Some TB test numbers

Every fall, we offer free TB testing at two elementary schools in the district. Why? Because volunteers are the lifeblood of good schools in Sunnyvale, and you need a valid TB test in order to volunteer. This is a barrier for many people, who have problems making it to a doctor’s office. We are proud to be able to offer this,

This fall was no different. We provided TB testing services at two schools, San Miguel and Bishop Elementary Schools. We provided 65 tests across both schools, with the majority of people being tested having students at those schools. The tests are offered to people with children at any school in the district however, and parents from nine of the ten schools did sign up, so we should have an impact on volunteering throughout the district.

We’re exploring broadening the program to more schools in future years because it’s so successful. Look out for the announcement late next summer for the 2018 tests!

Need a TB test to volunteer? We can help!

It’s the beginning of the school year, so it’s time to get a TB test! Volunteers in Sunnyvale Schools are required to get a new TB test every four years. We’re offering testing at Bishop and San Miguel Elementary Schools this year. While the tests are at these schools, parents/guardians/potential volunteers from any Sunnyvale School can get one.

You can sign up ahead of time at either Bishop Elementary School for Monday September 25th or San Miguel Elementary School on September 28th. We may be able to fit you in if you simply show up, but registering ahead of time will guarantee you a spot. You can download the English version or Spanish Version of the flyer in PDF form as well, if you need it.c

Thanks for registering and we’ll see you in late September!

Thanks Synopsys!


Huge thanks to Synopsis! They donated $2500 to our Science Camp fundraiser last spring, earmarked specifically for 5th grade students from San Miguel. Covering science camp funds is always difficult for the title 1 schools, and San Miguel was especially short last year. This was part of our overall science camp fundraiser last spring, and it wouldn’t have been as successful without them.

We’re getting there!

A HUGE thanks to everyone who has donated to help pay for a 5th grader to go to science camp! Thanks to people like you, we are 70% of the way to our goal of raising $5000 by May 24th. Seventy percent! This is great.

Thanks to Synopsys, who donated as well. They’re a wonderful community partner!

You can make a difference by donating today! Some Sunnyvale schools are still raising money to send their students to science camp, even though they’ve already attended. Your $100 donation could become $300 – $100 from you, $100 from SEF, and, if your employer does corporate matching, $100 from them! Every dollar you donate now will free another dollar for other school needs, like classroom supplies and teacher training.

You can donate by clicking the button below or by sending a check to:
Sunnyvale Education Foundation
816 W Iowa Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086




Thank you for your generous support. We couldn’t do this without you!

 

Donate to pay for a student’s science camp fees

Did you know…

  • All fifth grade students in SSD go to science camp for one week?
  • Some schools are still raising funds for those students, even though the students have already gone to science camp?
  • Sunnyvale Education Foundation will match donations made by May 24, up to $5000 to help with that gap?

It’s true! A donation of $300 would pay for one student’s full science camp tuition, but anything, even $10, will help. Thank you for your support!