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Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School

Dear Friends of the Hurley,

Help us save the spirit of Tropi!

Happy almost Spring! We had a successful start to hybrid learning with many of our students and teachers back in school together for the first time since last March.  In a normal year, our preparations for Tropicaliente would be in full swing to create that vibrant celebration of the Hurley School through music, dance, food, drink, fundraising auctions, and games. Sadly, Tropicaliente won’t be possible again this year.  We will sorely miss the opportunity to celebrate with all of you, our friends, neighbors and local businesses that create our Hurley community and are at the heart of Tropi.  

However, NPHS has focused on finding new ways to build the community and bring our families together. We have curated an exciting series of events and fundraising opportunities over the course of the next few months.  This does not replace Tropi, our biggest fundraising event, but we hope it will offer a taste of what Tropi provided.  

To do that, we need your continued support and participationWe are seeking sponsors for our upcoming events and we would love to have your commitment.  Each subsequent level of support carries increased levels of exposure for each sponsor.  Please consider partnering with us at the highest level possible.  

The money we raise helps pay for reading specialists; music education; classroom materials, including interactive smart projectors; social/emotional support programs; and more.  

Though the pandemic has forced us to reprioritize, our ambitious long term goals remain:

  • Remodel the Hurley auditorium to serve as a flexible, multi-use space
  • Create a cutting-edge STEAM program for our bilingual students
  • Build a Hurley schoolyard, creating a safe outdoor space that enhances both learning and play


  • Platinum level sponsors will be honored as the “Empowering Sponsors” of every event 
  • Listing with logo and link to company website on the Support Hurley website through January 2022
  • Logo on our Bidding for Good online registration pages
  • Logo and acknowledgment in every communication regarding NPHS activities and announcements this Spring
  • Verbal recognition during each virtual event
  • Logo printed on bookmarks accompanying each copy of the book ordered through our author talk with Katherine Kinzler about her book, “How You Say It”.  This book is an important affirmation of our school’s purpose of providing a high quality bilingual education. 


  • Gold level sponsors will be honored as the “Keynote Sponsors” for one event
  • Listing with logo and link to company website on the Support Hurley website through January 2022
  • Logo on our Bidding for Good online registration page
  • Logo and acknowledgment in all related communication regarding the event
  • Verbal recognition during the virtual event


  • Silver Sponsors will be honored on our website as the “Sustaining Sponsors” of our community without whom we could not thrive.

You may also make a donation here.  Please email us at if you would like to explore more supporting / sponsoring opportunities.  If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School (NPHS), and send it to:

Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School (NPHS)

PO BOX 180763

Boston, MA 02118

Please help us continue to carry on the spirit of Tropi. In past years, 80% of our annual budget was covered by Tropicaliente; its loss has greatly impacted our budget. Your donations help to ensure that all students at the Hurley have the resources needed to succeed in the current environment and thrive in their future.  We eagerly anticipate being able to bring Tropi back in all its glory in 2022!  

Thank you for your continued support. 


Frances Blair and Avida Michaud

Co-Presidents, Neighborhood Parents for the Hurley School

NPHS is a registered non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)3, and as such, the cash value of all donations is tax deductible.  Our tax ID number is 20-5196270.

Special Thanks to our 2020 Supporters: