Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation We believe that every student can achieve academic success. Join our efforts to provide enhanced resources for students in Corvallis public schools.

CPSF is a nonprofit public benefit corporation founded in 1996 to provide additional resources for Corvallis public schools.

CPSF is a nonprofit public benefit corporation founded in 1996 to provide additional resources for Corvallis public schools.

Mission: To support local schools and inspire a lifetime of learning.

The CSD Welcome Center is seeking gift cards to grocery stores for families in need of a boost this holiday season. Gift...
11/12/2020

The CSD Welcome Center is seeking gift cards to grocery stores for families in need of a boost this holiday season. Gift cards may be mailed or delivered to the Western View Center, 1435 SW 35th Street by December 10. To support this cause with a cash donation: https://cpsfoundation.org/
Thank you! #students #basicneeds #foodsecurity

"It was really hard for me to keep going.... I didn't sleep a lot." - Noor, CHS Class of 2020.Read about Noor and other ...
11/02/2020
Summer school marathon allows Iraqi student to graduate - Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

"It was really hard for me to keep going.... I didn't sleep a lot." - Noor, CHS Class of 2020
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Read about Noor and other students who accomplished great things through CPSF-funded summer programs.
#kids #summerschool #resilience #yourimpact #thankyoudonors #community

This is Part II of a five-part series on how donations to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation are making a...

Your Impact: Part 1 | Care and Connect This is the first story in a five-part series on how donations to the Corvallis P...
10/19/2020
Care and Connect offers help to hundreds of families - Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

Your Impact: Part 1 | Care and Connect

This is the first story in a five-part series on how donations to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation are making a difference in students’ lives and how the Foundation has pivoted to address pandemic-related needs.
#basicneeds #kids #careandconnect #yourimpact #thankyoudonors #community

This story is the first story in a five-part series on how donations to the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation are...

"We are committed to building an educational system that addresses institutional racism and empowers, honors, and celebr...
10/13/2020
Statement of Solidarity with Students, Staff, and Communities of Color - Corvallis School District

"We are committed to building an educational system that addresses institutional racism and empowers, honors, and celebrates the cultures and identities of our diverse student population, empowering their voices and perspectives as shared partners in the educational system."

We believe that “Black Lives Matter” is fundamentally an affirmative social justice statement that aligns with our commitment to students and staff — Black, Brown, Indigenous, and other students of color — who have been historically underserved by the American educational system. It’s not ...

Thanks to the Assistance League for today's delivery of clothing, coats, and shoes! We love Operation School Bell! #basi...
09/29/2020

Thanks to the Assistance League for today's delivery of clothing, coats, and shoes! We love Operation School Bell! #basicneeds #kids

This week we delivered our 500th box of fresh, local produce, thanks to our awesome donors and community partners: River...
09/25/2020
Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year! - Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

This week we delivered our 500th box of fresh, local produce, thanks to our awesome donors and community partners: Riverland Family Farms, Dial-A-Bus of Benton County, Corvallis School District, Corvallis Environmental Center, Oregon State University Small Farms Program, Benton County Health Department.
#foodsecurity #basicneeds #careandconnect #readytolearn

When schools closed for the pandemic, the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation pivoted to address the food security, well-being, and academic...

A huge thanks to our friends at The Arts Center - Corvallis, OR for providing over 1,600 art kits with bilingual instruc...
09/08/2020

A huge thanks to our friends at The Arts Center - Corvallis, OR for providing over 1,600 art kits with bilingual instructions to kids over the past 5 months! The "Art Making @ Home" program has distributed kits to families receiving supplemental food and hygiene bags through the CSD Welcome Center. This project is just one way The Arts Center meets its mission to "foster creativity and engagement with the arts, and to support personal growth and community well-being."

To support the continuation of this program through The Arts Center, please donate if you can and designate "[email protected]" in the donation form: https://secure.theartscenter.net/np/clients/artscenter/donation.jsp?forwardedFromSecureDomain=1&campaign=60&&test=true
#collaboration #partnership #community

Energized for the school year and grateful for a productive first CPSF Board of Trustees meeting! Welcome to our five ne...
09/01/2020

Energized for the school year and grateful for a productive first CPSF Board of Trustees meeting! Welcome to our five new and ten returning trustees!
#community #careandconnection #stronginstruction #thankyoueducators #thankyoutrustees #backtoschool

https://cpsfoundation.org/about/who-we-are/

As I See It: COVID-19 a colossal challenge for educators
08/04/2020
As I See It: COVID-19 a colossal challenge for educators

As I See It: COVID-19 a colossal challenge for educators

When schools closed in March, our family, like countless others, began juggling a multitude of tasks in our 1,300-square-foot house. My husband set up shop in the living room and

07/31/2020
School Board Meeting (7/30/20)

For those seeking up-to-date information on our school district, this evening's school board meeting offered key details and valuable discussion.

Thank you to Northwest Hills Community Church for contributing $2,000 in grocery gift cards this week! Current in-kind d...
07/22/2020

Thank you to Northwest Hills Community Church for contributing $2,000 in grocery gift cards this week!
Current in-kind donation needs are canned foods, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, pasta/pasta sauce, rice, beans, laundry soap, and cleaning supplies, including sanitizing wipes. Items can be dropped off in front of the Welcome Center (1435 SW 35th St.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-12.
For those in a position to donate cash: https://cpsfoundation.org/contribute/donate/
Thank you! #basicneeds #foodsecurity

An update, with gratitude!Since schools closed in March, your COVID-19 response fund donations have improved the lives o...
07/20/2020

An update, with gratitude!

Since schools closed in March, your COVID-19 response fund donations have improved the lives of more than 1,200 people. Your gifts have fulfilled 630 requests for food, 140 requests for laundry cards, 458 requests for grocery gift cards, and 530 requests for cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and school supplies. The fund has provided rent assistance for 65 families and utilities assistance for 82 families. Finally, your donations have provided 275 boxes of fresh, local produce from Riverland Family Farms directly to families’ doorsteps, thanks to delivery help from Dial-A-Bus of Benton County!

Normally, student support services cease during the summer months. However, this summer we are sustaining all of these services until schools reopen again. We are also supporting continued outreach to students in crisis. For kids experiencing adversity, this source of care and connection is a lifeline. #ThankYouDonors #FoodSecurity #BasicNeeds Contributions welcome: https://cpsfoundation.org/contribute/donate/

The Foundation is proud to support this work in the Corvallis School District. This is only the beginning.
06/19/2020
Regional Racial Equity Group signs proclamation - Greater Albany Public Schools

The Foundation is proud to support this work in the Corvallis School District. This is only the beginning.

Story and photos courtesy of Corvallis School District Over a year ago, a Regional Racial Equity Group was formed with representatives from Corvallis School District, Greater Albany Public School District, Lebanon Community School District, Philomath School District, NAACP Corvallis-Albany Branch, a...

As the school year comes to a close, we want to celebrate and honor the care and commitment 509J educators have shown to...
06/18/2020

As the school year comes to a close, we want to celebrate and honor the care and commitment 509J educators have shown toward students this spring.

Here are a few examples we observed (from a safe distance). We saw teachers, staff, and administrators...
- Working tirelessly and patiently to connect with students via online platforms
- Delivering school supplies, activity packets, food, and other necessities to students' homes
- Making creative videos
- Calling families weekly (or more!) to check in
- Connecting families to resources, from rent assistance to emergency childcare
- Volunteering at soup kitchens
- Providing tech support and internet hot spots
- Organizing graduation parades, from kindergarten to high school
- Finding other creative ways to celebrate student success!

Have you seen a teacher, staff person or administrator go above and beyond? Leave us a comment!

Thank you for helping us recognize and celebrate outstanding 509J educators. #community #pandemic #distancelearning

Congratulations to all of our first-year teachers for successfully completing the 19-20 school year!  Credit goes to Suz...
06/12/2020

Congratulations to all of our first-year teachers for successfully completing the 19-20 school year! Credit goes to Suzanne McFarland Price and the Corvallis School District Mentor Team for their creative work to celebrate teachers' accomplishments. A shout-out to the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis for the beautiful flowers!

Watch for these signs popping up around Corvallis over the next few days in celebration of first-year teachers. Is there...
06/10/2020

Watch for these signs popping up around Corvallis over the next few days in celebration of first-year teachers. Is there a first-year teacher who has made a difference in your child's life? We'd like to hear about it! #thankyouteachers

Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates! #CSDProud
06/05/2020
Car Parades to Celebrate CSD High School Graduates - Corvallis School District

Congratulations to all of our 2020 graduates! #CSDProud

Our community has experienced many significant changes in the past several months, some of which affect the way we experience personal milestones. Although graduation ceremonies are not possible for graduating high school seniors this year, the Corvallis School District is working closely with the C...

Artwork courtesy of Purple Wong
06/04/2020

Artwork courtesy of Purple Wong

School budgets are in crisis. #stayengaged #advocate
05/26/2020
A Looming Financial Meltdown For America's Schools

School budgets are in crisis. #stayengaged #advocate

With state income and sales tax revenues crashing, one expert predicts, "We're about to see a school funding crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern history."

We couldn't agree more! Thank you for your work supporting 509J families, Sarah Wynne Devine!
05/17/2020

We couldn't agree more! Thank you for your work supporting 509J families, Sarah Wynne Devine!

Today's shout out is to Sarah Devine, our district's Family Outreach Advocate. Sarah works to help our most vulnerable CSD families. Her work bestie, Annie Bittner, says "she answers all 5,392 of my daily questions with kindness and encouragement, and always has a great next step in problem solving. She makes this work look easy while carrying the weight of a crisis and pushing for equity in all areas of our district." #WeAreCSD

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation's cover photo
05/07/2020

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation's cover photo

The first 25 boxes of fresh, local produce from Riverland Family Farms were delivered to families in our community yeste...
05/07/2020

The first 25 boxes of fresh, local produce from Riverland Family Farms were delivered to families in our community yesterday. Thanks to Dial-A-Bus of Benton County, Corvallis School District, Corvallis Environmental Center, Oregon State University Small Farms Program, Food Hero, and Benton County Health Department for working with us over the past several weeks to launch this pilot project. A total of fifty families will be receiving every-other-week deliveries through August as part of our COVID-19 relief work. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, boxes contain fun nutrition education activities for kids. #Community #FoodSecurity #Fresh #Local

#ThankATeacher
05/05/2020

#ThankATeacher

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
05/04/2020

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
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Corvallis Public Schools Foundation's cover photo
05/04/2020

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation's cover photo

Congratulations to Ms. Gloria Kussalanant, our fifth and final winner of the 2020 Golden Apple Awards! Here are a few qu...
04/27/2020

Congratulations to Ms. Gloria Kussalanant, our fifth and final winner of the 2020 Golden Apple Awards! Here are a few quotes from her nomination: "Gloria is the definition of "warm demander.” Her students adore her as they are pushed beyond what they think they are capable of accomplishing. She has an infectious spirit that infuses in her students a love of the Spanish language and a motivation to immerse themselves in Spanish. Gloria’s “Pura Vida” ethos is evident in everything she does. Gloria is a driver of equity at Corvallis High School and sets an example for all educators of what a culturally responsive teacher should be. Gloria not only positively impacts the students in her classroom, but is also heavily involved in efforts to recruit and retain more students of color and students navigating poverty in Advanced Placement classes. Her belief that all students can achieve at a high level is truly inspiring.” Thank you for your outstanding contributions to Corvallis High School, Ms. Kussalanant! #GoldenApple #CSDProud

Congratulations to Judy Storie, classified Golden Apple Award recipient for 2020. Here are a few quotes from her colleag...
04/24/2020

Congratulations to Judy Storie, classified Golden Apple Award recipient for 2020. Here are a few quotes from her colleagues at Corvallis High School: “Judy wins students over with her persistence, understated expertise, silly sense of humor, and patience – patience that is rooted in a powerful blend of confidence and humility. Beyond the classroom, Judy can typically convince a student who has not participated in any other activities to try swimming. Swimmers of all experience levels are welcomed and Coach Storie supports them wherever they are in their journey. CHS swimmers always know they are part of something bigger than themselves, that there is room in the pool for everyone, and that there is no ceiling on what can be accomplished together.” Thank you for your outstanding contributions, Judy! We are sorry we cannot celebrate you in person. #GoldenAppleAwards

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Then, there is this woman, who even had her image removed from photographs used for promoting NASA. Annie J. Easley (April 23, 1933 – June 25, 2011) was an American computer scientist, mathematician, and rocket scientist.[1] She worked for the Lewis Research Center (now Glenn Research Center[2]) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its predecessor, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). She was a leading member of the team which developed software for the Centaur rocket stage[3], and was one of the first African-Americans to work as a computer scientist at NASA.
I think that in renaming public schools, the names of living individuals should not be under consideration as a major scandal could occur. I also think that instead of honoring an arts person, that Corvallis schools should remember the lack of interest in STEM fields by Black children, and should consider naming at least one school for an important Black scientist. I suggest Dr. Charles R. Drew, a brilliant researcher and surgeon, who also fought for equality. Charles Richard Drew (June 3, 1904 – April 1, 1950) was an American surgeon and medical researcher. He researched in the field of blood transfusions, developing improved techniques for blood storage, and applied his expert knowledge to developing large-scale blood banks early in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives of the Allied forces.[1] As the most prominent African American in the field, Drew protested against the practice of racial segregation in the donation of blood, as it lacked scientific foundation, and resigned his position with the American Red Cross, which maintained the policy until 1950.[2]
Provide your Feedback on the CSD Long Range Facilities Draft Plan Several Community Information Nights are scheduled during the month of October at each school. Meetings will include an overview of the CSD long range facilities draft plan, specifics for the school where each meeting is held, and an opportunity for public feedback before the plan is finalized. Please join us and provide your perspective. All meetings are from 6:30 - 8 pm. Childcare and Spanish interpreters are available. Remaining meeting dates and locations are as follows: October 9, Wilson Elementary School (gym) October 10, Linus Pauling Middle School (auditorium) October 11, Jefferson Elementary School (gym) October 15, Hoover Elementary School (gym) October 17, Mt. View Elementary School (library) October 18, Adams Elementary School (library) October 23, Franklin K-8 (gym) October 24, Cheldelin Middle School (library) October 25, Garfield Elementary (cafeteria) The full draft plan is available online at the following link: https://www.csd509j.net/departments/facilities-and-maintenance/long-range-planning/facilities-planning-committee The school board will be presented with a final draft in December. Questions about facilities planning may be directed to Facilities and Transportation Director, Kim Patten at 541-757-4487 or by email at [email protected]
We need your action today! The loss of 21st Century funding for after-school programs will affect our Corvallis community. The Boys & Girls Club and Corvallis School District currently serves 200 local youth at Garfield and Lincoln schools through 21st Century funds. If this funding is not renewed, then our ability to continue to provide STEM , literacy and student success programs to our youth will stop! The impact Nationwide is nearly 2M youth! Please take 23 seconds to click on this link and sign onto the letter of support. The website does all the rest to get it to your representative. Feedback MUST be received no later than Wednesday!
The Corvallis School Board is starting a review of the policy and administrative regulation related to fundraising for the district, at an upcoming special meeting on February 21, 2017 starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Corvallis School District office (1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis). The board has been hearing from parents on this topic for some time, and is taking up this work in an effort to make fundraising in the district more equitable. The board is interested in addressing both fundraising in general and specifically the practice of using fundraised money for staffing at individual schools. Public input is an essential part of this process. At this meeting, the board will set aside time for public input related to fundraising and whether to allow fundraised money to be used for staffing. Parents, staff, and community members are encouraged to attend this meeting to offer input on these topics. The current board policy and administrative regulation pertaining to this subject (DEDA –“Fundraising for Programs, Activities, and Projects” and DEDA-AR – “Fundraising for Programs, Activities, and Projects”) are on the district website at: http://policy.osba.org/corvall/D/index.asp After hearing public comment, the board will discuss how to proceed. One of the possible outcomes of the upcoming meeting is that the board could direct the superintendent to convene a task force charged with returning a recommendation to the superintendent on how best to structure policy around fundraising in the Corvallis School District. If you would like to have input into the fundraising policy review process, you may provide your comments during the February 21st school board meeting and/or correspond with the school board at [email protected]. Julie Catala