CASTLE is a non-profit organization that has been providing before and after school care and programs for Colchester’s children since 1991. They were a recipient in the first CLF grant program. Their proposal was to create a unique message to parents and families from a child’s point of view. Through the use of video technology purchased with their CLF grant, CASTLE has created a mixed media message to parents and families titled, “Education is a Family Affair!”
They have shared their production with us, please enjoy viewing the video:
We’ve just launched our online fundraising campaign. We created a special landing page for all of our friends and family to come to and support our great cause! All you need to do is visit the site and add the email addresses of the friends and family members you think will want to support you.
For every purchase your friends or family make, Colchester Learning Foundation, will receive 50% of the total sale. So, if “Cousin Sally” comes to the site and makes a purchase of $40… Colchester Learning Foundation will get $20 to use toward our fundraising goal.
What’s really great about this fundraising program is that our partner, Flower Power Fundraising, is totally committed to our cause. They are putting out top-quality, best-selling flower bulbs and plants, shipping directly to your friend or family member, and, they’re giving us a 100% satisfaction guarantee. It’s hard to go wrong with that!
To start supporting our group today just click on the link below and follow the instructions once you’re there. It’s completely safe and any email address you enter into the site will only be used for our fundraiser. Flower Power will not sell or use the names for any other purpose:
The Colchester Learning Foundation (CLF) is excited to announce our first solicitation of grant proposals. The CLF was formed in 2008 by a group of citizens for whom education is a priority. Our mission is to support and promote innovative and creative educational opportunities for Colchester residents of all ages. Since 2008 we have been working to raise funds to sponsor educational events and activities. We are now ready to make up to four initial grants each funded up to $500 to begin fulfilling our mission.
What we are looking for:
• Projects that are creative or innovative and enhance the curriculum/program.
• Projects that are not funded through the regular budget process.
• Projects that have the potential to benefit the largest number of people.
• Projects that will be completed during the 2009-2010 academic year or, for grants to civic organizations, during the 6 month period following the award
Here is how easily it works:
1. Download the application packet from our web site www.colchesterlearningfoundation.org.
2. Complete and submit the packet to us, packets must be received by February 12,2010. Packets may be mailed to P.O. Box 215, Colchester, CT 06415.
3. Awards will be announced March 9, 2010 at the Colchester Board of EducationMeeting.
We look forward to receiving your submission and fulfilling our mission of enhancing the educational opportunities available to citizens of all ages in the town of Colchester.
Join us for Colchester “Minds in Motion” on March 27, 2010 at Jack Jackter Intermediate School in Colchester, CT. “Minds in Motion” is an afternoon of fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshops geared to motivated learners.
Children are assigned to workshops based on interest and grade level. Workshops are generally limited to 12-15 students encompassing a two-year age span. “Minds in Motion” is designed to enrich and encourage curious students in kindergarten through grade eight.
There will also be presentations available for parents and community members to make this a great, fun learning experience for all ages! Vendors will also be participating.
We are still looking for event volunteers and taking vendor applications. Please contact us for more information on the event or if you’d like to help us out.
The CLF will be at the Colchester CBA Business Showcase Tuesday September 22 3:30-7:30 PM. Our “Awards of Excellence” gift sets will be available at a special show price of 2/$30. We hope to see you there!