Ready for a Roarin' Good Time?
The Painted Rock
March 4, 2014
Have you heard? Tickets for the Annual Foundation Auction are on sale NOW! With only 160 tickets available, be sure to order your tickets early! Whether you have attended in the past or this is the first year you are considering going, this year's event is sure to be a roaring good time!
This year's Gatsby-inspired night will feature a night of desserts and champagne, a golden ticket raffle and of course the EVER POPULAR SILENT AUCTION. But, before you hit the auction for some serious bidding & fun, grab some of your friends and head to dinner at these local dining spots that have graciously offered to GIVE BACK to Painted Rock on Friday, March 28. Dine at Sushi Lounge (giving back Thursday and Friday), The Brigantine or AVANT at the Rancho Bernardo Inn before the auction and a portion of your check will go back to Painted Rock.
After dinner, head to the Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club for dessert and champagne....and shopping! Peruse more than 100 items exclusive to the event attendees, bid on your favorites and be sure to stick around for a special golden ticket raffle drawing and live auction.
Purchase your tickets NOW to secure your spot for Friday, March 28 | 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Carmel Mountain Country Club
But wait — there's more! New this year is the Golden Ticket raffle drawing. Purchase a Golden Ticket for $100 each (or $90 with the purchase of 2 Auction Event tickets) for your chance to win a live auction item of your choosing. No more than 100 golden tickets will be sold giving each ticket holder a 1 in 100 chance, or better, to win. Need not be present at the March 28 event to win. Live auction items include:
- Anchors Away Package - Either cruise the bay or embark on a fishing adventure aboard the 43 foot Southern Cross
- VIP Airport Tour - A 2 hour VIP tour of the San Diego International Airport for up to 15 people
- Vegas Vacation - A 3 night stay in a one bedroom condo right on the Strip and in the heart of the action at the Jockey Club
- Ski Heavenly Valley Tahoe - A 7 night stay in a two bedroom, two bathroom (plus loft) condo at the Perennial Vacation Club at Tahoe Village, Heavenly Valley Ski Resort
- 5th Grade Promotion Tickets - 2 front row seats to Painted Rock's 5th grade promotion
- Painted Rock Parking Spot - A reserved parking spot in the lot across the street from Painted Rock for the 2014-15 school year
- more to come!
Remember — the auction's success depends on your help — a majority of the best items offered in the Foundation's Annual Auction come from Painted Rock families and their businesses. If you have a donation or even an idea, please reach out to the Auction committee at email@example.com
. No item is too small or too big. The better selection we have the more money we can raise to support PE, Impact Teachers and Technology programs at Painted Rock. Think gift certificates, unique experiences, services, home items or sports memorabilia. We need all items by Monday, March 10 to make the catalog listing.
We look forward to seeing you in March and raising money to support the enhanced educational experience we all appreciate at the ROCK! Keep your eyes and ears open for other events and opportunities during March that will support our mission.
Time With Teacher Online Auction
The Painted Rock
January 17, 2014
It's a new year and you know what that brings?! Fresh starts, new beginnings and everyone's favorite -- Time with Teacher!!
The Time with Teacher online auction will begin on Monday, January 27 at 9 a.m. PST. This auction offers students the chance to share in a special experience with their teachers and classmates. This year, the Time with Teacher events include jumping, swimming, bowling, laser tagging, movie watching, rock climbing, eating and more! Stay tuned for details on how to place your bids!
Auction Donations: The auction committee is in full planning mode for this year's Painted Rock Auction Week. A majority of the best items offered in the Foundation's Annual Auction come from Painted Rock families and their businesses. If you have a donation, know someone who would like to make a donation or have an idea for an item, please email the Auction committee. No item is too small or too big -- the better selection we have the more money we can raise to support PE, Impact Teachers and Technology programs at Painted Rock. Thank you for your support!
Your Donation Dollars at Work
The Painted Rock
December 10, 2013
As we wrap up 2013, the Painted Rock Foundation is grateful for your continued financial support. Your donations are currently hard at work in our classrooms.
We have two Impact Teachers currently in place at Painted Rock. Impact teachers are credentialed teachers who aide our teachers in managing large class sizes by providing small group instruction.
Jessica Yengo is working with the second and fourth grades. She is providing support in three core subjects: math, writing, and reading comprehension.
Ally Paur is working with third grade and providing support in math and reading.
Fifth grade will be receiving support in math in early 2014.
Launched at the end of the 2012-2013 school year with a mobile cart of 20 iPads, the iPad program at Painted Rock continues to grow. To supplement the cart, this year we are implementing the iPad Cluster Program. Each grade level will now have access to an additional number of iPads: 7 iPads for grades K-2 and 10 iPads for grades 3-5. This format has allowed teachers to use the iPads to enrich your child's educational experience on a daily basis. You can check out what apps are being used by grade level by visiting the Foundation Technology tab on the school website.
If you have an iPad or tablet at home, we will continue to provide resources such as this list of 10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science to you in our Painted Rock Facebook Tech Tuesday Tips/Updates.
Avoid the Crowds – Shop eScrip’s Online Mall:
Need ideas for stocking stuffers, holiday party gifts or for the person who is impossible to buy for? Consider shopping eScrip's online mall and earn money for Painted Rock. It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:
1. Sign up or sign in at www.escrip.com
2. Click on the "online mall"
3. Shop online retailers such as Apple, Adidas, Best Buy, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom's, Macy's, Old Navy, PetSmart, Toys R Us and MORE and earn money for Painted Rock. Painted Rock's eScrip Group ID is 152234898.
Thanks again for your support! Happy Holidays from the Painted Rock Foundation.
2014 Auction Week Update
The Painted Rock
November 14, 2013
School is in full swing, the holidays are coming and the planning for the Painted Rock Foundation Auction is underway! Last year’s event was made successful with support from our outstanding Panther community – YOU! If you own a business or know someone who does, please lend your support by donating an item or encouraging others to donate. Every donation helps us fund programs and services at Painted Rock.
We have some great, new ideas and hope you will help us to get the ball rolling. Maybe you have even better ideas on fabulous items for our live or silent auction? Send them our way at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you!
This year, our silent auction will be a week-long ONLINE AUCTION event beginning with a family-oriented night of food trucks and fun on Friday, March 21, 2014. The week will end with a adult-only evening that will include food, cocktails and a live auction (more info to come next month) on Friday, March 28. We hope to see you at one or ALL of the events, or at least logged in to the online auction.
If you don’t have an idea for an auction item, but are thinking that you really want to support our programs…it's not too late to contribute to the
252 Annual Fundraiser Campaign if you haven’t already done so. This campaign funds programs and services such as PE, music, math and reading impact teachers, ongoing technology innovation, and a diverse set of student enrichment programs. These are things that make Painted Rock stand out! Any donation, of any size, is appreciated.
Maybe your employer will match you? Give $100 and we get $200 or even $300. We have received $3,622 in matching donations from companies such as Qualcomm, Pfizer, LPL Financial,
HP, Nokia and Toyota. Your contribution could be doubled or even tripled! Click here to search matching gift companies.
Go to paintedrockschool.com or email email@example.com for more information on how to give via check or credit card, in a one-time payment or even installments!
Thank you for making our school ROCK!
Did you know that iPads are being used in the classroom to enrich your child's education?
The Painted Rock Foundation, which is committed to funding technology in the classroom, is excited about this growing program which has been funded thanks to your generous support.
This year, we are implementing an iPad cluster program in which each grade level will have access to a certain number of iPads: 7 iPads for grades K-2 and 10 iPads for grades 3-5. The first grade level, which was our "pilot program", started out with the cluster of iPads and have shared great success. Apps in use include ABC Tracer and VocabularySpellingCity, and we are excited about spreading the program school wide.
Follow the Painted Rock Foundation on Facebook or Twitter for Tech Tuesday Tips and learn about apps your child's class may be using, iPad updates and other useful technology-based news.
Free Money For Painted Rock
The Painted Rock
October 3, 2013
Attention Vons, Ralphs, and Target shoppers -- sign up or renew your loyalty cards today and start getting free money for Painted Rock! And, don’t forget – click thru on this link EVERY TIME you shop at Amazon to earn commissions for Painted Rock through the Amazon Associates program.
**Bookmark Amazon Link**
When you register with Vons, Ralphs and Target, a portion of your purchases goes to Painted Rock. This has no impact on your individual member benefits, so it is a free way to generate money for our school.
Last year the Vons and Ralphs programs generated almost $1,000 for Painted Rock, but we know other schools are making close to that much every month. So we are asking all families that shop at these stores to take a few minutes to either sign up or renew their loyalty cards.
**IMPORTANT- for those that have signed up in years past, you must renew your association with Painted Rock every year.**
Below are links to the various programs along with instructions. If you have any issues, please contact Craig Crawford at Crawford-Craig@sbcglobal.net and he can assist you.
The more members we get, the more money for our kids! Please take a few minutes to sign up now.
To date, Painted Rock has received close to $13K in donations from this program!
AMAZON: CLICK HERE EVERY TIME YOU SHOP AT AMAZON
- Painted Rock Ralphs Group ID: 91655
- To Register:
o Click “Create an Account” in upper right-hand corner
o Follow 5 steps thereafter
o After confirming registration, link your card (see below).
- To Renew:
o Click “Sign in”
o Click on “My Account”
- To LINK Your Ralphs Card:
o Click “My Account” and then “Account Settings”
o Select Painted Rock 91655 as your Community Rewards Organization
Bring this letter with you the next time you shop at Ralphs and hand to cashier at checkout.
Be sure to bookmark it for even easier shopping!
Spread the word
– Do you know someone who shops at these stores? If so, share this information with them and earn even more money for Painted Rock! Perhaps Grandma does her share of Target shopping in Minnesota or shops at Ralphs in the LA area? Those purchases can be credited to Painted Rock! Think outside the ROCK!
Welcome to the 2013-2014 School Year!
The Painted Rock
September 7, 2013
The Painted Rock Foundation welcomes you to the 2013-2014 school year! We are excited about the new year and invite you to stay connected with the Foundation through this blog and social media. That’s right – the Painted Rock Foundation has gone social! If you haven’t already, follow us on Facebook and Twitter for information about school events, Foundation news and all of our innovative plans to make this school year the best yet.
Stay Connected with Painted Rock’s Foundation: Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter
You may be wondering – what is the Painted Rock Foundation and what does it support? Working closely with the Painted Rock PTA, the Foundation Board is comprised
of a group of volunteer parents and staff who strive to ensure our Panthers have the best education. The Foundation is an independent, non-profit 501c3 organization with the flexibility and commitment to annually assess needs with school administration. The Foundation’s primary mission is to generate the funds necessary to enhance school curriculum, with an emphasis on current, academic-focused technology for our students and classrooms.
As we enter the new school year, the Painted Rock
Foundation is grateful for those who have supported our efforts. Because
of your generosity, we have been able to help fund Painted Rock’s P.E., math and
reading impact teachers, classroom supplies, iPads in the classroom, educational
software and other student enrichment programs. The 252 Annual Fundraising
Campaign, which is going on now, helps the Foundation, in conjunction with the
PTA, to kick-start our annual fundraising. Please consider making a tax
deductible donation to the 252 Annual Fundraising Campaign today by making a
one-time donation or through an installment plan. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Make Your Donation Today: 252 One-Time Donation | 252 Installment Donation | Find Out if Your Employer Matches Donations
Watch out for more communications to come via our blog, and don't forget to shop Amazon,
enroll or renew in eScrip if you shop at Vons (must be done each year), register or re-register if you shop at Ralphs (must be done each year), and donate
up to 1% of your Target REDcard purchases to Painted Rock!