Drive-Up Hours are Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. For questions, contact the Resource Center at (360) 412-4484 or visit https://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/fyrcenter
Your donations to NTEF at this time will go directly to providing food security and other vital services to our most vulnerable students and families during this time.
Thank you Franz Family Bakery Outlet of Lacey and Lisa for your generous donation of bread, bagels, muffins and more! This is a great addition to the supplemental food bags the Family & Youth Resource (FYR) Center will be providing to assist families in need.North Thurston Public Schools is fortunate to have caring and compassionate partners, such as Franz Bakery, to ensure we can support our families needs!
The North Thurston Education Foundation is seeking to raise funds to meet our North Thurston Public Schools students’ emergency needs. Your donations to NTEF at this time will go directly to providing food security and other vital services to our most vulnerable students and families during this time.
Any amount you give helps!
We are in uncharted waters. The District and local agencies are strained to cover the large numbers of students now needing to have their basic physical, emotional and educational needs met. Your unrestricted donation allows for flexibility in this unprecedented time.
For as long as the COVID-19 crisis goes on, we will continue to work with the North Thurston Public School District to help ALL our students, including our most vulnerable children, get through it.
Because schools will not be reopening this spring, scholarship applications must be submitted by mail to the North Thurston Education Foundation, PO Box 3312, Lacey, WA. 98509. Applications must be postmarked by no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.
For transcripts, please contact:
Ms. Stepherson at River Ridge (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Ms. Boesenberg at Timberline (email@example.com),
Ms. Ponzoha at North Thurston (firstname.lastname@example.org),
Mr. Lunde at South Sound (email@example.com).
They will submit your transcripts directly to the Foundation. Please be sure that all other documents are included with your application and remember that applications postmarked after May 1, 2020, will not be accepted.
We recently received a generous donation of a donor's Federal Stimulus check to our Foundation. This donor has been involved with NTEF for decades and donated the entire $1200 check to NTEF.
"I am in a position to be able to do this, and I understand how difficult this time is for people right here in Thurston County," the donor said. "There is not a school in this district that has not directly seen benefits from NTEF. The monies stay within our community and target specific needs within the parameters of NTEF's own mission statement. The more funds are raised, the more students are helped to help achieve the goal of a healthy community."
It's Because of YOU!
And we are so appreciative for the ongoing support of the community and our donors!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to donate about $1,500 per week in supplies to the North Thurston Public Schools Family and Youth Resource Center including cleaning and household supplies, toiletries, and more. We are so thankful for your continued support during this unprecedented time.
Interested in helping guide future Noth Thurston Public School facilities? Consider joining their Facilities Advisory Committee, a diverse group of community members, staff, students, and others. The group meets about 4 times a year and will continue the work of the 2020 bond modernizations and improvements. Learn more at nthurston.k12.wa.us/FAC!
NEED RENTAL OR HOUSING ASSISTANCE?
Do you or someone you know need rental assistance during this time?
The North Thurston Education Foundation (NTEF) was recently awarded a matching grant from Help us Move In (HUMI). Help Us Move In is a 501c3 non-profit, established in March 2015, with a mission to help children escape homelessness by engaging communities in sustainable solutions. The HOMELESS NO MORE Challenge Grant works with community agencies that provide services to families at risk or experiencing homelessness by offering a unique matching grant opportunity. The goal is to secure funds to provide secure and stable housing to local families with children.
For more information contact Sarah Scherer at Help Us Move In at 360-890-1174 or Mike Jones at NTEF.
I'm Mike Jones, Executive Director of the North Thurston Education Foundation. Thanks for reading our latest news! Contact me for sponsorship opportunities, questions, suggestions or to share a personal story about NTEF's impact on your school, family or the community. Thanks for your continued support in removing barriers, enhancing learning and enriching lives for the students of North Thurston Public Schools.