Ambassador Alert – February

IPSF COMMITS $2 MILLION TO IUSD
On Tuesday, February 13, IPSF presented a $2 million check to Irvine Unified School District (IUSD) at their Board of Education meeting, representing the foundation’s 2018-2019 school year funding commitment. During the meeting, the school district also announced IPSF’s support of a new funding area of focus for 2018-19, a $250,000 commitment to district-wide mental health resources. https://ipsf.net/news/ipsf-commits-2-million-iusd-announces-new-funding-area/
HOOPS CLASSIC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
Register now for the 15th annual Hoops Classic Basketball Tournament taking place from March 9 to March 11. Tryouts are open to 5th-8th grade girls and boys. Deadline to register is February 21. https://irvineyouthsports.org/basketball/
OC STEAM FEST 2018
Families are invited to discover, explore, and create at IPSF’s OC STEAM Fest on Saturday, April 28 at the Orange County Great Park in Irvine. Enjoy a fun filled day of games and activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, in addition to live performances, food trucks, and much more! Look for ticket presale info coming soon. https://ipsf.net/annual-events/steamfest/
KINDERGARTNERS IN MOTION
With your help, IPSF is proud to provide grants to help our educators dream big, be inspired, and stay driven to bring new innovative curriculum into their classrooms. Deerfield Elementary was awarded one of IPSF’s $20,000 Mega Innovative Grants in 2017 for their Kindergarten team to implement a kinesthetic project called Flipping PE.  https://ipsf.net/news/kindergarteners-in-motion/
CONGRATULATIONS WINTER BOWL CHAMPIONS!
We are so proud of the over 700 students who participated in the 4th annual Winter Bowl Tournament. We are so fortunate to have an incredible community of supporters who will come together in support of education, and to cheer on their school’s team. We would like to especially thank all the coaches, coordinators, principals, and parents who made the event such a success. https://ipsf.net/news/congratulations-winter-bowl-2018-champions/
IPSF TOP 100 COMPANIES
We are excited to announce the Irvine Public Schools Foundation list of Top 100 Companies Supporting Educational Excellence in Irvine. These socially responsible companies are investing in Orange County’s future by ensuring a world-class education for each child in every school. We applaud their leadership and invite you to join them in support of educational excellence. https://ipsf.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/top1002017test2.pdf