ESC Teachers Awarded Four of Eight District Employees of the Month Awards
Congratulations to Desiree Gutierrez (Ashley Falls – PE), Cinda Peck (Carmel Del Mar – Music), Sam Ung (Sycamore Ridge – Science) and Uma Krishnan (Torrey Hills – Science) for being honored as November/December Employees of the Month by the Del Mar Union School District. These collective honors mean that four ESC teachers were selected as employees of the month, only further validating the strength of our outstanding ESC program across all eight schools.
DMSEF Launches New Website!
You may have noticed a new website at delmarkids.org! Based on initial feedback, the community values a site that allows us to effectively update our campaign progress as well as communicate ESC happenings at each of the individual school sites. One visit to our new and improved site and you will certainly see the difference. Many changes and improvements are still on the way so check back often. If you haven’t visited our site lately, take a look around at www.delmarkkids.org where you’ll find school-specific ESC calendars, a list of matching corporate partners and updates to our Annual ESC Campaign’s progress.
The Foundation Board would like to thank Branden Belford for her tireless hours in making our new site a reality. We’d also like to thank Azzembly who provided their services at no cost to develop our new website. Azzembly is a fundraising platform that provides online tools for parents and our community to maximize their contributions to their schools. Like many of the parents of the Del Mar Foundation who have donated their time and money to improve their children’s education, Azzembly has dedicated their resources to the same cause. In fact, Azzembly was developed by parents in our community looking for ways to stretch our donated dollars.
Still Time for 2011 End-of-Year Deductible Contributions
If you have not yet contributed to the DMSEF this year, please consider a December contribution that will also serve as a 100% deductible amount for your 2011 tax year. Our current campaign targets a 100% participation rate across the District so why not contribute now and get an almost instant benefit in return. Of course, the best benefit you get from contributing is ensuring that our award-winning ESC programs stay fully-staffed for the coming year. If you would like to contribute by year-end, simply go to http://www.delmarkids.org/contribute-now/ where you can easily and safely contribute on-line.