OFSVS Update #2 May 2010

Steve Trefethen just sent supporters the following message:

Hi Everyone,

Cupertino’s Their Future Is Now Meeting

I know this item is very last minute but I’m sending it out as I just received it myself and I’m unable to attend the meeting. Cupertino’s Their Future Is Now parent group is holding a meeting this Sunday May 23rd from 2:00pm-5:00pm in Saratoga. You may view an eVite for this event with additional details including the agenda. I’ve learned that there are two members of our school community, Lori Gentile and Gina Johnson, who will be attending the event to research what the organization did to successfully raise $2 million in a relatively short period of time by working with their district and community.

I had a great conversation this evening with Lori about the recent SVEF meeting among many of the other challenges we face and will follow-up with her to post more information about their findings.

Other News

Vine Hill PTA Approves Budget

Recently, the Vine Hill PTA approved it’s proposed budget for next year. I’m currently looking at ways to publish a financial statement because I think it’s really important to communicate where this money is going. For example, this past year the PTA funded Classroom Aides at $45,000, a line item that didn’t even exist the prior year.

SVUSD New Hires

  • Valerie Bariteau will be the new principal of the High School
  • Phillip Menchaca will be the new principal of Brook Knoll School
  • Gerri Fippin will be the new Director of Student Services

Recent Blog Posts

What we can learn from Cupertino’s Their Future is Now
Vine Hill Community Service Day
Citizen’s Tax Exploration Committee Meeting

OFSVS Members

There are now 20 people throughout Scotts Valley on this mailing list which is 7 more than were on the last email! I’ve haven’t been able to spend as much time as I would like on growing this list but will continue to recruit as time allows. If you can please continue to spread the information about this group and help engage more people throughout our community.

Please let me know if you would like to see specific information posted to the site or if you’re interested in posting items of interest I’d be happy to work with you.

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Update May 23, 2010 After sending the above email I realized I missed a few items I intended to mention related to the SVEF including:

  • Mt. Charlie Challenge raised $27,000 (net)
  • SVEF is recruiting for new board members
  • New Dollar A Day Campaign has been kicked off donate now!