2016 Spring Fundraising Events
The Foundation hosted Spring for Learning this year with two events at the Marriott Redmond Town Center: a luncheon on April 20th and a breakfast on the 27th.
Spring for Learning is the Lake Washington Schools Foundation biggest fundraiser of the year. It helps the Foundation fund programs that make a difference for students:
- A great teacher makes a difference. That's why the foundation helps fund the new teacher support program to assist new teachers during their first few years in the class room.
- A safe learning environment makes a difference. The foundation supports Safe School Ambassadors to reduce bullying and increase attendance so that students can focus on learning.
- A caring adult makes a difference. Programs like LINKS and AVID connect students with a mentor that helps them navigate challenges to find success in and out of the classroom.
Over 650 guests gathered to celebrate the dreams of our students. The events were a true celebration of the hard work and aspirations of students in our district. Thank you to our generous guests and featured speakers for helping make those dreams come true!
LWSD students inspired everyone with personal stories about the importance of education and the influence for their teachers. Film student Jake Hanna shared his video and dreams of becoming a filmmaker. Students in Mrs. Pomerinke's class at Evergreen Middle School shared their college plans and the success of AVID, a Foundation funded program, which helps them achieve their goals.
The featured speaker at the breakfast event was Seattle Sounders Head Coach Sigi Schmid who spoke of his childhood as an immigrant and the teachers that inspired him growing up. Former Seattle Seahawk and NFL Hall of Famer Walter Jones talked at the luncheon with ESPN Senior NFL Writer and Analyst John Clayton about his dreams to be a professional football player.
A special thank you to Dr. Traci Pierce for her inspirational speech on helping students in our district achieve success and the ability to follow their dreams.
See What Happened at the events...
You too can make a difference...
You can help us ensure that every one of our students has the skills and confidence to be successful, from kindergarten through senior year, from Juanita to Sammamish. Every student succeeds!
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