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Future Ready Learning

Watch this brief video that displays how the Foundation is supporting a future ready learning environment for our schools through actual funded enhancements.

 

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Interested in serving as a Foundation Director?

The District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence is looking for a few good men and women who would like to help make a difference for all students in District 205. What better way to give back to the community in which you are raising your children than to work with like-minded individuals to raise funds for innovative and supportive programs?

Board members serve a three-year term with renewal options and work with other dedicated volunteers in supporting educational programs, including the annual Thiems Grants and the Study Skills Program in place at all K-8 schools.

Consider joining the Foundation Board! Click here for an application or call 630-617-2328 for more information.

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Gala 2018

Create.Innovate.Collaborate.

Saturday., February 10th
 6pm-midnight

Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook

 

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Congratulations to Jill Riecker

2018 Friend of the Foundation

 

Jill will be presented with her award

at this year's Foundation Gala.

 

Click here to learn about Jill's amazing 

dedication to volunteerism and the

community.

 

Wizards Event Photography donated by  Betsy Markwald Photography

2017/18 School Year off to a Great Start!

Click here for Press Release

 

WI-FI HOT SPOT DEVICES $3,750

Foundation funds are being used to purchase wi-fi hot spot devices to provide high speed internet access outside of school for identified students that do not have it. The Title I funding that provided these devices in the past has been significantly reduced, and the Foundation is picking up the cost to ensure that students have the opportunity to fully engage in their education with this important resource.

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2017

THIEMS GRANT RECIPIENTS!

York High School                 9 grants for $14,660

Middle Schools                    5 grants for  $11,532 
& REACH PTA          

Early Childhood                  11 grants for $28,135

& Elementary Schools

Twenty-five grants worth $54,327 awarded that impact all thirteen schools   

Thank you to all the applicants for going above and beyond to enhance the educational experience for our students!

Click here to learn more about this year's grants 

 

STUDY SKILLS FUNDING

This year the Foundation is  again providing funding that allows elementary schools to conduct programs outside of the school day that helps identified students with academic assistance and organizational and study skills. Assistance for Middle Schools is being evaluated due to the new schedule that offers an acceleration period during the school day for intervention.

TOP PIZZA TASTE OF ELMHURST 2017

Top Pizza Night - You Decide

 

Thank you to our participating vendors

Roberto's   Mama Maria's   Fratello's   DiLeo's   Bacci   Armand's   Pazzi di Pizza  

Gullivers   Lou Malnati's

Click Here for 2017 Results 

Lisa Fanelli, 2015 NSFA Host Committee Member, with Gov Rauner, center, and Committee

NFSA Welcome Committee

Executive Director, Lisa Fanelli, poses with Governor Rauner and fellow Host Committee Members for the 2015  National School Foundation Association Conference held in Chicago. Individuals from thirty-two states and Canada attended the  conference. "It was an honor to serve as a team member on the Welcome Committee, and the conference was so informative and rewarding", said Lisa, "There is important work being done by K-12 educational foundations on a national level, and the ability to learn from and collaborate with experts in education, individuals that value this work and those dedicated to it was a great opportunity." 

Signifcant Support for D205 Over 25 Years

The Foundation Board, through the generous contributions from our community, has provided District 205 schools over $2 million in support. Funding for Academic Programs at over $1.9M and funding for Partnership Programs at over $900,000 represent major investments into our schools.

 

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The Foundation has been able to significantly increase support over the past 25 years.  

Since 1996/1997, District 205 receives well over $100,000 of support every 2 year period.

 

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2018 Thiems Grant Applications
Due February 12, 2018

Teachers, students and community members invited to apply for educational grants that engage students & enrich learning.

  • Get creative!
  • Think innovation!
  • Collaborate and share ideas!

click for Application Guidelines

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GOLDEN RAFFLE 2018

Show your support with the purchase of a Golden Raffle Ticket !Only 100 tickets sold @ $100 each.
Winner gets choice of one fantastic experience below.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS FROM FOUNDATION DIRECTORS OR CALL FOUNDATION OFFICE 630-617-2328

Lift Tickets, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2

This Experience Includes:

·         3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino, Incline Village

·         $250 in Hyatt gift cards that can be used towards the purchase of lift tickets for skiing or snowboarding at select Lake Tahoe ski resorts

·         Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Reno, NV

·         Winspire booking & concierge service

2018 Blackout dates:  Jul 3-7, Aug 31 - Sept 2; Dec 31

 

4-Night Stay at the Westin Puntacana in the Dominican Republic with Airfare for 2

This Experience Includes:

·         4-night stay in a traditional king or queen room at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club

·         Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

·         Winspire booking & concierge service

Blackout dates:  Jan. 1 -  April 7, 2018.  Travel during this time may be available for an additional fee, based on availability. Similar blackout dates beginning Dec 21st will apply in 2019. Blackout dates: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s weeks.

 

Round of Golf at The Links at Spanish Bay (Monteray, CA) Golf Cart Rental, Hyatt Regency Monterey 3-Night Stay with Airfare for 2 (4028-2)

This Experience Includes:

·         One round of golf for 2 including golf cart rental at The Links at Spanish Bay

·         3-night stay in a standard guest room at the Hyatt Regency Monterey

·         Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 from within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or San Jose, CA

·         Winspire booking & concierge service

2018 Blackout Dates:  Feb 8-12; Apr 5-9, 19-22; May 25-27; Jul 26-29; Aug 19-26; Sep 19-23.  Additional blackouts may apply.

 

Trip must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Airfare must be booked within one year from the date of purchase. Business and First Class upgrades are available at the time of booking for an additional fee. Use of frequent flyer miles for upgrades is dependent on specific ticket restrictions as determined by the airline’s frequent flyer program.

 

Funds at Work

Three new Model Classrooms for District

 $50,000 Model Classroom Pilot Project

The classroom environment is more than just four walls and a place to sit.  It is a  multi-purpose learning space that must accomodate movement, multiple ongoing activities, directed learning, large and small group work, and the infusion of technology that brings the world inside those walls. Lighting, accustics, and seating options are just a few factors that impact student learning. Meeting students' sensory needs allows them to be more engaged in classroom activities. And engagment is important to learning. The classroom becomes a variable that helps the teacher teach more effectively and the student expereince more meaningful. 

Click here to learn more about The Model Classroom Project

Click here to see a video of student reactions to their new room

York Partnerships

York Community High SchoolThe Foundation partners with interested individuals and groups that want to use their resources to benefit York students and help us with our mission of fostering academic excellence in District 205 through providing student opportunities, supporting student achievement and optimizing student engagement. Past and current partnerships include:

York Student Enrichment Team(YSET), Friends of York Baseball, York Distinguished Alumni Program and Alumni Association, York Garden Project, Stadium Turf and Lighting Projects

click here for York High School partnership programs

Learn more about Foundation impact at York

York High School Alumni Association

York Community High School Alumni Association (YCHSAA) was created as a vehicle to foster communication and camaraderie among its alumni and to serve and support them, the  school and it’s students. Membership is  free, therefore, donations will be used to cover start-up costs, marketing and events.

Visit   http://www.elmhurst205.org/alumni    to  join, update your information and learn more.

 

York is turning 100!

Help the Alumni Association support next year's Centennial Celebration donate here

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Lisa Fanelli, Foundation Executive Director, and Jay Webb,interim President of the Alumni Association, accept the first "kick-off" donation from Jim Driscoll, Class of 76 and Alumni Association Planning Committee Member. Click here to donate.

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