Schools Foundation raises $60,000 in March event

Monday, April 26, 2010


The Shoreline Public Schools Foundation held its annual fundraiser breakfast and lunch at the Shoreline Center on March 25.

The program featured some of the recipients of past grants from the Foundation. The crowd pleaser was the robotics lab group from Einstein, which demonstrated its robots. Students explained to the bemused crowd how they simply lifted the lid and inserted code.


 Students who had been given grants to attend summer school talked about their experiences and how much summer school had helped them.
Principal Paul Shanahan of Echo Lake was there with three second graders. According to Principal Shanahan, "The Echo Lake second grade classrooms created Reading Rainbow book reviews using new Flip cameras purchased with a Foundation grant. The Flip camera are small, inexpensive, and don't have any wires. They create small files that are easily shared between computers and online. The video book reviews were presented to parents at Open House and posted to the teacher webpages." 

The students shared with the audience how they chose a book with a partner, read it, wrote a review, revised the review, and then memorized the review to share on camera.

Filmmaker Rick Stevenson gave an update on his 5,000 Day project, which films students talking about their lives. His project has followed students for a decade, starting in elementary school.

Jack Rogers, retired Shoreline Schools teacher / administrator, and project coordinator of Shore to Shore and Line to Line, a History of the Shoreline School District, was honored with a special award.

The Shoreline Public Schools Foundation Board of Trustees wish to thank everyone who helped raise $60,000 at our 17th Annual Spring Event on March 25.

For those who were unable to join us, our day was complete with music, robots, readers, and we heard from students whose lives have been affected by your generosity.

It’s never too late to give – donate online, mail in a check, or call the SPSF office at 206-368-4107.

Your donation has a profound way of impacting children’s lives and that makes the future brighter for all of us. Thank you!

Photos by Steven H. Robinson

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