10th Anniversary of
THE FOUNDATION FOR SAINT CYRIL SCHOOL
The Foundation for St. Cyril School celebrates its tenth year anniversary this 2017-18 school year. Since its founding in 2007, the Foundation has raised over $1 million dollars, and has contributed over $262,000 to the School, to support the transformational educational experience for every St. Cyril student. The Foundation fulfills its mission by supporting the school’s commitment to academic leadership, through funding for curriculum enrichment and enhancement programs, funding faculty development programs and contributing to tuition assistance for families in need.
Through this school year, the Foundation will have provided almost $100,000 in tuition assistance to allow St. Cyril School to help all students have access to the same educational experiences at St. Cyril School.
The Foundation has various programs to enhance the quality of education at St. Cyril. For example, its contributions allowed the Science Lab to be built. Recently, it funded the pur- chase of 16 Lego WeDo Kits for the lower grades and 12 K-Nex Real Bridge Building Kits for the junior high students. The Lego WeDo Kits help expand the development of STEM and focus on completing engineering and robotic tasks using specialized Lego kits. The K-Nex Real Bridge Building Kits supports the math and engineering opportunities and project- based learning. These contributions enhance the curriculum for the school’s Robotics Program.
To support professional development of the talented teachers and staff of St. Cyril, the Foundation has helped fund the teacher participation in the CUE Conference (Computer Use in Education). The experience the teachers gain from these conferences inspires them to apply new teaching techniques and programs that serve one purpose: to have an engaged faculty that provides an enlightened approach to the newest teaching innovations that improve the learning experience and education of every St. Cyril student, all while supporting the School’s most valuable asset: its teachers.
Principal Ryan Halverson says it best:
“These kind of faculty-wide professional development opportunities are usually a challenge for Catholic elementary schools, but through the support of the St. Cyril Foundation, we are able to attend these great conferences every year. We hope to bring back great ideas for our school and students!”
The Foundation’s Impact at a Glance
- Contributed to the New State of the Art Science Lab
- Contributed to the purchase and installation of interactive Smartboards in the classrooms
- Contributed to the iPad Program making iPad devices available for use by each student
- Contributed to the Macbook Innovation Lab
- Sponsored the Robotics Program
- Sponsored the after school CodeRev Computer Programing/Coding Program
- Sponsored the Academic Decathlon Program
- Sponsored the Mock Trail Program
- Sponsored the CUE Conference and NSTA (National Science Teacher Association)
- Conference in Los Angeles and made it possible for St. Cyril to take the entire teaching staff
- Contributed to tuition assistance, enabling a number of families/children afford an education at St. Cyril School
To celebrate its 10 years of Contribution to the School, the Foundation will hold its annual fundraising event at the 10th Year Anniversary Celebration of Achievement on Saturday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m. in the Monsignor Cyril Navin Parish Hall. This event will enable the Foundation to raise money to continue to support its core funding mission, while at the same time raising community awareness of the many needs requiring support as well as giving thanks to donors and supporters of the Foundation throughout the years. We hope you will join us, and bring your friends, for a night of music, dancing, food and cocktails to celebrate what the Foundation has achieved since we began ten years ago, and to be a part of what we can do for this great School in the coming years!
The Foundation for Saint Cyril of Jerusalem School is an independent, private non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 2007 for the singular purpose of supporting and help- ing enhance the educational excellence at Saint Cyril of Jerusalem School. The Foundation has raised over $1,000,000 in its 10-year history. At its core, the Foundation is an organization created with gifts from generous people such as parents, parishioners and its community committed to ensure that the tradition of educational excellence at St. Cyril School continues. For more information or to donate, visit www.thefoundationforstcyrilschool.org.