Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

October 2012


  • “Super 16” Walk for Education Set Oct. 13;  New Activities at Carnival
  • New Members Join Foundation Board
  • Grant Writing Workshop Scheduled Oct. 16; Achievers Grant Deadline Is Nov. 1
  • Foundation Welcomes Novice Teachers Oct. 23
  • Support CHCPSF Through United Way, Harris Teeter and SECC
  • Donate Directly Online to Support Schools


Important Dates to Remember

  • Oct. 2: Elmo's Diner continues 10 percent donation for education on First Tuesdays, all day; proceeds go to Glenwood Elem. and PSF teacher awards and multi-cultural education
  • Oct. 13: Catch shuttle buses at CHHS or CHS from 12:30-1:30pm; Walk begins promptly at 2 pm from McCorkle Place, UNC
  • Oct. 13: Walk for Ed Carnival, Lincoln Center, 2:30-6pm
  • Oct. 16: Grant Writing Workshop, 4-6 pm
  • Oct. 23: Novice Teacher Tea, Weathervane Restaurant, A Southern Season, 3:30-5 pm
  • Nov. 13: Elmo's Diner continues 10 percent donation for education on First Tuesdays, all day; proceeds go to Carrboro Elem. and multi-cultural education


“Super 16” Walk for Education Set Oct. 13New Activities at Carnival

Thousands of students, parents, staff and community members will walk from McCorkle Place on the UNC campus to Lincoln Center, Merritt Mill Road for the “Super 16th” Walk for Education.

The Walk is in its 16th year of supporting the schools in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro district for their top needs. Each school has designated specific projects for Walk funds. Students from each school will show in costumes or signs why their school and/or teachers and staff are “super.”

The foundation awards a $200 cash prize to the school with the best representation of their super features and a $200 prize for the highest proportion of participation.

The Walk concludes with a carnival on the grounds of Lincoln Center, the district’s offices.

The Walk and race are designed to demonstrate community supportfor education, engage participants in physical activity and raise funds for the individual schools, said Ashley Wilson, president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation, organizer of the Walk.

Since this is the 16th year of the Walk, special “Super 16” t-shirts areawarded to students who raise $25 or more for their schools.

In addition, carnival activities at Lincoln Center include huge inflatable rides, super slides, an obstacle course, baseball toss, bounce house, beanbag toss, and a range of additional activities organized by school groups toraise funds for their programs. Families can plan to purchase dinner with the number of ethnic foods that will be available at the carnival.

In fact, school organizations will have booths that will spread out into the main parking lot at Lincoln Center. Recognizing that funds have been reduced for teams and clubs, the groups are working especially hard to raise funds to support their operations this year, said Kim Hoke, foundation director.

The Walk festivities begin at 1:15 p.m. and the walkers start at 2 p.m.from McCorkle Place on the UNC campus. There is no registration for the Walk; everyone is welcome, and the walk continues rain or shine. However, dogs are prohibited on school property. 

Shuttles will run from both Chapel Hill High and Carrboro High and then back from Lincoln Center to those schools and McCorkle Place. Parking is not available at Lincoln Center, and participants are encouraged to ride the shuttles. Parking on Merritt Mill Road will be prohibited.

Premiere sponsors of the event are the Wells Fargo Foundation, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Jim Kitchen and UNC Health Care.

Raffle prizes include an iPad, a Nook reader, an iPod and an autographed UNC basketball and football. 

New Members Join Foundation Board

Five new members of the community joined the Foundation board for three-year terms. They are: Laura Baxley, school and community volunteer; William (Bill) Bunch, CPA and owner and owner of William Bunch, CPA/Wealth Management; Georges Casimir, Executive Director, TiE Carolinas and Program Director at Apex Technologies/Lenovo International; Chris Mumford, an entrepreneur in education, technology and consumer products; and Dan Rockaway, co-founder and owner of Sounds and Colors. 

Grants Workshop Set Oct. 16; Achievers Fund Grant Deadline Is Nov. 1 

The first grant-seeking workshop of the year is set for Oct. 16. Contact the foundation office to register at or call 919-968-8819. Obtaining information from the workshop will greatly assist grant seekers, said Kim Hoke, Foundation Executive Director. 

The CHC PSF offers three grant programs for classroom, student and project support. Achievers Grants target individual and small groups who need academic support or enrichment and are low income or teams of students who advance to national competitions. The deadlines are Nov. 1 and April 25, 2013.

Strowd Roses grants, ranging from $2,000-$8000, are expected to make district-wide, school or grade level impact and the deadline is Jan. 24, 2013.

Student Enrichment Grants or SEGs target individual classrooms and range from $200 to $2,000. The deadline is Feb. 21, 2013.

Foundation Welcomes Novice Teachers Oct. 23

The Foundation will welcome about 60 first-year, novice teachers on Oct. 23 at the Weathervane Restaurant. The teachers are starting their new careers in one of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools and the foundation will present them with supplies and materials and cash gifts.


Support CHCPSF through United Way, Harris Teeter and SECC

Parents, staff and community members can support the Foundation through several other channels. Here are three:

  • Harris Teeter number: 6062 PLEASE RE-LINK by clicking here
  • SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign) No.: 1505
  • United Way Giving No.: 4130


The 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” 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 919-968-8819 or email


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