By RUBY SELVAGE and VINCENT MARCIANO LAPS Foundation Student Board Members, 2016-2018
On behalf of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and students from the Key Club and National Honor Society, we would like to thank all the parents of LAPS students who contributed to our recent student telethon.
Our fellow students volunteered their time to call parents to ask for their support for projects and programs supported by the LAPS Foundation. These initiatives benefit all public schools in Los Alamos. Doing this telethon is a great opportunity for us students to give back to our schools.
Our goal for the telethon was $2,000. So far we have raised $650. Unfortunately we were not able to call all parents of LAPS students. If there are any parents or others out there who were not contacted but would like to give to the telethon, we would appreciate your support!
Gifts can be made online at www.lapsfoundation.com/donate or by mailing a check to the LAPS Foundation at 1900 Diamond Drive, Suite 1, Los Alamos, NM 87544. Please be sure to indicate that a gift is for the telethon.
We have served on the LAPS Foundation board for the past two years as student board members. It’s been a great experience for us, and we have been able to have a direct say in how money raised is used to benefit our schools. It has been our pleasure to serve this organization.
The LAPS Foundation fills a funding gap in our schools in three main areas: 1) funding classroom materials and resources to support teachers’ innovative ideas, 2) enabling teachers to take advantage of important professional development opportunities, and 3) providing inspiring learning environments within our schools.
All the great work the LAPS Foundation does wouldn’t be possible without help from the community, including those who give to the telethon, so we would like to thank them for all their support.