CAF eNews

 August 2014

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Did you make it in time to all of your student’s classes at Back to School Night? Last night was a great way to meet the teachers and hear about the challenging classes that are offered at Carlmont High School.

During 4th period, Principal Gleaton discussed the importance of donating to the Carlmont Academic Foundation and how support of CAF benefits all Carlmont students.

You also received this flyer from your student’s 4th period teacher. The teachers and administrators realize that a strong foundation at Carlmont is needed to maintain and expand programs for your student. To build a strong foundation and reach our goal of $500,000, CAF asks for your financial investment. CAF’s suggested tax-deductible donation is $1,000 per student. Please know that every gift counts and all donations are valued.

I also want to invite you to join me at the 1st annual CAF Bagpiper Bash on Sunday, September 21st from 5 – 9 pm. This fundraising dinner party at Mistral Restaurant promises to be an evening to remember. There will be great food including Mistral’s famous paella, “bash-worthy” cocktails, wine, and beer. Additionally, the 515 Band will be moving and grooving. Tickets are $150 per person and can be purchased online.

We look forward to a great year at Carlmont. Enjoy the school year and see you at the Bash!

April Carlson
CAF (Carlmont Academic Foundation)

What can you do to support your students? Here’s a check list:

  • Donate by mail by filling out the flyer you received last night and mailing it to P.O. Box 104, Belmont, CA 94002, or —     
  • Donate online
  • Get a Corporate Match: check with your employer to see if your company matches charitable contributions.
  • Attend the 1st Annual Bagpipers Bash on Sunday, September 21st. Buy your tickets today!
  • Volunteer! CAF needs you!  We have jobs that fit everybody’s schedule. Some current openings include Operations VP, Direct Mail Coordinator, Writers, Local Business Partnership Manager, and Website Builder. For more information, contact us at
  • Don’t forget to like CAF on Facebook! Like CAF now and receive updates on Carlmont events, articles on current educational issues, and CAF activities.

CAF supports programs this year that help your student be ready in the classroom and ready for life! 

CAF’s funding reaches all Carlmont students, by:

  • Providing More Class Choices:  more sections funded = more classes offered to Carlmont students. With last year’s donations, CAF funded 13 additional class periods for this school year, enabling all teachers to have smaller class sizes.
  • Investing  in Teachers:  more supplies = more hands-on student experiences; more training = energized teachers
  • Preparing  Students for College and Career: enhanced tutoring, more college-prep = better prepared Carlmont graduates
  • Funding Creative Programs:  support for extra-curriculars like music, journalism, and visual arts = well-rounded Carlmont students