Starting July 1 Lake Washington Schools Foundation and Pantry Packs will coordinate efforts to combat hunger in the Lake Washington School District. Learn more about this program here. Read our announcement here.
Thank you for attending our Spring Luncheon & Breakfast
Thank you to all our guests who came out this spring to support public education at the Spring for Learning Luncheon and Breakfast! You helped us raise over $230,000! Speakers included Superintendent Dr. Traci Pierce, students, teachers, and program leads from the Lake Washington School district.
Student emcees, Grace Harrington, luncheon, and Karan Narula, breakfast, spoke of their education in our district and the teachers that have inspired them to learn, grow and achieve. Redmond High School student Rafael de Leon introduced the video, which included his voiceover work. Heidi Bickler, consulting teacher for the New Teacher Support Program spoke of the Peer Mentor program, funded by the foundation. Teachers Laura Sullivan, Kevin Joffre and Kasey Palermo shared stories of their work with their peer mentors. Sharon Gossett, Title 1 Facilitator at Robert Frost elementary and school lead for Natural Leaders, brought Parent Leader Sunny Verme to share her story with the audience.
Innovation is integral to the success of our region and our schools. At this week's events, Dr. Pierce announced the launch of the Innovation Fund to ensure that schools across the district have the resources to meet the demands of the 21st century. According to Dr. Pierce:
"Public education is a community effort. Parent and community partnerships help all our students and schools succeed. On behalf of the entire Lake Washington School District, I want to thank you for your continued engagement and support. Together, we can reach our vision of Every Student, Future Ready. "
Couldn't make it to the events? Click here to make a gift in lieu of attending:
The Lake Washington Schools Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to subsidize Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) fees for low-income students in the Lake Washington School District. Learn more here.
Thank you to everyone who participated in GiveBig! Your support will help fund programs across the district that help students achieve their dreams for school, career and life.