News and Notes from Principal Goetz

Principal Tammy Goetz

February 14, 2014

Dear Seward Families:

Did you know that money you contribute to Seward through events like our Book Fair, Plant Sale, Kindergarten Registration and our Eighth Grade Recognition Reception, pay books for students research, materials that support Montessori science and cultural studies as well as health office supplies. Not only do these monies assist academic needs but they are also spent on resources that support the social and emotional development of our students, like our bully prevention program.

Our PTA wants to reduce the number of times we ask you for money. At this point in the school year we are falling short of our goal to raise $40,000. I am asking you to consider joining our Seward Montessori Sustainer Program OR provide a direct donation to our PTA this month. We welcome any amount you can contribute $5–$100! If you choose to give a direct donation, stop by the school office and any one of our staff will place your donation in the PTA box.

Here is more information about the Sustainer Program: We are excited to announce the Seward Sustainer Program! The new Sustainer program will provide every Seward student with educational opportunities and materials that our school budget cannot support. The Sustainer Program gives you the opportunity to contribute monthly to Seward Montessori School’s PTA fundraising efforts. This monthly donation will allow the PTA to reduce fundraising events and instead concentrate on actual outcomes.

How to become a Seward Sustainer:

  • Step 1: Go online to
  • Step 2: Enter your monthly donation amount. (GiveMN has a minimum of $10)
  • Step 3: Choose ‘Monthly’ from the drop-down menu and hit ‘Donate Now’.
  • Step 4: :Enter your credit card information. *To be a monthly sustainer you must check “Store my card and create an account for future use.” This authorizes us to charge your card each month at your recurring donation amount. An email reminder is sent to you each month when your card is processed.
  • Step 5: Be Proud! You are a Seward Sustainer!

Thanks in advance for your financial support. If you have any questions, please contact me at (612) 668-4950.


Tammy Goetz
Seward Principa