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Conquering the Challenges of COVID-19

As a result of Covid, our teachers and students have shifted their schedules, learning, and teaching methods multiple times this year.  Chelsea teachers have championed these shifts in ways we never dreamed would be needed.  On top of reimaging what teaching and learning would look like in the virtual format and the hybrid format, our teachers requested the Chelsea Education Foundation's support to provide funding for unique learning opportunities for our students.

With the generous support of donors in our community, the Chelsea Education Foundation provided a grant for South Meadows to purchase ukuleles for all 5th-grade students.  In a normal year, students usually share instruments, which was not possible this year.  This grant allows our virtual students to have a ukulele at home and our hybrid students to take back and forth for their music classes.

The Chelsea Education Foundation also provided a grant for our elementary art students to have their own art kit for art class.  To keep our young artists creating, whether they were at home or in the building (but not able to share supplies), our art teachers requested funding to help us purchase an art kit for every elementary student.  `

We are truly grateful for the support our community provides through generous donations to the Chelsea Education Foundation.  This support has made so many things possible for our students and staff, even during this difficult time.


Kimberly Gillow

North Creek Elementary Principal
& CEF Board Member 

Another CEF Grants helped Beach Middle School’s fitness program purchase additional equipment for their classes. 

“The agility box has endless ways to improve speed and quickness and can be used by the entire class at the same time. The hex bar is great for safety and learning new techniques on multiple movements.”

- Coach Cory Knight

At the elementary school level, developing a child’s literacy is crucial. Reading is a foundational skill, and as such students need a large amount of books at their level in order to hone and grow their reading abilities.Thanks to a grant proposed by Lisa Kaemming and Jackie Mead, North Creek was able to purchase a wide variety and large amount of books for students to both read in the classroom and at home.

“In a hybrid model of teaching, we are trying to ensure that all students have the needed materials to access the curriculum no matter what phase or model we are in.”

- Lisa Kaemming and Jackie Mead

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Busch's MYWAY Cash for Education

Through Busch's Cash for Education program, they provide cash for schools and local organizations every time you shop! Enroll in Busch’s Cash for Education program by logging into your Busch’s MYWAY account and proceeding to the "Cash for Education Page" and selecting to earn for CHELSEA EDUCATION FOUNDATION for every quarter.

Click for pdf directions

To learn about other ways to donate to CEF,  
please click the DONATE button below:

Chelsea Education Foundation's mission is to enhance the Chelsea School District's educational experiences by financing projects beyond the resources of the District and by providing scholarships to District graduates.

CEF Committees

CEF Committees develop, make operational and policy recommendations to the full board. The following is a summary of the respective responsibilities:  

Donor Development
Develops the fundraising plan and relationships with  funders and funding sources.  Helps the Board carry out its due diligence function related to assuring fiscal health through philanthropy and fund development. Meets monthly. ​

Reviews and awards teacher grants and student scholarships. Meets a minimum of four times per year. ​

Conceptualizes, develops, and implements programs that generate revenue and community exposure.  Works under the umbrella of the Executive, Marketing, and Finance Committees with direct relationship to Donor Development.  Active year round.​

Oversees the financial operations of the organization including, but not limited to, preparing and presenting the annual budget. Includes all Executive Committee, plus additional support members. Meets monthly. ​

Marketing / Communications
Works with CEF’s Strategic Marketing firm to prioritize all aspects of digital and print media to advance the mission of CEF.  Meets monthly. ​

Executive Committee
Recommends procedures for the Board and Officer, provides organizational vision, nominates new Board members fill vacancies and establishes procedures for slate of officers. Meets monthly. ​

CEF encourages interested people to contact us to learn more about how you can participate in one of the Committees. We are a working board and appreciate and rely on the help of volunteers to realize our mission. 

Questions? Please contact Lynn Fox at

School Board Appreciation

In January, as a part of School Board Appreciation month, the CSD Administrative team graciously donated $500 to the Chelsea Education Foundation in order to honor the Board of Education.

"We thank the Chelsea Board of Education for their time and effort on behalf of the students of the Chelsea School District." 

- Superintendent Dr. Julie Helber
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