GALVESTON — The Galveston Educational Foundation is reminding supporters that the first Friday of every month is Friends of the Foundation Day.

Foundation supporters are asked to wear their T-shirts. Proceeds support the foundation, which supports the Galveston Independent School District.

The Friends of the Foundation program is an initiative to thank teachers and give them a little recognition. The Friends of the Foundation is a collaboration between private philanthropy, the business community and supporters of education.

At the first drawing, Courtney McClanahan of Parker Elementary and Krystle Hildenbrand of DAEP received gifts.

The foundation will have a drawing to attend two schools per month. At every school, where teachers sign in, there will be drop box for teachers wearing their shirts to put their names in. When the foundation’s staff and attending board members arrive, they will draw a name out of the box at the two chosen schools. 

When foundation board members visit the teacher’s room, if they are wearing their foundation T-shirt they will win a prize.

Parents and supporters are asked to join in the initiative. Shirts are $20 and can be purchased by emailing eliza_quigley@gisd.org or terrymuehe@gisd.org or by calling 409-766-5156.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.