12th Signature Mardi Gras & Casino Night Exceeds GoalsPosted November 6th, 2012 by Beth Ciesla
The gala was held on Friday, February 22 at The Stonegate Conference Centre in Hoffman Estates and was attended by close to 300 guests. The Foundation is grateful and appreciative to BMO Harris Bank as the title sponsor of the event as well as the many additional sponsors, guests, donors and volunteers.The success of this event is due to this dedicated collaboration within the community and we thank all who supported our efforts.
Guests enjoyed casino games, dinner and prizes and were entertained throughout the evening by “Captain Jack Sparrow” (impersonator, Rick Aspen). This year featured a new “Diamond Raffle” sponsored by Timothy Grant Jewelers and door prize from Jewelry Mart of Schaumburg. Record net proceeds of $35,000 exceeded Foundation goals and will be used to benefit District 54 students for programs not covered by school budgets or tax dollars.
Wine Tasting 2012Posted August 23rd, 2012 by Beth Ciesla
Thank you to everyone who supported our annual Wine Tasting Event at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel Sept. 28, 2012.
More than a hundred guests enjoyed six wines from around the world including chef’s choice appetizers with charismatic ambience setting at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel.
All proceeds from this exclusive event will support Foundation initiatives.
Lego LearningPosted April 9th, 2012 by Beth Ciesla
Thanks to a $10,000 Super Grant from the Foundation, students of Hoover Math and Science Academy (HMSA) are learning with Legos. The grant help fund a Lego Robotics program that connected the elementary school with Schaumburg High School and Motorola.
A number of Motorola engineers have visited HMSA to talk to students about engineering and how this could be a possible future career. Schaumburg High School staff have worked with their computer programming students to get them ready to be robotics facilitators and to work with our students. Three HMSA sixth grade students were matched up with one Schaumburg High School Student and they collaborated to build and program a Lego Robot. In future visits, the Schaumburg High School students will lead the HMSA teams through a “Green City Robotics Challenge.” The teams will continue to build and program their robots to compete in a maze like challenge where teams accumulate various points based on the challenges they look to take on. 71 sixth graders, 27 Schaumburg High School Students, and 6 Motorola engineers involved so far.
The culminating activity will be a tour of Motorola headquarters in late May, where students will see the engineers in action. It has been a terrific collaborative experience so far.
Lou Malnati’s Benefit Raises $1,000Posted March 12th, 2012 by Beth Ciesla
Thanks to Lou Malnati’s for a successful restaurant benefit. On February 8, Lou’s Schaumburg locations donated 20% of sales to the Foundation. More than $1,000 was raised which will go towards educational enrichment programs for the students of District 54.
We’d also like to extend a special thank you to our supporters who added to the success of our restaurant benefit:
711 at Schaumburg & Plum Grove
Big Sammy’s Hot Dogs
Caribou Coffee – Schaumburg
Exercise Coach – Schaumburg
Super Cuts – EGV
Three Oaks Car Wash
$35,000 Awarded to Teacher ProgramsPosted March 12th, 2012 by Beth Ciesla
The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation funded $35,000 for grant programs to District 54 staff members.
Recipients were presented award certificates during the January 5th school board meeting. The unprecedented $10,000 Dennis P. Quinn Super Grant was awarded to a team of educators at Hoover Elementary School for their well-written proposal, “Robotics Collaboration with Schaumburg Saxons & Motorola Solutions all working together to push Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics forward”.
Other programs of focus included literacy, nutrition, health, fitness, environmental and home-school connections. Funding of these grants is made possible by the Foundation’s signature events including Mardi Gras & Casino Night and our annual Golf Outing.
Mardi Gras Raises $32,000Posted October 7th, 2011 by Beth Ciesla
Guests enjoyed casino games, dinner and prizes which resulted in net proceeds of over $32,000 to be used for enrichment programs for the School District 54 community that are not covered by tax dollars or school budgets. Our thanks to all who enabled the success of this event, including the sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers.
Groupon OfferPosted August 29th, 2011 by Beth Ciesla
We are excited to announce that the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation has been chosen to be among the first to participate in an exciting new program that will bring money to our 27 schools – the Create Excitement for Public Schools Initiative. By doing nothing more than
redirecting your online buying, you can help raise money for the students of School District 54.
- Register by clicking on www.ce4psdeals.com.
- Click “Sign Up Here”
- Type in your e-mail address
- Confirm e-mail address
- Scroll down to choose “D54-Schaumburg”
- Click “Join”
Once you register, you will receive daily emails with premier deals specifically for our district.
PLEASE NOTE: If you already have a Groupon account, it is important that you buy through this link rather
than the one that you are currently receiving directly from Groupon.
Thank you for joining us in this quick and easy way to support Foundation initiatives!
GEMS receives $48,000 grantPosted August 29th, 2011 by Beth Ciesla
The Foundation, on behalf of the students in District 54, extends its most sincere thanks to Motorola Solutions Foundation. Through the generosity of the Motorola Solutions Foundation, GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Mathematics and Science) clubs will continue in School District 54, designed to continue and expand learning outside the classroom through exciting, engaging and innovative activities for girls.
When given opportunities to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in collaborative and supportive environments, research indicates girls gain confidence and are more likely to pursue these areas during high school and post-secondary work. The GEMS program will continue to service students in grades three through eight, but will create systemic STEM programming at each of the district’s twenty-seven buildings through clubs designed to accommodate twenty to twenty-five. Parent and community involvement will be supported through evening events where students can demonstrate their learning
At the junior high level, GEMS students will also have the opportunity to expand their experiences through the Science Olympiad, a competition consisting of a series of twenty-three team events in events reflecting the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation. Through Science Olympiad, students, teachers, parents, principals and business leaders bond together and work toward a shared goal.
With great appreciation for the efforts and expertise of Mr. Jim Vreeland, District 54 Director of Math and Science, the Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation is proud to collaborate with the Motorola Solutions Foundation.
Golf Outing Raises $29,000Posted June 13th, 2011 by Beth Ciesla
Summer sunshine and a sold out crowd contributed to the success of The Schaumburg Township Elementary School Foundation’s 14th Annual Golf Outing. The outing, held at Schaumburg Golf Club on June 13, raised $29,000 for the Foundation.
The signature event, sponsored by Manzardo & Associates, offered contests on all three courses and ended with a BBQ dinner buffet, winning team prizes and silent auction. Proceeds will support the Foundation’s mission of excellence in education by funding programs not covered by school budgets or tax dollars.
Our special thanks to our sponsors, donors, volunteers and guests for their dedicated support of this event.
Restaurant Fundraisers a Big SuccessPosted March 15th, 2011 by Beth Ciesla
A big thanks go out to Lou Malnati’s and Jason’s Deli for helping raise more than $4,000 for the teachers and students of School District 54. During the end of January and beginning of February, the two local restaurants held benefits for the Foundation. On January, 26, Lou Malnati’s hosted the Restaurant Benefit at both of their Schaumburg locations. They helped us raise just over $1,000.
We also appreciate the outstanding opportunity for the Foundation to partner with Jason’s Deli for their pre-opening weekend in February. In addition to allowing us to taste-test delicious salads and sandwiches, this benefit produced $3,100 to support Foundation initiatives.