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  Creekside Comet Fund   Associate
 

MAIN CONTACT INFORMATION

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Tax ID #26-4724913
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2023
Danville, CA 94526
 

MEETING DAYS

3rd Wednesday of the Month @ 6:30 pm in the Library unless otherwise noted
 
Executive Board/Transition – June 22 @ BHCC
 
Board Meeting - July 13 @ Offsite
 
Board Meeting - August 16
 
Board Meeting - September 20
 
Board Meeting - October 18 @ 6 pm
 
Parent Meeting - October 18 @ 7 pm, Library
 - where are your donations going?
 
Board Meeting - November 15
 
Board Meeting - December 20
 
Board Meeting - January 17
 
Board Meeting - February 21 @ 6 pm
Parent Meeting - February 21 @ 7 pm, TBD
 
Board Meeting - March 21
 
Board Meeting - April 18 @ 6 pm
 
Parent Meeting – April 18 @ 7 pm, Library
 - annual voting meeting
 
Board Meeting - May 16
 
Executive Board/Transition – June 20 @ TBD

About Us - Contact Info

MISSION

MISSION

The Creekside Comet Education Fund (“The Comet Fund”) is a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to enhance the quality of education at Creekside Elementary School. Our goal is to enhance the quality of education at Creekside for every student.
WHY DO WE EXIST?

WHY DO WE EXIST?

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization affiliated with the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation specifically for Creekside Elementary School. Click here for our affiliate letter.
 
The Comet Fund provides a bridge between what is provided by the state and what our Site Council believes will make us an elite school. We use the term "Margin of Excellence" when we refer to the programs that are supported by the donations that fulfill this vision.
 
These programs and staff positions include:
 
  • Classroom ParaProfessionals
  • Reading Specialists
  • Vocal Music Teacher
  • Extend Tech Instructors Hours
  • Technology Systems Specialist
  • Extend Librarian Hours
  • Art Instructors
  • Rainbow Room ParaProfessional
  • part of the Copier Lease
  • Class Materials (via Teacher Stipends)
  • Soul Shoppe
  • Ed1Stop
  • IXL Math
  • Raz-Kids
  • Desktops, Computers & Tablets
 
Schools in the SRVUSD have benefitted from a legacy of giving. Our young school has continued this legacy in our new area and Creekside Elementary has developed a reputation as a school where students excel, they feel safe and where families are eager to be a part of the community.
 
We have committed to covering $332,000 in staff positions and programs for the 2016-2017 school year. If all families can support fully at registration and our popular Comet Chase, we can meet our goals for this year with no additional fundraisers.
Consider supporting your Comet Fund with a donation.  Teachers, students, staff and other parents appreciate your generosity.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COMET FUND AND THE CREEKSIDE PTA?

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COMET FUND AND THE CREEKSIDE PTA?

The PTA conducts school community-building family events where money raised primarily covers the cost of running the events. They hold a fundraiser to support assemblies and certain resources.
 
The Comet Fund raises money to fund specific positions and programs proposed by our principal and teachers, reviewed by the Board of Directors and approved by the members of The Comet Fund. Think of us like a school "booster" club. See Programs Funded for more information.
HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?

HOW DO WE RAISE MONEY?

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Our primary funding comes from a per child donation request at registration of $400. This tax deductible donation goes to education enrichment at Creekside. The Comet Fund also holds events and run programs throughout the year where parents, educators, and our community are called upon to contribute.
 
We have signed up our school with various national and local programs to raise funds by asking our parents and Creekside friends to do what you do everyday. By using registered cards, using online shopping portals or eating on special nights, a portion of these purchase will be donated to The Comet Fund. See Everyday Fundraising for these FREE MONEY opportunities.
 
We hold events and sales throughout the school year where you and your Creekside friends can purchase admission tickets or items. These are wonderful opportunities to build our community and raise money at the same time. See Fundraising Events for more information.
BOARD OFFICER JOB DESCIPTIONS

BOARD OFFICER JOB DESCIPTIONS

President.  The President shall be the chief executive officer of The Comet Fund.  The President shall preside over all the meetings and the annual meeting of The Comet Fund, shall, in general, supervise and control all of the business and affairs of The Comet Fund, and shall be responsible for reporting to the Foundation, as required, on the activities and operation of The Comet Fund.  He/She shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nomination Committee.
 
Vice-President.  The Vice-President shall, in the absence of the President, or in event of his/her inability or refusal to act, perform the duties of the President, and when so acting, shall have all the powers of and be subject to all the restrictions of the President.  The Vice-President shall perform such other duties from time to time as may be assigned to him/her by the President or the Board.
 
Treasurer.  The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of The Comet Fund, and shall be responsible for providing the Foundation with all financial and accounting data required of The Comet Fund.
 
Secretary.  The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the annual meeting and meetings of the Board, see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws, be custodian of The Comet Fund’s records, and in general perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary
 
Financial Secretary. The Financial Secretary shall work with the Treasurer to ensure monthly financial statements are accurate.  The Financial Secretary shall also receive copies of monthly bank statements, mailed directly from the bank, for review.
2017-18 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2017-18 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Carin HubinsPresident
James ReedVice President
Margrette WuiSecretary
Kathy DimalantaTreasurer & PTA Rep
Terranessa LewisFinancial Secretary
Jennifer JernstedtDirector of Grants
David LyDirector of Marketing & Communications
Dana Tsubota; Director of Corporate Programs
James ZalmanSchool Site Council Representative
Aaron TarzianPrincipal
Christina RegaliaTeacher Representative
JOB DESCRIPTIONS

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Comet Fund Board of Directors Job Descriptions
2017-18 PROGRAM COORDINATORS & EVENT CHAIRS

2017-18 PROGRAM COORDINATORS & EVENT CHAIRS

  • Jenny Quinto
  • Anna Stratton
  • NEED
 
  • Dee Patton
  • NEED
 
eScrip/Target/Amazon
escrip@thecometfund.org
  • NEED
 
Comet Chase (September 15, 2017)
 
SRVEF Run for Education (October 1, 2017)
 
Auction (March 3, 2018)
 
Math-A-Thon (April 2018) 
 
Independent Auditor