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It’s hard to believe that we are at the start of the 2018-2019 school year! We are getting ready for the start of this year’s BACK the JACK campaign. The official dates of the campaign are August 27 – September 14, 2018.

It is the mission of the Nickajack Elementary Foundation to raise the funds necessary to support our school’s commitment to technology, academic excellence, and student success, as well as to foster a sense of community. Please make plans to join us in this mission. Help us reach our 2018 campaign goal of $90,000 by making a donation. We suggest a donation of $125 per child but we are appreciative of any amount.

Please continue to visit our website for campaign information and volunteer opportunities. We wish you a happy and successful start to the school year.

2018 Proposed Funds Allocation

 

 

2018 NESF Proposed Budget allotment pie 8-1-1

BACK the JACK Drawing Rules

Rules for Nickajack Elementary Foundation (NEF) Drawing

Each $125 entry gains one raffle entry for the two prizes. 

The board chooses the prize each year.  The 2018-2019 campaign prizes are a professional family photo session and a family 4-pack of season passes to Six Flags.

Each donation of $125 will receive an entry.  For example, a donation of $250 will get two drawing entries.  Donations in partial increments of $125 will not be “rounded up.”  For example, a donation of $300 will still net two entries, not three.

Corporate sponsors will not gain entries based on their corporate donations.

NEF board members and their children are ineligible for the drawing.

The drawing will take place at the Great Skate event on September 14, 2018.  Attendance is not required to win.

Rules for Class Participation Prizes

During the campaign, the board may announce various class participation incentives. 

The class participation percentage will be determined by dividing the number of students in a class who have donated to the campaign divided by the number of students in the class.

Teachers who donate to the campaign will not be counted towards their own class participation but may have their donations counted for each child they have attending the school.

The number of students in the class will be determined by the class numbers given to us by the school office staff.

Each student will count only once towards the class participation number.  For example, if a student has contributed on three separate occasions, the student is still counted only once for participation.  Likewise, if different contributions are given on behalf of the same student (from parents, grandparents, etc), the student is only counted once towards class participation.

Corporate donations can count towards a particular students’ participation if that is noted at the time of donation.

The board reserves the right to create a threshold contribution to count for participation (for example, only donations $20 and above count as participation).  As of this time (2018-2019 Campaign) there is no threshold.  Any contribution counts as participation.

Back The Jack Rules to Win Class Prizes or Nintendo Switch

Rules for Nickajack Elementary Foundation (NEF) Raffle

Each $125 entry gains one raffle entry for the prize. 

The board chooses the prize each year.  The 2017-2018 Campaign prize is a Nintendo Switch.

For donations above $125, each increment will be awarded an additional entry.  For example, a donation of $250 will gain 2 raffle entries.  Donations in partial increments of $125 will not “round up.”  For example, a donation of $300 will still net 2 entries, not 3.

Corporate sponsors will not gain entries based on their corporate donations.

NEF Board Members and their children are ineligible for the raffle.

The drawing will take place at the Great Skate event. 

Rules for Class Participation Prizes

During the campaign, the Board may announce various class participation incentives. 

The class participation percentage will be determined by dividing the number of students in a class who have donated to the campaign divided by the number of students in the class.

Teachers who donate to the campaign will not be counted towards their own class participation but may have their donations counted for each child they have attending the school.

The number of students in the class will be determined by the class numbers given to us by the front office staff.

Each student can count only once towards the class participation number.  For example, if a student has contributed on three separate occasions, the student still counts only once towards participation.  Likewise, if different contributions are given on behalf of the same student (from parents, grandparents, etc), the student only counts once towards class participation.

Corporate donations can count towards a particular students’ participation if that is noted at the time of donation.

The Board reserves the right to create a threshold contribution to count for participation (for example, only donations $20 and above count as participation).  As of this time (2017-2018 Campaign) there is on threshold.  Any contribution counts as participation.

Great Skate Photo Gallery is LIVE!

The 2016 Great Skate Photo Gallery is up and ready to check out! See pix from the skate races, of our awesome teachers and administrators being crazy and of course all the pix from the GS Photo Booth!

You can watch a slide show, download photos and even order prints from Shutterfly if you wish.

Thanks again to all who came – it was a GREAT Great Skate!

nesgreatskate2016.shutterfly.com

 

Back the Jack is On

It’s on. Today, the Nickajack Elementary Foundation kick starts its annual fundraising campaign – Back the Jack. Donations provide crucial curriculum, technology, and teacher grants that are not covered by Cobb County’s public funds.

The campaign runs for four weeks, and ends on September 16th. Our goals is $72,000.

This is the sixth year the foundation will raise money to supplement educational expenses. Last year, we were able to purchase 60 iPad minis with charging stations, MyOn Digital Literacy program subscription for each student, and Lucy Calkins reading programs for all classes.

This year we will continue funding technology needs with more iPad mini carts and teacher enrichment programs. Your donations will also contribute to renovating the media center into Learning Commons, a shared space that fosters collaboration and various learning activities.

You can donate via check with this form or online.

Let’s Go Braves!

The Atlanta Braves announced a partnership with the Cobb County School District.

The programs the Braves have partnered to support include:

  • Literacy Programs for K-8
  • Braves Student Leaders for 9-12
  • Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Education for K-12
  • Teacher Grants, Recognition and Recruitment
  • Jobs for Students and Teachers

This is great news for our Cobb County Schools.

 

BACK the JACK Video!

Check out this great video going back in time through the BACK the JACK Campaigns!

2015 Teacher Grants – Applications Being Accepted Now

We have launched our Teacher Grant application process a bit earlier this year in the hopes that with enough funds raised through BACK the JACK, that we can award the grants right after Thanksgiving! The Foundation is hoping to budget a portion of the amount raised for curriculum enhancements for classrooms and entire grade levels and for teacher development.

Encourage your child’s teacher to apply for a grant! It is another great way to see your donation go into immediate action for your students!

2014 Teacher Grant Prize Patrol

Over $12,000 in Teach Grants Awarded in 2014 to our NES Teachers

The NESF Teacher Grant Prize Patrol surprised teachers and students alike as they awarded grants to deserving teachers right before the holidays! Watch the video of the “Prize Patrol Takeover” so you can see first hand what your donations mean to our school!