District 59 Education Foundation

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Kelly Miller Circus Returns in 2008

The Kelly Miller Circus is coming back to Elk Grove Village on Friday and Saturday, September 19 & 20, 2008. “This is a very popular event for us,” said Kitty Weiner, Foundation Director and Chair of the Fundraising Committee. We sold out several shows last year and people are already asking if the circus is coming back. We are glad to tell them ‘yes,'” she said. Mark the date on your calendars!

District 59 Education Foundation Funds 38 Grants

The District 59 Education Foundation awarded 38 grants totalling $25,497.07 on January 8, 2008 to a packed room filled with recipients and supporters. Teachers, staff, and a PTO were awarded grants of up to $1,000.00 each. This amount represents a record 25% increase over last year’s total.

Terrance and Dorothy Brown were on hand to personally award a grant from the Terrence and Dorothy Brown Foundation to Griselda Tapia-Gonc, a social worker at Robert Frost School, for Rainbows, a grief support program.
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Circus Fundraiser Reaches New Heights

The District 59 Education Foundation’s family fundraiser, The Kelly Miller Circus, held 4 performance in Elk Grove Village on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15. “The circus’s cast of international stars was outstanding, as always,” Janice Krinsky, Chairperson of the District 59 Education Foundation, said. “The high caliber of the acts and the reasonable ticket prices make this a family activity that can’t be beat. Word of mouth is spreading about this outstanding event, and combined with the excellent weather on Saturday, we achieved a new fundraising record. We netted approximately $13,500 at this event.” Including the proceeds from the spring Star Event: Death on Runway 59, the Foundation expects to award approximately $25,000 in 2007, which is a 25% increase over last year.

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Kelly Miller Circus Tickets Available Now!

See clowns, animal acts, jugglers, acrobats, trapeze artists, and more! Elephant, pony, and camel rides for an additional charge.

Friday, September 14 at 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 15 at 2:00 & 5:30 p.m.

999 Leicester Rd, Elk Grove Village [map]
adjacent to Pirates’ Cove

$10 general admission ($12 day of show)

$15 ringside seats

NEW: $8 general admission for groups of 10 or more ($10 day of show) (all shows EXCEPT Friday at 7:30 p.m.)

Children under 2 free (if seated on an adult’s lap).

Tickets may be purchased at the circus ticket booth. Credit cards accepted.

Proceeds fund innovation grants to District 59 schools.

Comments on the Murder Mystery Event

Now that the Star Event is behind us, we’d really like your feedback.  Did you think the murder mystery was good? Did you like the food? Were the auction items interesting and fairly priced? Did you like the venue? Was it a good deal for your money?

Are you interested in  attending a new original murder mystery next year?  Would you like the same venue but with a different kind of entertainment? What about a different venue and different entertainment? We have talked about a comedy club and a casino night, for example. Do these ideas appeal to you? Do you have other ideas for a fun event? Please let us know! Our goal is to support the schools by hosting high-quality entertainment fundraisers. Please leave your feedback in the Comments section. Thank you for attending the Star Event 2007. 

Murder Mystery Tickets on Sale Now!!

The District 59 Education Foundation proudly presents:

A Murder Mystery Night: Death on Runway 59!
Written and Directed by Paul Warshauer

FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007

TWO HOURS OF RIVETING ENTERTAINMENT!
You get a chance to solve the crime. Come taste the great food and see if you can find out “whodunit!”

Reception with Silent Auction, Cash Bar, Hors d’oeuvres, and Dinner. Casual dress.

Join us – and support your schools!

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Grants Awarded in 2006

In December 2006, the District 59 Education Foundation funded 26 grants for a total of $20,085.00.

$998.10
World Music Drumming
Friendship

Jessica Rzeszutko

Purchase 6 Tubano drums to teach students World Music Drumming. This curriculum draws from the musical and cultural traditions of Africa and Latin America in order to build community skills such as communication and listening, cooperative teamwork, and respect for others. Read more

Foundation approves $20K for grants

The District 59 Education Foundation Board of Directors approved an expenditure of up to $20,000 to fund their grant program, a 33% increase over last year. According to Janice Krinsky, Chair of the Foundation, “Two successful fundraisers in 2006 allowed us to significantly raise the amount we can give back to the schools. We are particularly proud of this accomplishment because the Foundation has only been in operation since January of 2004. It will bring our total contribution to the schools to $47,500 in less than three years.”

The Foundation is currently accepting grant applications. District 59 Staff, PTOs, and community members are eligible to apply for grants. The deadline for receipt of applications is midnight on October 20th.