Updates from the Education Foundation...
March was a busy month for The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley. 

  • On March 9th, EFSVV was the fiscal agent and sponsor for the St. Vrain Valley Schools' VEX Robotics Showcase. We are pleased to share that the $10,000 fundraising goal was exceeded and that this money will support the teams competing at Nationals and Worlds this Spring. 
  • On March 11ththe Design Challenge took place at Skyline High School. We enjoyed the presentations of SVVSD teacher's innovative solutions to problems in their schools. This year's two, first place winners were Skyline High School and Timberline Pk-8; they each received a $4,000 grant from EFSVV to enact their proposals. The two runner ups were Blue Mountain Elementary and Mountain View Elementary; they each received a $1,500 grant from EFSVV. All participants received $300 for their projects. Click here, to learn more about the Design Challenge.
  • The third week of March, our review committees convened to determine this year's scholarship and Encore Award recipients. EFSVV appreciates the dedication of our community to make these tough selections. We are thrilled to announce that $38,500 will be awarded in scholarships this year
  • We are now gearing up for the 10th Annual Tribute to Teachers celebration where we will celebrate 150 educators in St. Vrain Valley as well as reveal the six Spotlight Winners and the 2017 Teacher of the Year. We are still seeking sponsors for this wonderful event. Please, click here, to see how you can support the biggest teacher appreciation event in the St. Vrain Valley.
SVVSD Represented in Lima, Peru!
Featured: Jamie Vigil instructing in Peru.
EFSVV provided funding to support  Silver Creek's  10th grade Social Studies teacher, Jamie Vigil, and Silver Creek Leadership Academy's Program Director, Carrie Adams' trip to Lima, Peru. T hey represented SVVSD at the International Student Leader Summit on Global Citizenship in a Changing World. Jamie is the Global and Cultural Leadership Teacher for SCLA and led several workshops at the summit including, "Just Different, Not Weird" and "The Seven Dimensions of Culture."  Hundreds of   students from around the world took part in the three day conference looking for solutions and ideas on how to become better global citizens. EFSVV is proud to support programs such as these to enhance student success and teacher excellence.              
Looking Ahead...

April 15: Community Night with the Colorado Mammoth

May: Ongoing Elitch Gardens Discount to Benefit EFSVV

May 5: 10th Annual Tribute to Teachers

May 6: Community Night with the Colorado Rockies

May 15: Senior Scholarship Presentation

June 3: Community Night with the Colorado Crush

June - July: Crayons to Calculators

August 12: Sunrise Stampede

November 11: 2017 Innovation Gala
Saturday 4/15 - Community Night with the Colorado Mammoth
Support our educational community while cheering on the Colorado Mammoth! Join EFSVV for Community Night, this Saturday. A portion of all tickets sales will go to EFSVV and St. Vrain Valley Schools.
Our Scholarship Program is Growing!
This year, EFSVV will be awarding $38,500 in scholarships to thirty-eight graduating SVVSD Seniors. Our review committee worked diligently to select this year's scholarship recipients. The student recipients will be revealed at a ceremony on May 15th at the Longmont Museum.  A special thank you to everyone who donated to EFSVV on Colorado Gives Day. Your contributions enabled us to add $8,500 in scholarships to this year's program. Additionally, the scholarship funds have increased 43% from 2016.  To learn more about the scholarships that have been thoughtfully created from local business and members of the community, visit our website. If you would like to set up a scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year, please e-mail Lisa Hoxie
Discount at Elitch Gardens to Benefit EFSVV
As the weather gets nicer, it's time to get outside and play! Enjoy a discounted day at Elitch Gardens with friends and family members while supporting the St. Vrain Valley educational community. Purchase tickets through this offer  to receive $24 off the main gate price.  A portion of ticket proceeds will go to support EFSVV and St. Vrain Valley Schools. Offer valid online only.

Crayons to Calculators
It's backpack stuffing time! Every ye ar, children in need head to school with new backpacks and supplies thanks to donors and volunteers. The cost of school supplies is a financial burden for parents of over 5,000 students in St. Vrain Valley. EFSVV is a partner of Crayons to Calculators, which ensures that every child in our community has the tools to start the school year off right.

We can't do it without you! Crayons to Calculators relies heavily on volunteers to stuff backpacks with school supplies and deliver backpacks.  Click here to learn more and register as a volunteer.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Put your brand on supporting our educational community! 
In 2017, we are providing three major opportunities for you to strengthen the work of the Education Foundation. Your sponsorship enables us to invest in students and teachers in the St. Vrain Valley School District, as well as promote your support of children and public education through various forms of social, online and print media.

May 5: 10th Annual Tribute to Teachers

August 12: Sunrise Stampede

November 11: Innovation Gala 2017

To learn more about our sponsorship packages, click here.
Give Back While You Shop

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