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.

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.

2011 Oktoberfest – October 8th at Malones 3:00 p.m.

Come celebrate Oktoberfest in style!

Join the Scotts Valley Rotary at Malone’s Grande Grill on Saturday, October 8 for a fabulous event.

Music by the Internationals, food, drink, silent auction and other fun activities all to support local educational programs.

You can buy your tickets from the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation for just $5!!  All ticket proceeds will go to SVEF to continue to support critical programs and needs at our four schools!  Don’t miss out on this fun event – contact any EF member or email [email protected] to get your tickets today!

Thank you SVEF for our library

As we settle into the school year, I wanted to thank the Ed. Foundation for supporting the SVMS library. Our students depend on the accessibility of a wide range of titles in the library.

Last year, on average, students and staff checked out between 800-900 titles per month with approximately 45-50% of students checking out  books. The library laptop computers are utilized by roughly 350-400 students per month.

Please share this heartfelt thanks with the members of SVEF. We appreciate your support of the district libraries-they truly make a difference in our students’ educational experience.

Please find attached a letter from one of our students who visits the SVMS library on a daily basis.

In appreciation,

Elizabeth Poser
SVMS Librarian

Music at Skypark Concert Series Continues Sunday July 31st

The free “Music at Skypark” concert series benefiting local public schools continues on July 31 with perennial favorite Houserockers and its foot-stomping rock sound. The band won KFOX’s 2010 Last Band Standing contest, and will be appearing for the third consecutive year at Music at Skypark. Opening the concert will be The Coffis Brothers, featuring the folk rock sound of Jamie and Kellen Coffis from Ben Lomond.



Music at Skypark concerts are on the last Sundays of June, July, August and September. After the July 31 concert, the series returns on August 28 and September 25. All concerts run from 3:30 to about 7:30 pm at Skypark in Scotts Valley. There’s no admission charge to the concerts, but all net profits from food, alcohol, t-shirt and raffle sales support the music programs at local public schools. Proceeds from last year’s concerts are credited with maintaining music programs at local schools.

Concert promoters Scotts Valley Kiwanis Foundation and Scotts Valley Arts Commission have been joined by these generous sponsors:  Skov Winery, Santa Cruz Pizza Company, Baskin Robbins, Dawgs, Small Business Consulting, Inc., Green Waste Recovery, Scotts Valley Parks Advocates, Universal Audio, Knox Roofing, Elite Martial Arts Academy, Scotts Valley Dental Care, Beaman Insurance Agency, Corrine Cline-Fortunato, DDS, John Stevens, DDS, Scotts Valley Window, Door & Skylight, LMC Financial, UPS Store, Stevenson Landscaping, Inc, Zinnia’s, Scotts Valley Performing Arts Association, Brass Key, Mint, Scarborough Lumber, Ralston Rods, Tackle & Archery , Anthony Giannotti, OD, Steven J. Graf, DDS, Nannette Benedict, DDS, Threshold Enterprises, Scotts Valley Property Management, Sport About, and Cinelux Theatres.
For additional information, contact Joe Miller at 438-4506 or [email protected].

Information on SVUSD Budget Crisis

Recently, an audio recording of the March 8th meeting was posted to the district’s website and Steve Trefethen has highlighted some of the items he felt were of specific interest with a new blog entry. If anything please listen to Karen Jelcick’s comments regarding the severity of the budget crisis particularly in relation to the state ability to extend existing taxes via a June ballot initiative. If such an initiative fails to get on the ballot in June or fails as a result of voting the impact will be substantial and are detailed in the supporting documentation referred to in the blog post.

Please share this blog link with your contact list:


Happy New Year!

Scotts Valley Educational Foundation wishes everyone a Happy New Year!  May 2010 be a wonderful year!

The Tutoring Club Continues to Support SVEF

The Tutoring Club announced this week that they will be donating their registration fee directly to Scotts Valley Educational Foundation for students of SVUSD. You can go to their website above for more info or our website, where they are one of our Platinum Sponsors for our Business Partnership Program.

Scotts Valley Rotary Donates to SVEF

RotaryLogoThank you Scotts Valley Rotary Club for donating approximately $2,400 to us.  The Rotary Club put on a fantastic Oktoberfest and every ticket sold to the general public and at SVUSD schools went straight to the  SVEF’s Endowment Fund to support education.

Members of Scotts Valley Rotary contribute to The Rotary Foundation, along with over 1 million other Rotarians and friends of Rotary.  The Rotary Foundation uses these funds for polio eradication, humanitarian grants, and educational programs world-wide.

Aunt LaLi & Mint Helping SVEF

Here’s The Scoop!

Aunt LaLi and her ice cream trucks will be at Mint for an afternoon of Community, Fundraising, Yumminess & Fun!  Please join us! We’ll have samples of delicious ice cream (Marianne’s) and satiny sorbet (Black Tie) for $1. Have a scoop for $2!

ALL money raised during this afternoon will be donated to SVEF (Scotts Valley Educational Foundation) and Hospice of Santa Cruz County.

Saturday, November 15th   1 – 5pm
Mint (4652 Scotts Valley Drive)

Bring your family .. tell your neighbors .. forward this to your friends .. and we’ll see you on Saturday!