Northwest NEWS

May 6, 2002

Editorial

Fund-raiser will benefit students at summer academy

The Northshore Public Education Foundation thanks the generous merchants and friends who supported our very successful Spring For Learning Fund-Raiser on April 24. We are thrilled to announce that we raised more than $4,500. It will benefit students participating in the Northshore School District's Literacy Link Summer Academy.
   We are most grateful to Jim and Senator Rosemary McAuliffe who provided the Hollywood Schoolhouse as our venue.
   Burgermaster, City of Woodinville, Ostrom's Drugs and Gifts, PEMCO/Washington School Employees Credit Union, Preston, Gates and Ellis, Qdoba!!, Racha Thai Cuisine, Silver Lake Winery, Willows Lodge, Woodinville From the Heart and the Woodinville Garden Club all provided items for our silent auction.
   Many other beautiful items were donated for the auction by individuals too numerous to mention here. Their donations were deeply appreciated.
   During the program, recipients of Foundation grants for the current year shared their experiences.
   Inglemoor High School students explained their participation in the Model United Nations program.
   Julianne Sullivan, a teacher at Westhill Elementary, gave a touching account of the work her students are doing with seniors at Northshore House.
   Chris Berry, a Cottage Lake parent, unveiled a beautiful educational sign depicting the life cycle of butterflies that will be used in the school's Butterfly Habitat Garden.
   Two new partnerships were revealed during the evening: The Foundation is partnering with Qdoba!! restaurants in Woodinville and Bothell to raise money for District literacy needs and Aaron Feik announced the creation of the Feik Family Children's Fund. This is a Challenge Endowment.
   The Feik family will match every $1,000 earmarked for the Fund up to $10,000.
   The money will be used to meet student needs across the district.
   The highlight of the evening was the 2002-2003 Grant Awards. Twenty-three Northshore teachers received grants for projects in art, history, literacy, math, PE and science. Over 1,400 students across the district will benefit from these grants.
   We look forward to next year's event. For more information on how you too can be involved in the Foundation's valuable work, call the Foundation Office at (425) 489-6380 or visit the Foundation Web site at www.npefoundation.org.
   Jean Fowler, Executive Director,
   Northshore Public Education Foundation