Sep 26

The deadline for VPEF Grants and for the Kimme Challenge is this Monday, September 30

Good morning, just a reminder that the deadline for VPEF Grants and for the Kimme Challenge is this Monday, September 30. Please see information below regarding both VPEF fundraisers.

The Vacaville Public Education Foundation is now accepting applications for Classroom Enrichment Grants.  These grants can be up to $500 a teacher, and are designed to help you bring some fun and enrichment into your classroom.  Grants can be spent on purchasing classroom materials, technology, services, or transportation.

 

Grants in the past have been used to purchase document cameras, lab specimens, books, and computer accessories.  VPEF grants have given students educational experiences like trips to the zoo, science and art venues. Many teachers have taken their classes to college campuses to get their students thinking about a college education.  Other teachers have used the Enrichment Grants to pay for artists and demonstrations in their classrooms. If you are in charge of a club, an Enrichment Grant could help you. If you have an idea for enriching your students’ education, we will consider it.

 

Two caveats:  grants must directly enrich student experiences, and the grants are limited to $500 per teacher.  However, several teachers may work together to apply for larger grants at $500 a teacher (2 teachers may apply for $1000, etc). Any questions can be sent to enrichmentgrants@vpef.org.

 

The Kimme Challenge 2013! 

 

Help us raise $20,000 or more for students and teachers in the Vacaville Unified School District!

 

Starting September 2013 Board Member and local columnist Ernest Kimme Challenges you to donate to VPEF and become a member! Ernest will match each and every donation up to $10,000 in September, it is that easy!

 

Any donation helps and is tax-deductible ($20 – $1,000). Please donate today and help us help teachers and students in Vacaville!

 

You can donate easily and securely online via PayPal here or you can mail a check with your contact information to:

 

 

Sep 26

Would you like to serve on the board of VPEF?

We just received this email from Nolan Sullivan, the president of the VPEF board

“We are looking for at least 4 more general board members if you know of anyone else who may be interested.  Specifically, we have need for someone with accounting skills, fundraising / pr and we could use a lawyer on our board too. We had two members who were lawyers but both ended their terms.”

We’ve already had one member of VTA volunteer for the job but, if you’re interested, please click on the VPEF link on the top right corner of the page or email Nolan Sullivan at nolan_sullivan@yahoo.com.

Sep 21

Here’s bargaining update #8!

Bargaining update #8

Sep 20

Rep council meeting agenda for September 24th

Rep Council Agenda Sept. 24

Sep 18

November Endorsements from our Friends at the Napa-Solano Labor Council

Attached is the information on the 4 candidates (and 2 Travis USD) that the Napa-Solano Central Labor Council and Napa-Solano Building and Construction Trades Council have endorsed for the November 2013 election.

Please share this with your friends and neighbors and inform them of Labor’s endorsements prior to the absentee ballot mailing on October 7, 2013.

Endorsements 2013

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