Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

October 2010



Important Dates to Remember

Until Oct. 15: Pick up Walk donation envelopes and information at schools

Oct. 15: Turn in walk contributions at your school or online to and click on “Donate Now”


Pledges Due Oct. 15

“Fabulous 14” Walk for Your School Set Oct. 23

Walk at 2:30 pm, Race at 9 am

Students, parents, staff and community members will walk, run and have fun on Oct. 23, all in support of their schools.  The 2010 Walk has several new features this year, all designed to increase interest and support of the schools. The walk will begin at 2:30 pm this year to allow students time for the walk and then to enjoy the carnival at Lincoln Center.

In addition to new t-shirts for the event, there are new, additional inflatables that have been donated through the schools’ foundation for the carnival. In addition to the $25 category for a t-shirt, there is a new category of unlimited rides on inflatables and a t-shirt for $50.

Raffle prizes this year include: an Apple iPAD, bicycles, UNC courtside basketball tickets, Apple iPOD, FLIP camera, Ipod Nano, ice cream parties, and an autographed UNC basketball and football. Tickets are $10.

The special “Fabulous 14” t-shirts are approved for secondary physical education classes across the district.

Donation envelopes, which are due on Oct. 15, have been sent home with students or are available at school. Or to donate for a student or school online, go to and click on Donate Now. Make sure to indicate the school, student and teacher for which the donation is made.

As a part of the celebration, a $200 award for the school with the best representation of their fabulous features will be presented at the carnival. A $200 award also will be presented for the school with the highest percentage of walkers.

The PTA Thrift Shop will award one hour of time for each student per school up to a maximum of 100 hours per school. Each school must advertise the Thrift Shop and additional hours will be awarded for the best ads.

Carnival activities include a giant crocodile and giant shark inflatable, super slides, an obstacle course, baseball toss, bounce house, bean bag toss, and a range of additional fee-based activities organized and foods sold by school groups to raise funds for their programs.

There is no registration for the walk; everyone is welcome. However, dogs are prohibited on school property.

Shuttles will run from both Chapel Hill High School and Carrboro High School and then back from Lincoln Center to those schools and McCorkle Place. Parking is discouraged at Lincoln Center, and participants are encouraged to ride the shuttles. Shuttle service will stop at 2:15 p.m. Parking on Merritt Mill Road will be curtailed.

The walk will be preceded by the Race for Education which begins at 9 a.m. at McCorkle Place. The race course winds through the UNC campus. Runners can register at Fleet Feet Sports in Carr Mill Mall or by going to Registration is also available on Saturday morning before the race begins.

The Walk and Race were created by the foundation as a fundraising opportunity for the schools.


Foundation Offers Scholarships for National Certification

Teachers from 13 of the schools have received scholarships from the foundation to help offset the fee for national certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. A total of 20 teachers have received the grants this fall joining the 47 teachers who have received grants in recent years.

National certification is a voluntary, rigorous process of self-reflection and growth that identifies teachers who have met professional standards for accomplished teaching and integrates those teachers into educational reform efforts.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has one of the highest percentages of teachers with national certification in the state. A total of 221 teachers have achieved national certification here.

To apply for a $1,000 scholarship for initial certification or a $500 scholarship for re-certification, contact the foundation at or call 968-8819.


Grants Workshop Set Nov. 9

The foundation will conduct a grantwriting workshop on Nov. 9 at 4 pm at Lincoln Center. Please email or call the foundation office to register for the workshop. These are grant deadlines for the 2010-11 school year:

  • Achiever’s Grants Deadline: Nov. 18 and March 24
  • Strowd Roses Grants Deadline: Jan. 25
  • Student Enrichment Grants Deadline: Feb. 24

Achiever’s Grants target students or small groups of students who need additional academic or enrichment support. Strowd Roses grants are designed largely for grade level, schoolwide or district proposals from Professional Learning Communities. Student Enrichment Grants (SEGs) generally support classroom or grade level projects.


Novice Teachers Welcomed at Districtwide Tea

      The foundation hosted an afternoon tea for the 45 first-year teachers in the district on Sept. 30. As part of the festivities, each teacher was presented with a check for $100 in recognition of the many needs that first-year teachers face.


First Tuesday of Each Month Set Aside for Local Education Projects at Elmo’s and TCBY

       Again on Tuesday, Oct. 5, Elmo's Restaurant at Carr Mill Mall will designate 10 percent of its sales to local education. Funds from Elmo’s go to support teaching awards in math, science and foreign language and teacher grants, including projects for English language learners.

       The restaurant has identified the first Tuesday of each month to benefit local schools.

       Then on Oct. 12, TCBY will again designate 10 percent of sales to the foundation and schools.


   7th Annual Race for Education

       Register for the Race for Education at 9am on October 23rd. The Race begins at McCorkle Place on the UNC Campus. Register at


Donate Directly Online to Support Local Schools

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation is pleased to continue a service so that parents and others can make tax-deductible donations directly online at the website:

Just click on the “Donate Now” button and follow the instructions for one-time or monthly giving.

At the website,, visitors can see more information about other foundation programs. 


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 About the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation


We have opportunities to fund:

  • Teacher Grants
  • Excellence Awards in Teaching
  • Student Awards and Scholarships
  • Curriculum enhancements


For more information call 968-8819 or email


Major Sponsors of the Walk and Race for Education

Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company

UNC Health Care

VIF International Education


The Chapel Hill Restaurant Group • East Chapel Hill Rotary Club • GlaxoSmithKline • BB&T

Corley Redfoot Zack, Inc. • Duke Energy • Harrington Bank • innovation Management, LLC

Morgan Creek Foundation • Pierce Group Benefits • Sonitrol Security of the Triangle


35 Chinese Restaurant • AICPA •  Bank of America • Bell Leadership/Preston Hill

Carolina Ophthalmology Associates, PA • Chapel Hill Herald • Coleman Huntoon & Brown PLLC, CPAs

Crocodile Creek • Holmes Oil Co.—Cruizers • Elmo’s Diner • Eye Institute of NC, PC/Christine Lee, MD

Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA • Glen Raven Inc. Hibernian Restaurant & Pub • Home Team Properties LabCorp  Mama Dip’s Kitchen •  Maxine Mills Graphic Design • Measurement Incorporated • Moseley Architects

Northen Blue LLP • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates • Performance Auto Mall • Phoenix Financial, Inc.

seejanerun • Silverback Foundation • Sorgi Insurance • Sports Endeavors • Subway Eat Fresh

Tammy R. Severt, DDS, PA • Tim and Paula Godsey •  Time Warner Cable • TRIANGLE OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Triangle Pool and Spa Co. Inc. • Walmart •Worthy Ventures


A Better Image • Ballet School of Chapel • Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A. • Carrboro Family Pharmacy • Chapel Hill Pediatric Dentistry • East West Management Company • Hershey & Heymann Orthodontics •  Hoke/New Vision Architects

Kennon Craver Law Firm • Lewis Phillips Hinkle, PLLC, Attorneys at Law • Lumina Theater • Piedmont EMC • Progress Energy

State Construction • The Animal Hospital of Carrboro • The UPS Store on Fordham Blvd • Tony Hall & Associates

Wells Fargo Advisors Chapel Hill



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