Scandinavian School Annual Campaign

Everyone connected to the Scandinavian School San Francisco knows it's a very special place, providing an experience that is truly unique. Not only because we bring the best of Scandinavia and the United States together, serving children and adults from many backgrounds, dedicated to learning and continuing the culture and traditions of Scandinavia, but because there is nothing else like it in the Bay Area, and only a handful in the entire United States.

Lately, as our reputation and success has soared, we have continued to add new families, and offer more cultural programs than ever and, as a result, we are bursting at the seams. Our after school programs are overflowing.

Our amazing preschool and cultural programs are made possible mostly by our incredibly talented and dedicated teachers. We are therefore very excited to focus our Annual Campaign 2013-14 on further developing our amazing teachers.

Our goal this year is to raise funds for training in the following areas:

· Reggio Emilia
· Sustainability
· Literacy
· Art & music
· Special needs

Reggio Emilia Symposium: One week in Stockholm to attend the symposium in June. A full week of seminars and visits to preschools.
$3,000 all expenses included (symposium, housing, sub.teacher)

Reggio Emilia Conference at the Scandinavians School: We are working on putting together a 2-3 day seminars/workshops for all our teachers at the school in October 2014. Educators from the Reggio Emilia Institute would come to us with a "tailored to our needs conference".
$10,600 all expenses included (conference, housing, registration fee)

Special needs:
Fund one teacher to attend workshops - "social thinking" in December.
$600 all expenses included (conference, sub.teacher)

Language workshop on bilingualism: Fund a workshop for all the teachers on bilingualism and language immersion.
$800 all expenses included (literature, lecturer)

Sustainable eating and food: A full day webinar for all adminstrators/teachers. Our vision is to inspire and provide tools for sustainable eating habits and to accuire knowledge about our foods environmental and climate impact. How can this be implemented at our preschool? $1,200

NAEYC Annual Conference and Expo: fund one teacher to attend four days of learning, networking and discovery. National Association for the Education of Young Children
$1,500 all expenses included (airfare, hotel, registration fee)

Art education training: Fund a teacher to attend art workshops and study visits to other preschools. We want to continue the growth of our own ateljé/art studio where exploration, inspiration, fun and learning take place.

Equal Opportunity training: how can we work to make sure that everyone are given equal opportunities and that we do not discriminate anyone against race, gender, religion, age... We need to train our staff in how to prevent discrimination and to give them the knowledge on how to create a preschool where all are given equal opportunities.

Early Literacy: How can we incorporate reading and literacy in everything we do? Emergent writing and literacy, phonemic and print awareness, vocabulary and concept development has all to do with successful readers and writers. Studies show that by incorporating early literacy in preschool, children are more likely to do well in all areas of education.

With your help and continued support we have made great improvements over the years. Please consider helping us again to make The Scandinavian School of San Francisco THE place to learn when it comes to all things Scandinavian.

Please note that if you do not wish to share the amount of your donation you can check the box for anonymous donation. We will soon put up posters at the school with names (but not amounts) of those who have donated, and your name will be on the board even if you check the anonymous option. If you do wish to make a truly anonymous donation, please contact Susan Olsen.

  • Anonymous 
    • $75 
    • 85 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 90 mos
  • Tim Petersen 
    • $100 
    • 91 mos
  • Jennifer Davis Parr 
    • $100 
    • 91 mos
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Susan Olsen 
San Francisco, CA
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