January Foundation News

We’ve had a very exciting year at Shannondale so far! Now that we are back from winter break we wanted to take a little time to give everyone an update on what the Shannondale Foundation has been up to this year.

So far this year the Shannondale Foundation has helped fund the after school Fitness Club and After School Library. Both programs have had excellent attendance. After School Library has helped our students reach their AR goals. The Foundation also provided new computers for 5 teachers, Angela Brock, Kathy Bilbrey, Lisa Webb, Melody Perkinson and Kathy Smith. We are funding $2,200 for teacher materials. We are funding a full-time teaching assistant position to work with teachers and students each day. We also recently purchased 2 iPads for Bill Cameron to lead a pilot program with his Kindergarten class.

The Shannondale Foundation has hosted 2 important event so far this school year. October 24th we hosted Foundation Family Night. This gave families a chance to come to the school for an evening of fun exploring the science and technology the Shannondale Foundation has provided. We had stations in the gym with owl pellets, microscopes, magnets, bubbles and so much more. Our library was open to showcase the new MacBooks. This was a very successful event that brought in over 100 families. You can check out the slideshow below to check out the fun we had at Foundation Family Night!

We also hosted a Sponsor Luncheon at Calhoun’s on the River November 6th to show our appreciation for our sponsors. Without our wonderful sponsors none of this could be possible. Thank you so much! It’s never too late to sign up as a sponsor. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor contact Elaine Antrican,¬†antrican4@comcast.net.

Our next big event we have coming up is our annual Foundation Gala and Auction. The Gala will be held February 22nd at Beaverbrook Country Club. The theme this years is ‘Go for the Gold’. ¬†Invitations will be going out soon. We would love to see you there! We are currently looking items for our auction. If you have anything you would like to include in our auction contact us at info@shannondaleelementaryfoundation.org.







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