Donations are tax deductible. Scholarship donations are matched dollar for dollar by the Florida Prepaid Foundation.
Change a Life over Lunch Become a MENTOR
All It Takes Is An Hour Mentor PSA Message
Kids Tag Art is a school fund raising project that inspires 5th grade art students to design their own specialty license plate. Everyone will have an opportunity to purchase "tag art" through schools and The Charlotte Tax Collectors website. Watch for 2013-14 updates soon. To view the 2012-13 winners click here.
Sharon Bruno, Punta Gorda Middle School, STEM
Support Employee of the Year 2014
Barbara Deubel, Deep Creek Elementary, Para 1
A big thank you and a wonderful job well done by Mike Riley, CCPS and Miriam Zamorano, Anchor FOX 4 Rising. (Click the apple above for more photos and info).
Traveling Plaque Presented
Before the State of Education presentation, Geri Waksler, President of Charlotte Local Education Foundation, presented Kaley Miller, Communication Manager of The Mosaic Company, with the CLEF Traveling Plaque in appreciation of
Congratulations to mentor Bob Pietrasanta who is the Charlotte County Take Stock in Children mentor of the year. "He has made a huge impact on my life and he gives me the confidence to do well." said Jonathan, his mentee. their sponsorship since 2005. This plaque is awarded each year to an outstanding donor for their long-term support.
State of Education Breakfast
On January 23 Dr. Doug Whittaker presented to local business people, civic organizatons and school personnel the State of the District, showing where we have been, where we are, and where we plan to go. One question asked him "What can the community do to help our students in our local schools?" His response was "The most important thing would be to mentor!"
Charlotte High Tarpon Robotics Team scores a win! The Tarpon Robotics team won 1st Place (rookie team 7321) and 2nd Place (veteran team 6451) Finalist Alliance Trophy's after a long day of qualifying matches in the SWFL Robotics League at South Ft. Myers HS. It truly was an incredible day, beating out league teams who have been consistently top at State and World Championships in the recent years. All of our dedication has paid off and we are thankful for the support! We will be working hard over Thanksgiving Break and Winter Break to prepare for our League Championship on Jan. 11, which is at South Ft. Myers HS. Today's match was worth 50% of our State ranking, instead of the normal 25% rank.
Team 6451 Roster: Nathan Barnhart, Jacob English (a TSIC student), Christian Lombardi, Stephanie Nardi, Zachary Ruger, Marc Sukennifoff, and JJ Trentacosta. Team 7321 Roster: Gage Burns, Vincenzo Carbone, Tanner DeHays, Tyle Mitchell, Adam Morrison, Rafael Rambala, and Elton Shevchenko. Parent Volunteer: Bruce Sukennikoff and Head Mentor and Coach of Tarpon Robotics: Chris George
Once again it is time for Tag Art
The art teachers kicked off the program this month with a luncheon hosted by the Charlotte County Tax Collectors office staff. Fifth graders design the tags for the front of automobiles. Many of the schools will have a school tag this year. Watch our website for sales information.
Pictured: Tammy of East Elementary with Kim Jones and Dora Smith from the Tax Collectors Office.
Building Student Success
The Charlotte Local Education Foundation, Inc. is Connecting Children, Classrooms and Community to build “Student Success.” Please join us as we plan for the future!
Since 1989 we have provided support to Charlotte County Public Schools, through programs such as:
- Take Stock in Children scholarship mentoring program
- Teacher Supply Depot
- Teacher and Support Employee of the Year event
Help Support your Charlotte County Schools...
The purpose of Charlotte Local Education Foundation (CLEF) is to raise financial support for Charlotte County Public Schools and mentoring programs through fundraising events.
Connecting Children, Classrooms, and Communities ...
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics provides an opportunity for local schools and non-profit organizations to pursue grant funding to work with local businesses to further workplace based experiences for students by increasing the student’s awareness and interest in STEM careers.
YOU can help your school system by...
Teacher and Support Employee of the Year: our annual, signature event honoring outstanding educators and support staff who make a difference for our students each day. MORE INFO
Payroll Deduction: Thank you to all the Charlotte County Public School Employees who donate to the Take Stock In Children and CLEF programs for students and teachers through the Payroll Deduction Program. You are making a difference in the lives of our students. MORE INFO
License Plates: show your support of the Charlotte County and Florida state school system by purchasing the "Support Education" license plate for your vehicles. Your support goes directly to public schools in your county, funding programs not supported by tax dollars, such as: Extra reading help for students in grades K-3, Mentoring for at-risk students, Classroom innovations for teachers and students, Enrichment in math and science, and Music programs for special needs children. MORE INFO
Take Stock in Children: by mentoring a student or providing a donation for a scholarship, you can be a part of a statewide program in our local community, by bettering Charlotte County - one student at a time! READ MORE
Teacher Supply Depot: a "store" where educators can get free stuff for their classrooms. Donations of new and gently-loved school and office supplies, as well as craft and recycled materials are always appreciated! MORE INFO
For more Charlotte County Schools information click here.