Thank you supporting the Red Hook Education Foundation’s Student in Need Initiative! Donations to this fund over the last year have helped kids from financially challenged households to participate in school field trips, pay for school supplies, go to summer school, and purchase needed clothing items. The fund is dispensed at the discretion of the school principals and all awards remain confidential.
Looking for a great holiday gift for a special teacher? The Red Hook Education Foundation is offering you the opportunity to honor a Red Hook teacher or other staff member by making a donation in their name to the Student in Need Initiative. The Spirit of Education certificate recognizes teachers and staff members for their dedication and contributions to education. Donations will include a “Spirit of Education” certificate with your name and the name of the teacher you are honoring. What better way to show a teacher how much you value the ways they support your own child or teen?
To donate now on the website click here! Your donation of $10 or more will include a personalized certificate e-mailed directly to you in time for holiday giving. Make your donation now and help all our kids be successful in school! Please specify “Student in Need Initiative” in the ”purpose” box, and include your name and the teacher/staff member you would like to honor in the Paypal ”add special instructions to seller” box.
College & Career Outreach News
Over the summer education foundation volunteers wrote and secured a grant for the school district from the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation The $5,710 award paid for a college tour for low-income students and parents. “With RHEF’s assistance, I was able to take 12 students and 4 parents on a two-day, five-college tour,” says Career & College Outreach Counselor Peg D’Onofrio. “Students, including sophomores and juniors, were amazed at the opportunities that await them at college and many learned of financial aid rewards that they didn’t know existed. .. Inspiring these students was the goal and, by all accounts, a goal that was overwhelmingly attained.”
This fall, RHEF donated $2,500 to the district to support workshops and information sessions organized by D’Onofrio during the 2013-14 school year. D’Onofrio has been guiding district students working on college selection and application, as well as financial aid and scholarship opportunities. “Thanks to the support of the Red Hook Education Foundation we have made great strides in how we deliver college and career counseling,” says Joe DeCaro, Director of Pupil Personnel Services. “The guidance counselors are also very impressed with the level of service Peg is capable of delivering. I actually get emails form students and parents explaining how helpful she is.”
Red Hook High School student visits SUNY Albany, summer 2013
Saturday, October 26th, 5:30 PM
At the historic Elmendorph Inn
Please help support the growth of one the Red Hook Education Foundation’s inaugural projects. Harvest Hudson Valley is a collaboration between educators, local parents, the Red Hook Central School District, and The Red Hook Education Foundation to provide an edible education program for all students in the Red Hook Central School District. This benefit will support expanding the successful garden classroom (launched initially at the Mill Road Elementary School) to students at the Red Hook High School and Linden Avenue Middle School.
Ticket Donation Levels - Please be as generous as you can!
Minimun Ticket Donation, $35
I’d Like to Donate A Little More for the Garden, $50
I’d Like to be an Underwriter (2 tickets included!), $200
We use secure PayPal checkout for online donations and all major credit cards are accepted.
No physical tickets will be mailed. All tickets donors will be on the guest list at Elemendorph Inn.
The Red Hook Education Foundation just approved a grant for the continued support of the high school Robotics Club. Pretty cool creations….
In 2012 with funding from the Red Hook Education Foundation and other organizations, the high school Robotics Team was started and joined the FIRST Tech Challenge Hudson Valley. The team designed, built, programmed and tested several successful robots, while learning the programming language RobotC and learning basic mechanical engineering techniques for robot design and construction.
With this years support the team will continue to design and build and will have the opportunity to participate in local and regional competitions.
The $1000 mini grant award given by the RHEF will be used to purchase additional robotic supplies and equipment and to help fund registration fees for entering competitions.
Thank you to everyone who came out for An Evening with Amy Helm.
We had a sellout crowd!
Additional thanks to the underwriters and sponsors of the event. Their generosity ensured that 100% of the ticket sales will go directly to funding the projects and programs of the Red Hook Education Foundation.
|Beth Goldberg and Steve Appenzeller
|Michelle Platt and Francesco Buitoni
||Julia Crowley and Art Carlson
|Lisa and Art Chandler
||Odile and Reverend B.D. Chilton
|Trisha and Paul Finch
||Jeanne Donovan Fisher
|Debra Blalock and Russell Frehling
||Alison and Robert George
|Sarah and Chris Gilbert
||H.H. Hill Realty
|Maura Sullivan and John Horiszny
||Teresa and Steven Hughes
||Evelyn Krueger and Frank Knobloch
|Christine and Matt Kurlander
||Katy Walsh and Wil LaBossier
|Law Office of Susan Von Reusner
||Alison and John Lankenau
|Linda and Shelton Lindsay
||Liz Cullers and Arlene London
|Michelle and Jeffrey Martin
||Sharon and Steve Maurer
|Dwayne Resnick and Mark McDonald
||Nora and Edward Mercier
||New Leaf Design
|Paula Redmond Real EstateTricia and Foster Reed
||Susan and John Pelosi
|Sarah and Peter Sweeny
|Illiana van MeeterenThe Valley Gardener
||Illya Szilak and Chris Vroom
|Marla and Brian Walker
||Baright Enterprises, Inc. Foam & Wash
|Celso Celeya Landscaping, Inc.
|J. Ettenson Realty
||Mansfield, Gautier & Rosenthal, LLP.
|Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union
|The Palombo Group
||Red Hook Chamber of Commerce
|Red Hook Observer
||Richard B. Fisher Center for Performing Arts
|Riverstone Wealth Management
||Watertight Plumbing & Heating
All photos by Andy Wainwright
CONSIDER HONORING A TEACHER WITH A “SPIRIT OF EDUCATION” CERTIFICATE!
SUPPORT THE RED HOOK EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S
STUDENT IN NEED INITIATIVE.
DONATIONS TO THIS FUND HELP SUPPORT STUDENTS WHOSE FAMILIES MAY NOT HAVE THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO MEET SMALL BUT IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL NEEDS.
YOUR DONATION COULD HELP -
A 3RD GRADER GET NEW GLASSES
A 7TH GRADER GO ON A SCHOOL FIELD TRIP OR
AN 11TH GRADER TAKE THE SAT EXAM FOR COLLEGE.
THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY WAYS YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR RED HOOK KIDS.
The SPIRIT OF EDUCATION certificate recognizes teachers and staff members for their dedication and contributions to education. The Red Hook Education Foundation is offering you the opportunity to honor a Red Hook teacher or other staff member by making a donation in their name to the Student in Need Initiative. Donations will include a “Spirit of Education” certificate with your name and the name of the teacher you are honoring. What better way to show a teacher how much you value the ways they support your own child or teen?
Donate Now! Your donation of $10 or more will include a personalized certificate emailed directly to you in time for end–of-school year giving. Make your donation now and help all our kids be successful in school! Please include your name and the teacher/staff member you would like to honor in the Paypal “message to seller” box.
To make an online donation click here
SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH
DOORS OPEN AT 7PM
BARD COLLEGE SPEIGELTENT
***Underwriters automatically receive two tickets with their order***
Questions? Email usAmy Helm’s deep musical roots were enriched by a lifetime of exposure to the finest expressions of American musical tradition. Combined with her stunning vocal and other creative gifts, those roots have grown up to reveal a spellbinding artist who moves easily through a broad range of musical styles.The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.A founding member of the roots band Ollabelle with whom she has recorded three CDs, Helm has also performed live with scores of notable musicians like Warren Haynes, The Wood Brothers, and Donald Fagen, and her distinctive voice can be heard on recordings by artists ranging from Mercury Rev to Marc Cohn.Her lengthy resume is highlighted by many years of singing and playing alongside her father, with whom she conceived, launched and perfected the Midnight Rambles, intimate performances held since 2004 at his home and studio in Woodstock, N.Y. The musical chemistry, affectionate humor and family pride that Amy shared on stage with her father helped shape the Midnight Ramble as it evolved into a musical event that still attracts fans and musicians from around the world. She co-produced Levon Helm’s 2007 CD Dirt Farmer, which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, and she is prominently featured on the Levon Helm Band’s Electric Dirt and Ramble at the Ryman Grammy-winning albums.Helm continues to perform with the Ollabelle, the Midnight Ramble Band and the Dirt Farmer Band. She is poised to release her first solo album later this year.