Mt. Charlie Challenge Meeting Monday Feb 28th 7p.m.

We will be holding our planning meeting tonight at Charlotte’s house.  32 Eastridge Drive, Santa Cruz.  If you would like directions, please call Charlotte at 334-7279.  Hope you can make it we need a lot of helpers.

We have a lot of tasks that you can do from home or help the day of the ride.  Some of them are to help with registration, rest stops, phone calls.  Come to the meeting and see what you would like to do!

Time for the Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride

We have just opened up the 2011 registration for our Ninth Annual Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride.  We have a great ride. The ride will be April 23, 2011.  All of the details are on our event page for the Mt. Charlie.

You can sign up by downloading the registration form from our website or go to

SVEF Email News May 14, 2010

Mt. Charlie Challenge was a big success!
SVEF has raised about $27,000 net for our schools! Mt.Charlie Challenge Pledge Bike Ride was a smashing success on April 24 thanks to all our riders, sponsors, contributors and volunteers. There was perfect weather, great food, fun family BBQ, and fabulous music from SVHS band, Conniption, and the SVHS drumline. Click on the link here to see a slide show. Special thanks to Aura Clendenen and Mike Rein for running the event.

We would like to also thank all of our sponsors. Please check out our Mt. Charlie Challenge event page to see a listing.

Executive Board Recruiting
Scotts Valley Educational Foundation (SVEF) is currently recruiting executive board members. SVEF provides funding for enrichment programs and education materials to enhance the solid academic curriculum and maintain the high quality of education in the Scotts Valley Unified School District. SVEF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Typical fundraising events SVEF host each year include Mt. Charlie Challenge, Ice Cream Social, Christmas Tree Lot and Dollar A Day Campaign. We are a 100% volunteer organization, consisting of parents, teachers, school administration, and community members. Excellent schools are the cornerstone of a successful community.

Please consider being a part of our organization, by contacting Charlotte Multer at [email protected]

We will have our monthly meeting next Thursday May 20th. Please join us. Scotts Valley Middle School library at 7pm.

Dollar A Day Campaign Kick Off
We finished the Mt. Charlie Challenge and now we are kicking off the Dollar A Day Campaign.
In the past few years, funding for our school district has decreased by close to $1 million a year – a decrease of nearly $1000 per student. To live within the funding allowance, our school district has had to cut positions, services and programs at the district office and all school sites. These cuts include hours of administrators, teachers, counselors, the district nurse, instructional assistants, custodians, secretaries and more. We have increased class sizes at all sites. All administrators have voluntarily taken furlough days to help balance the budget. Experts predict that we will not be back to our 2007 funding level until 2013-14.

We need to bring in additional revenues to lessen the devastating effects of future cuts beginning now.

The Scotts Valley Educational Foundation has volunteered to collect funds from families and friends to offset future cuts of the people and programs that serve our students.

You will be receiving home a letter to help us in kicking off the Dollar A Day Campaign. We hope you will give what you can to make a difference for our students!

____ $30 a month through a PayPal Subscription (see below to sign up for that)
____$365 sponsor (support a single child in our schools)
____$730 sponsor (supports 2 or more children)
____$1000 sponsor (for your family +one other that may not be able to donate)
____other (please specify amount) even a $10. donation helps

You can make a donation to SVEF from any page of our website at You can also schedule monthly recurring donations using the Subscribe button on the “Help Us” page of the website. Or you may write a check to SVEF and send it to:

Scotts Valley Educational Foundation (SVEF)
245-M Mt. Hermon Road, Box 150
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

Thank you for any contribution you can make!

SVEF & Mt. Charlie Meetings Thurs 4/15/10

SVEF Meeting Agenda
April 15, 2010 7pm
Scotts Valley Middle School Library

1. Introductions and SVEF Overview
2. Review Minutes
3. District Needs – What we may fund?
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Annual Distribution %
6. Mt. Charlie Challenge Update
7. Business Partnership Program
8. Board Recruitment
9. Dollar A Day program
10. Other Business
11. Next Meeting –May 20th

Mt. Charlie Challenge Meeting will be held before the SVEF meeting, from 6-7pm in the library.

1. Riders
2. Permit
3. Sponsors
4. Music
5. Raffle Prizes
6. Training Rides
7. Supplies
8. Poster Distribution
9. Next Meeting, next week

You can still register on or through our website.
Registration amount is now $100. since there isn’t much time to get pledges.

Mt Charlie Raffle Prize Opportunity!

Our Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride will be Saturday April 24th. Please join us in supporting our schools by donating a pledge to a rider or to SVEF directly. This is a great opportunity to win one of the awesome prizes listed below. You can also send in a $250. or more sponsorship and get on the t-shirt for life. Here are our sponsorship levels. We would need your donation and logos by April 10th in order to be on the shirt. After that you would still get advertising on our website and information that goes in the newspaper. SVEF has a PayPal button on every page for your convenience.

Brand New Bicycle from Cyclesport
Some misc bike stuff from Cyclesport
Dude Girl Bicycling jersey
Plantronics Headset
Chaminade Gift Certificate
Scotts Valley Hilton Gift Certificate
Four $15 I-Tunes Card
A Teeth whitening gift certificate
Five $10 certificates Palace Arts & Supplies
Four $10 certificates Sports Basement
Two Deep tissue or Swedish massage gift certificate from Awaken Massage Therapy
Three $25. gift certificate from Sprockets
1/2 lb coffee Peets Coffee and a free drink
Four Energetixs Outdoor Workout package gift certificate
Gift Certificate Scotts Valley Chinese
Two Soy Vay gift baskets
Two pizza at Pizza My Heart gifts
Three Seagate Technology Hardware gifts
20 gallon fish tank from Round Up Pets
Various Wine Gifts

If you are a rider you can still sign up by printing out the forms and mailing them in. Registration is $45. until April 10th, then it jumps to $100. Registration closes two days before the ride. Sign up today!

Mt. Charlie Challenge Meeting

Wednesday March 24th 7pm SVMS Library

Meeting tonight!

Wednesday March 24, 2010 at SVMS library at 7pm. Please join us. We will discuss:

1. Riders
2. Permit
3. Sponsors
4. Music
5. Raffle Prizes
6. Training Rides
7. Press
8. Poster Distribution
9. Next Meeting

Mt. Charlie Sign Up on Active

You can now sign up on for the Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride. Our ride is Saturday April 24, 2010.  Make sure you are looking at the 8th Annual SVEF Mt. Charlie Challenge, the 7th Annual on Active is closed.  If you have any questions, contact Aura Clendenen at 247-4805,  or Mike Rein at 440-9835.

Mt. Charlie Challenge Mtg Thursday 18th 6:30 p.m.

We will hold a brief Mt. Charlie Challenge Meeting before the regular Ed Foundation Meeting on Thursday February 18th at 6:30pm in the SVMS Library.

We would love for you to come help us in our planning, ride the event or be a sponsor!

Mt. Charlie Challenge Sign Up

It is time to sign up for the 8th Annual Mt. Charlie Challenge Pledge Ride. Our ride will be held Saturday April 24, 2010.

We have two great routes to choose from and you can find all the details on our Mt. Charlie Challenge event page.

Print and fill out the Registration Form and Release Form and mail it in.

Training rides will start soon, weather permitting.

If you have questions, would like to be a sponsor or donate a raffle prize, please contact Aura Clendenen at 247-4805 [email protected] ,  or Mike Rein at 440-9835 [email protected], should you have any questions.