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K2C 5th Grade Art Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the winners of this year's K2C 5th Grade Art Contest! The theme this year was, "Changing the World." This year's judges included, San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros, SFUSD, Citibank, Asian Art Museum and our very own K2C staff.

  1. First Place: Kayla, Ulloa ES
  2. Second Place: Jiahui, Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School
  3. Third Place: Mabella, Sutro ES

Our city wide winners received $325, $225 and $125 scholarships respectively in their K2C accounts. School winners each received $25 scholarships. Thank you to the judges and everyone who participated!

Picture above: 1st place entry, Kayla
K2C Middle School Poetry Contest
More than half of SFUSD Middle Schools participated in K2C’s first Middle School Poetry Contest. Each school winner received $100 K2C Scholarship. Top three city-wide winners received an additional $500, $400, and $300 scholarships. This year's judges included, San Francisco Treasurer José Cisneros , SFUSD, Citibank, Jack Hirschman, former San Francisco Poet Laureate, and K2C staff.

  1. First Place: Quincy, Hoover MS
  2. Second Place: Sophia, Roosevelt MS
  3. Third Place: Brooke, Francisco MS

Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you to our judges! Also, Congratulations to all school and city-wide winners. Awesome job!!

Picture above: 1st place entry, Quincy
K2C News Ticker
SFUSD Total accounts : 42,795
Total savers: 8,312
Saver Rate : 19.4%
 Total saved by students, families: $4.7 million
Total in accounts: $7.9 million
Total online users: 5,088
Top Saver Rate Schools:
Elementary/K-8 School: Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8
Middle School: Herbert Hoover Middle School
High School: Lowell High Scholl
Important Links
National Teach Children to Save Day
April 24, 2020 was National Teach Children to Save Day and though it may have passed, it’s never too late to have your child understand the importance of saving, whether for college, a gift for family or friend, or a personal treat. Have a conversation on the ways they can save or show them how much they already have saved for college in their K2C account.
A small child hands dollar bills through a bank teller window
Monthly Spotlight
What To Do When You Want a Dog, But Don't Have One?
Lucas, a Miraloma Elementary School 5 th grader, always wanted a pet dog, so he decided to get a job walking Kelsie, his neighbor’s dog! A portion of the money he earns, he saves in his K2C account for when he goes to college! This is a win for both Lucas now and for his future!
We want to spotlight you and your story! Email us at k2c@sfgov.org with the subject "Saver Story" to tell us why you save, how you save, when you started saving, or anything else about you or your child's participation in K2C.
Lucas and Kelsie
Ask a Student!
Anyone can encourage a child's aspirations. We’ll provide a suggested question each month that you can ask students you know!

This Month's Question : How do you want to change the world?
May 1st National College Decision Day!
Milo, who goes to Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, plans to attend Pratt this fall
Traditionally, May 1 is the day that high school seniors must decide on the college they want to attend. Though your child may not be ready for that decision now, have a conversation about what post-secondary school they might want to attend. Send us a photo throughout May to our email at K2C@sfgov.org of your child wearing their future college school colors or dressed up as their future selves and we’ll post them on our Facebook page!
In Your Mail
Due to the school closures, the spring semester K2C Activity Reports will be mailed directly to your homes in May. Look for it in your mailbox!
Expanding Our Outreach
K2C now has a Spani sh Face book page, Instagram, and will begin piloting reaching families via text. More ways for everyone to keep updated!
Emergency Withdrawals
For families with savings in K2C and facing difficult financial situations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, emergency withdrawal of funds is available. Go to the K2C website to download a Non-Qualified Withdrawal request form. Click Here for Form
Financial Literacy Night at Hoover Middle School
Earlier this year, Hoover Middle School hosted Financial Literacy Night for its families, inviting Parents for Public Schools (PPS) and Kindergarten to College (K2C) to present basics on teaching children about managing money, along with ways to save and pay for college. Families wanted more! So K2C will be planning more workshops in the coming school year. Stay tuned for additional details!
Did You Know..
Families made 26,602 individual deposits into K2C accounts last school year, July 2018 to June 2019?
Support K2C
Whether you are a parent/guardian of a current student, a school administrator, or community members, there are many ways to support K2C. Join us!
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