Thank you!

Last month’s Phone-A-Thon – and you! – raised $90,000 … here’s more: Dear Community Members, The San Juan Public Schools Foundation acknowledges with gratitude the outpouring of support from local individuals and businesses during our annual Phone-A-Thon in October. Pledges from individuals and businesses through our Business Partnership program totaled over $90,000 for the 2015-2016 school year. All money earned goes directly to our public schools to purchase items that state funds do not cover, including art and music supplies, items for STEM courses, and other educational materials for children in all grades K-12. In an era of reduced state

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The Phone-A-Thon: October 12th & 13th

It’s that time of year again! SJPSF needs you!!!! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Monday, October 12th, and Tuesday, October 13th, from 4 to 8:00 pm. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. Click “going” to show your support! CALLERS ARE NEEDED! If you would like to volunteer at the Phone-A-Thon, please call Nancy at 317-1755 for information. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents, educators, business leaders, and community sponsors who raise money to make a difference in

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Thank you from the First Graders!

The first graders in Mrs. Sandwith’s class enjoyed writing for the first time in their Weekend Journals that was donated by the Foundation. Their job was to write at least three sentences about the weekend and then to illustrate. It will be a learning experience at the end of the year when the children have the opportunity to go back and see how much they have improved. Thank you!

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Graphing Calculators put to use in Friday Harbor High School

A “Thank You” follows from Beth Spaulding at Friday Harbor High School: The set of ten graphing calculators you purchased for the students in my classes are used on a daily basis. I have included two pictures of students using the calculators in Algebra 2. Thank you very much for providing this technology for the students. Your generous support of the students has now provided access to a calculator when needed and required by current math standards. Again – Thank You! Beth Spaulding, Friday Harbor High School

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FHMS ROV Team strikes gold again!

FHMS ROV Team strikes gold again! They took first place, for the second year in a row, in the Scout class at the MATE Pacific Northwest Regionals. Their winning entry was designed to accomplish a two-part mission: 1) Science under the ice and 2) Subsea pipeline inspection and repair. The FHHS team also competed strongly in the Ranger class and placed fourth. You can learn more about this exciting marine technology competition at http://pacificnorthwest.marinetech2.org. Showing off the trophy are Levi Doenges, Justin Ha and Matt McElrath

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BuzzMath provides Students with new ways of approaching Math

Debbie Taylor, 6th Grade Math at FHES, compiled a number of Thank-You letters from her students for the Foundation’s support of a new subscription to BuzzMath for the 2015-16 academic year. BuzzMath is an online educational site teaching middle school Common Core mathematical skills through an engaging and rigorous platform, involving interactive applications with immediate feedback to the students, and also allowing the teachers to follow student progress through detailed reports informing differentiated instruction for all levels. Click on the Letters Below to read:  

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Thank you, from FHES!

We just got this note from the elementary school, and a cool video to go with it – check it out! I wanted to provide your dedicated team an opportunity to see all of the appreciation video created by the FHES students and staff; not because of the creation, but because of what SJPSF has created with your generous support. Our students are so fortunate to be recipients of your generosity…thank you. This is a link to the video. You will need to be logged in to a google drive account to access it. Click here for the link! All

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A little help from our friends….

San Juan Island Pilot’s Association donates $500.00 for public school Museum of flight field trip The San Juan Pilots Association was pleased to donate $500 to the San Juan Public Schools Foundation to help fund the 7th grade field trip to the Museum of Flight. This donation provided assistance with transportation to the museum, located just south of Seattle. The Museum of Flight web site is http://www.museumofflight.org/about The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and

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