all the programs and school support that the BKEC funds. All families who participate in direct donation this year will have their names put in a drawing to win 2 Disneyland tickets.

Get connected with BKEC and please consider making a direct donation as 100% of your money goes directly to the programs for our students!

Many companies will match a family’s direct donation to a school. Please see if your employer participates in this program as it would double the amount! Please give what you can either online or download the form.

Thank you!

Marina Eyre
BKEC President 2019-2010