w w w. u c - e d u c a t e . o r g University City Foundation for Public Schools Spring 2009 P R E S I D E N T ’ S M E S S A G E EdUCate! PMB 154 F By Rojielynn Fay 3368 Governor Drive San Diego, CA 92122-0989 What a Year!! T: 858.677.0989 www.uc-educate.org Board of Directors I n our fall newsletter, we outlined EdUCate!'s goal this year to purchase laptops. Rojielynn Fay, President We planned to build on and extend the usability of the document cameras. Our Elizabeth Murray, Vice President hope is to have a laptop in every classroom in three years. Julie Castan, Secretar y Lynn Shields, Treasurer Along the way, we made a number of changes. Crunchy Beacom The most public is the move of our signature event, Taste of the Triangle, to the Tom Beers spring. We did so on the experience and expertise of Paul McCabe, Executive Chef, Tom Crews Brook Feerick Kitchen 1540 and a member of the EdUCate! board. Another change was a new location, Steve Gray the Hilton Hotel La Jolla. Luckily for us, our co-chairs, Brook and Tom Feerick, are veter- Heidi Hansen ans with a year under their belt. Karen Har vey Right around the semester change, the Teacher Wish List Jeanne Hoey Michele Lolly program was launched. With the help of our webmaster, Glenn Marge Lorang Castan, we were able to launch this program with our organiza- Diane Lueke tion. After a summer hiatus, the wishes will be back up for the Paul McCabe Annie Morley 2009/10 school year. Kim Rober ts Also, this year Kim Roberts and Marge Lorang successfully Goody Sibold submitted a grant application to Las Patronas. Their funding Laurel Slater Dan Squiller added another $13,237 for 10 laptops. Mar yAnn Stewar t We continued the Honor A Teacher program—especially popular during Teacher Appreciation Week and raised $9,260 this year. This is the 3rd year for our Dollar A Day We ’ r e o n t h e w e b : campaign. Thanks to an anonymous donor, we were able to raise $32,466 (in comparison, w w w. u c-educate.org we raised $31,831 last year). So far, we have purchase 54 laptops distributed amongst our five schools. Lastly and most importantly, six of our board members are moving on. They have each served six years on the board and we are thankful for their service. Crunchy Beacom served Thank You as our Marketing and Communications Chair. Crunchy has also done Taste publicity. Lynn to our donors and Shields served as Treasurer for six years, and also served on the Finance committee. Both supporters for Crunchy and Lynn have been active on the Taste Silent Auction committee. Tom Beers, all of your much our Development chair, oversaw our Document Camera Program and New Board needed and much Challenge campaign. Heidi Hansen served on our Governance and Allocations Committees appreciated help. and oversaw Board Development. She also worked on School Relations and founded Dollar A Day. Goody Sibold, who speaks so passionately on the behalf of teachers, has been our Honor A Teacher chair since its inception. And Laurel Slater, who was our President last year, chaired Taste the previous year. They have supported and encouraged us to take a leap and make changes this past year. Thanks very much for your dedication, support and passion. You have shown us how! Taste of theTriangle 2 0 0 9 I almost killed my dad when he Conseur, and Dan Coulson) who were card alone), but my friends at checkout told me he’d eaten just before Taste of making their “Taste” debut. told me he’d written the check for well the Triangle 2009. (He has attended When I finally quit visiting with over the final bid amount. When ques- the event every year for 15 years, and School Board members, principals, old tioned, it turned out my mom had knows better!) But, hungry or not, he friends, and my kids’ former teachers prewritten their check to EdUCate! and my mom (both 86) were there— long enough to sit down with my folks, before they ever came to the Hilton that cruising the beautiful silent auction I heard all about the scallops from Paul night, knowing that they were going to tables, listening to the Standley String McCabe’s Kitchen 1540, the lettuce contribute to our good cause regardless Quartet, marveling at Bill Menish’s wraps from P.F. Chang’s, the beef filet of if they managed to place a bid at the tongue-twister warm up and brilliant from Fleming’s, the free beer (FREE (thankfully) crowded auction tables. live auction, watching the DVD of BEER? Nothing tastes as good as free My folks are Depression era, fixed- little Raeann Reinhardt and UCHS beer!), and all three yogurt flavors from income UC residents. World War II teacher John Hayden, and eventually Forbidden Yogurt. It seems he’d found meant that neither graduated from col- making their way out to “restaurant room for some gourmet delights after all. lege, but they are lifelong learners who row” for a taste of something, if not 21 I almost killed him again when I had great careers and who are enjoying somethings! Unlike me, Dad visited heard he’d overpaid for his auction a happy retirement. They put all of us with each chef, making it all the way item (is he getting senile?). He had through as much parochial school, down to the end of the walkway to hear sounded so proud of landing a bargain college, and graduate school as we were the three Standley Middle School (an overflowing garden basket for my willing to work through. They travel teacher-musicians (Phillip Marcus, Ray mom for less than the price of the gift cross-country to every graduation, and 2 EdUCate! Spring ’09 celebrate every academic effort and tough recession. Or about the Tom success. family, who had enough faith in I’m sur e I finally killed him EdUCate! and the UC community to when he picked up this newsletter and place a bid of $35K that night—to buy realized I’d written a piece about him, a kitchen on the spot. But our donors, but he’s exactly what EdUCate! is all volunteers and supporters are too about. Respect for the power of educa- numerous to thank individually in this tion, appreciation of individual effort, newsletter. This community is incredi- and belief in the power of many indi- ble. You’re killin’ me. Thanks. viduals working together. —Marge Lorang I probably should have written about Alison Dorvillier, the amazing kitchen designer, and owner of La Jolla’s Design Inplace, who approached us and offered a $50,000 kitchen remodel, simply because her kids attend our schools. Then I could have bragged about the UC area contractors who jumped onboard, accepting only gratitude for payment during this PHOTOS COURTESY OF MATT RISI EdUCate! Spring ’09 3 Denise and Gar y Sneag Diane and Dave Masser-Fr ye MANY, MANY Daniel Squiller and Robin Read Mar yAnn Stewar t Carol and Dana May Diane and Keith McCar ty THANKS TO ALL Theresa Sze Carmen and Chiang Tom Susanna Meck Janet Murray WHO HAVE GIVEN. Hilde and Ton van Daelen Brian Wilson and Michele Lolly Peter and Karen Newman Kazuki and Sadafumi Noda OUR APPRECIATION IS Milo and Susan Worsham John and Andrea Nowell Kira and Bob Olds ECLIPSED ONLY BY $100+ Eric and Niki Ackermann Jin Sook Park Audrey Patterson YOUR GENEROSITY. Fritz and Susana Ahern Dr. and Mrs. John Person Joseph and Linda Bailey PTE Hope, Inc Nancy and Mike Beck Deborah and David Ramirez Brookie Best Jane Reilly $10,000 and Above Gemma and Stephan Hollman Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Bissonnette Baccala Rober to Anonymous Diane and Michael Lueke Gerald and Tracy Bracht Caridad Rosette Las Patronas Paul and Mar y McCabe Marion and John Brooks Mar ti and Michael Rowan UC Marketplace Dr. and Mrs. Richard McNeal Ta-Hsiang Chao and Hsiu-Mei Yang Michelle and Jesse Rubin Cathy and Gordon Romanas Andrea and Louis Cher tkow Diane Schmidt $2,500+ Goody and Brian Sibold Rober t and Rebecca Claborn John Schmidt Terri and Steve Gray Mr. Joseph R. Starnes Roseann Concannon Claire Shanghnessy Qualcomm Louis and Elizabeth Tommasino Edinei Dal Bem Ron and Peggy Shapiro Washington Mutual Matching John and Chris Wilbur Christina Deckard Tracy Shaw Gift Program Marisa DiVito Lynn and Steve Shields $250+ Sretenka Dokich Janet and Steve Shields $1,000+ Karen Arden and Paul McRae Jef f and Nancy Dosick D. Slavey Bay Mesa Real Estate Association Luciana Astiz Dowling & Yahne, Inc Anne and Dan St. Louis Karen and John Br yan Mirona and Mihai Azimioara Mar tin Feeney Pia and Manish Sud Rober t and Brooke Choi Christopher and Linda Beresford Joan Fetko Marsha and Gerald Toyen Lisa Churchill and Susan Forsburg Mar y Carey Walter and Louise Ganus United Way, Inc. Brook and Tom Feerick John and Susan Cotsirilos V. and T. Gillum Volker and Eva Vallon William and Alicia Flores Cher yl and Tim Creagh Bruce and Lucy Goodwin Diane and Buddy Voit Allen and Constance Gif fen Thomas Crews and Ann and Mar tin Graham James Wilkinson and Ann Van Leer Car yl Lees-Centur y 21 Award Paula Goodman-Crews Harold and Geraldine Gray Ann Wille & Associates Dr. John Spinosa and William Disher Steven and Carolina Gregor Malcolm Williamson and Ms. Marge Lorang Colleen and Richard Doering Danielle Wellander John Halaka Amy and Craig Magnusson Mark Estelle and Tracy Black Karen Wilshe Heidi Hansen Elizabeth and Bruce Murray Ronald and Rojielynn Fay Susan Wilson and Mark Banham Jane and John Hargrove Ryan Preston Chris and John Fikes Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe Hiram and Suzanne Haynes-Pitts Dennis Roth Howard Noack and David and Marcia Wollner Diane Hazard Ming Yan Kendra French-Noack Irene and Matt Xavier Tracy Hirschfeld Yi Zhao Mark and Ann Fulcher Hongzhou Xu and X. Shi Reuben Hof fman Susan Lewis Glick and LiJia Zheng Steven Glick Reid and Julie Hollyfield $500+ Sandra and Richard Groebner Laura and George Imthurn John and Luann Beacom Up to $100 Laurie Jo Guinn and Brad Spitz Stephanie Jed Thomas and Jane Beers Blesilia and Alfonso Abalos Frederick, Eric and Jennifer Hazard Sher yl Jenking Julie and Glenn Castan Vicki Adams Michael and Robin Held Yiming Jiang and Ping Li Dr. Hank and Mrs. Jill Chambers Pearl and Jerr y Amos Mr. Paul Nierman and Mark and Cathy Johnson Patricia and David Cox Engeline Arce Ms. Deborah Hor witz Chris Kueker Michael and Karen Drogin Ann Armstrong-Ash and Phil Ash Nancy and Bill Ivey Anne Kuhner t Drs. Don and M. E. Fithian Kathleen Arriaga Joan Lantz-Ratajac and Kathleen Langan-Cranford and Gail and Larr y Forgey Aleksandar Ratajac Ted Cranford Marianna Benedict Elizabeth For t Heidi Lyons Elizabeth M. Lauer Naina Bhoot Mr. and Mrs. Phil Fowler Frank and April Maskiewicz James Leather Joan and Joseph Brantuas Rick and Suzanne Hagan Susan and Zoran Mikic Michael and Catherine Lester Mar y Buchanan and Jay Sleigh Karen and Dan Har vey Clinton and Annie Morley Susan Levy Scott and Cher yl Burian-Baldwin Kenway and Jeanne Hoey Kim Rober ts Chuan Li and Young-Ching Yang Ruth Bush Holly and Rick Hogrefe Grant and Kathleen Sinnock Layne and Jenny Lisenbee Linda Canada Lawrence Hogue and Diane Willcox Laurel and Daniel Slater Liyong Diao and Qing Liu Gang Cao and Fang Yang 4 EdUCate! Spring ’09 Young Cha and Sunhee Cha Ho-Sup Lee Ellie Vandiver Centur y Club Jianfen Chen Jungsuk Lee Carl Votolato Channel 10 KGTV News Isan Chen and Grace Shiao Sandra and Ernest Lippe Clif ford Weiler Children's Museum Junhua Chen and Jing Qian Kristin and Joseph Longfellow Nancy and Randy Wolman Christian Community Theatre Frances and Rober t Clarence Alphonse and LeWayne Lorang Heeyeun Woo The Cigar Factor y Michael Cohen Betty Lum and Cher yl Stoker Tedd and Karie Wright Clairemont Sur f Shop Eugene Brandon and Rebecca Cole Rania Jada and Dirk Merkel Tim Wright The Comedy Store Philip and Dana Cudaback Ar thur Miller and Elisabetta Nicolato Fang Yang Cookies By Design Robin Dishman Marie and Mike Minnick Zhen Ye Coronado Playhouse Adrienne and Daniel Dubin Patti and Bill Mocock Cour tyard by Marriott in Kelly and Alber t Escobedo Pamela Moore Delicious Thanks Kearny Mesa Susan Fanno Clare Mor ton to our Taste Tim and Cher yl Creagh of the Triangle Joaquim Cruz April Fernandez Angela Muniz Restaurants: Dr. Cecilia Fernandez, Principal Jon and Jill Nathenson Culture Shock Dance Center Barolo Ristorante Italiano Keisuke Fujii Diane Nelsen Curie PTA Barona Valley Ranch Resor t Marianne Gannon Jennifer Nelson and Casino Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Delton and Carrie Garcia Tram Nguyen Cal-A-Vie Health Spa Disneyland Resor ts Daniel Goldstein and Carla and Dennis Nugent Donovan's Steak and Chop House The Doctors TV Show Sharon Graham Paulette and Tim O'Shea Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Donovan's Steak and Chop House Ilda Vaz Gomes and Rui Gomes Wine Bar Alison Dor villier Scott and Kathleen Owen Damian Gomez Forbidden Yogur t Dowling and Yahnke Judy and Michael Palm Jef f and Barbara Gordon Harr y's Bar & American Grill Dr. Phil Show Joel Paynel and Jenny Paynel Clark Lawrence and Kathy Grauer Infusions of Tea Walter Eduardo Helen Peach Helen Green Ki Ku Ya Sushi El Indio Restaurant Jef frey Peterson William Griswold Kitchen 1540 L'Auberge Del Mar Extreme Pizza Rober t and Mimi Phillips Connie Hall La Jolla Brew House Feerick Family Louise and James Pickering Manwoo Han Leucadia Pizzeria Tom Feerick Anne Pitta Heeyeun Woo Han Lorna's Italian Kitchen The Fish Market Chuck and Nina Podhorsky Dave and Kelly Hansen Miami Grille M.E. Fithian Elouise and Larr y Potomac Mar y and George Harris P.F. Chang's The French Gourmet Cindy Preston Daina Har tin The French Gourmet Restaurant and Baker y James Quiett David and Elsiegay Her tzel The Marine Room Friar Tux Bobbi Richardson Amanda and David Hirko The Melting Pot Gaslamp Tavern Delilah and Luis Rivera John and Jeannette Holm Torreyana Grill Restaurant Governor Animal Clinic Laura and Tony Rizzo Jef fer y and Huiling Hom Via Italia Trattoria Great News Cooking School Thomas and Beth Ross John and Laleh Howard Whole Foods Market La Jolla The Gymboree Corporation Mar y and John Russell Tara and Neil Howell H&M Landing William J. and Mar y A. Schef fel Kelly Hsu Thanks to our Dr. Richard Hagstrom Ellen Schmeding Taste of the Michele Hagstrom Yuan-Mei Hsu Bruce and Helene Sherman Triangle Auction Aida and Jasmin Ibrahimovic Dave Hanson Xinying Shi Contributors: Kwangok Jeong and Sumi Hong Elaine Hanson and Bruce Robbins Satoko Shibata A Better Deal The Jung Family Heidi Hansen, AIA Masayuki and Kanoko Shimabukuro Rob and Barbara Agnew Kumiko Kanatani The Handler y Hotel in Debbie and Paul Shtein Ahern Family Mission Valley Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. Karg Byron and Vivian Sink Claire-Lise Matthey Anderegg Peter Hewitt Yoshitaka Kawaraguchi Glen Boyajian and Barbara Skalak Shaun Anderson Shelley Hill of Ethan Allen Design Scott and Meredith Kennedy Shawn and David Skillin Anthology Hirko Consulting Nam Kim and Ja Ok Koo Mr. Ernest Smith, Principal Retired Apollonia Greek Bistro Tracy Hirschfeld Young Hwan Kim and Benchawanna Soontornniyomkij Bahia Belle Jeong Hee Park Hollywood Wax Museum Mr. and Mrs. Staples Balboa Park Museums Loreen King Islands Restaurants Paula and Spencer Stein Beauty Kliniek Aromatherapy Kelley and Darren Klassen Marjorie Jackson Day Spa Ann Sumida-Johnson Dori Jaf fee Donnalee and Steven Kleinpeter Bettys on Boards Yixiao Sun Jewish Community Center Rev. and Mrs. Douglas Koehler Matt Booker Ruth Surujon John’s Natural Dog Training Hiroshi and Chiaki Komada Boy Scout Troop 271 Christina Swift Company Yuko Kono Brigantine Family of Restaurants Elaine and Cynthia Tanner Josten’s Beth and Andrew Kur tz Broadway San Diego Kenji Tatematsu Chris Juarez and Family Patrick Lane Caniglia Family Tung Thanh Trinh and Kenyon's Soo Bahk Do Kee Rock Lee Tu Trinh Thi Do Carmen's Dance Shoes Nancy Knuttila at Rose Canyon Kwangyoon Lee and Seungmi Jung Edward Under wood Casey, Gerr y, Schenk, Francavilla, Beauty and Spa In-Soo Lee Blatt and Penfield, LLP Gobiraj Vadivelrajan continued on page 6 EdUCate! Spring ’09 5 continued from page 5 The Kobey Corporation San Diego Car Care in Kur tz Family Costa Verde La Jolla Pop Warner San Diego Golf Institute Ty Lackey San Diego Sherif fs and Bill Kolender Lamont Street Grill San Diego Zoo Don Laughlin Scottland Concer ts/Scott and Michael Lester Leslie Pedersen Marge Lorang Scripps Memorial Hospital Lou and Mickey's Downtown Executive Physical Diane Lueke SDSU Athletics MacDougall Family/JWM Holdings Seafor th Boat Rentals Mama's Cucina Italiana Lynn Shields S AV E T H E D AT E ! ! Marble Room Paul and Debbie Shtein OCTOBER 3, 2009 and Family Paul McCabe of Kitchen 1540 at L'Auberge Del Mar Skate World Roller Rink Don't miss the First Annual EdUCate! Oktoberfest. Lynn McNeal Skillin Family Saturday, October 3, 2009 at Standley Park. Miami Grille Sky Sailing This community event will draw everyone Minnick Family Sandy and Charlie Smith together to have a great time! Friends, Music, Minuteman Press Super Store Jane Sroka of Phoenix Trading Company Contests, Food & Beer, plus great fall activities Miramar Nurser y Stan Lawrence Photography for the kids—what could be better? Miramar Speed Circuit Stanley Steemer START GROWING NOW!! There will be a Molly Maid Starbucks at Navajo and Morley Family homegrown pumpkin contest for biggest pumpkin, Highway 125 Museum of Photographic Ar ts roundest pumpkin and ugliest pumpkin. Spencer and Paula Stein Patricia Newman Steele Bodies Personalized Plant those seeds now! ALSO, try your hand at Nott's Forest Soccer Fitness canning and submit a jar of homemade pickles or Ocean Beach People's Organic Dan Storrs of Nor th County Foods Market School of Driving jam for our judges to choose from. AND, while Ocean Experience Sur f School Subway Restaurants you are in the kitchen, dust off your favorite Bob and Kira Olds Sycuan Resor t recipe for our pie making contest. Old Globe Theater Bob Sydow and Lynn Hedani Categories and contests to be announced at a Mayra Onuchic Tapenade Restaurant The Original Pancake House Terese Charlson of PRP later date. Hope to see you there! Chris and Sara Owens Wine International Kathleen Owen of Thornton Winer y Kat's Bag Boutique Tim Haugh Photography Pala Casino Spa and Resor t Tio Leo's Mexican Restaurant EdUCate! The Penthouse Gym and Alber to Giacomelli Tracy Lee Black Jewelr y Financial Snapshot UC High School Senior Class Perr y Meyer Fine Ar t Funds Raised: UC Liquor Pick Family Par tnership Ultra Zone Lazer Tag Dollar A Day $ 32,466 Postal Annex in UC United Kingdom Soccer Academy Princeton Review Honor A Teacher 9,260 University City Jewelers Marc and Elaine Provencher Las Patronas 13,327 University City Little League Bret and Linda Qua Peter Varellas Taste of the Triangle* 30,039 RA Sushi Wahoo's Fish Taco in La Jolla Teacher Wish List 3,464 Real Mex Restaurants Kate Walter Jane Reilly Dave Warner of Pro Reps Total $ 88,556 Reyman Photography Hospitality Roppongi Restaurant Wave Waterpark Beth Ross at Marie Webber Paid Out: La Jolla Hair Studio Pia Weber 54 Laptops $ 73,639 Rubio's Whiskey Girl Restaurant Dave Rudie, Catalina Scholarships 3,000 Dean Williams Of fshore Products Wild Rivers Waterpark Teacher Wish List 3,464 Andrea Rushing Holly Wolf Ryan Bros Cof fee Total $ 80,103 Yandell Family Sail Ho Golf Club Harr y Year wood Sammy's Woodfired Pizza *We are working out the details of our very first (and quite success- Roylee York, R.B. Financial and ful) kitchen remodel auction. Once that's finalized the amount raised San Diego Academy of Ballet York Real Estate Company at Taste increases by $35,000 or 25 more laptops. 6 EdUCate! Spring ’09 2008-09 Honored Teachers Spr eckels Elementar y Lisa Alessio University City High School Peggy Araiza Lauriel Adsit Deron Bear Guillermo Alegria H onor A Teacher is a program that has raised over Jean Claude Beauville Sarah Bobier $60,000 for our students since it began six years Sandy Boyd Susan Bristol ago. It is a wonderful way for families to show Karen Bryan Mike Brown gratitude to our exceptionally fine educators Nancy Chavez Brian Campagnone and staff in the five University City schools. Ann Conerly Roseann Concannon Cindy Cook Valerie Coon When you write a check or donate online to Honor a Michael Cummins Raquel Early Teacher (HAT), your student’s teacher gets a certificate Irene Esper Cindy Drensky with your personal message of thanks. The school prin- Dr. Cecilia Fernandez Donna Fallon cipal is notified; some of the principals announce HAT Sonia Gomez-Neri Michele Fournier honorees at staff meetings, providing peer recognition. Matt Lyons Gabby Gilbert Renee McCabe Holly Harding This generous and appreciative community (in spite of Nikki Morgan Linda Hathaway the current economy) has honored 156 individual teach- Emily Murad John Hayden ers at our five schools with 280 certificates of thanks Shawn Nelson Julie Hicks given out during this school year. Elizabeth Stewart Tara Howell Donations to HAT begin at $25, but any amount is Millie Weil Lourdes Huerta gratefully accepted, and amounts are not revealed. For Marty Irwin Standley Middle School Ty Lackey more information on how to say “thank you” to an edu- Rob Larson Nancy Boler cator go to www.uc-educate.or g . The following are Andrea Bowers David Lau the individuals who were honored this past school year: Brian Buckel Sally Levens Senyint Chim Sandra Mann Curie Elementar y Doyle Elementar y Sheryl Coulon Heidi Murphy Lynn Altomare Alice Evans Jennean Danielson Mary Murphey Colleen Alvarez Amy Lynn Todd Davis Kate Neale Kim Balastrieri Barbara Mitchell Jennie Dohoney Gail Newcomb William Barck Ceci Braidic Aimee Dunn Bonnie Newmark Mary Bassett Christine Dorudian Barbara Greer Ray Perkins Stephanie Calvao Dan Harney Darla Harlow Mike Price Elizabeth Commentz Dana Archuleta Aaron Hartin Barbara Prince Lisa Downard Frank Romero Kimberly Hardy Requa Puccinelli Denise Engebretsen Gail Janes Phillip Huszar Maureen Quessenberry Chris Fikes Gina Wheeler Maire Juergens Joyce Reading Jennifer Hagan Hannah Wong Judy Lattimore Jennifer Samples Jill Harris Janell Small Lyndia Lewis Jonathan Shiller Monica Hernandez Jennifer Flener Heidi Lyon Dianne Slavey Chris Juarez Joanie Fay Phillip Marcus Norma Smith Marilynn Kawaoka Judy Walker Jennifer Mazzella Donna St. Aubin-Vehar Renee Kuhl Juli Redmerski Robert O'Sullivan Lauriann Stanley Pat Kutyla Kelly Dudley Elisa Owens Lucretia Stell Michael Leavenworth Lisa Alessio Melinda Prietto Terry Stonebraker Jackie Linsin Louise Rosenstein Shelly Rannikko Barbara Thompson Matt Lyons Nancy Vincent Todd Resley Donaldo Viana Stephanie McDade Samantha Lunn Jennifer Roberts Nanci White Karen McKelvey Serena Newell Sherry Turner Jane Yamamoto Annette Saavedra Susan Dickson Juan Valdez Mr. Price & UCHS staff Hank Sensenbaugh Susan Traganza Don Weedmark Marion Sipe Suwanna Siegler Eric Weinberg Cheryl Thompson Tim Barringer Chris Tingley Tish White Andrew Todd Wendy Martin Ann Vasquez-Magro EdUCate! Spring ’09 7 Permit No. 3016 California San Diego, CA 92122-0989 San Diego 3368 Governor Drive U.S. Postage Paid PMB 154 F Organization University City Foundation for Public Schools Nonproﬁt EdUCate! TEACHER I f you pay attention to public education, you’ve heard of “achievement gaps.” Well, when EdUCate! switched from teacher-written grant applications to its current technology focus, we created a few gaps of our own—gaps in WISH LIST what teachers need day-to-day, and what they have. Luckily EdUCate’s web guru, Glenn Castan, built a Teacher Wish List UPDATE web portal where teachers can easily post their needs and donors can easily donate to fulfill them, with no ads, no spam, no surcharges. In January we told our 253 teachers about the program, and we went live in February. By May UC donors had granted 55 wishes, including a last-ditch plea from the high school newspaper to underwrite its last two issues. Teachers asked for everything from colored pencils to dissecting kits to printers, costing from $8 to $500, and you responded. Our EdUCate! treasurer and a board member coordinated all the receipts, checks, thank you e-mails, etc. Look for new postings to the Wish Lists in the fall. You can search by school and pay for all or part of any listed item.