October 1, 2019
Educators! Need a Classroom Grant?
Great educators are always looking for better ways to engage students, expand instruction and supplement curriculum. The SVEF Classroom Grant Program provides up to $500 in funding for projects and supplies to enhance and support student learning in the classroom.  We encourage every eligible educator to submit a grant request! Previous classroom grant awards have funded LCD microscopes, books, a stage, games, a laminator and dance team uniforms, to name just a few!
All teachers and other school professionals throughout SVUSD are eligible to apply for a grant. Grant applications are available as of September 24 and must be submitted to SVEF by October 21. Applications can be submitted on paper or electronically. Applicants will be notified of their award status by October 25 and grant awards will be distributed in November faculty meetings.  

To learn more about our grants, and to submit a grant request, please see our online form here:   SVEF Classroom Grants App 2019/2020  or email Angela Ryan for more information at  angela@svgreatschools.org .

And...Thank you to Dutch Bros and everyone who bought drinks last Friday! Your purchase supports the SVEF Classroom Grants program!
Engineering, Design & Technology Academy Students Spent Summer Putting Skills to Work!
Many of Sonoma Valley High School’s Engineering, Design & Technology Academy students participated in summer internships and engineering camps, using their Academy-earned skills in work-based learning and on-the-job situations. Pictured clockwise from top left are Senior Lily Raaka, who was selected to participate in the Sonoma State University High School Internship Program (SHIP); Aleiah Tzintzun, Madison Kortz and Christopher Gundgeiger, who spent their summer interning with the SVUSD IT Department; and Diego Flores-Martinez, Alondra Perez and Katherine Fonseca with fellow students who participated in the Sonoma State Engineering Camp. Nice work EDT Academy students!
School Safety to be Discussed at Upcoming
"Valley Families Together Speaker Series"
Valley Families Together - A Community Speaker Series is hosting a free education event at which the topic of school safety will be discussed. Parents, guardians, mentors and community members are all invited.

When : October 10th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Where : Altimira Middle School Multipurpose Room
17805 Arnold Drive, Sonoma
In Need of Math Tutoring?
Starting Monday, September 30, FREE math tutoring will be offered to elementary students at the Boys & Girls Club every weekday from
5:00pm-6:00pm. Professional tutors, retired teachers, talented high school students, and qualified community members will be there ready to help students who need it. (All tutors are fingerprinted.) Math games, crafts, books, and manipulatives will be available.

For more information, call or text Sarah Ford at (707) 363-3010, or email her at sarah.fordmonroe@gmail.com.
Three Sticks Wines Gives Back to SVEF
The Sonoma Valley Education Foundation extends a huge thank you to our business sponsor Three Sticks Wines, who is graciously donating to the Ed Foundation a portion of every bottle of wine sold!

Visit their tasting room and check out their fall releases.