Green Recycling Fundraiser (1/7/2013 – 3/8/2013)
Benefits the Council Rock Education Foundation and The CR Green Team
Between January 7 and March 8, each school in Council Rock will be participating in a CREF-Green Team recycling fundraiser. Bins will be available in all schools to collect: Cell phones, inkjet cartridges, laptop computers & netbooks, iPads & tablets, iPods & MP3 players, digital SLR cameras and lenses, digital cameras & camcorders, handheld game systems, game consoles (Xbox, Wii, PS3), range finders & sky caddies, GPS devices & radar detectors, ebook readers, mobile hotspots and MiFi devices, 4G USB air cards and graphing claculators (no cords or cables, please). Last year, this fundraiser raised over $800 for Green Team efforts and CREF grants.
If you have any of these items, please donate them in the boxes in each school. Funds raised will support innovative programs through CREF and the Green Team and emphasize the green message, to students and parents, that recycling is an ongoing commitment to protecting our planet.
Please support CREF and send these items in with your students! Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information about the Green Team programs, click here .
Fall 2012 Foundation News
CREF receives generous donation from Kevin and Sima Zlock
Pictured L to R: Superintendent Mark Klein, CREF Executive Director Suzanne Wray, Sima and Kevin Zlock
and Council Rock National Merit Scholars Jared Sobel, Jennifer Platt and Daniel Eddowes.
Oversize check donated by Bigcheckstore.com
The Council Rock Education Foundation recently received a grant of $12,000 from local philanthropists Sima and Kevin Zlock through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program in support of innovative educational programs in Council Rock schools.
The Zlock’s were recognized for their generosity at a recent School Board meeting. “Education is the most important investment we can make in our children’s future” said Kevin, a local attorney and Newtown resident “we are excited to be working with the Education Foundation to help provide these programs to excite and engage students in the thrill of learning.”
National Merit Scholar Daniel Eddowes spoke briefly about the impact of participating in the Rock Rover NASA project which is being supported in part by a grant from the Education Foundation. “This project was a great opportunity to beinvolved in taking a concept through the design/build process and having ther esulting prototype taken to the Johnson Space Center and tested in zerogravity.”
The Education Foundation is supporting ten projects in Council Rock schools this year – including an iPad literacy program at Churchville Elementary, a Mobile App Development project at North and a Science Club Astronomy program at Holland Middle School.
CREF receives generous donation from Waste Management
Pictured L to R: CREF Co-Presidents Marilyn Scarpa and Allison MacGahan, Chuck Raudenbush of Waste Management, CREF Executive Director Suzanne Wray and Superintendent Mark Klein
The Council Rock Education Foundation (CREF) recently received a $3,000 donation from Waste Management. Chuck Raudenbush, manager at Waste Management’s local offices, presented the check at a recent School Board meeting. “Waste Management is honored and proud to be part of this community” said Raudenbush, “and to support the Education Foundation and their efforts to expand and enhance the educational opportunities for Council Rock students.”
Over the past five years, the Education Foundation has awarded 46 grants and over $64,000 to teachers and classrooms throughout Council Rock. “The focus of these grants is to allow teachers to be creative and do programs and projects that are not covered by the regular school budget”, said Suzanne Wray, Executive Director of CREF.
Foundation News - Spring 2012
The Council Rock Education Foundation(CREF), a non-profit 501(c)3, was the grateful recipient of a check for $15,000, a donation from Customers Bank through the state EITC program. Pictured, from left, Marilyn Scarpa, Co-President CREF, Kevin Beauparlant, Vice-President Customers Bank, and Allison MacGahan, Co-President CREF. The EITC program allows corporations such as Customers Bank to apply for tax credits for donations to Educational Improvement Organizations that have been approved by the state. Any business can apply to be approved for the tax credits and donate to the Council Rock Education Foundation. Monies, such as these donations, go to fund innovative programs in CR schools and the community through a competitive grant process. For more information please visit www.crsd.org/cref.
Foundation News - Winter 2012
EITC - Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program
Educational Improvement Tax Credit Partners