By Jenna Spendlove
The D’Evelyn Education Foundation Management Team plans and executes numerous activities for the D’Evelyn community. This team is run exclusively by parent volunteers, many who head up their activities have done so year after year. They report to the D’Evelyn Education Foundation Board of Directors and are responsible for a large portion of the fundraising which directly benefits our students and teachers.
They are the key organizers of multiple events, including Junior High Boosters, D’Evelyn DASH, Jaguar Tracks (school newsletter), D’Evelyn Directory, Parent/Teacher Conference meals, After Prom, School Store, DEF Website, Teacher Appreciation, and the Annual Dinner & Auction.
Left to Right: Fernanda Jacques, Jaguar Tracks Editor; Sarah Carlson, Parent/Teacher Conference Meals; Jenna Spendlove, DEF Manager and Dinner/Auction Coordinator; Jill Kroog, Junior High Boosters; Molly Stensland, D’Evelyn DASH; Julie Vanek, D’Evelyn Directory; Barb Haerbig, D’Evelyn DASH. Not Pictured: Julia Blackford, School Store; Leslie Kyler, D’Evelyn Directory; Shannon Willis, After Prom; Kelly Morris, Teacher Appreciation; and Laura Bechtel, Website.
We are always looking for additional volunteers and new ideas! We welcome attendees to our monthly meetings which are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:35 am in the office conference room. Come join the fun! Questions? Please contact Jenna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Jill Kroog
The 2019 D’Evelyn Junior High Boosters Supper/BBQ Social was a huge success! Thank you to those who participated in an evening of fun, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones. A big THANK YOU to Greg Kottcamp and Tim Schmeckpepper for all of your help with this event! We had a fantastic turn out! Many, many thanks to those who helped with set up, clean up, donated food and money to ensure the event’s success! We’re off to a great year!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – our next event is the Fall Social which will be held Friday, October 4th @ 2:30 p.m.
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.
By Molly Stensland and Barb Haerbig, DASH Event Directors
The 19th annual D’Evelyn DASH was a terrific kickoff to the school year. 31 student groups and sponsors set up activity and information booths and 327 walkers and runners in the 5K and 2K enjoyed a beautiful morning. Thank you to all who registered for the 5K or 2K, bought a T-shirt, donated items, volunteered, sponsored, hosted a booth, bought a door prize ticket, or gave your time or talent in any way. You made the DASH a great day! Proceeds are managed by the D’Evelyn Education Foundation and are distributed throughout the year to benefit arts, academics, activities and athletics.
The Dash Crew would like to especially thank the following groups:
The Dash could not have happened without these clubs going above and beyond to help! We so appreciate you!
We would also like to thank the following student clubs/teams that hosted a booth this year:
The Dash appreciates you participating this year. Hopefully, this was a successful fundraiser for your club or team!
The DASH brought in a record amount in sponsorship's this year! The overwhelming majority of these sponsors have a direct connection to D’Evelyn, whether they are D’Evelyn parents, D’Evelyn alumni, or friends and family of parents at the school. These sponsorship numbers reflect the immense pride we as a D’Evelyn community have for our school, students, and staff. Please support those that support our efforts at D’Evelyn
The DASH Committee
Interested in having a booth at the DASH and earning some money & recognition for your club or sport?
Contact email@example.com for more details.
But wait, there's more! This year we will have another draw for a $75.00 Visa gift card to be used for doughnuts, ice cream or whatever your team/club sees fit. All booth requests that have been submitted by Wednesday, August 21st will be entered. Draw will be made during announcements on Thursday, August 22nd!
By Ralph K. Spencer, D'Evelyn Education Foundation Board of Directors
Those of you who have balances on your D'Evelyn King Soopers cards are in good shape. Your current cards can be used until the balance reaches 0, and D'Evelyn will continue to receive 5% of those purchases. However, as of April 1, 2019, these cards are no longer reloadable. To convert to the new system, simply visit the appropriate link, below:
Once at the appropriate link, click on Welcome Sign In, My Account. Enter your email address and password to sign into My Account. New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a loyalty card. The loyalty card, of course, is the card we all use when shopping at King Soopers or City Market to assure we receive all the available discounts.
Once logged into My Account, click on Community Rewards in the menu under My Account. You can search for D'Evelyn by entering the word D'Evelyn or the school's unique 5-digit code, XT742, and then click Enroll. You are now successfully enrolled in D'Evelyn's new Community Rewards Program!
Please recall that purchases at King Soopers or City Market will not count for D'Evelyn until after you enroll your loyalty card. Participants must swipe their enrolled King Soopers or City Market loyalty card or use the phone number related to your registered/enrolled King Soopers or City Market loyalty card when shopping in order for each purchase to count towards D'Evelyn's 5% rebate.
The beauty of this new system is that D'Evelyn supporters will no longer have to continually remember to reload their D'Evelyn King Soopers or City Market loyalty cards in order to assure that D'Evelyn receives 5% of your purchases. You will also not require multiple cards for family members. You and everyone in your family who uses your loyalty card (or the phone number related to your registered/enrolled King Soopers or City Market loyalty card) will be able to make purchases that generate 5% for D'Evelyn. Simply stop by a King Soopers or City Market store, pick up a loyalty card if you do not already have one, enroll the card, and start shopping.
Our goal this school year is to raise $30,000 over the next 12 months. Sound unlikely? I don't think so. If only 100 D'Evelyn families (we have over 600 families represented at D'Evelyn) spent $500 each month at King Soopers and City Market (including gasoline), the total spent each month would be $50,000, or $600,000 over 1 year ($50,000 x 12). D'Evelyn's 5% share of this $600,000 would equal $30,000, or $2,500 each month. Note that this example includes less than 20% of D'Evelyn families! As you can see, the $30,000 goal noted above is very doable! Please, link your King Soopers/City Market loyalty card to D'Evelyn and watch the Jaguar Tracks for monthly updates on how we are doing toward our $30,000 this school year.
TOGETHER, WE CAN GET THIS DONE!!! Thank you!
By Catherine Bilyeu - DASH Crew
Join us at the D’Evelyn DASH on Saturday, August 24, 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.
This year you can register, sign up to volunteer and buy door prize tickets all in one place at (see below for details): https://runsignup.com/DEvelynDash
All event information, course maps, and pre-registration are available at https://runsignup.com/DEvelynDash. T-shirts are guaranteed for registrations BEFORE August 7th. The cost is only $25 for the 5k and $20 for the 2k until August 22nd; the price goes up $5 on Friday August 23. Attendance and parking are free but bring cash to support the student activity booths and the food/coffee trucks.
We need your help the day of the Dash! Go to the race registration page https://runsignup.com/DEvelynDash and click on “Volunteer”
Questions? Contact Molly Stensland or Barb Haerbig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Purchase a Door Prize Ticket!
This year’s door prizes include a $400 Southwest Airline voucher, Rayban sunglasses, 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 $10 for 3, $20 for 10, $50 for 20, or $100 for 65. To buy a t-shirt only or to purchase tickets go to the race registration website https://runsignup.com/DEvelynDash and click on “Store”.
7:30AM Check in, late registration, pick up shirts and timing chips; food available
7:50AM HS Cross Country Boys official meet - Division #1
8:00AM 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
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!
By Jenna Spendlove
The D’Evelyn Junior High Boosters held its 2019 8th Grade Celebration to celebrate their Junior High Journey on May 23rd in the cafeteria, and both gyms. It was lots of fun! Many many thanks to those generous parents who donated their time, money and contributed food.
The Jr. High Boosters Club was created to help build a sense of community among 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.
D'Evelyn Education Foundation Working Groups