Today’s student, even at the elementary level, relies heavily on technology at school and at home for their educational learning. Still’s Elementary campus could use some help with acquiring the requisite amount of technology, engineering and other resources to help support their learning environment.
So together, through the 501(c)(3) foundation established to supplement and support Still Elementary’s students, the parents, staff and local community can further help prepare them for their future educational journey and ultimately the workforce demands that await them. We can do this by helping outfit their classrooms with appropriate technology exposure to more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) instruction. While Cobb County and our school administration have taken necessary steps to create a STEM lab and hire an instructor to focus on the curriculum, our school campus is in need of additional resources such as an expanded parking area, improved visibility with landscaping maintenance, a crossing guard, general stipends for Specials Programs (Music, STEM, Art, PE, and Counselors), as well as additional software licenses geared towards advancing reading and math skills, an Ipad charging cart, and various other technology and engineering resources.
We are creating an advanced learning campaign called TECH4STILL where we are aiming to raise $25,000 by 12/31/19 and $75,000 by 3/31/20. We have fun, student-focused efforts planned throughout the year and we will work with our parents, staff and corporate community to raise the funds necessary to bring much needed improvements, technology and learning opportunities to Still.
This will only be accomplished with your assistance! Together, we can and will Soar to Success.
We look forward to locking arms with all of you in this effort and charging ahead for educational success that we can achieve together for Still Elementary and all of our Still Eagles.
Thank you for your support.
Still Foundation Board
HOW TO HELP:
We are preparing for an annual fundraising initiative where we solicit and secure community sponsors that provide for a multiplied impact on the generous donations received from parents, staff and their networks. Commencing in Fall 2019, we will launch our very first “Tech 4 Still” Campaign. This can only be done with a strong, dedicated and determined team in place. Please see our “ways to help” below and please know the current Foundation Board (listed below) is available to answer any questions you may have or to help with any potential donors.
1. Volunteer for the “Tech 4 Still” Committee. You will have the opportunity to help us (a) communicate to all stakeholders, within the school and outside, (b) fundraise and (c) design and coordinate a fun way for the students to participate.
2. Help by reaching out to your network and asking for donations to the Foundation
3. Recruit nearby and interested corporate or individual donors (think employer, friends/family & daily interactions with physician, dentist, optometrist, bank, florist, favorite restaurant or retail shop, etc.)
4. Help find corporate or individual donors that would like to donate in-kind prizes for the students participating
2019-20 STILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBERS:
Teresa Laskey – President
Doug Rantin – Treasurer
Jenny Davis – Recording Secretary
Amanda Green – PTSA President
Michael Wall – Parental Advocate
Ben Green – Parental Advocate
Brittney Holliman – Parental Advocate
Patrick Gahan – Parental Advocate
Dr. Michelle Pearce – PrincipalSara Ostrander – Assistant Principal
We look forward to locking arms with all of you in this effort and Charging ahead for educational success we can achieve together for Still Elementary and all of our Still Eagles.