By Jenna Spendlove
The D’Evelyn Junior High Boosters held its 2018 Fall Social to celebrate Homecoming on Friday, September 14th prior to the Homecoming Football Game. It was lots of fun! We had a record turnout with just over 200 students who participated in an afternoon of activities, food and dancing. Thank you, Junior High Students! Many thanks to those generous parents who donated their time, money and contributed food.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Junior High Boosters Committee will be having a brainstorming session to create the best program for the remainder of the 2018/2019 and future JHB programs. Would love to have lots of attendance to discuss JHB events and get creative to benefit our Junior High Students. We will meet on Thursday, October 18th at 7:35am AND 2:35pm in the office conference room. We are scheduling this for two separate times to be available for parents with different schedules.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - our next event is JumpStreet which will be held Friday, November 2nd at 12:30 (early release day). Additional information will be sent out soon.
The Jr. High Boosters Club was created to help build a sense of community amongst our Junior High Students. Each year, a few events are held to achieve that mission. Your participation would be truly appreciated to ensure the success of these happenings and to guarantee an awesome year for our students. Please contact D’EvelynBoosters@gmail.com.
A party like this comes around only once every 25 years! Have you bought your tickets yet? Follow this link to meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and socialize with faculty and other members of our D’Evelyn community: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/cheers-to-25-years. Need more reasons to attend the Auction? Below are a few highlights of great items and experiences available ONLY in you attend Cheers to 25 Years! on Friday, November 9th:
Spirale by Vacanti – In keeping with our Cheers to 25 Years theme, Vacanti Wine Glasses have donated 25 Spirale wine glasses and a special prize. Everyone who purchases a patented Spirale glass for $25 at the auction has a chance to win a basket that includes a set of four more Spirale Glasses and more. These glasses allow sediment to settle in the spiral in the stem of the glass, keeping it separated from your beverage/red wine.
Club Level Broncos Tickets at the 30-yard line. See the Broncos from the United Club Level. Choice of games: Nov. 25 vs. Steelers, Dec. 15 vs. Browns, OR Dec. 30 vs. Chargers.
Denver Nuggets Basketball. Basketball lovers, an entire SUITE has been donated for a Denver Nuggets game this regular season. This suite has capacity for up to 20 and includes parking for the game.
John Fielder Wildflower Photography Workshop in Crested Butte July 20 and 21st, 2019. John’s workshops are appropriate for practiced beginners and intermediate photographers. Enrollment is limited; and workshops sell out, especially in Crested Butte!
It is time to bring your auction items to the front office. Still looking for ideas of something to contribute? Browse for inspiration here. We are still seeking sponsors as well. Learn more on the sponsor page. ~Thank you to the Auction Sponsors who have already pledged their support of the Auction! Mathnasium of Littleton, Kulkarni Orthodontics, Green Mountain Dental, Green Bag Lady, Goozell Yogurt, Gulley Metal Services, Lab Jack, Pet Scoop, and Prosper Consulting.
All proceeds support the Quarter Century, Quarter Million Campaign.
By Ralph K. Spencer, D'Evelyn Education Foundation Board of Directors
I know many of you are aware that D'Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School is celebrating a quarter century of educational excellence this school year. The D'Evelyn Education Foundation (DEF) Board of Directors has embraced Principal Josh Griffin's goal of raising quarter million dollars to help celebrate this historic milestone. How can we go about achieving this lofty goal? Believe it or not, I may have at least a partial solution for those community members who would like to play a role in reaching this fundraising goal for our truly incredible school - at NO out-of-pocket costs! The King Soopers Neighborhood Reward Gift Card Program and the Safeway Reloadable Gift Card Program are excellent examples of how every member of the D'Evelyn community can painlessly participate in fundraising for our school.
These proceeds are a major source of funds for DEF. We have been receiving between $800 and $1,000 each month from these cards of late but could easily receive much more if we could only get more community members to begin using these cards each time they go to King Soopers or Safeway. Let's do the math: D'Evelyn has about 600 families with children in Jr. and Sr. High School. Assume each family spends an average of $1,000 in food and gasoline each month (most likely a conservative estimate). This means that each family spends $12,000 a year on food and gasoline. Multiply this $12,000 x 600 families = $7,200,000 x 5% = $360,000 going to D'Evelyn each year! A quarter of a million dollars, plus! If only 1/2 of the D'Evelyn community participated, D'Evelyn would receive $180,000 annually. If only 1/4 of the families participated, $90,000 would go to D'Evelyn, or enough to cover the DEF budget for an entire year!
How exactly do these programs work? The DEF purchases $2.50 cards from the King Soopers Gift Services Department and the Safeway Gift Card Program and distributes them to any willing D'Evelyn community member at no cost. Each time our D'Evelyn account at King Soopers or Safeway reaches $5,000 in sales (exceptions at King Soopers include sales of money orders, Western Union, lottery tickets, stamps, and other gift cards), D'Evelyn receives a 5% rebate ($5,000 X 5% = $250!). The Safeway card can be used for groceries, postage stamps, fuel and event sales. They cannot be used for money orders, Western Union, lottery tickets, or Reloadable Visa and Master Cards. You may reload your cards with a check, cash, or a credit card at either the Customer Service Desk or the checkout line. Cards may be reloaded for any amount up to $500 and used at the checkout line before the cashier begins ringing up any of your groceries. When buying gas, simply use your card the same way you would use your credit card. A lost card can be replaced with the remaining balance by contacting the school immediately and have them pass your name on to me. Use this same process to obtain a brand-new card. A word of caution: Cards that carry a zero balance for 90 days will become inactive. A new card must be obtained from your D'Evelyn representative (call the school, as noted above).
Please consider using this painless fundraising tool to help DEF continue its support of our extraordinary school! After all, I can think of a quarter million reasons why you should do so!!!
By Lisa Baird, Auction Chair
Buy Tickets now: Cheers to 25 Years!
Thank you to the Auction Sponsors who have already pledged their support of the Auction! Mathnasium of Littleton, Kulkarni Orthodontics, Green Mountain Dental, Green Bag Lady, Goozell Yogurt, Gulley Metal Services, Lab Jack, Pet Scoop, and Prosper Consulting. Contact DEFauction@gmail.com to become an auction sponsor and be added to this esteemed list of our community businesses.
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Learning to play an instrument can have a profound, positive impact on a young person, teaching valuable life skills and boosting confidence and self-esteem. And that unused instrument you have at home in your basement can help make it happen. Our growing instrumental music program has put us in desperate need of band and orchestra instruments for our music department.
We will be collecting donations of gently-used band and orchestra instruments that will be repaired for students at our school. The program is particularly in need of Cellos, Double Basses, and Alto Saxophones, but all instruments are welcome.
Even if you don't have an instrument, you can help by contributing a monetary donation. $150 is all it takes to repair a donated instrument and put it in the hands of a student. Drop off your instrument or any size donation (payable to DEF) to the band room or main office, or call 303-982-2600 to arrange for it to be picked up. Thank you for helping keep music alive!
“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” Ludwig Van Beethoven.
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