Valley supports excellence in education
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:33 AM
On behalf of Citizens for Better Schools Foundation, we would like
to express our appreciation to the local community for supporting
excellence in Snoqualmie Valley School District. We especially thank Optiva
Corporation in Snoqualmie for hosting the recent Grant Awards Celebration.
The annual reception was held to honor our teachers, counselors, parents
and school staff who were awarded grants and to recognize the generous
contributions from the many business, individual and community supporters
of Snoqualmie Valley School District.
The foundation is an all-volunteer organization founded in 1988,
separate from the school district and does annual fund raising to pay for
projects which directly benefit our students each school year. This year's
projects support learning in areas such as the exploration of Northwest Coast
Indian culture, Pacific Northwest history, an individual's role in the ecosystem,
jazz improvisation, the Intercultural Heritage Festival and publication of a
student literary magazine. All of the awarded projects demonstrated
their integration into the school curriculum.
As a local foundation supporting excellence in schools, we honor
the local community's history of support and involvement in the
Snoqualmie Valley School District. For years, the Valley Record has been a leader
in prioritizing our children through their weekly newspaper edition. For the
first time, the awards celebration was hosted by a local business, Optiva.
It was a wonderful afternoon that was extra special because of their
friendly help in recognizing our school supporters and our school professionals.
On behalf of Citizens for Better Schools Foundation