Impacting our future. Together.
April 2017
Join the Apple Celebration!
Want to celebrate with your favorite school or teacher? The 2017 Apple Awards are open to the public and a limited number of tickets are still available for purchase by calling DCEF at  303.387.0505 . Tickets are $50/person. Complimentary valet included. Cocktail attire.

Congratulations to the 2017 Apple Awards Representatives!

Some Career Connect Sessions Still Available...  
There are still two days left to register and attend five different sessions: Marriott South Park Meadows (Hospitality), Various Military Branches and/or Highlands Ranch Metro District (Public Service). Click here. For more information email Kara at

What is
Career Connect? The Career Connect program provides an opportunity for Douglas County School District high school students to explore careers alongside experienced industry professionals. This is the chance for students to learn what is required of them to become successful in their future career choice via hands-on experiences.
Partner Highlight: Cherokee Ranch and Castle
DCEF is excited to announce our rekindled partnership with Cherokee Ranch and Castle. As one of the most unique venues along the Front Range, Cherokee Ranch and Castle commands a view of more than 200 miles and offers its visitors a truly extraordinary experience. Cherokee Ranch was established in 1954 by Tweet Kimball, a woman of extraordinary vision, who used the castle as her personal residence and to house her family's incredible art and furniture collections. Tweet had a deep commitment to educate people about art, history, the land and wildlife. To this end, she was an original founder of the DCEF! We are pleased and honored to be able to reestablish this partnership. Check out these exciting upcoming opportunities:

Step into the Amazing !
Give your child a summer to remember when they take part in an adventure camp at Cherokee Ranch & Castle! Science, Art and History Camps available including: Into the Wild, Animal Safari, Wildlife Learners, Art Outdoors, Art Afield Workshop, Castle Times and Ranch Camp.

To find out more or to register for these and other summer events, visit Cherokee Ranch & Castle's website or call 303.688-5555.

Chapter Highlight: Spring Treasurer Trainings
Spring Trainings for Chapter Treasurers have been scheduled for the following dates:
- Wednesday, April 26 at 10:00 am, Wilcox Building (DCSD
   Admin Building) - Board Room
- Thursday, May 11 at 7:00 pm, Highlands Ranch HS - library
- Tuesday, May 16 at 10:00 am, Wilcox Building - Board Room
These trainings are intended for new or incoming treasurers, or for those who simply would like a refresher or need questions answered. We will be reviewing proper procedures and best practices, and discussing anticipated changes for the new school year. Please RSVP to Alyson at so that we can plan accordingly. 

Great Summer Family Volunteer Opportunity!
Enjoy quality family time while positively impacting your community! Participate in Douglas County Educational Foundation's 
2017 Lend a Hand School Supply Drive:

* Distribute school supply donation bins
* Inventory donated supplies 
* Pick up donations from donation sites
* Pack backpacks for distribution
* Assist with handing out backpacks on distribution days
...and more!
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Ashley 303-387-0504 or

In This Issue

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week with the Rockies!
The Rockies would like to invite all DCSD teachers, school administrators and employees to their Teacher Appreciation Game on Friday, May 5! Specially priced tickets are available to all teachers and staff, their family members and friends to watch the Rockies host the Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition to a ticket to the game, participants will receive a FREE commemorative travel tumbler. Enjoy the end of a great school year on Cinco de Mayo! Purchase tickets here

For Treasurers
The end of the school year is rapidly approaching. Now is the time to communicate to your parents and volunteers to submit all expenses for reimbursement before school lets out. It is critical that expenses for the 2016-17 school year are submitted before the end of June in order to be accounted for correctly. Current school year expenses that are missed and submitted after July will not be reimbursed. 
You know you want them!
Coming a great price...with DCEF partner Denver Center for the Performing Arts! Stay tuned...