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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           JE A N S                                     2009-2010 Annual Report
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                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Paint the Town RUBY Red”
                                                                                                                                                                                                              at our backyard BBQ event!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mark your calendars for an evening of food,

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fun, music & dancing. The Carlos Creek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Winery is the venue for the 2nd Annual                                                   Education
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeans & Jewels “Backyard BBQ” on Saturday,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        October 9th, from 6-10:00 p.m. The event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks, musical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        entertainment, hayrides around the vineyard
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Make a lasting difference          and a bonfire. Presented by the 206 Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of the Alexandria Public Schools Education                                       Make a lasting difference
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Foundation, this promises to be a hoedown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        not to be missed!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   When:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Saturday, October 9, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reception: 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jewelry Prize Drawings: 7:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (Rubies PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                             ALEXANDRIA will be the jewels given away)                                                                    ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dance: 8-10 p.m.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost: Free to 206 Club Members*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Attire: Jeans and Jewels (or both!)                                                                          Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FoundationThe 206 Club is an integral part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Education Foundation fundraising campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *The 206 Club is a donor club that allows
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        individual donors to make a $206.00 annual
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Make a lasting difference          tax free contribution to the endowment                                          Make a lasting difference
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        fund. As a 206 Club Member you will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        making a real and lasting difference for our            Planting the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        our district.                                         seeds of lifelong
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To become a 206 Club member and receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        your tickets to the BBQ, contact Tom or Angie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  learning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Anderson at 763-7275, or Judy Backhaus at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        762-2141 ext. 4204.
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                                                                             2010 Hall of Fame Honors                                                                                                                                                                                            Message from the Board Chair
                                                                                  Save the Date!

                               T   he Foundation invites you to help honor the next “class” of Hall of Fame
                                   inductees at the 4th Annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon set for Friday,
                               October 1, 2010. The luncheon will be held at the Broadway Ballroom and will
                               begin at 12:00 pm. Tickets are $25.00 per person.
                               The luncheon event is open to the public and will honor outstanding alumni
                               who have earned distinction or achievement in their chosen field.
                               Three individuals will be honored at this year’s luncheon - Bev Lohrman
                               Grossman, John Hammergren and Dr. Gerald Timm. Contact Susan Scarborough                                                                                                                                                                                  Back row l to r: Tom Anderson, Greg Trumm, Tom Obert, Wayne Elton, Terry Quist.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Front row l to r: Macaille Mahoney Hafner, Susan Scarborough, Sylvia Christopherson, Heidi Ryan, Jerry Hansen.
                               at 762-3310 ext. 4271 for more information and to purchase tickets.                                                                                                                                                                                       Not pictured: Scott Gronholz, Bill Leuthner, Jill Wagner.



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                                           Honorees from previous years include:                                                                                                                                                                                                             n behalf of the Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors
                                             • A.A. “Cap” Paciotti, Alexandria Teacher/Coach/                                                                                                                                                                                                I’m pleased to present our 2009-10 Annual Report. Within this publication you will
                                               Community Education Director, 1946-1981                                                                                                                                                                                                  read about the past events of the Alexandria Education Foundation, our partnership with
                                             • Murrae Freng, Alexandria Teacher/Choral Director, 1952-1965                                                                                                                                                                              School District 206, and also get a glimpse into what’s in store for 2010-11.
                                             • Robert J. (Bob) Rader, Alexandria Teacher, 1958-1987
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This year the Board has been busy working to continue our support for the awarding
                                             • Arthur O. “Art” Hafdal, District 206 Superintendent of Schools, 1949-1976
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of teacher mini-grants that allows the students of the school district to benefit from
                                             • Maynard “Bud” Peterson, Class of 1949
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        additional enrichment projects in the areas of early literacy, technology, and research and
                                             • Ruth Salzman Adams, Class of 1941
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        development. In addition, we celebrated two successful inaugural events – The 206 Club
                                             • Ellen Eilers, Class of 1935
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeans & Jewels Event in the fall, and the Student Showcase in the spring showcasing the
                                             • Dr. John A. Gustafson, Class of 1950 and                                                                                                                                                                                                 creative works and talents of our students.
                                               Alexandria Teacher/Coach 1958-1971
                                             • Tom Lehman, Class of 1977                                                                                                                                                                                                                I’d also like to take this opportunity to recognize three directors whose terms expired –
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bill Flaig, Bill Riggs, and Miriam Svobodny. These individuals were highly instrumental in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        energizing the Foundation over the past years. We greatly appreciate their efforts and
                                                                                                                         2009 Hall of Fame                                                                                                                                              thank them for their contributions.
                                                                                                                         Awards Celebration                                                                                                                                             Also, we are busy planning our 4th annual Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon to be held
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, October 1 at the Broadway Ballroom. Three individuals - Bev Lohrman Grossman,

                               L    ast September, the Foundation sponsored its third annual Hall of Fame                                                                                                                                                                               Teacher/Coach 1960-1980; John Hammergren, Class of 1977, Chairman/CEO McKesson
                                    luncheon and celebration. The Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon is the                                                                                                                                                                                   Corporation and author; and Dr. Gerald Timm, Class of 1958, U of M Medical School,
                               Foundation’s signature event. More than                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Professor of Urologic Surgery, author, inventor, and entrepreneur - will be honored at this
                               150 people attended this celebration                                                                                                                                                                                                                     year’s luncheon for their significant distinctions or achievements in their chosen fields.
                               that honored three outstanding alumni                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Again, let us say thank you for your support over the years, your continued support this
                               – A.A. “Cap” Paciotti, Murrae Freng and                                                                                                                                                                                                                  year and in the future. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events! In the
                               Bob Rader, each of whom has earned                                                                                                                                                                                                                       meantime, have a great summer!
                               significant distinction or achievement                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sincerely,
                               in their chosen field. Wayne Elton,
                               Foundation board member, was the
                               master of ceremony for the event.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Susan Scarborough, Chair
                Innovative Teaching Grants                                                                 About the Education Foundation
                                                  Fighting Failure with Phonics
                                                  $2,000.00 was awarded for the purchase                T   he Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation supports educational
                                                                                                            excellence and a passion for learning by partnering with our community.
                                                                                                        Our focus is on funding projects above and beyond the scope of the state
                                                  of two wireless laptop computers and the
                                                  Discover Intensive Phonics Program to serve           budget and local tax dollars.
                                                  approximately 24 at-risk readers at a second
                                                                                                        By financially supporting individual teacher grants, students at all points on
                                                  grade level. This software program supports
                                                  district curriculum, balanced literacy, and           the spectrum are given the opportunity to benefit from additional enrichment
                                                  has a built-in assessment to measure student          projects in the areas of early literacy, technology, research and development.
                                                  growth. Zelda Redfield, Michelle Redmond,
                                                  and Rita Vanderwerf, second grade teachers,                            Opportunities for Giving
                                                  will implement this project at Woodland

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                                                  Elementary School.                                          aking a gift to the Alexandria Education Foundation is making an
                                                                                                              investment in the future of our community. We accept a variety of
                                                  Discovery Middle School Heatwave Club                 different types of gifts including what are called outright and deferred gifts.
                                                  $1,000.00 was awarded to allow 25-30
                                                  students in grades 7-9 the opportunity to                      Minnesota Community Foundation
                                                  continue to grow their interest in STEM                        Through its affiliation with the Minnesota Community Foundation,
                                                  (Science, Technology, Engineering, and                         which manages the fund, Alexandria Public Schools Education
                                                  Math) through an after school club. The club          Foundation offers a full range of planned giving vehicles and access to gift
                                                  expands on Project Lead The Way (PLTW)                planning assistance. Your contribution will have a long-term, ongoing value to
                                                  classroom instruction by providing students
                                                                                                        the school community.
                                                  an experience in hands-on, real world
                                                  environments in pre-engineering.                      Making a Gift
                                                                                                        To make a gift to the Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation, simply
                                                  Partners in Reading                                   complete the enclosed envelope, include a check or indicate your payment
                                                  $1,865.00 was awarded for the purchase of             method and mail it to: Alexandria Public Schools Education Foundation
                                                  take-home books and book bags for children                                    PO Box 308 • Alexandria, MN 56308
                                                  in the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI)
                                                  program. The Leveled Literacy Intervention
                                                  program is a small-group, early intervention                     ANNUAL CAMPAIGN DONORS
                                                  program designed for young children who                                         (Received July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010)
                                                  struggle with reading and writing. This project    Gold ($2,001 - $10,000)                Joani Nielson                       Tom and Joni Jacobson
                                                  could potentially serve 80-100 kindergarten        Rich and Sheridan Hafdal               ORB Management Corporation          David and Loni Kjos
                                                  students each year. In addition, it would          Silver ($1,001 - $2,000)
                                                                                                                                            Tastefully Simple                   John and Annetta Knowles
                                                  provide information sessions for parents on        Richard and Diane Nelson
                                                                                                                                            The Douglas Machine Foundation      Cortlan and Joanne Krogstad
                                                                                                                                                                                Ron and Barb Larson
                                                  how to use the materials and become engaged        Bronze ($501 - $1000)                  206 CLUB
                                                                                                                                                                                Dick and Marguerite Lawler
                                                  in their child’s literacy progress. District LLI   Lee and Judy Backhaus                  The 206 Club is a donor club that
                                                                                                                                                                                William and Mari Leuthner
                                                                                                                                            allows individual donors to make
                                                  teachers at all six District 206 elementary        Jeff and Bonnie Brand
                                                                                                                                            a $206.00 annual donation to the
                                                                                                                                                                                Terry K. Lewis
                                                  schools will implement this project.               Bremer Bank                                                                Margaret Liedholm
                                                                                                     Wyck and Lori Linder                   endowment fund.
                                                                                                                                                                                Donald “Al” Lieffort
                                                                                                     Randy and Barb Peterson                Tom and Linda Akenson               Wyck and Lori Linder
                                                                                                     Terry and Susan Quist                  Matt and Kerry Aker                 Jeff and Janna Lindoo
                                     Scholarships                                                    Mike and Susan Scarborough             Scott and Amy Allen
                                                                                                                                            Dave and Lori Anderson
                                                                                                                                                                                Robert Jr. and Sonja Loucks
                                                                                                                                                                                Bruce and Vergie McComas
                                                                                                     Friends ($1-$500)                      David and Alice Anderson            Kevin McMenimen
                                                                                                     James and Luverne Adams                Dean and Debbie Anderson
                                                  Endowment provides scholarship                                                                                                Jeff and Susan Meland
                                                                                                     Ed and Fran Andrews                    Tom and Angie Anderson              Ben Miller
                                                  In March 2008, Richard and Shirley Klimek          Robert and Vivian Annen                Todd and Linda Anderson             Brent and Amy Nelson
                                                  donated $36,000 to the Foundation to               Henry and Kathleen Berghuis            Craig and Karen Andrews             Dan B. Nelson
                                                                                                     Farrell Bergner                        Lee and Judy Backhaus
                                                  establish the “Seeds for Future Learning           Bette Blanchard
                                                                                                                                                                                Peter and Kari Nelson
                                                                                                                                            Roger and Sheryl Bakewell
                                                  Scholarship”. This scholarship supports a          Tony and Nancy Castle                  Virgil and Jeanne Batesole
                                                                                                                                                                                Richard and Diane Nelson
                                                                                                                                                                                Richard D. Nelson
                                                  graduating female and male student who             Dave and Carol Dittberner              Kevin and Brenda Becker             Larry and Deanne Novotny
                                                  has an interest in pursuing a college degree       Paul and Merry Donley                  Greg and Sherry Billberg            Tom and Ruth Obert
                                                                                                     Paul and Linda Engebretson             DeWayne and Dorothy Bisek
                                                  in business, education, manufacturing, or          Suzanne Engstrom
                                                                                                                                                                                Jeff and Judy Olson
                                                                                                                                            Dennis and Tara Bitzan
                                                  agriculture. Each scholarship is in the amount     John and Betty Feda                    Roger and Julie Blank
                                                                                                                                                                                Brett and Barb Paradis
                                                                                                                                                                                Rick and Sandy Paulsen
                                                  of $400.00 with scholarships awarded               Bob and Bev Grossman                     (on behalf of Elvira Blank)       Larry and Pam Pearson
Heidi Ryan, Education Foundation board            annually as part of the Jefferson High School      Michelle Karnis                        Brendan and Tracy Bogart
member, (pictured right), poses with 2010                                                                                                                                       Bruce and Debra Peterson
                                                                                                     John and Annetta Knowles               Bob and Leslie Booth
“Seeds for Future Learning” scholarship           Honors Night.                                      Myrtle McKay
                                                                                                                                                                                Randy and Barb Peterson
                                                                                                                                            Jeff and Bonnie Brand               Lisa Pikop
recipients, Mary Beth Haglin and Aaron Schmidt.                                                      Scott and Susie Myhr                   Bill and Sandy Buckner              Carol Porter
                                                                                                     Michelle Nelson and Darrin Johnson     Fred and Terri Bursch               Andy and Trish Quist
                                                                                                     New York Life Insurance                Tim and Terri Bush                  Mike and Cheryl Quist
          Student Showcase Celebration                                                               Tom and Ruth Obert
                                                                                                     Donna Crouse Podratz
                                                                                                                                            Chris and Lori Canavati
                                                                                                                                            Kent and Pam Carlson
                                                                                                                                                                                Terry and Susan Quist
                                                                                                                                                                                Thomas Quist
                                                                                                     Carol Porter                           Dick and Melanie Chancellor         Bob and Vonnie Rader
                                                                                                     Betsy Samuelson                        Dana and Becky Christenson          David and Martha Rader
                                                                                                     Rita Simon                             Ed and Sylvia Christopherson        Eric and Lori Rice
                                                                                                     Barb Stefanski                         Steve and Cher Colby                William and Anne Riggs
                                                                                                     Viking Savings Bank                    George and Peggy Crist              Paul and Sally Ringdahl
                                                                                                     Robert and Shirley Whitten             Mitch and Julie Critz               Harry and Jeanie Roers
                                                                                                     GRATITUDE GREETINGS HONOREES           Kyle and Shelley Diekman            Ken and Heidi Ryan
                                                                                                     Gratitude Greetings are a              Chad and Kathy Duwenhoegger         Ron and Jayne Sahli
                                                                                                     great way to say thank you in a        Tom and Joan Eidsvold               Mike and Susan Scarborough
                                                                                                     memorable and meaningful way           Tim and Carol Ellison               Bonnie Schnell
                                                                                                     to a teacher, coach or staff person    Tom Elsen and Kim Jenson            Dennis and Sandy Schroepfer
                                                                                                     who has done amazing things for        Wayne and Solveig Elton             Jay Sieling and Deb Dittberner
                                                                                                     your family - $10 donation/min.        Susanne Engstrom                    Gregg and Mary Sonstegard
                                                                                                     Peggy Atwood                           Ken and Jan Esala                   Alice Strand
                                                                                                     Steve Deitz                            John Fahlberg                       Jill Blashack Strahan
                                                                                                     Steve Gilbertson                       Steve and Jan Ferguson              Mike and Miriam Svobodny
                                                                                                     Nanette Haugen                         Bill and Jenna Finley               Doug and Mary Ellen Thompson
                                                                                                     Brad Lambrecht                         Bill and Barb Flaig                 Jim and Jodi Thompson
                                                                                                                                            Dan and Melissa Folsum              Larry and Nancy Thul
                                                                                                     MEMORIALS                              Bob and Barb Friederichs            Greg and Val Trumm
                                                                                                     Marion Botner Holte                    Billie and Paula Glade              Terry and Susan Van Ahn
                                                                                                     Ross Larson                            Lynn Glesne                         Mark and Rita Vanderwerf
                                                                                                     Beth Lieffort                          Kevin and Mary Gorghuber            Dave and Brenda Velde

  T   he 1st Annual Student Showcase celebration, sponsored by the Alexandria
      Public Schools Education Foundation and the JHS Student “A” Club, was
  held April 29 at Woodland Elementary School. Over 500 community members
                                                                                                     Pete Reque
                                                                                                     Bev Rooney
                                                                                                     Roger Saathoff
                                                                                                     Betty L. Sommers
                                                                                                                                            Richard and Lolly Greengo
                                                                                                                                            Scott and Janell Gronholz
                                                                                                                                            Alan and Kathy Grundei
                                                                                                                                                                                Bob and Glenice Vipond
                                                                                                                                                                                Tom and Beth Wacholz
                                                                                                                                                                                Jim and Jill Wagner
                                                                                                                                            Jim and Wanda Hafdal                Jeff and Amy Wensman
  were in attendance. The purpose of the event was to showcase the creative                          Milo Widmark                           Richard and Sheridan Hafdal         Jon and Janel Wensman
  works and talents of our students across a variety of performing arts and                          PAVER PROJECT ($500)                   Kurt Hansberry and Kathy Fischer    Doug and Julie Whiting
  academic areas.                                                                                    Personalized pavers for the            Gerald and Joyce Hansen             Tom and Lynn Wieczorek
                                                                                                     Peterson Outdoor Learning Center       Dave and Evie Harris                Tim Wieland
                                                                                                     at Woodland Elementary make a          David and Shirley Hartmann          Carl and Sharlene Wittenburg
  The showcase illustrated the breadth of talent and creativity of students                          great gift and tribute to a special    Stephen and Kathleen Haug           Tom and Kelly Wosepka
  through musical and drama performances, technology demonstrations,                                 person – student, teacher, relative,   Scott and Natalie Heckert           Dan and Colleen Zimny
  exhibits, and presentations. In addition, over 250 pieces of artwork created                       graduating class, alumni or friend.    John and Sue Helgeson
                                                                                                                                            Dean and Bonnie Holm                Corporate Members
  by students in a wide variety of media were on display at the event.                               Paul and Judy Florell                  Clayton and Judy Hovda              Douglas Machine Foundation
                                                                                                     Jim and Wanda Hafdal                   Tim and Missy Iverson               ORB Management Corporation
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