JSEF Signal Article: June 2017

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. 

May 21st dawned clear and crisp—a perfect day to take part in the JSEF SweatforSwett5k fundraiser. For those of you who were able to support our schools this way, we give a hearty “Thanks!” –Especially to the group of women who chose to wear tutus over their running gear!  The serious runners were able to keep track of their official time, and the serious gossipers were able to chat comfortably as they made their way along the beautiful Woodrat Trail.  Whether part of a group, or taking the 5k trail solo, everyone was awarded a beautiful commemorative T-shirt after they’d seen their Jumbo-Tron images cross the finish line. 

 So now everyone in our community will be able to see the results of our fundraising efforts as the red “mercury” in our new ☺ thermometers rises!  As you can see, we do have a challenging amount yet to go, but our upcoming Sugar Town Festival promises to help us get closer to the top.   

The Sugar Town Festival is always such a blast – be sure to save July 16th on your calendar!  With musicians giving fantastic shows at either end of Rolph Avenue, people from all over the Bay Area can saunter up and down the street enjoying all the fun Stuff we have to offer.  Everyone who comes builds a tremendous thirst—and JSEF provides the solution. Once again we will be offering lemonade—either straight, or with a shot of something “frisky”.  We’ll be right there in the middle of things; be sure to look for us on the west side of the street.  We’ll be there to quench your thirst. 

But what do we do with all the money we collect during these fundraisers?—you may ask?  Well. SCHOLARSHIPS, for one. At our last meeting we were able to discuss and debate the merits of the 21 applications for our scholarship program. It is such a great time to be at our meetings; the students who apply for these scholarships do such a good job of describing their experiences in our school district, and the goals they’ve been able to imagine.  And—because of your efforts and support—we’re able to award $750 to each of our four winners. (We simply couldn’t narrow it down to three!)  When you see these students, be sure to give them a big smile and congratulations.  They are (in alphabetical order) Kennedy Bridges, Jaime Curtis, Navkiran Khahera, and Noah McDonald.  High five’s to all of you.  And thank you for making our job so satisfying.  We are so proud of our John Swett High School students. 

Our new website is becoming more professional and easy-to-navigate.  Be sure to take a look at our new logo!  The whole thing is a work in progress—and our goal is to make it easy for you to keep track of what we’ve been up to! Just for fun take a look at the JSEF website www.johnswettef.org 

As always, our meetings are held in the District Offices on the third Monday of each month at 6:30.