Sponsor a Senior  

Last Spring, we ran a “Sponsor a Senior” Campaign. The Timberline High School Blazers and the North Thurston Rams were challenged to see who would be able to get the most donations for the “Sponsor a Senior” Program. Thanks to all of our donors, we raised close to $10,000!

The Timberline Blazers made a last-minute comeback and passed the North Thurston Rams by one sponsor! This goes to show that every donation does matter!

North Thurston Principal Nick Greenwell was a good sport and showed up to the Blazer/Rams football game on October 19th wearing his opponent’s Timberline gear. He took a pie to the face from his good friend Paul Dean, Principal of Timberline High School!

Thanks to Nick and Paul for raising awareness for the North Thurston Education Foundation, and for having fun and being good sports!  We appreciate the support!



North Thurston Education Foundation Learning Improvement Grant Recipients 

Above: NTEF LIG recipients Laura Kraig and Katy Govan at Timberline High School.

Learning Improvement Grants, to educators for classroom use, have been given by the Foundation since 1996. Currently, several grants are selected through a competitive application process. Funds help teachers increase student learning tied to district and state learning goals. There are four opportunities a year to apply for grants, September 15, November 1, February 1, and May 1.

Educators use grant funds in a variety of ways; past uses include sending students to an educational writing conference, educational field trips, and the purchase of cameras for a Science/Art club. We will be featuring Learning Improvement Grant recipients in our next few newsletters. See these lucky recipients below, and thank you so much for your hard work in our North Thurston classrooms!

(*Recipient names listed under photos)

Kelsey Hackney at Meadows Elementary

Michael Koehler at Meadows Elementary 

Rose Aitken at Lacey Elementary

Board Member Spotlight:  Becky Carver, Branch Manager of Prime Lending  

1. How did you first get involved in NTEF?
I met NTEF’s Executive Director, Michael Jones, at a community event. I loved talking to him about the Foundation I asked him how I could get involved. I immediately began giving a monthly donation. I eventually asked if I could be on the board.
 2. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love to golf. I also love spending time with my dog, kids, family and husband. 
3. How do you believe the community can best support the work of NTEF?

Isn’t NTEF just amazing? I grew up with a lot of things in common with these kids. We struggled as a family. I think that being able to help kids with even basic needs like shoes, clothes, and food is an amazing gift.