When we say we’re running in the red—it’s not exactly what we mean…. What we want you to notice is that we erased last year’s red “mercury”. So—where did that money go?
A huge thank you to Brian Montgomery and his co-workers at Genentech who recently raised nearly $1300 for the John Swett Education Foundation at Brian’s annual charity golf tournament! Their continued support is vital to our work supporting our schools. A special thank you to the Bull Valley Roadhouse, Avidex, Crestron, Blackbox and other donors for their continued support of the JSEF and this event with their raffle prizes.
Aug. 22, 1929 - Feb. 11, 2018
Pasquale 'Pat' Contestable passed away on February 11, 2018. He touched many lives with his gentle spirit and positive outlook on life.
Pat was born in Crockett, CA and graduated from John Swett High School and earned a degree in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master in Education from California State University San Francisco. After serving in the U.S. Army, Pat dedicated his career to John Swett Unified School District holding a variety of positions including teacher, counselor, principal, business manager and superintendent of schools. Upon retirement, Pat enjoyed traveling, golf, the Lions Club and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Pat is survived by his loving wife, Julia, devoted children Mary Wooster (Kevin), Julie Bates (Jeff) and Peter Contestable and grandchildren Madeline Wooster and Jeremy Bates. His generous, easy going spirit will be missed by all that knew him.
Friends and family are invited to a funeral service at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 555 Third Avenue in Crockett. Friday, Mar. 2, 2018, 10:00 AM.
Pat has requested that donations should be made to the John Swett Education Foundation. We are deeply moved by his thoughtfulness and years of support and service.
Donations can also be mailed to:
John Swett Education Foundation, P.O. Box 455, Crockett, CA 94525
"I cannot even tell you how much of a game changer this has been for my classroom! This year my students created websites to showcase online digital portfolios that they will continue to add to throughout their educational career at JSUSD. We really have done some amazing work thanks to this donation. So grateful for this opportunity for our students."
Heather Marshall, 6th grade Teacher, Carquinez Middle School
So, if you wake up on May 21st and realize that you really want to earn the wholesome satisfaction of supporting the next generation of students in our cozy community, this Fun Run is good for all. (Tickets will be available that morning for late-comers for only $35.) The official starting time is 9:00—so we’ll see you a little before that.
Each month, Board member Billie Davis shares the latest news with readers of the Crockett Signal newspaper and our web site. Keep up on our newest accomplishments and upcoming events.
For the fourth straight year the Education Foundation hosts the scenic 5K Fun Run on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. The route, known as “Woodrat Trail,” starts behind the Carquinez Middle school, runs past Willow Continuation School, then loops through the beautiful Crockett Hills Regional Park, and ends by circling the John Swett High School football field.
Besides the breathtaking vista, a fun highlight for all participants will be to watch themselves crossing the finish line on the score-board Jumbotron.
We would like to acknowledge our supportive neighbors at Phillips 66, Crockett Community Foundation and C&H Sugar who make our events possible. A special thank you goes out to Yogurtland of Pinole and Road ID for the swag in the bag!
All proceeds will go directly to help John Swett Unified School District students, so your registration supports a truly worthy cause.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will double your contribution to JSEF through Facebook from now until December 13th! Right now is the best time to make a difference. Please help the schools in our district get new Chromebooks...
Travel back in time with us to the 1980s for this year's annual prom, to be held on November 19th at the Crockett Community Center. Through faithfully recreated period design and your favorite '80s music you'll wonder: Is it really 2016...or 1986!?
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