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Fundraising Events

Save the date for next years "Create the Future" breakfast!

We have penciled in an AMAZING KEYNOTE SPEAKER!!  He can't quite commit to us yet, it depends on his training schedule.....

Monday April 24, 2017

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E-mail your RSVP to:  info@friendsofrentonschools.org

 

Our 2016 year in review:

Thank you to all our donors and sponsors for your unwavering support in 2016. We have been given quite a gift, by YOU.  This is where your 2016 dollars made a difference in the lives of our students:

Music/Arts - $36,000 Thanks to direct donations and the "Play it Forward" fundraiser held in March, FoRS donated funds directly to the elementary and secondary music programs.  Some items purchased included: Xylophones, Glockenspiels, Mallets, Bass Bars, Rhythm Sticks, Sheet Music and much, much more!

Goals/Needs for 2017:  Continuing to create music balance in the elementary schools.  FoRS would also like to explore expanding digital keyboard labs into Hazen High School and Lindbergh High School. 

Summer STEM Camp & Robotics - $184,500  Because of your financial support 300 elementary and   120 middle and high school students participated in Summer STEM & Robotics camps.  Transportation, food, t-shirts, books and laptops for student use were provided.  This program was FREE to all students who participated.

Goals/Needs for 2017:  What FoRS hears most from teachers is that "I wish MORE STUDENTS could participate". 

Battle of the Books/Summer School Books - $7,500  Thanks to the Renton Rotary, Friends of Renton Schools was able to partner and help to provide sets of books to our librarians for the Battle of the Books competition in April.  Thanks to the Bellevue Sunrise Rotary, elementary books were purchased and put directly into the hands of some of the neediest students in the district.

Goals/Needs for 2017:  Support the full $ Battle of the Books. 

Teacher Grants - $5,000  This was new to FoRS last year.  Our foundation was able to support 6 different teachers this past year, items granted included:  Chess Sets, Soccer nets, field trips and more.

Goals/Needs for 2017:  FoRS has already set aside $7,500 for teachers.  Grant applications will be reviewed in January! 

FoRS ADMINISTRATIVE GOALS for 2017:  Friends of Renton Schools is currently looking to hire a part-time development director during 2017.  We also would like to become our own 501c3 and we are planning on changing our name to:  Renton School Foundation.  In addition, we are working to grow our board, delegate and dive deeper into our areas of support. 

With the TREMENDOUS success of the programs we support, it makes sense that we cannot continue to solely rely on the same donors and sponsors.  The part-time development directors job would be to expand our sponsor and donor base, sharing our successes and showing the need.  Which ultimately means we can support more students!

Thank you for your support this past year.  We have been given a "Great Gift".

Sincerely,

Friends of Renton Schools

 

Supporting STEM Programs

After school STEM programs continue to increase students' opportunities outside of the classroom.

2014 Science Technology Engineering and Math Video

2015 CTE Suummer STEM Robotics Camp