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    Welcome to the PDM Partner News!
    Issue 5, August 2017
    Welcome to our Partnerships, Development, and Marketing (PDM) newsletter, dedicated to keeping you up-to-date with important information, resources, and strategies to support our students, families, and schools.
    Get your ticket to the Superintendent's Breakfast

    This annual business networking event hosted by the 21st Century Education Foundation brings together business leaders, community partners, and school system officials to connect resources on behalf of our more than 81,000 students.  We are pleased to announce the honorees nominated by our schools for being outstanding partners, listed below. To purchase tickets go to www.aacps.org/foundationbreakfast.  

    Art Whittington, A.J. Bartlinski's Karate Supercenter
    Chad Sanschagrin, Cannonball Moments
    Brittany Michael, CVS Store #3043
    Tiffany Scales, Educational Systems FCU, Annapolis
    Mike Phennicie, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
    Linda Coolbaugh, Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church
    Bill Shoe, Primo Pasta Kitchen
    Kay Betz, Outfluence, LLC
    David Reilly, Reilly Benefits, Inc.
    Dr. Danielle Schwarzmann, NOAA
    Joe Van Deuren, South County Rotary Club
    Stu Tobin, Thunderbolt Global Logistics


    We have moved the location to La Fontaine Bleue to accommodate even more guests and have added a silent auction to the event. If you are interested in sponsoring or donating to the silent auction, please contact Carol Ann McCurdy at cmccurdy@aacps.org or 410-222-5829.

    Homeless Students in Need Fund

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    Did you know that more than 1,000 students in our county were homeless last school year? The 21st Century Education Foundation created a fund and has helped raise more than $10,000 to support these students. Last year, the money raised was able to help students with a variety of unique needs. The fund was able to send students to summer camp, pay for a driver's education course, send a student on a field trip to Florida with the student's dance team, and purchase necessities like clothing and toiletries.

    This fund was generously seeded with the support of more than $8,000 from the Annapolis Chapter of 100 Women Who Care. Pictured above is Kerry Tucker, co-founder, 100 Women Who Care Annapolis.

    If you would like to donate, go to www.aacps.org/helphomelessstudents.

     Anchors Aweigh

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    In early June, the 21st Century Education Foundation hosted their annual Spring cruise fundraiser. It was a great evening of networking in support of our school system. More than 60 people were in attendance to help raise $15,000. Be sure to get on the boat next year--tickets sell fast!

    Matt shares his Then & Now story 

     

    Matthew Centrowitz started his journey to the Olympics as a Broadneck Bruin. With the support of his coach, who fostered and encouraged Matt’s natural potential while at Broadneck, Matt has been able to follow his passion as a professional athlete. Hear about his incredible journey to bring home a gold medal in 2016 and break the American record, and about the family that was behind him every step of the way. Hear his Then & Now story @ www.aacps.org/thenandnow.

    Business Partner Spotlight: Homestead Gardens

    STEM students in the Green Technologies pathway at South River High School embarked on a journey two years ago which would turn out to be much larger than they had expected. Together with CAT-South, students pieced together the framework of what would become the first Tiny House that STEM had ever constructed. When students ran into dead ends with the construction, Homestead Gardens volunteered to put on the finishing touches and donated time, materials, personnel, and space to complete the house. From wiring to structural sounding, hot water hook-up to the bathroom, and even transporting the house from CAT-South to their facilities, Homestead Gardens ensured all was well prior to the Tiny House Showcase on June 7, 2017 when they hosted the event at their headquarters.  At the conclusion, the house was donated to another community partner -- Ocean Research Project -- that will use the house as a shore-side water lab where they will host groups of students to further educate them on the ever changing conditions of the earth’s water. This project was a stunning display of partnership.

    Upcoming Events

    Westfield Game Night
    Tuesday, August 22

    Educator Expo
    Tuesday, August 22

    Superintendent's Breakfast
    Wednesday, September 27

    Donate Now

    Did you know you can make a tax-deductible donation to support our schools? The 21st Century Education Foundation works to match the needs of the public schools of Anne Arundel County with the resources of surrounding businesses, industries, and communities. 

    Westfield Game Night

    Don't forget to come out every 4th Tuesday of every month through October. It is a fun, family-friendly event with board games and dinner provided by Chick-fil-a for only $5! Register @ https://goo.gl/RurZ3D 

    On Tuesday, August 22 come out for a special back-to-school night event with a chance to win a $250 Westfield Mall gift card when you donate a school supply for students in need.

    Faces of AACPS
     

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    Tracy Lee shares an overdue thank you to his teachers at Hillsmere Elementary in his Faces of AACPS story.

    Behind the Scenes 

    Have you ever wondered about the people who serve our students everyday outside of the classroom? PDM takes a look behind the scenes to learn more about the many employees that make our students' successes possible. Find out more.

    Educator Expo 

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    If you have questions about this newsletter or know someone who would like to receive this quarterly alert, please contact Jennifer Halstead at jhalstead@aacps.org.

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