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Thank You To Our Sponsors


Partner

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2018 Thiems Grants

Congratulations to our 2018 Thiems Grant Recipients!

$96,957 in grants awarded

all K-12 schools benefit

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Educational Resources Provided with Foundation Funds

2017/18 School Year Funding

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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.



Gala 2018

Create.Innovate.Collaborate.

Saturday., February 10th
 6pm-midnight

Hyatt Lodge, Oak Brook

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and especially our generous guests, that made this the most successful gala to date. The $200,000 raised will go a long way in providing enhancements that will benefit students in Elmhurst Public Schools.

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WIZARDS FUNDRAISING EVENT 2017

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." 

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.

Remember to donate to the Foundation during the registration process

Eat & Earn      currito  

Dine in or Carry Out at currito on 
Tuesday, May 22
 
272 N. York Road, Elmhurst  (next to PaneraBread )
 

20% of purchases will go to the District 205 Foundation!

Just remember to put your receipt in the ballot box near register.

Three new Model Classrooms for District

Foundation Assists District with Future Facilities Plan by funding  $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, accoustics, 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 engagement is important to learning. The classroom becomes a variable that helps the teacher teach more effectively and the student experience more meaningful. The Model Classrooms serve to inform  teachers, students and district personnel  about what works well, not so well, and what is important to classroom function and most supports  future ready learning.

Click here to learn more about The Model Classroom Project

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

Top Pizza Night - You Decide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst
Thursday, April 26th 
5:30pm-8:00pm
York High School

Thank you to our incredible pizzerias and restaurants that are all WINNERS for supporting education!

Aurelio's, Bacci, DiLeo's, Fratello's, Gulliver's, Lou Malnati's, Mama Maria's, Roberto's, Rosati's 

Executive Director, Lisa Fanelli, Jill Riecker & Foundation Chair, Brian Bresnahan


 

Congratulations to Jill Riecker

2018 Friend of the Foundation

Click here to learn about Jill's amazing 

dedication to volunteerism and the

community.

 

Empowering Futures Gala

GOLDEN RAFFLE 2018

Congratulations to Steve & Liza Passarelli, the Golden Raffle Winners!!!

Event Photography generously donated by Betsy Markwald Photography

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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