Written by Gina
A big, heartfelt thank you goes out to Nina Rea, Gina Gaiser, Laura Jung and Mary Burns for their work on the CATSS Board this year. It’s now time to welcome in the newly elected board for 2014-2015. Drum roll please…
Written by Gina
A big thank you to the students, parents, teachers, staff and community of Canyon School. This year’s Walk-a-thon was so much fun and a giant success! After some deliberating and calculated measuring, we confirmed that the course is actually .4 miles – so that equates to 2 miles for every 5 laps walked. Despite the discrepancy, students met and exceeded their walking goals.
The top walker was: Sean Swanson walking 45 laps (OMG that’s 18 miles!)
We have until Friday, May 9th to turn in sponsor sheets and money to Ramona. Please consolidate cash into a check payable to CATSS. We will announce the top earners after all the donations have been collected. It’s not too late to get more sponsors!
Looking forward to a fun, event!
This fun day at the school will include:
Have your kids start thinking about potential sponsors. Information for walkers will be coming soon (sponsorship and waiver forms). There are many opportunities for parents, community members and alumni to help out with this fun, community building and fundraising event. Watch for sign up sheets at the school or contact CATSS for more information.
*The Walk-a-thon is the spring fundraiser to raise money for CATSS funds. This year this money has paid for:
In addition, the funds we raise in collaboration with CEF bolster the school’s general fund and fill the gap between state funding and operational need to ensure our teachers and programs thrive.
Romy, Kelley & Walk-a-thon Committee
Nina, Gina, Laura & Mary
Written by Gina
The Winter Performance was impressive and touching, full of meaning, and simply representative of the reason we send our children to Canyon School. After the performance, the drawing was held for the Winter Raffle. The four prizes given were…
Grand Prize – $1,000
1st Prize – the new iPad Air – a prize secured by the Rea/Smith family (thank you so much, and please forgive us for neglecting to acknowledge this that evening)
2nd Prize – $500
3rd Prize – tickets to the San Francisco ballet – a prize secured by the Lee/Burns family (thank you!)
Canyon School’s students worked hard for weeks, selling raffle tickets to friends, family, parents’ coworkers, farmers’ markets’ folks, etc. In doing so, they raised $10,799 dollars for Canyon School. We are deeply proud of our kids and their efforts. (All you parents and your efforts are not forgotten for a moment, either.)
The iPad was won by beloved Canyon resident Tom Llewellyn. When his name was called, there was such an eruption of cheers and applause that it was reportedly heard by folks at home in Canyon. Extra fun is the fact that Tom had arrived with the intent to buy tickets to support the school, but had forgotten his wallet, and was sold his tickets on credit (with deep trust). He promptly paid for those tickets the next morning via Ramona.
The other three prizes were won by friends and coworkers of Canyon families who were present. It was a nice bonus that every winner was known by somebody in the room. Congratulations to all winners, but especially to our students for their fundraising success.
Your CATSS Raffle Committee:
(and Anna Saporito, accidentally)