July News from the Foundation for FCPS

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"Collect for Kids" is in full swing

Maybe you've seen backpack collection boxes in your local grocery store, or heard appeals from a local non-profit to donate school supplies. That's "Collect for Kids," a consortium of organizations around the county that provide low-income students in FCPS with the supplies they need to start school in August. Over 54,000 students qualify for free or reduced meals in Fairfax County. That's a lot of backpacks and notebooks! 

Help us to fill the gaps with your financial gift to the Foundation to support "Collect for Kids."

Part of the Foundation's funding supports Resource Fairs in the Lee, Justice, and Mt. Vernon High School pyramids each August. The fairs provide families with school supplies, vision and dental screenings, haircuts, and a showcase of non-profit and county offices that offer various services to the community. Last year, over 9,000 people attended one of the fairs. 

Let's make sure all students have what they need to be successful in school! Find out more on the Collect for Kids website.  

Donate now!

Asha Joythi donation to Chantilly

Asha Jyothi Makes Second Donation to Chantilly HS. 

On July 3, Asha Jyothi made a second contribution of $88,000 to Chantilly High School to create a new Innovation Lab. Principal Scott Poole said, "We envision a new interactive workspace that will be available to students before and after school as well as to classes throughout the school day. By providing diverse tools that grow with our students, we believe we will enhance student learning and create a student-centered environment that is engaging and meaningful. We see endless possibilities for this new space to create imaginative and innovative work and to provide all students improved access to opportunities in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics)." 

To learn more about Asha-Jyothi’s mission and work, please go visit their website, https://www.asha-jyothi.org/mission/.


Business and Community Partner Nominations Are Open Now!

Is your school or program working with a tremendous business or community partner? Do you know of a business that is working with FCPS students to develop workforce readiness skills? Nominate them for a 2018 FCPS Partner of the Year award! These awards are presented at the State of Education luncheon in November.

More information about the award criteria and a link to the nomination form can be found on the Foundation's website.

SAVE THE DATE: State of Education Luncheon

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Fairview Park Marriott

Tickets and sponsorship information available here.

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Patrons getting food at Hutchinson's Summer FEEDS

Summer FEEDS Goes On All Summer Long!

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. Did you know that FCPS provides free meals to students throughout the summer at 19 locations? At 11 school sites, the Summer FEEDS program serves a free barbeque lunch every day to students under age 18, and adults can eat for $2.00! More information is available at this link

Your Contributions Will Help Keep FCPS Strong and Vibrant. 

During these warm days, the Foundation for FCPS is still hard at work matching community resources to programs and schools within our district.  Here are some ways your donation can help! 

  • Support Teacher Grants to expand work-based learning and career exploration opportunities (Workforce Development)
  • Provide backpacks or school supplies for students in need (Collect for Kids)
  • Erase student lunch debt (Kids in Need)
  • Enhance Employee Recognition programs, such as FCPS Cares or the FCPS Honors (Employee Recognition)
  • Provide gift cards and support to homeless students in FCPS (Kids in Need)

Or give to the school or program of your choice. We make it easy - YOU make the difference.

Donate Today!

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