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The Foothill Community Service Club is making sunbutter and jelly sandwiches on Wednesday morning September 28th starting at 7:45 a.m. in the school cafeteria.  Come to school early and tell your friends about this chance to help out those who are less fortunate.  The sandwiches will be given to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless to be distributed to people seeking assistance as our way to help out during of Hunger Action Month - http://hungeractioncenter.org/


2011-2012 Preliminary Schedule

Fall 2011 Kickoff Meeting - 7:45am on Wednesday September 14 in the school cafeteria
First Project - 7:45am on Wednesday September 28 in the school cafeteria!

 ·         Planning meetings – 2nd Wednesday of the month

This meeting will focus on planning, leadership training, and preparing materials for the FCSC bulletin board and eblasts.  Children who wish to hold an officer position or take on other responsibilities in the club will gain leadership and organizing experience

 

Meetings are held in the cafeteria from 7:45-8:10. Parents are welcome to attend.

-          September 14

-          October 12

-          November 9

-          December 14

·         Full club activity – 4th Wednesday of the month

 

These activities will begin with a brief lesson and discussion of a social concern such as poverty, hunger, homelessness.   Foothill third grade teacher, Shannon Van Scotter, will coordinate and oversee the lesson. 

 

Activities will be held in cafeteria (unless otherwise notified) from 7:45-8:10.  Parents are welcome to join. 

-          September 28 – making sandwiches for Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

-          October 26 – FCSC kids will pick activity – either walking animals at Human Society; preparing and sending packages to Boulder sister city, Dushanbe, Tajikistan;  or preparing oral rehydration kits for people fighting cholera in Haiti and elsewhere

-          November 30 – launch the coat drive

 ·         Ideas for the second half of the year include:

-          Helping with Heritage Night and Earth Day (at Foothill Elementary)

-          Helping with Colorado Children’s Day on the Pearl Street Mall

-          Spring bike wash fundraiser for any number of organizations (e.g., Round Up River Ranch (http://www.roundupriverranch.org/)

-          Prepare “birthday party in a box” to for children in shelters

-          Connect with CU Boulder Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders on Peru, Rwanda or Nepal projects (http://ceae.colorado.edu/ewbcu/)

-          Make a micro loan through Kiva (http://www.kiva.org/)

-          Please share your ideas

·         Roles for kids who want to be more involved include:  President, VP, Secretaries, Treasurer, Grade Representatives, Keepers of the Bulletin Board, Eblast Writers, meeting facilitators.


President -
Vice President -
Recording Secretary -
Corresponding Secretary -
Treasurers -
 
- Director - 5th Grade
- Director - 4th Grade
- Director - 3rd Grade
- Director- 2nd Grade
- Director - 1st Grade
- Director - Kindergarten

 


Spring 2011 notes
On Saturday May 14 the Foothill CSC/K-Kids will conduct a charity fundraiser car wash to benefit Roundup River Ranch - a Colorado camp for kids with life threatening illnesses.
The event will take place at Pollard Motors which is located at the northeast corner of Pearl and 30th Street in Boulder.  Jobs for kids include holding up signs to attract cars, and hand washing and drying cars - an adult will help with the power washer donated by James Pollard for rinsing.  Kids must have an adult supervisor and fill out a permission form to participate - contact Paul at 303-520-0200 for more information.

RECENT PROJECTS

SCHOOL DANCE - the K-Kids helped bring snacks and cleaned up afterwards on May 6
 
QUIZ BOWL - on Foothill Game Night (Friday April 15th) there will be a variety of events at the school from 6pm to 8pm.  Foothill CSC/K-Kids are sponsoring the Quiz Bowl to be held in the Art Room (helping out with scoring) and otherwise having a fun time at the other events which include foursquare in the gym, chess and other board games in the library, and bingo in the cafeteria!
 
EARTH DAY - on Friday April 22 the Foothill CSC/K-Kids will be holding up signs before school (8am-8:20am) to remind drivers not to let their cars idle more than one minute, otherwise to turn them off and restart when ready to go.
 
COLORADO CHILDREN'S DAY - on Friday April 29 Noon-4pm we will be helping the Kiwanis Club of Boulder to hand out prizes to kids who complete their tour of activities http://www.childrensdayboulder.org/
There will be plenty of time for members to participate in the events as well!
 

Status of loans at www.kiva.org as of April 16, 2011

Sharavdorj Sandagjav

Sharavdorj Sandagjav

Retail, Mongolia

Raising Funds
4% raised
 Las Preferidas Group

Las Preferidas Group

Retail, Bolivia

Paying Back
38% repaid
Karya Murni Abadi Group

Karya Murni Abadi Group

Livestock, Indonesia

Paying Back
0% repaid
 Saodatkhon Gultoraeva

Saodatkhon Gultoraeva

Retail, Tajikistan

Paying Back
24% repaid
 Artak Gulanyan

Artak Gulanyan

Food Production/Sales, Armenia

Paying Back
34% repaid
Waridi Group

Waridi Group

Fruits & Vegetables, Tanzania

Paid Back
100% repaid
 Carlos Cruz Antonio

Carlos Cruz Antonio

Property, Mexico

Paid Back
100% repaid
Aïssatou Coly

Aïssatou Coly

Retail, Senegal

Paid Back
100% repaid

 

Upcoming projects:

May(weekend TBD) Car Wash Fundraiser for Roundup River Ranch www.roundupriverranch.org

Sandwiches for the Boulder Homeless Shelter - Tuesday and/or Saturday in May.

 

  

On Tuesday April 8 we sorted and counted packaged razors that and donated them to EFAA and the Boulder Homeless Shelter.

 

On Tuesday Feb 22 we wrote thank you notes to the Rotary, Ideal Market, King Soopers, and Costco for their donations to our projects, as well as discussing ideas for new projects.


$250 raised for Chilean Orphanage Repair
 

Orphanages in Santiago, Chile remain severely damaged after a previous earthquake, endangering 450 vulnerable children. Donate now through December 17th for urgent hazard removal, structural repairs, sanitation, and post-disaster therapy and survival education programs.  The club is making a $250 donation from funds gathered from the donation bottle placed at the front of the school leading up to the year end holidays, a similar collection during the talent show, and half the award given to being the best school in the district of 500 students or more during the fall coat drive (donation from the Boulder Rotary Club)

 

Cholera Relief Packets for Haiti

On Tuesday January 11th the Club assembled packets to assist volunteer doctors from Colorado who will be treating patients on a mission to Haiti later in January - working 11am to noon and 2:50-3:45 in Ms VanScotter's 3rd grade classroom.  500 packets were given to the effort.

The second project for the 2010-2011 school year was helping out with the Rotary Coat and Winter Clothing Drive

Thanks to everyone who donated too-small, too-big, somewhat-worn, but still-warm coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, overshoes, etc. to the 20th annual Share-A-Coat program. Both children and adult size coats were collected, andThe Boulder Valley Rotary Club took them to Art Cleaners for cleaning, and then the Rotary is distributing them to local families and children in need.   Foothill was recognized as the top collector of materials for schools of 500+ students in the district, and the club was awarded $150 of which $75 will go to the Chilean Orphanage effort and $75 will go to a YMCA kids support program.

As voted upon in the December 7th meeting, the club made loans to Saodatkhon Gultoraeva of Tajikistan and Claus Antony of Tanzania  via www.kiva.org from repayments of previous loans to entrepreneurs in Senegal, Armenia, and Mexico.

 

Local: Share-a-Gift www.shareagift.org - we collected 10 boxes full of items
Share-A-Gift is an all-volunteer annual holiday project that provides toys, bikes, and books for children of low income families in the area of the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado since 1972. Each year approximately 2000 girls and boys, birth to age 14, receive these community donations. 

 

The first project for the 2010-2011 school year was a Food and Personal Items Drive Sep 21 - Oct 8

We had 279 total items, including 97 personal items, 54 cans of food, 33 bottles/jars, and 94 other food items.  The total weight was 146 pounds of stuff that was delivered to EFAA today.
 
Food & personal items background
We will put out bins with posters designed by club members to collect non-perishable food items for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) www.efaa.org. Highest priority are canned fruits, canned tuna & meats, dry cereal, canned meals (stew, chili) and peanut butter.  We will also collect personal items for The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless www.bouldershelter.org, which can include including toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, bath soap, deodorant-- preferably travel size), disposable razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, kleenex, and Q-tips.


 

The K-Kids community service group has meetings on Tuesdays. 

For the rest of the school year all members even Tuesdays anytime 11am to noon, Jan 11, Jan 25, Feb 8, Feb 22, Mar 8, Apr 12, Apr 26, May 10, May 24 in Ms. Van Scotters room - you can bring but NO NUT PRODUCTS can be brought into the room.
Officers only, along with any members making proposals for projects on odd Tuesdays , Jan 18, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 1, Mar 15, Apr 5, Apr 19, May 3, May 17 in the front office conference room

.  Depending what plans the group decides to pursue, there may be activities that individuals or families can complete to help with a project, or times for group project work outside of school hours.  The club website http://sites.google.com/site/foothillkkids/ will be used to post information about projects.  You can contact the group via email at foothill.k.kids@gmail.com.  Students can also be members and participate in projects without attending planning meetings.

 

Background:
 
The Foothill Elementary K-Kids Club started in the fall of 2008.  The group is involved in community service projects as directed by the students involved, with support from faculty and staff of the school along with parents.   K-Kids is the largest international elementary school age service group.
 
The K-Kids' motto is "We Build" and its objectives are:
  • To provide opportunities for working together in service to school and community
  • To develop leadership potential
  • To foster the development of a strong moral character
  • To encourage loyalty to school, community and nation
Club Officers for 2010-2011:
 
President - Dylan (4th grade)
Vice President - Johnny (1st grade)
Recording Secretary - Josh (2nd grade)
Corresponding Secretary -Tyler (2nd grade)
Treasurers - Gary & Clay (2nd grade)
 
- Director - 5th Grade
- Director - 4th Grade
- Director - 3rd Grade
- Director- 2nd Grade
- Director - 1st Grade
- Director - Kindergarten

 

2009-2010 school year activities:

 

Summary- Colorado Children's Day - Boulder

 
We will be assembling bags of goodies for Boulder Children's Day during our meeting time on Tuesday Apr 27 from 11am to noon.  We have permission to use the group of library conference tables at the school where we will put the various items that need to be stuffed, and walk from table to table with bags to gather the materials.  Kids and Parents needed!  Please respond to Ken Hotaling kenhotaling@juno.com or call him at 303-875-6722 if you can help out.
 
A week from today, the K-Kids (and parents) are also asked to assist the Kiwanis Club of Boulder at their booth on the Pearl Street mall between 13th and 14th Street on Friday April 30th anytime 11:15am to 4pm - there will be assistance needed in handing out the bags of goodies to other kids in attendance, handing out balloons, and assistance with safety training or other activities on the mall that day, with plenty of time for everyone to enjoy the various activities going on.  More information at http://sites.google.com/site/coloradochildrensdayatboulder/  Wear your K-Kids shirt and come on down - Please respond to Ken Hotaling kenhotaling@juno.com or call him at 303-875-6722 if you can help out.

 

Recent PROJECT - NOTHING BUT NETS - Saturday March 13th 11am-2pm

The K-Kids held a project to support “Nothing But Nets”, which is a global, grassroots campaign to raise awareness and funding to combat malaria, one of the largest killers of children in Africa. Nothing But Nets helps the global fight against malaria by sending a net and saving a life.  For more information about the programs see www.nothingbutnets.net  

We had a CAR WASH on SATURDAY MARCH 13th 11am-2PM at POLLARD FRIENDLY MOTOR CO (
www.boulderjeep.com) at 2360 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80301-1104 (just northeast of Pearl and 30th)

We washed 53 cars and raised $290 for charity.

ONGOING PROJECT -  KIVA

Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty. Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend to unique entrepreneurs around the globe.

The K-Kids have made their first loan via www.kiva.org to Aïssatou Coly of Senegal.  We plan to make more loans as our fundraising progresses and as loans are paid back we will re-loan the funds to others.

 
completed PROJECT - PENNY DRIVE FOR HAITI

 

The family of one of our members has a special connection to Haiti: his great-grandparents helped build a hospital there--Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti (HAS)--more than 50 years ago.  We held a "penny drive" (taking all kinds of coins and bills as well) for donations to support the hospital, which has been overwhelmed like many others there with needs to help the injured (see website http://www.hashaiti.org/) taking donations at the school front desk as well as at the Foothill Follies talent show which was held the same day as international entertainment fundraising efforts

 

We raised $1225.38 including contributions from the Kiwanis Club of Boulder.  Our next step is to complet the bank transfer from 1stBank to HAS.

 

UPCOMING PROJECT - COLORADO CHILDREN'S DAY FRIDAY APRIL 30

 Colorado Children's Day at Boulder is an afternoon of FREE activities for children through elementary school age and their guardians designed to celebrate children and engage them in age appropriate activities. Planned activities include exploration of emergency vehicles, interactive live music, face painting, gardening activities and more. This will also be an opportunity for parents to learn about the many services available to them in Boulder.
website: http://sites.google.com/site/coloradochildrensdayatboulder/ 

Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 planning meetings - each Tuesday in the Library Conference Room

 

During the previous school year, K-Kids completed projects for Community Food Share, Share-a-Gift, Colorado Children’s Day, and other charitable activities.  There is even a brick in the front hallway of the school announcing the formation of this group which in turn supports the acquisition of new playground equipment.
  
2009 Completed Projects and Results
NON PERISHABLE FOOD & PERSONAL ITEM COLLECTION OCTOBER 19-23

The Foothill K-Kids community service group held a combined collection drive for non-perishable food and personal items on the week of October 19-23.  Food items will go to Community Food Share www.communityfoodshare.org which will support a number of local assistance programs.  Highest priority are canned fruits, canned tuna & meats, dry cereal, canned meals (stew, chili) and peanut butter.  The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless www.bouldershelter.org will receive collected personal items, which can include including toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, bath soap, deodorant-- preferably travel size), disposable razors, shaving cream, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, kleenex, and Q-tips.

Results from the K-Kids Project:  Food & Personal Items Drive
Thank you Foothill Families for donating your items to the K-Kids drive in October.  Altogether we raised 569 items total.  That’s over $250 worth of items.  Everything was donated to either EFFA or The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless.
Thank you for supporting your community
Ana Figel
K-Kids Secretary

SKI DAY - WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 11  (click here for flyer)

What are you doing on Wednesday November 11th - Veteran's Day?  The Foothill Elementary K-Kids group is planning a ski day at Loveland Ski Area on that day off from school.  5th graders can ski for free with the Colorado Ski Country 5th Grade Passport (see http://www.coloradoski.com/Passes/PassportProgram/) and if 20 other students and parents participate a group rate is available of $15 for children age 6-14 and $30 for adults.  With the $10 Colorado Gems Card adults are 2 for 1 Monday-Friday see http://www.shopcoloradoski.com/product_p/gem-0910.htm which will get you free or reduced price tickets at other smaller Colorado Ski areas (including Eldora)

 

Please send email to foothill.k.kids@gmail.com or call 303-731-2775 and leave a message with your contact information if you are a family interested in participating, either as one driving (where you need to complete a school district transportation form) or as one that would like to ride with someone else who has space--please respond on or before Friday November 6.  More info on the area can be found at www.skiloveland.com.

Link to BVSD transportation form - http://bvsd.org/transportation/Documents/Student%20Transportation%20in%20Private%20VehicleForm.pdf

 

Collecting Coats and More:
The Foothill K-Kids community service group helped with a collection drive sponsored by the Boulder Valley Rotary Club and Art Cleaners for coats, hats, mittens, gloves, and boots that ended December 3rd.  Donated items will be cleaned and distributed to Boulder County children and adults in need. 

 

SHARE-A-GIFT

Share-A-Gift is an all-volunteer annual holiday project that provides toys, bikes, and books for children of low income families in the area of the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado since 1972. Each year approximately 2000 girls and boys, birth to age 14, receive these community donations.   The Foothill K-Kids community service club placed collection bins for these items in the front hall of the school after the Thanksgiving break, and took more than 10 bins and boxes to the Share-a-gift distribution center. More information at www.shareagift.org


Club Officers:
 
President - Alexis Martinez
Vice President - Lauren Young
Secretary - Ana Figel
Treasurer - Kaylie Stenhouse
 
Leah Carson - Director - 5th Grade
TBD- Director - 4th Grade
Dylan Rogers - Director - 3rd Grade
TBD - Director- 2nd Grade
Gary Bailey     - Director - 1st Grade
TBD -Director - Kindergarten

 
The PTO co-chairs for the group are Paul Bailey (pbailey@esri.com) and TBD
The Faculty liaisons are Sally Lasater (sally.lasater@bvsd.org) and Suzy Davis (suzy.davis@bvsd.org)
Support also comes from the Kiwanis Club of Boulder and University of Colorado CKI Clubs as well as area Key Clubs in High Schools and Builders Clubs in Middle Schools.Our club email address is foothill.k.kids@gmail.com and our website is http://sites.google.com/site/foothillkkids/
Our postal address is PO Box 3037, High Mar Station, Boulder, Colorado 80307-3037 USA.  Voice messages can be left at +1-303-731-2775
 
The Foothill Elementary website is http://www.bvsd.org/schools/foothill
 
For more information about the international K-Kids organization see http://www.kkids.org/
For more information about Kiwanis International see: http://www.kiwanis.org
 
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