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Give to the Max Day - Nov. 16th, 2017

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The MSA Community Depends Upon You.


Receipts for all donations given via website can be printed.  

Receipts for all donations given via check/cash on campus will be mailed a receipt for tax purposes. Please drop off donation in a sealed envelope with your student's name on the outside.

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Mark Your Calendar for Thursday, November 16, 2017 - GIVE TO THE MAX DAY!

MSA’s goal is to raise $50,000 on Give to the Max Day to help support endeavors at school that would otherwise not be possible through our general fund.  Our goal equates to raising approximately $100 per student, but we encourage each family to consider the value of the education their child receives at MSA and give as they are able. For the year, we are hoping to continue to improve student technology, purchase additional curriculum materials, provide classroom and activity grants for staff, as well as upgrade our food service capabilities in the Great Hall.

As you undoubtedly know, MSA is a public charter school which provides an exceptional education to our children while receiving funding similar to traditional public schools.  You may not know that, unlike traditional public schools, MSA cannot raise needed funds through any form of tax levy.  In order to provide the additional funds needed to support the high quality education our students receive, MSA needs to conduct supplemental fundraisers.  Without these additional fundraisers this year, MSA is projected to have an operating deficit.

To narrow this operating deficit, we are participating in Give to the Max Day.  Starting at 12:00 AM on November 16th and going through the end of the school day on November 20th, you can give through MSA’s website at  Look for the Give to the Max banner on the main page or click on the “Give” tab and scroll down to Give to the Max.  Donations can also be dropped off in the office of any of the three buildings or in the carpool line Thursday the 16th and Friday the 17th.  Credit card donations can also be accepted through a secure connection in carpool lines.  MSA is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation may be tax deductible.

Please see the reverse side of this letter for additional information about Give to the Max and MSA.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact MSA Assistant Director Thomas Johnston (, 651-353-2324) or MSA Director, John Gawarecki (, 651-308-2017).  On behalf of MSA, we thank you for considering a contribution to the school and for helping to make MSA one of the best schools in the state of Minnesota.

Jeana Albers - Chair - Board of Directors
John Gawarecki - Director

Academic Excellence

Math and Science Academy has consistently been rated as one of the top schools in Minnesota based on SAT, ACT, and Minnesota standardized tests scores.  In fact, US News and World Report recently rated MSA as the #1 high school in the state of Minnesota in 2017.  To continue the tradition of excellent education at MSA, there is a need to look to our community to enhance the academic experience for our students.  ALL of our MSA families are encouraged to contribute to the AFC campaign on November 16, 2017 - Give to the Max Day.  Together, we can ensure that the Math and Science Academy remains the best school in Minnesota.

What about my Parent Team donation?

Donations made to the Parent Team help fund important ways to help our students have the best education available in Minnesota.  These donations support many in-school events and experiences like PBIS, Healthy Snack Day, Pi Day, and other experiences that enhance school life for our students.  The Give to the Max Day donations are used to fund larger projects that typically would be funded by the general fund, but wouldn’t be achieved without additional support from our school community.

In addition...

Please watch your email inbox for updates and incentives on Give to the Max Day.   Regardless of how you give, Give to the Max Day is beneficial to MSA for the following reasons:

  1. On average, over 93% of every dollar you donate via the website goes directly to MSA.  97% of funds donated via MSA’s website stay at the school and 100% of funds donated via cash or check directly to the school remain at the school.

  2. The fundraiser does not draw upon large amounts of volunteer resources, leaving more opportunities for our school community to lend their time and talents to activities that will help our school provide outstanding academic or extracurricular activities.

  3. While MSA conducts events that do raise funds for our school, Give to the Max Day is our only true fundraiser for the year.  Your family is asked once to donate and your student is not asked to sell anything door to door.  If you do decide to ask your family and friends to give, all you need to do is have them write a check, or direct them to or to our Give to the Max Day website at on November 16.

  4. Many companies match donations made of Give to the Max Day.  Please see the list of companies that match at

  5. There will be prizes and incentives for students to earn.  Please watch your email and our website for additional information.

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You can also donate via the carpool line, school office, or by using the Website by Going to:

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Woodbury MN 55125

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Minneapolis, MN 55458-1639