Weekly Update



10/16 – 10/20:  Bookfair

10/18:  Bookfair Evening Event

10/18: FutureNOW Parent Event

10/31:  Parents to Lunch

11/10:  Veteran's Day - No School


BOOK FAIR: The student designed book fair is the week of Oct. 16th.  Please click here for more information.

LOST & FOUND:  Our Lost & Found is growing slowly but surely!  Please check the Lost & Found on a regular basis for student items.  All items will be donated on Friday, November 3rd.

AMAZING RACE39: Thank you to our awesome planning team and dedicated Country Chairs for making this year’s Amazing Race39 a huge success!

BOOK FAIR: Our 1st annual Student Designed Scholastic Book Fair is NEXT WEEK, October 16th-20th! Please check with your LED for the day and time for their visit. Also on Wednesday, October 18th, from 5-7pm, we will have our PJ party event. Enjoy the book fair, games, a photo booth and dinner.  Food for purchase will be available from three food trucks. Students will sell baked goods as a fundraiser for Port Aransas. Please sign up here if you can help with the Book Fair.

FutureNOW! SERIES: In partnership with D39C and FutureNOW! Edu, The Collaborative is proud to host our very first FutureNOW! Series. Our first event is exclusively for D39 parents -- “Design Thinking Workshop” -- featuring our LEDs in Showcase on Wednesday, October 18th from 6 – 7 PM. Parents will participate in a design thinking challenge and reflect on how it builds aptitude in a creative and engaging way. Spaces are limited. To sign up and request childcare, click HERE.  Childcare will be provided by BRIDGE. See attached flyer!

EMPLOYER MATCHING DONATIONS: Does your employer match your donation dollars? Find out if and how your company matches your donation to enhance our learners' experiences even more. Some even provide volunteer grants too! Find out at the Double the Donation website (click link).

GRANT39: Are you an LED or Parent looking to expand on an Exploration? Do you or your student have a GIANT Idea that impacts grade spans or the entire campus? Apply for a Collaborative Grant today! The next deadline is November 1st.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Calling all 6th through 8th graders (and parents) who want to help the community and enjoy working with kids! Read It Forward, a literacy and tutoring center just down the street from D39, is looking for volunteers to work with elementary students in reading, writing and math. The center is open on Mondays and Wednesday from 4:30PM to 5:30PM. No experience is needed, and volunteers will not need to commit to every week. If you are interested in this fun and rewarding opportunity, please send an email to ReadItFWD@gmail.com. Flyer attached.

OPEN POSITION:  The Collaborative is currently seeking a Chair of Communications. As a member of the Board, the responsibilities include coordinating all activities as it relates to marketing and communications including but not limited to event promotion; the writing and management of The Collaborative’s external website. There is particular emphasis on social media copy and management. If you are interested, please complete this form. Questions, please email info@design39collaborative.org.