Notes of Appreciation

“Tis better to give than to receive.”

So true, but it sure feels good to hear words of thanks!

The following words of gratitude belong to anyone who has contributed to the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF) mission since 2009 as a trustee, fan, parent, student promoter, student performer, sponsor, donor… enjoy!


Hello and Good Morning,

I wanted to give you and your foundation a sincere thank you for the donation of monies in order to purchase iPads for my 3rd grade classroom. I know this will impact students in a positive way for years to come and I am excited to learn more about what I myself, alongside my students, can do with this wonderful technology. What a great start to a week!

Thanks again,

Sandra Borth


There is just no way to express my sincere appreciation for the 4 i-Pads my class will be receiving. I am so excited to be able to teach with more technology. The students are going to benefit for years to come because of your kindness.

Thank you so much!

Linda Wilson

I am just so happy! :-)


Thank you so much for choosing the Vision and Hearing Departments for iPads. We really appreciate your recognition of our needs. If you would like to see how we are using them, please feel free to contact us so that we can arrange an observation.

Again, thank you for your generous donation.

Julie V. Urban, Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments
Traci Gellman, Certified Teacher for Students with Hearing Impairments


We are deeply grateful for your investment in our students and school. We will not let you down!!

Thanks for all you do!

Janiene Marlow, Principal

Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
A+ School of Excellence


I am thrilled that you approved my grant application for 35 guitars for Lone Mountain! I can hardly wait to share this new curriculum with my students. Thank you for this opportunity!

Kathi Gibbs


The 2nd grade teachers at Horseshoe Trails Elementary School are honored to have received the donation of 4 iPads. Thank you for making it possible to work with a small group of children while using technology.

Kim Blackert
Sent from my iPad


Thank you very much for approving my grant request to purchase non-fiction books for our 4th grade classrooms. Through your generosity, our students will have the opportunity to continue to learn, grow and explore the world through meaningful reading experiences.

Sincerely,
Lisa Schwartzstein M.Ed.
Black Mountain Elementary School


Good Morning!

I just realized that my grant application was accepted! Thank you so much!

I want to express our gratitude for this wonderful opportunity for our students to work with a professional muralist on a project for our school.
I just met with the artist yesterday, and he will be providing us with sketches in about two weeks.

Super-excited!

Leih Cooper, Ed.D.
Visual Arts Specialist
Desert Willow Elementary


THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

I am so thankful for being awarded this grant. Our Sci-Tech lab is an amazing opportunity for middle school students to believe that they can be anything they want to be in the future. The focus of this lab incorporates Project Based Learning using 21st Century Skills. Receiving this grant will allow us to continue to purchase the supplies needed to make our lab successful.

Again, thank you very much.

Angie Braude, MaEd
Sci-Tech Action Lab
Sonoran Trails Middle School


Good Morning,

I just wanted to extend my gratitude to all of you for accepting and awarding the HTES Physical Education department and ALL of our students here at Horseshoe Trails with a very generous grant!  I am so excited to be purchasing a classroom set of heart rate monitors as well as additional materials to supplement fitness and health which are part of our daily lessons regardless of the unit that we are in.  Thank you all once again on behalf of myself and every student at Horseshoe Trails!

Sincerely,

Lesley Pletnick

Announcing our CCUEF 2013 Grant Recipients

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***

 

Announcing our CCUEF 2013 Grant Recipients

This year marks the first year the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF) has accepted grant applications from teachers and administrators throughout the Cave Creek Unified School District. Maximum grant request was $2,500, or $5,000 if a matching grant source had been secured.

Applications were accepted according to our four foundation pillars, and evaluated for merit and number of students impacted. Our four pillars are:

  • Classroom Resources, including technology
  • International Learning
  • Music and the Arts
  • Health and Wellness

 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees for CCUEF, we are proud to announce the following 2013 grant awards, totaling over $25,000 and positively impacting over 3,000 CCUSD students:

35 Guitars
requested by: Katherine Gibbs
Lone Mountain Elementary, positively impacting 90 Students annually


3 iPads with Video Studio Equipment/Furniture – for future A+ program
requested by: Janiene Marlow
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 665 Students annually


24 iPads total: (4 iPads each for the following purposes)

requested by: Julie Urban & Traci Gellman
District-wide Grant for Special Ed/Hearing and Vision Impaired, positively impacting 70 Students annually

requested by: Craig Cencer
Horseshoe Trails Elementary Special Education, positively impacting 33 Students annually

requested by: Kimberly Blackert
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 108 Students annually

requested by: Emily Hill
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually

requested by: Linda Wilson
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually

requested by: Sandra Borth
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually


1 Document Camera
requested by: Kent Taylor
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 120 Students annually


10 Themed Sets of Printed Kids Discover Magazine plus 10 iPad Subscriptions to same
requested by: Aaron Pettinato
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 81 Students annually


$2,500 Materials Grant to the Sci-Tech Action Lab
requested by: Angie Braude and Bill Dolezal
Sonoran Trails Middle School, positively impacting 480 Students annually


$2,500 Classroom Library fund for non-fiction texts
requested by Lisa Schwartzstein
Black Mountain Elementary, positively impacting 300 Students annually


$2,000 PE Equipment
requested by: Lesley Pletnick
Horseshoe Trails Elementary, positively impacting 667 Students annually


$2,500 Artist-in-Residence + Materials Grant
requested by: Leih Cooper
Desert Willow Elementary, positively impacting 116 Students now and creating a legacy art piece

As the board of trustees for CCUEF, we are so pleased and honored to be able to bring these resources to our classrooms to be utilized by students for years to come.

The absolute best aspect of this announcement is to realize that ALL GRANTS have been made possible through the amazing talent and dedication of our very own students, primarily through our annual ROCK THE DISTRICT concert. Thanks SO MUCH to our Rock the District performers, student promoters and fans as well as our corporate sponsors, raffle donors and business partners who have supported the CCUEF mission since 2009.

Due to the growth of Rock the District, we are also happy to announce we have moved the event to a new venue this year.

Our FIFTH ANNUAL Rock the District concert will be held at the at the Carefree Conference Resort on November 23rd. Mark your calendars and visit RockTheDistrict.NET for tickets and details as the date draws closer.

Please help us continue the legacy of Rock the District, started by our own Cactus Shadows student Melissa Nelson as a freshman 4 years ago, to do something great for others we could never do on our own.

You can help by attending our annual Rock the District concert, by sponsoring the event or making a direct donation to the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation.

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Melissa Nelson, founder of Rock the District, performing at the 2012 show. All funds raised benefit the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF.ORG)

 

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The Kards, four young men that share their passion for music and education, performed at the 2012 Rock the District. All funds raised benefit the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation (CCUEF.ORG)

Congratulations to our 2013 grant recipients, we are SO PROUD of you, our students, and all CCUSD teachers and staff. We look forward to supporting your future endeavors.

We hope to see everyone who reads this message at the show on November 23rd!

Sincerely, on behalf of the entire CCUEF Board of Trustees,

Tammy Baker, Chair
Casey Hargett, Vice-Chair
Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation

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