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The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its second annual Phone-A-Thon on October 17 and 18 from 6:00-8:30PM. During this time volunteers will be calling every family with children in our public schools, and supportive members of the community, and to ask them to contribute towards the Foundation goals of over $100,000 to be used for classroom enhancement including library books, reading kits, science equipment, and art supplies.

The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents, educators, business leaders, and community sponsors who raise money to make a difference in the classrooms of our school children. They work year-round on projects that put 100% of their proceeds from the Phone-A-Thon, the Knowledge Bowl and Marathon into the classrooms at the public elementary, middle and high schools.

Recently, the elementary school students and faculty honored the Foundation with a thank you presentation for the new math curriculum purchased by the Foundation. It is very gratifying to see the immediate benefits of the community’s generosity coming from the children and teachers.

We hope that the community will respond generously again this year for our kids. Parents, faculty and members of the community have volunteered to work the phones the night of the Phone-A-Thon. Several families have made their contribution early in order to save us a phone call on Phone-A-Thon night so those early donations are greatly appreciated.

In our island community, quality education is everybody’s business. Anyone wanting to support our children in school can send a donation to the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 1452, Friday Harbor, WA 98250. If you would like to volunteer your time at the Phone-A-Thon we would be thrilled to have you. Please give us a call at 378-8601 or 378-6233.

We need your help to make this Phone-A-Thon a success. With your enthusiastic support we know we can continue to make a difference in the classroom. Get ready to “Answer the Call” and say “Yes” on October 17th and 18th.

Kelly Snow, Secretary
San Juan Public Schools Foundation