The STEAM TEAM will be returning to the TiE Conference this summer, June 18-21, 2013! The Technology in Education Conference is held each year in Copper Mountain, CO. This year, The STEAM Team will be hosting a 2 hour session on "Project-based Learning, the Arts and the 21st Century Learner." We hope to see you there! For more information on the TiE Conference, please check out their website at tiecolorado.org.
STARLAB is Coming!!!!!
Specials Store Fundraising
Every month Ponderosa will raise money for a Cancer Awareness, Cancer Prevention or Cure for Cancer organization. When students shop at the Specials Store on Thursdays and when students participate in Fun Wig Fridays on the last Friday of each month, we will be raising money for a wonderful organization.
The donations from the month of September were donated to the “Eat to Defeat Cancer Organization.” “Eat to Defeat Cancer is a global campaign to crush the cancer epidemic by getting people to eat foods that starve cancer.” Please visit www.eattodefeat.org for more information about this wonderful organization.
We raised $288.61 during the month of September! Way to go Panthers!
For the month of October we will be raising money for a local organization called Brent's Place. "There is a place where families are offered hope and healing when facing the most demanding time of their lives. There is a place where kids being treated for life threatening cancer can still be kids. This place is Brent’s Place." Please check out the link to the left or visit brentsplace.org to find out more information about Brent's Place.
Awesome! We raised $318.39 during the month of October for Brent's Place. You rock Ponderosa!
November and December
During the months of November and December we will be raising money for the National Brain Tumor Society. This organization is near and dear to Mrs. Lopez's heart considering she was diagnosed with an anaplastic astrocytoma in May of 2012. "National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) drives research along the entire continuum of the drug discovery and development pipeline, with a singular focus – to find a cure for brain tumors." For more information about this organization, check out their website - www.braintumor.org.
Your generosity is amazing! We raised $447.11 for the National Brain Tumor Society!!
Happy New Year! Ponderosa, The STEAM Team is very impressed with your generosity thus far. For the month of January, the Specials Store will be raising money for the Livestrong Foundation. The Livestrong Foundation "inspires and empowers people affected by cancer. We believe that unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything!" For more information about Livestrong, visit their website at www.livestrong.org.
Wow! We raised yet another $182.19 for the Livestrong Foundation!
For the month of February, we are going to switch gears and focus our charitable contributions on the American Heart Association. After all, February is National Heart Month. Every year, Ms. Shockey organizes The American Heart Association Jump Rope For Heart event for Ponderosa. For more information about The American Heart Association, visit their website at www.heart.org. All the proceeds from the Specials Store and wig Friday on February 22 will be donated to this event. Thank you Ms. Shockey!!
Fabulous! We raised $142.89 for Jump Rope for Heart!
The donations from the Specials Store for the month of March and April will be donated to the Pennies for Patients Fundraiser. "Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society." For more information about this organization visit Pennies for Patients' Website or click the picture to the left.