Tree Lot Volunteers Still Needed

We will need volunteers this Sunday, November 20 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm, at the Christmas Tree Lot on the corner of Scotts Valley Drive and Disc Drive. We will be setting up tents with Scotts Valley Kiwanis.

More volunteers will be needed on Wednesday November 23 for set up.  We will be unloading the truck from Oregon, trimming the tree bases and setting up the tree stands.

We have opened up more spots on the sign up sheet, so please sign up for this fun event!

Meeting Thursday November 17th at Bruno’s 7:00 pm


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. SOS (Share Our Success)
  3. Review and Approve Minutes – Ann
  4. Treasury Report – Linda
    • Annual Report – Linda
    • Ask Campaign – Karen
  5. Business Partner Program – Allison, Jeanne, Mike
    • BPP Event – postponed until January
  6. Christmas Tree Lot – Linda, Katie
  7. Old Business
    • Community Day Update – Gina/Lori
    • Volunteer Bureau – Lauren
    • Strategic Planning – Allison
  8. Other
  9. Adjourn
    1. Next Meeting January 26, 2012

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Christmas Tree Sign Up

The Christmas Tree Lot is coming soon!  Thank you to all the students and adults who have signed up so far!  We know some of you might be frustrated that the student slots are already completely full – please don’t let that stop you!

Parents should go ahead and sign up for an adult slot – we do need adults on hand for each shift to supervise student volunteers and help with some of the heavy lifting and money!  Those parents should feel free to bring their students along – and those high school and middle school students will receive community service hours for working!  Please note – only 15 hours of community service time can be earned through an individual event – so no matter how many hours students volunteer, they will get a maximum of 15 hours credit.  Of course we’d love those students to spend as much time as they want working on the lot!

We will also need a lot of bodies on tree unloading day – of all ages and sizes.  As soon as we know the exact timing, we’ll send out an update.  Student volunteers on that day (probably Wednesday, November 23rd) will also get CS hours.

Sign up sheet is here.

Fund Your Passions Campaign

Do you work for HP?? Did you know that HP has just kicked off the HP Employee Giving “Fund Your Passions” campaign (November 1 through December 9). During this period, the HP Company Foundation will match employee donations made via the HP Giving Station, for up to $4 million in total matching. If you are planning on making a donation to SVEF, now is the time. Be sure to visit the HP Giving Station to ensure the match.

HP is also offering another way for employees to support our students in SVUSD. Employees can Give the power of HP technology: With the HP Employee Product Giving Program, employees donate just 25% of the product list price – and HP will donate the remaining 75% to provide best-in-class technology. HP funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the budget cap is reached. If you are interested in support SVUSD with technology, please see the list below that specifies the type of equipment needed for our classrooms!

HP TouchSmart Elite 7320 XZ895UT — All-in-one touch-screen computer w/ webcam
These would be great for libraries, classrooms, and computer labs. ($850)

HP 500B Microtower PC XZ858UT
HP LE1901w 19″ Widescreen LCD Monitor
A low-cost desktop computer ($350) and matching monitor ($130)

HP 620 Notebook PC WZ294UT
Laptop computer for teachers ($420)

Finally, both Apple and Dell Computer Corp. provide matching donations. Please check your company intranet for details if you believe your organization supports these kinds of programs.

Christmas Tree Lot Sign Up

It is that time of year again that you have all been waiting for.  Sign up time!

This year we will be opening the Christmas Tree Lot on Saturday November 26th at 9:30 am.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work this fun event.

Sign up at now, and Happy Volunteering!

Great Winter Deals Benefiting You and SVEF

In this time of budget cuts and economic challenges, our wallets and our schools are feeling the pinch. We would like to help your wallet AND raise funds for Scotts Valley schools. These Tahoe and local businesses are extending these great deals (up to 50% off) AND contributing 20% to our fundraiser. Please enjoy and share with your friends and family.