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May 2017
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools: A New Name and a New Face 

It was a celebratory tone at the 2017 Apple Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Foundation for Douglas County Schools (formerly Douglas County Educational Foundation), as Douglas County School District employees - from principals, to teachers, to support and administrative staff capped off Employee Appreciation Week. More than 600 DCSD employees filled the Event Center at Douglas County Fairgrounds to honor Apple Award representatives who have demonstrated educational excellence in the classroom and behind the scenes. Read more here.


Partner Highlight: Monty Nuss
For the past 10 years Monty Nuss has been a part of the annual Apple Awards celebration. They have donated their time and team to make sure Apple Representatives have a professional picture to remember the night. 

Having your pictures taken with a Denver professional photographer means getting it right the first time. You deserve the best! Monty Nuss Photography was created in 1981 by Monty and Carole Nuss. Originally, it was just "a hobby" for which Monty had a great passion. Through hard work, dedication and a desire to capture the special moments in people's lives, they have created the  Uniquely You Experience™.

Monty Nuss has been fortunate to have the opportunity to photograph thousands of people over the years including celebrities, presidents and more. But most of all, they appreciate being able to make memories and give back to the community and their valued customers for over 35 years.

Check them out at   montynuss.com.

Chapter Highlight: Save the Date! Fall Back to School Chapter Meeting and Vendor Fair
Thank you to all those who attended the treasurer trainings over the last several weeks. We had a good turnout this spring...more than 40 participants representing 24 Chapters! You can view the presentation here
 
Additionally, we ask that you SAVE THE DATE for the fall Chapter meeting, which will be held Tuesday, August 29th at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle in Sedalia. The specific time and agenda will be determined at a later date. This meeting is intended for your whole board and covers a variety of topics, so please mark your calendars.

In This Issue

For Treasurers
As school lets out, please make sure to submit your 2016-17 expenses and invoices no later than Thursday, June 22nd so that they can be paid out in this school year. Our last check run of the fiscal year will be June 27th. Also, we WILL NOT be having a check run Tuesday June 20th, so please plan accordingly. In addition, any pay vouchers with expenses from 2016-2017 submitted after  July 24, CAN NOT be reimbursed. 
 Lend A Hand School Supply Drive Kicks Off!
As this school year rapidly comes to an end, the FDCS is gearing up for kids to go back to school! In June, with the support of our community partners, the Foundation kicks off our annual  Lend A Hand School Supply Drive for Douglas County children in need.
 
Since many DC Schools begin as early as  August 7th, it can be challenging to supply initial student requests. To help with this issue, we are again purchasing KitsForKIDZ. A branch of Staples, KitsForKIDZ offers custom school supply kits for all grade levels, at a substantially reduced cost. For a contribution of only $20.17, you may purchase a basic school supply kit for kindergarten through 2nd grades, 3rd-5th grades, or for middle/high school students. Your donation will enable us to have kits ready for our first distribution event on   Saturday, July 29.
 
To make a donation click here.
To sign up to volunteer click  here.
For further information, please contact asommers@dcsdk12.org.

  Career Connect High School Program Success!
Career Connect High School Program grew by leaps and bounds this Spring.  Employer participation increased by 168% and we also saw a 146% increase in the number of students who signed up. Thank you to all who partook in this year's sessions. Next year looks to be even bigger and better!   

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