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Education Foundation Update - September 2016

Posted by Sligo Creek Education Foundation on September 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Welcome back parents and teachers! The Sligo Creek Education Foundation (SCEF) is looking forward to supporting another fabulous year and we look forward to engaging more parents this year.


What is the Education Foundation?

The SCEF raises resources to support Sligo Creek Elementary School, focusing on programs and activities that do not fall within the expenditure guidelines of the PTA and are not included in MCPS spending plans. Last year, we raised over $5,000 to directly support students and teachers at Sligo Creek. This included the first ever Newspaper Club, training for lunch and recess aides, buying communication equipment for the school, and supporting our fabulous Outdoor Classroom. We hope to grow our fundraising and support this coming school year.


How will the Education Foundation raise funds?

SCEF will raise money by building partnerships with local businesses, applying for grants and hosting fundraisers. As a volunteer-based non-profit organization, we have minimal operating costs allowing revenue generated to go directly to programming.


How is the Education Foundation different from the PTA?

SCEF focuses on longer-term projects while the PTA is limited to an annual funding cycle. SCEF will raise money around priority initiates. We work closely with the PTA to coordinate our efforts with each other and the school.


How can you get involved?

We are looking for parents who are interested in getting involved in the Education Foundation. In particular, we are looking for parents to help with grant writing, organizing the auction, supper clubs, and other creative ideas for fundraisers. We are also looking for parents who have a relationship with local businesses that might be interested in supporting the school. The SCEF annual meeting will be held in October and is open to the school community. Stay tuned for more information.


If you are interested in getting more involved in the Education Foundation, please contact Amy Kenney ([email protected]) or Alison Jovanovic ([email protected]).

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