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    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week — May 6-10, 2019 — students, alumni, and parents are invited to recognize a special teacher, current or retiree, by making a donation to the U-46 Educational Foundation.

    The U-46 Educational Foundation expands opportunities for U-46 students beyond what is possible with tax dollars. Established more than a decade ago, the Foundation has supported Districtwide events and programs, such as classroom sky shows at the U-46 Planetarium, heart rate monitors for physical education classes, and the annual TalentFest showcasing high school students. Most recently, the  Foundation awarded eight “mini-grants” that allowed teachers to pursue innovative projects for their classrooms. The Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  

    By honoring a teacher through a donation to the Foundation during the #ThankAU46Teacher campaign, donors will help the District provide activities that enhance, enrich, and complement existing opportunities at all District schools. The donations will also means Districtwide recognition for teachers. Donors are encouraged to write a brief letter about the teacher to accompany their donation — and with the donors' approval, excerpts will be shared on the District's social media channels — but a note is not required. 

    The suggested level of donations are as follows:

    $25 - Donor and teachers’ names will be published on a special page on the School District U-46 website. The teacher will receive a card notifying him/her of the donation and an excerpt from any accompanying letter.  

    $50 - The teacher will receive a classroom poster, as well as have his/her name published (with the donor’s name) on a special page on the U-46 website. The teacher will receive a card notifying him/her of the donation and an excerpt from any accompanying letter.  

    $100 or more - An in-class surprise will be arranged so that the donor (or a proxy) could read the nominating letter to the teacher. Select surprises would be filmed and shared on the U-46 website and social media. Teacher would also receive the classroom poster, website recognition, and a card with an excerpt from the accompanying letter.

    If you would like to #ThankAU46Teacher, and support the Foundation, please fill out the form below and follow the instructions to make your secure online donation. If you have any questions, please write to foundation@u-46.org.

    Thank you!

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