We are looking for volunteers to help with the Giant Pumpkin Photo Booth and Raffle at the HMB Pumpkin Festival. This is a really fun event and a great opportunity to work with other local volunteers who are passionate about improving education for our local students. Shifts are available Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18. Sign up directly onto the Google Calendar or email Heather Stambaugh. Thank you!
VOTE FOR THE BIG LIFT
The children of the Coastside need your help.
And there is a simple way you can help them.
One of the projects competing for funding in the Google Impact Challenge is “The Big Lift”, with programs designed by a Coastside education task force to improve the education and school performance of the children of the Coastside.
You can help The Big Lift get an additional $250,000 by voting online at www.VoteTheBigLift.org. It won’t take you more than a minute and your vote can help to make a meaningful difference to the children of the Coastside.
Education experts agree that third grade reading proficiency is one of the best predictors of achievement in subsequent years…….children must learn to read in order to read to learn…..if a child is behind in reading by the end of third grade, it is unlikely that he or she will ever catch up!
What is The Big Lift? 43% of third graders on the Coastside are not reading at grade level. This figure rises to 65% for more economically disadvantaged Latino, African American and Pacific Islander third graders.
The Big Lift is a multi-pronged effort to close the achievement gap by providing programs for: pre-school, attendance improvement, summer retention of learning and one on one reading mentoring.
4th/5th grade science teacher - Secondary science teacher collaboration - Cunha science equipment -Half Moon Bay High School Computer Science course - Cunha Computer Science (wheel coding elective) - 4th/5th grade Computer Science pilot - Pilarcitos Computer Science (self-paced course) -Readers Workshop (middle and elementary schools) - K/1 Summer Bridging Literacy Program - 5th grade instrumental music - College prep (AVID) professional development - 4th/5th grade Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) pilot program
Visit our CEF Photo Booth at the Pumpkin Festival October 17 & 18!
VOTE for The Big Lift to receive an additional $250K for reading proficiency from the Google Impact Challenge