Dear Friends of Mountain Park Elementary Foundation,
We wanted to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your generous support this year! As you know, we relaunched the Mountain Park Elementary Foundation last year with the mission to inspire growth through technology and to provide for the enrichment and enhancement of educational programs and opportunities for our students. We had a successful year of fundraising at various school events such as Fall Family Fun Night, Holiday Extravaganza, and our amazing 1st Annual Blue Jean Ball. We also received many wonderful donations throughout the year from our families, staff, and corporate sponsors. As a result of your generous donations, we were able to write a check to MPE for $28, 500 this year that was used to purchase additional laptops to achieve the goal of individual devices for each 5th grader and additional iPads for grades K-4.
This spring, we all faced the challenges brought by Covid-19 which resulted in unprecedented school closures with a shift to digital learning. Our students were more prepared for this digital learning journey because of their regular access to technology at school and hands-on practice using programs like Office 365, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Word, Outlook, IReady, Seesaw, etc. That access and experience with technology, coupled with the dedication of our amazing staff and families, helped MPE students have one of the highest rates of digital learning participation and completion in the county!
Because we don’t yet know what fall will look like, we have decided to move the 2nd Annual Blue Jean Ball event from September 2020 to a later date in 2021 and we will communicate that new date as soon as possible. The Foundation has been meeting and planning some other fun events for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year to continue our mission to provide enrichment and enhancement of education programs and opportunities for our students, so stay tuned!
Thank you again for your generosity and support this year! We wish you all a relaxing and healthy summer and look forward to seeing you at our events next school year!
The Mountain Park Elementary Foundation