|Posted by Sligo Creek Education Foundation on September 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM|
The Sligo Creek Education Foundation had a great first year! The Foundation was established in the 2014-15 school year, but this year was our first year of funding projects that support the school.
We are pleased to celebrate our accomplishments for the year:
Supporting the inaugural year of the Sligo Creek Newspaper Club, which published a school-wide quarterly newspaper under the leadership of Stacy Miller.
Supporting the Composer on Campus, bringing Jim Papoulis to work with students and direct a school musical concert.
Training for lunchroom aides by the Parent Encouragement Program
Enhancing communication within the school building by purchasing additional walkie talkies
Funding an Outdoor Classroom Coordinator to work with teachers on lessons and planning.
These programs were only possible because of our successful fundraising. Our Supper Clubs and Auction raised $5,600 and family donations and matching gifts brought in $1,200.
We want to thank our volunteers, who helped to make this year a success. A special thanks to our Board members: Alison Jovanovic, Chris Wacker, Debbie Boger, Anu Aiyar, Amy Kenney and Greg Ewing. In addition, we want to thank parents who helped support our work this year: Stephy Spahr, Andreas Smith, Jennifer Gibson, Dion Love, Danielle Kunitz, Nichole Bennett, Annemarie Ewing and Heather Foley (and apologies if I missed someone!)
The Foundation is beginning to plan for next year, and we welcome parent involvement!
We will be recruiting at least one new board member for next year
We are looking for volunteers to help organize Supper Clubs, write grants, and help with fundraising.
We will continue to coordinate closely with the PTA on our fundraising and events to mutually support each other and the school.