Impacting our future. Together.
January 2018
Coming Soon - Chapter Council
The Foundation is launching a council of chapter officers to serve in an advisory capacity to the Foundation staff, promote communication with chapter leadership and serve as a conduit for information and communication.

Council meetings will be open to any chapter officer, but we are hoping to establish a core group of leaders that will commit to participating in the group. We expect the group to meet 3-7 times each school year, the frequency of meetings is one of the topics on our first agenda.

If you are interested in participating click here to indicate your availability. If you have thoughts or ideas you'd like to share before the first meeting please reach out to Meaghan at any time.   
We are now accepting proposals for 2018 Opportunity Grants

This spring more than $22,000 will be awarded to projects that fuel experiential learning and to schools and classrooms that most need the Foundation's support.

DCSD employees may apply through February 9, 2018, 5:00 PM MST.

Opportunity Grants will be awarded in the following categories:
  • Fill the Gap: Helping educators and schools support the basic needs of their students, priority for underserved student populations and/or schools that have minimal supplemental funds beyond the district budget allocation.
  • Innovation: Supporting projects and initiatives that create game-changing learning experiences for kids. Successful proposals will introduce something new that is imaginative, original and innovative.
  • Professional Development: Supporting high-quality professional development experiences that will directly impact student learning. Any DCSD school professional who works directly with students is eligible to apply.

Review the Request for Proposals prior to submitting your online grant application. All applications must be reviewed and approved by the site principal or supervisor.

Partner Highlight - Nature's Educators Wildlife Programs
Nature's Educators was established in 2008 to bring animals into nature centers, classrooms, events, and more to teach about wildlife and help to create a healthy respect and understanding of all animals. The goal of Nature's Educators is to create a public wildlife center and allow audiences to visit and have programs on-site while still doing the ever-popular outreach and events.

If you would like to book a program with them, please visit their website
to check out the available programs. They are able to do weekdays or weekends....morning, day, or evening talks.  Any age, any size audience, any venue! 
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Community Opportunity!

We still have a few tickets left for the Saturday, April 27 matinee performance of Aladdin - through March 1st only. Don't wait any longer - all matinees are now sold out at these levels and you can't beat the $75 ticket price. PLUS $5 of each ticket goes back to DC Schools. It's a fantastic win-win! Click here to purchase.

Yee Haw!! It's DCSD Days at the National Western Stock Show
January 6 - 21, 2018
To see schedule and to purchase tickets click here. Use promo code DOUGCO

More Upcoming Community Events ...  
Community Night with the Colorado Mammoth
Friday, February 2 at 7:30 pm
Tickets starting at $10 and a portion of the proceeds go back to the DC School of your choice!  
Purchase tickets here
Community Day with the Colorado Avalanche  
Sunday, March 4 at 1 pm
Tickets starting at $25 and a portion of the proceeds go back to the DC School of your choice! Purchase tickets here.

Back up game Friday, March 16. Find tickets here.

Visit our website for
more information and links
to purchase Community Event tickets as they become available. 
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for Treasurers
Be sure to reconcile your statement monthly, so we can address any discrepancies as soon as possible. If you find an error, notify Vivian Hallberg
as soon as possible.