Newsletter                Summer 2009

 

Impact on Education

 

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REMEMBER HOW EXCITING IT WAS TO BEGIN SCHOOL AND GO TO KINDERGARTEN?

We knew our alphabets and had lots of books, even if we couldn't exactly read them all ourselves. We were ready!  Today, there are over 450 children who start kindergarten in BVSD every year without such a foundation for learning.  Some live in poverty, others lack educated parents, many don't speak English - ALL are at risk. Enter "Take My Teacher Home", an innovative partnership between Impact on Education and BVSD Instructional Technology that provides struggling kindergarteners with teacher-recorded lessons on iPod Shuffles that students take home to increase their learning time.  It's making a huge difference!  Read more... 

A NIGHT IN NANTUCKET SUCCESS!!

Nantucket

Rain or shine, for 22 years on the Saturday night following the end of school, Impact on Education has held our annual Razzle Dazzle FUNraiser. For the past six years, it's been "Beach Ball" under a tent at the Boulder Reservoir.  This year, after five straight days of rain, 450 attendees were treated to a "Night in Nantucket" with gorgeous early summer weather, wonderful food, copious drinks and much more...

THOUGH SCHOOL IS OVER,  CRAYONS TO CALCULATORS IS GEARING UP!!

 Girls with back packs
Created in 2005 by Impact on Education, Crayons to Calculators is a partnership among six area non-profit organizations, BVSD and St. Vrain Valley Schools to ensure that all students start school with the supplies they need to succeed.  Last August, Crayons to Calculators provided backpacks of supplies to over 4,800 students.  This year, the need is even greater! 

LAST CHANCE TO BUY YOUR "SUPPORT EDUCATION" LICENSE PLATE!

License plate
 
Many special interest plates - including  the" Support Education" plate - will be discontinued after July 1st.  Get yours before then to sport a collectors plate on your car and practice "stoplight advocacy" to promote the importance of public education! 

"CHOCOLATE MILK IS SODA IN DRAG"

Healthy foods
 
"Chocolate milk is soda in drag", says Ann Cooper - the "lunch lady" who transformed lunchtime at the Berkley School District - and has now joined BVSD to do the same. While kids are entertained by hotdogs that bounce, they aren't nourished. Won't it be great, here in a bastion of the natural foods industry, to have school food that's locally grown, healthy and delicious!?!  
Read more...
WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON...
  • Crayons to Calculators- July-August- annual backpack drive to provide school supplies to students in need in Boulder Valley and St. Vrain school districts.  Learn more..Crayons to Calculators
  • Want healthy school food?  BVSD needs your support!  Learn more at Healthy School Food Project
GENEROUS DONORS MAKE OUR WORK POSSIBLE!
 
Corporations support our programs, sponsor events and provide in-kind contributions... Foundations and service organizations partner with us to fulfill their own mission... Individuals write checks and volunteer.  Each and every donor is precious- we are so thankful for your support! 
 
Click here to see the list of great donors who supported us in the 1st Quarter.
In This Issue
A Night in Nantucket
Though school is over
Last chance to buy
"Chocolate milk is soda"
What's on the horizon....
Generous Donors Make Our Work Possible!
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Impact on Education
Board of Directors 
Bob Drake, Chair
Lain Adams
Francie Anhut 
Frank Bruno
Mike Devery 
Becky Gamble
Ann Goldman
John Greff
Sol Halpern
Clif Harald
Dr. Holly Hultgren
David Kendall
Dr. Chris King
Sue Kunz
Paula Martin
Ester Matheson
Mike Medina
Rick Nelson
Dave Rhinesmith
Amy Smith
Mindy Sooter
Melissa Tingley
Beth Waters
John Wyatt
Impact on Education Staff
Francie Anhut, CEO
Diana Lewis, Office Manager
Laurie Hanson, Program Manager
Becky Lewis, Admin. Assistant
Impact on Education
75 Manhattan Drive, Suite 205
Boulder, CO 80303
ph 303-524-3865

Mission: Leverage community resources to create opportunities, impact student learning and build support for public education in Boulder Valley School District.
 
Impact on Education's three focus areas are: create opportunities for "at-risk" students, increase student interest and learning in science, technology and math, and motivate and reward teacher excellence.
 
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