Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Glow Golf was a Glowing Success!

Thank you, Tahlequah, for joining us for another fun-filled night at the Tahlequah City Golf Course. Mesha Sanchez, Kevin Burns, and Luke Foster led the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation to a successful Glow Golf event.

Congratulations to Jerry Cook's team who won the scramble this year. The team took home a Yeti cooler and tumblers courtesy of Dower Combs and Premier Consulting Partners. The tumblers each included a $50 gift certificate from Buffalo Wild Wings. Thank you to those businesses for their support.

Our long time supporter Document Imaging Solutions provided televisions as prizes again this year. They were for Skill Shots as well as a door prize. JD Carey took home the door prize.

Both wacky skill shots were won by the same man this year.  You probably want him on your team, next year. Congratulations, Nathan Limore!

Thanks to all of our teams: Ace Facilities, Armstrong Bank, BancFirst, Bill's Body Shop/ Locke Supply, C21 Wright Real Estate, JD Carey, Jerry Cook, DOE Bus Crew, First Flight, First State Bank, NEO Health, Northeastern Health System, Tahlequah Middle School, One Degree, American Fidelity. Check out our Facebook event page for the team pics.

We'd also like to thank Love's Bottling for providing the the non-alcoholic beverages, Walmart for supplying the food, and Mary's Liquor for supplying the adult beverages.

The evening would not have gone as smoothly without help from two organizations. The men of Lambda Chi Alpha from NSU served as caddies. THS S-Club ladies volunteered again with food, set up, registration, clean up and pumpkin decor.  If you know anyone associated with these organizations, please thank them. It truly has been a smoother event with their participation.

Also, our Friends of the Foundation and Partners make it possible for us to host events to raise money and ensure that all other donations go toward our cause and not overhead.  Please thank them when you have the opportunity.

Friends of the Foundation

American Fidelity
Celeste Looney Insurance
Century 21 Wright Real Estate
Downtown Family Dentistry
Green Country Cinema
Riverhawk Nutrition
TRA Photography

TPSF Partners
First Flight
Mary's Liquor
Hank and Jeannie Van Veen
Northeastern Health System

We'll see you next year!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Glow Golf is Thursday

Hey, Glow Golfers!

We look forward to seeing you Thursday. We have the following teams registered:

First Flight
ACE Facilities
JD Carey
Locke Supply, Inc.
Northeastern Health System
One Degree
Jerry Cook
Armstrong Bank
Century 21 Wright Real Estate
Childers Architecture
Arvest Bank
Bill’s Body Shop
DOE Bus Crew

First State Bank
Felts Shoes
Tahlequah Middle School
NEO Health

If you want a team, click here for the registration form and let us know. If you thought you were signed up and don't see your team's name, then please contact us on Facebook or at tpsfoundation at gmail dot com or call Mesha (918) 931-1799.

If you aren't able to make a team of 4 for the scramble, you may still participate with opportunities to win a large screen tv with our Dinner & 2 Skill Shots Bundle for $50, or try your hand at either or both of the skill shots which are unlimited purchases and only $10 per chance. Even non-golfers have a shot at winning.

Did we mention prizes? You could win a big-screen HD TV just by being present. Drawing will be at the end of the night. We are also giving away TVs to the winners of the putting and chipping contests. The winning team scores a Yeti cooler and 4 Yeti tumblers, each with $50 Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards.  Sweet prizes, dinner, drinks, night golf, fun with friends...

What are you waiting for?  It's "glowing" down this Thursday!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Glow Golf 2017

 Is playing golf your superpower?
 A few team spots are still available for our award winning Glow Golf scramble!

1. Complete this form. 
2. Contact us at tpsfoundation at gmail dot com or go to our TPSF Facebook page and send us a message on Facebook. 
3. Follow our event page on Facebook to learn more exciting details. 

Thank you for supporting Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation.
We will see you soon.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Extension on Grant Proposals

Dear teachers,

We announced at the Welcome Back session before school that we heard your requests and are giving the grants earlier this year so the deadline was moved to October 1. We sent emails, letters, blog posts and Facebook posts. We placed it on posters plastered around town and at each school site.

However, we left the old deadline on a very important place on our website. It was brought to our attention yesterday that at least one teacher thought the deadline was the old deadline and had been working very hard on a grant and would now miss the deadline.

Well, we can't have that.

We at TPSF are in this for the teachers and the students. I made a mistake by not ensuring every area had been changed to indicate the accurate date. I discussed with the officers and grant committee chairs and we all agree. We don't want our teachers to miss out on an opportunity that might be the one that makes the difference in a student's life. We are inclusive rather than exclusive.

So, we are extending the deadline by one week: October 8.

Yes, by all means, please try to get your grants in by October 1. Our grant committee has a big job every year. But if you had gone to the application page and been confused by seeing a different deadline, you have one more week: October 8. Also, if you had hoped to write a grant, but run out of time, here's your sign that you should do it now. Go and be awesome.

Good luck! Deadline will be officially cut off at midnight on October 8.

Click here for application.
Click here for rubric.
Click here to donate.

Thank you for your support.

Brandi Barnett
TPSF president, 2017-2018

Monday, September 18, 2017

Super Hero Monday

Our teachers are super heroes every day. Monday is no different. Today we highlight Super Teacher Kym Tinsley; time traveler. Here's her stats:

Name: Kym Tinsley

College graduated from : Bachelors 2006, Masters 2017

Degree: Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education; Masters of Education in 21st Century Teaching and Learning

Current position at TPS: Instructional Technology Coordinator 

Hobbies: gardening, spending time with my nieces and nephews, reading

Why do you want to be a teacher?: I have always wanted to be a teacher so I can share my love of learning with students.

Biggest high of teaching you have experienced: My biggest high of teaching is being able to work with students every single day and see them understand a concept we have been working on. To see the understanding in their eyes is what keeps me doing what I do. 

Biggest low of teaching you have experienced: My biggest low would be the negative publicity that education receives. There are amazing things happening in schools everyday, but the negative publicity takes the focus off the amazing.

Who is your super hero? My super hero is my sister!

If you could have a super hero power, what would it be? I would choose time travel! I would love to go back in time and visit places during different time periods. Traveling to the future would also be awesome!

Kym and other SUPER TEACHERS need a side kick; a supporter to help continue the fight for our students. To donate for support of the teacher grants (October 1, deadline), please mail the donation to Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation, 1 Plaza South, PMB #276, Tahlequah, OK 74464 or visit our website at this link for electronic donations. 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Every Super Teacher Needs a Sidekick

Evil is afoot! It slinks through our city, our streets, our schools; cloaked with a cape and mask of indifference, hiding in plain sight, leaving a taste of despair and desolation upon the tongues of our community. 
Only one thing can break the bonds and destroy the evil: blasts of compassion and love wielded by our very own super teachers.  
But, alas, they cannot do it alone. 
Every super teacher needs a side kick--a league of civil servants, replenishing energy and power, dispensing money to support the fight, supporting the super teacher and preparing them the battle of educating a society. The super teacher need only ask, and the civil servants will be called to arms! But, sadly, the civil servants only appear at full strength during a season known to the average man and woman as Grant Submissions. It is during this time the civil servants can award the super teachers with full power. 
How does a super teacher take advantage of this optimum time for power? By filling out a grant application between the corn moon and the harvest moon, October 1, 2017. The civil servants, known as the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation, stand ready for battle and are awaiting the applications, ready to help super teachers pull back the mask of indifference of educating our children and make the community a place free of evil.

Be a super teacher and apply for your side kick today!!! And, super teachers ALWAYS follow rules for the best sidekicks, so be sure follow the application information and the rubric!

Email application to tpsfgrants@gmail.com by October 1.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

How can you be a superhero? Do something just like this.

Donation opportunities
Deadline September 15

$15,000 Partnership
  • Glow Golf: 2 teams, glow golf materials, dinner
  • Uncorked: 12 pairing tickets to Uncorked, 2 reserved tables,  and two bottles of wine
  • Headliner recognition on all 2017-2018 school year digital, electronic, and print media after September 15
  • Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation 2017-2018 partner sticker
  • Recognition on Facebook cover photo throughout school year
$10,000 Partnership

  • Glow Golf: 1 team, glow golf materials, dinner
  • Uncorked: 6 pairing tickets to Uncorked, reserved table, and one bottle of wine
  • Headliner recognition on all 2017-2018 school year digital, electronic, and print media after September 15
  • Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation 2017-2018 partner sticker
  • Recognition on Facebook cover photo throughout school year
$5000 Partnership
  • Choose one:
    • Glow Golf: 1 team, glow golf materials, dinner
    • Uncorked: 6 pairing tickets to Uncorked and reserved table
  • Headliner recognition on all 2017-2018 school year digital, electronic, and print media after September 15
  • Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation 2017-2018 partner sticker
  • Recognition on Facebook cover photo throughout school year
$500 Friends of the Foundation
  • name on banner at both events
$300 Event Sponsor
  • recognition at your choice of either Glow Golf or Uncorked
$? Name your amount. We gratefully accept tax-deductible donations in any amount.

Mail donations to Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation at 1 Plaza South PMB#276 Tahlequah, OK 74464

Please contact us on Facebook Messenger or at tpsfoundation at gmail dot com if you have any questions.