Making a Difference. Together.
January 2016
DCSD Female Athletes Honored
Mesa Middle School students Dayna Jackson, Rachel Eilers, Isabel Castilleja, Jenna Santolaya, Ellie Mickelsen and Preslie Coffey

108 DCSD seniors and 8th grade girls were honored at the Girls & Women in Sports Luncheon on January 15 at Chaparral High School.

Held in conjunction with National Girls and Women in Sports Day, DCEF sponsors this annual event which recognizes sports achievements, the positive influence of sports participation, and the continuing effort for equality and access for women in sports. See more here.

Employers Needed for April Career Connect Program
The DCEF is recruiting employer hosts for the April Career Connect program.  Career Connect is a collaborative effort between the DCEF and metro Denver area employers that offers Douglas County high school students the opportunity to explore career pathways. Career Connect programs will be held on weeknights April 4-29, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
How can your company or organization participate?

As a Career Connect industry partner, you are asked to commit to the following:
  • Create an exciting, hands-on experience that not only highlights your company but provides students with information on careers in your industry, its future outlook and how to develop their skills for future success.
  • Host between one to four sessions, to be held from 6-8 p.m. on weeknights April 4-29 at your place of business. Sessions should accommodate between 12-25 students. 
  • Record attendance for your session(s) and send this information back to the DCEF.
To discuss your company's participation in the spring
2016 program, contact Krista Zizzo at  303.387.0500 or before February 15.

Community Events Rock!
Miranda Hashe (parent volunteer) representing FVE, Tricia Samuelson (principal) representing RSE and Barbie Canady (parent volunteer) representing LTE, during the on-court recognition ceremony.
The Nuggets Community Night game last Saturday was a resounding success raising over $7500 for Douglas County Schools!
Over 1,200 DC fans were on the edge of their seats as the Nuggets beat the Pistons 104 to 101. The top three selling schools were Frontier Valley Elementary, Redstone Elementary and Lone Tree Elementary.

Don't miss these exciting upcoming events: 

Tuesday, February 9
, 7:30 p.m.
"The Wizard of Oz"
Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
  Event flyer.
**special pricing only available through 1/31**

Saturday, February 20
Coors Field on Ice - "Battle on Blake" Colorado College vs. University of Denver.  Event flyer.

Saturday, February 27, 3:00 p.
Colorado Mammoth Community Night at the Pepsi Center. Event flyer.

Visit our  website for more community event information.

Welcoming Our Newest Chapter
Highlands Ranch High School After Prom is a dedicated group of parent volunteers committed to providing a safe, relaxed, secure, and supervised environment for all HRHS prom guests. The group has hit the ground running, busily preparing for its winter fundraiser, an online auction with over 40 items including a Hawaiian vacation, wine tasting, spa services, Broncos game tickets, rounds of golf, and VIP 2016 graduation seats with parking!  The booster hopes to raise $7,180 this year to support it's after prom party, to be held April 16th.  The theme this year is Arabian Nights, and will offer a full service burrito bar, barista coffee stand, healthy salad and fruit selections, casino tables, inflatable obstacle courses, laser tag, racing simulators, and thousands of dollars in prize giveaways.  Please join us in welcoming HRHS After Prom aboard!
In This Issue
Families: Save the Date for the 2016 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair!
DCEF is honored to be the designated non-profit partner for the 2016 Macaroni Kid Douglas County Summer Camp & Activities Fair on Sunday, April 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The event will take place at The Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver at 10035 South Peoria in Parker. For local parents, this event will be a one-stop community-focused event designed to give families the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the best camps, summer activities, and more in and around Douglas County. Visit the Macaroni Kid website here.

For Treasurers
Do you know that your affiliation with DCEF provides your Chapter with general liability insurance coverage for your offsite events? Many of you are preparing for your spring fundraising events. If the contract with your venue requires proof of insurance, or that they be listed as an additional insured on our policy, please email us to secure a copy of your Certificate of Insurance. By answering a few simple questions, we can have a Certificate of Insurance issued on your behalf to be provided to the contracted venue. Please contact us at least a week prior to your event to insure timely delivery. Your contract may stipulate even more advance notice, so make sure to plan accordingly.

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