San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum

The Escondido Education Foundation just completed its first fundraiser, held at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, the perfect venue for a Spring event.  Attendees were treated to music played by Mr. & Mrs. Vaughn North.  Appetizers were supplied by Intertwined Bistro & Wine Bar; desserts were donated by Wedeking’s and First Republic Bank. The…

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EFF In Action

I had the opportunity to visit Oak Hill Elementary today to see “Family Reading Room” in action.  I wish more of you had been able to visit…it makes the time and effort you put into the Foundation worth every moment! Gianina Whiting is the school liaison and she has developed a program to encourage parents…

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Grants Update 2016

Timely because our EEF Innovation Grant award partly supports this great happening called “Family Friday”. Inspiring because…. This morning, every student in every classroom had an adult read to them from a bilingual picture book called, “Viva Frieda.” 80+ Parents came to read the book in Spanish or English with small groups of children.  Teachers…

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Innovative Grants

One of the $5000 grants given December, 2015, was for TK kindergarten, to be spent throughout the district. In the past,TK teachers have been grabbing whatever they could find to give their students a well-rounded start on their education. Teachers had trouble sharing lessons because they all had different materials to draw from.  When they…

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Work In Our Community

These kindergarten students at Miller Elementary are discovering what it is to work in the community!  They are outfitted as mail persons, veterinarians, mechanics (he is volunteering to serve homeless?), and community members. It is wonderful that students are being made aware of the every day occupations that keep our community moving ahead!  Thank you…

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Innovative Learning & Grant Winners

Teachers at Lincoln Elementary are becoming familiar with the games students will be playing. Each grade level has a different selection of games which are designed to make kids think! The philosophy behind this grant is that students have a lot of knowledge they are not called on to use. These games….actually educational activities…..get kids…

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EEF Tours Conway Elementary

The tour was fantastic and everyone was very nice. We had a welcome Banner at the front of the school (there’s was no way to miss it), home made cookies and had a couple of thank you gifts for EEF. Two students along with the principal were our tour guides and almost every classroom we…

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