By Lina Kulkarni Politano, D.D.S.; M.S.
D'Evelyn Graduate and Member of D'Evelyn Education Foundation Board of Directors
D’Evelyn students are held to rigorous academic and behavioral standards in a challenging academic program. Once completed, each D’Evelyn graduate becomes part of an even more elite group, D’Evelyn Alumni! All D'Evelyn graduates are invited to commemorate their achievement with an engraved brick in the D’Evelyn Graduate brickyard. The graduate brickyard is located in the courtyard on the West side of the school by the cafeteria.
Bricks are intended to highlight the commitment of graduating students who received an excellent education at D’Evelyn and to choose to pay that forward with a donation. Donors may choose to designate fund in excess of brick expenses ($22 in 2018) towards the part of school that has had the greatest impact on their D’Evelyn experience: this could be Athletics, Arts, Mock Trial or another specific student sponsored activity. Funds not designated will also be put to good use benefitting D’Evelyn Students via the D’Evelyn Education Foundation.
Order your brick here: http://develyneducationfoundation.weebly.com/graduate-brickyard.html
D’Evelyn Education Foundation is planning a celebration in honor of a Quarter Century of Academic Excellence. Parents, Staff and D’Evelyn Alumni are invited to attend our Annual Auction on Friday, November 9th at the Baldoria Event Center in Lakewood. Plans include a Beer Garden, sponsored by Bierstadt Lagerhaus, dinner, games, entertainment and more!
We have three great ways you can help us celebrate 25 years!
1. Sponsorship. We are seeking sponsors for this fun-filled evening, and you can become a sponsor for as little as $125! Does your company participate in a gift-matching program? That’s an easy way to double your charitable donation! Are you a business owner? Do you know of a friend or relative looking to market their new business? Do you want to show your appreciation for our wonderful staff?
2. In-Kind Donations. We are seeking donations of all types of items for auction! Our acquisitions team has been hard at work collecting in-kind donations from local businesses. This is a great way to promote a product and a business! A few ideas include:
3. Volunteer! Join the auction team and help create a night to remember! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have lots to do and we’d love to make use of your ideas and special skills. Contact us!
Cheers to 25 Years Website. We’ve made it easy to become a sponsor and to donate items. Our website contains links with detailed information about how to become a sponsor and donate in-kind items. Sponsorships and items may be left at the D’Evelyn office at any time.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday, November 9th. Thank you for your support and Cheers to 25 Years!
By Lisa Baird, Foundation Program Manager
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By Catherine Bilyeu - DASH Crew
Join us at the D’Evelyn DASH on Saturday, August 25, for a 5K or 2K run/walk event! The route covers either 3.1 or 1.2 miles of paths in the gently rolling open space west of the school. There will be games, activities, food, door prizes, live entertainment, the senior parade and more! You are invited to bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Organized by the D’Evelyn Education Foundation, the DASH is a key fundraiser that provides support for scholarships, sports, academics, and activities throughout the year.
All event information, course maps, and pre-registration are available at http://www.getmeregistered.com/dash. T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations BEFORE August 17th. The cost is only $20 for students, $25 for adults until August 24th; the price goes up $5 on Friday August 24. Attendance and parking are free but bring cash to support the student activity booths and to refuel at the food/coffee trucks.
Prizes for the 5k:
● Top two male and female runners in age groups 0-11, 12-15, 16-19, 20-35, 36-50, 50+
● Fastest male and female runners in each of the following categories: D’Evelyn student, parent, faculty and alumni
Purchase a Door Prize Ticket!
This year’s door prizes include a $500 Southwest Airline voucher, FitBit Charge 2, Otterbox coolers, gift cards and more!
Door prize winners and award ceremony follow directly after the race. Winners need not be present to win. Tickets are only $2 each, $50 for 30 or $100 for 75. To purchase tickets contact email@example.com.
7:30AM Check in, late registration, pick up shirts and timing chips; food available
8:00AM HS Cross Country Boys official meet - Division #1
8:10AM HS Cross Country Girls official meet - Division #1
8:30AM HS Cross Country Boys official Meet - Division #2
8:40AM HS Cross Country Girls official Meet - Division #2
8:45AM Opening Ceremonies and Senior Parade
9:10AM DASH Same Day Registration closes
9:30AM Timed 5k Run/Walk start
9:40AM Timed 2k Run/Walk start
10:30AM Door Prize drawing for Fitbit Charge 2, $500 Southwest Gift Card and many other prizes
7:30AM to 11:00AM Jaguar Showcase: Enjoy student activity booths, games, entertainment, food trucks and just mingling with the D’Evelyn community.
Thank you DASH Sponsors!
D'Evelyn Education Foundation Working Groups