Donate to the Bowditch PTSA

2019-2020 Donations to Bowditch PTSA

Click Donate in the thermometer above and help us reach our goal of $120,000 by
making a donation to the Bowditch Middle School PTSA.
We are asking for a donation of $225 per student.

If you wish to purchase a Bowditch PTSA Membership (includes membership to the California and National PTA), please specify each members name and email address in the PayPal memo field. Please add  $5 for each membership.
Benefits of a Bowditch PTSA Membership can be found on the PTSA Membership page.

If paying online, please consider adding 3% to your donation to help us cover our PayPal processing fees.

Donations and membership may also be mailed directly to Bowditch Middle School PTSA, 1450 Tarpon St., Foster City, CA 94404.
Please use the 2019-2020 Bowditch PTSA Direct Donation/Membership form.

Bowditch Middle School PTSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Our tax ID is 23-7039143.

Letter from the Bowditch PTSA President 2019-2020


July 25, 2019

Dear Bowditch Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2021 academic year at Bowditch Middle School. The Bowditch PTSA relies on donations from Bowditch families in order to support a myriad of programs and activities at Bowditch. To make the process easier, we introduced PayPal last year so parents could have the ability to make a tax-deductible donation to the Bowditch PTSA via PayPal, from our website at


We have had a very busy 2018-2019 academic year and raised close to $109,000 in order to meet our estimated budget of $120,000. 


In 2018-2019 we sponsored:

  • 17+ Clubs with total stipends of approximately $11,000 to Club Advisers.

  • Grants to teachers in the amount of approx. $30,000, which pays for club supplies such as books for the Book Club, chess sets for the Chess Club, and registrations fees for various Math and Science competitions.

  • Grants for school supplies for some of our elective courses such as Marine Biology and Forensic Science, and Math & Science notebooks for all 6th Graders. 

  • After-school extra-curricular programs such as Math Olympiad and Math Counts, and for the first time last year, Science Olympiad. This year we will also sponsor a Spelling Bee.

  • After-school sports by replacing sports equipment and paying an Athletic Director stipend to manage the program.

  •  “In-school field trips,” including a visit from the Lawrence Hall of Science for our 6th Graders.  

  • Stimulating and thoughtful student assemblies, like the Holocaust assembly for the 8th graders or the visit from “historical” musical artist Mr Nicky. 

  • Office and Library Staff Support, including a quantitative reading range subscription which was helpful to students across all grades.

  • Performing Arts, including the Drama Program’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” and grants to purchase music for Mr. Song’s Glee Club and Chamber Singers.

  • PTA programs such as the Reflections Program, Teacher/Staff Appreciation Luncheons, Parent Education Nights and Founder’s Day. 


I have only listed a fraction of the programs and activities your donations to the Bowditch PTSA support.  As you can see, your fair share donations of $225 are critical for these wonderful programs to continue. We also encourage and welcome matching grants from your employers. You help to make Bowditch Middle School the excellent school it is! 


Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of the PTSA Board at, should you have any questions.


Best Regards,


Harpreet McDermott

Bowditch PTSA President 2019-2020

Bowditch Middle School
1450 Tarpon Street, Foster City CA 94404
 Tel: 650-312-7680
Attendance Line: 650-312-7687
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