TEFFLA Awards New Grant to Southwest Junior High!
The Science Department at Southwest Junior High is excited to be using new student response clickers, thanks to a $1,000 grant received from TEFFLA (The Education Foundation of the Forest Lake Area) in January to assist with the purchase.
Southwest Junior High Science Department:Adam Wilson, Sharon Heyer, Angela Larson, Mary Christopherson Missing from photo: Benjamin Dinnies.
The student response clickers will mainly be used for formal assessments and quick in-class surveys. Students will also be using them for tests and quizzes which allows for quick feedback on how students perform as soon as they submit their answers. These clickers provide the opportunity to get immediate results, quickly compare assessment data, and be able to use common assessments for the five science teachers at Southwest Junior High. The students and staff are very thankful to the TEFFLA community supporters for helping them purchase this innovative system.
Growing TEFFLA at Waldoch Farm - We Grew!
The inaugural TEFFLA fall event, “Growing TEFFLA at Waldoch Farm”, was a memorable success! 75+ community members enjoyed sampling local wines and craft beers to support the education foundation and its mission.
The Forest Lake High School Jazz Band provided a special treat for the guests, serenading them with lively tunes and showcasing the student members’ musical talents. TEFFLA’s September event “grew” the endowment fund by over $4,300. We are grateful for the generous support of our donors and Waldoch Farm!!!
Even the smallest funding provided to projects and programs makes a positive and significant impact in student learning
Board Spotlight - Sandy Chaussee
Sandy has been a TEFFLA Board member since its inception in 2008, working diligently early on to get the foundation established and an endowment fund underway. She is a 35 year employee at 3M, and her tireless volunteer hours with TEFFLA do not go unnoticed. 3M received the “Excellence in Mentoring in America Award for Corporate Leadership” in January. 3M is the first corporation to receive this award. The award reflects the dedication of the many 3M employees and retirees who give their time volunteering and mentoring young people in our community. The 3M Foundation has made annual contributions to our endowment fund to recognize Sandy’s volunteer efforts. Thank you, Sandy and 3M - You inspire all of us to do more to make our community better.
Support TEFFLA at the Winer Plunge 2013 "Gettin' Cold for a Cause"
TEFFLA has a team of brave souls willing to plunge into the icy cold waters of Forest Lake again this year as part of the Forest Lake Rotary Club's Annual Winter Plunge held on Saturday, February 23, 2013. The Rotary is organizing this event for all non-profits.
2012 Winter Plungers: Sandy Chaussee, Gail Theisen, Kathy Grafft and Karen Morehead
You can support TEFFLA with a donation pledge to Mark Kasma or Ryan Goodman, who are jumping for TEFFLA. Their company is Bolton & Menk and can be found at www.winterplunge.kintera.org.
The Forest Lake Rotary website allows you to make an online contribution for an individual plunger, or follow our plungers to their team page. Come out to Lakeside Beach on the 23rd from 12-3 p.m. and watch as your community
Smart Interactive Board
TEFFLA CONTACT INFORMATION
Donley Johnson - Chair
Jeff Joyer - Vice Chair
Sandy Chaussee - Treasurer
Jane Bona - Secretary
Jeff Gauvin Board Member
Kathy Norquist Board Member
Karen Morehead - Board Member
Linda Madsen - Ex Officio Board Member
Laurel Walker - Executive Director
Save the Dates - TEFFLA Events
- LAKE FEST BUILD-A-BOAT JUNE 1, 2013
- HALL OF FAME INDUCTION JUNE 3, 2013
- HALL OF FAME RECEPTION JUNE 4, 2013
- FALL EVENT AT WALDOCH FARM
- SEPTEMBER 2013
Contact Laurel Walker: 651.464.0631
Please join us as we build the legacy that turns dreams into reality.
Previous Teffla Talk Newsletters:
TEFFLA Talk Winter 2013
Teffla Awards New Grant to Southwest Junior High and other news
TEFFLA Talk Fall 2012
Grants Awarded, Class of 1977 Donation, New Board Members and other news
TEFFLA Talk Winter 2012
Winter Plunge, Grants Awarded and other news
TEFFLA Talk 2011
Fundraising Efforts, Scott Gauvin Gift and other news