Knowledge Bowl

Phone-a-Thon

Each year since 1993, the Public Schools Foundation has sponsored the Knowledge Bowl. Teams from our community’s service clubs and middle and high schools matched wits at the Community Theater for an evening of intellectual challenges, good humor, and fun!

26th Annual Knowledge Bowl
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
6:30pm – 8:30pm
San Juan Community Theatre

The Phone-A-Thon is held each October. Phone-A-Thons are used by public school districts across the nation to raise needed funds for programs and services that would otherwise be unavailable to our children because of inadequate State and Federal funding.

The Foundation’s goal with its first Phone-A-Thon in 2004 was to reach out to all parents of children attending our public schools and ask them to contribute towards their child’s education. School families contributed nearly $19,000 during the 2004 Phone-A-Thon, $24,000 in 2005, $21,000 in 2006, and $25,000 in 2007! In 2008, something else happened…

In May of 2008 it became apparent that because of declining enrollment and the inability of the State Legislature to fully fund basic education, our school district was going to require $600,000 to sustain the quality of schools we have. The word went out to the community and with the help of the San Juan Community Foundation and generous individuals of the community a $300,000 matching grant challenge was established. The community met the challenge and a total of $537,946 was raised!

As of February 2019 the SJPSF has donated over one and a half million dollars to the school district and your children!

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