Friends of Johnston ELP - Johnston Community School District

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YES! I’d like to join Friends of Johnston ELP for
the 2014-15 school year. I’m interested in helping
in the following areas:
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Become a member
A monetary donation to the program
Potential board membership
Mailing preparation
Various Fundraising Events
Name(s): _____________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________
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Phone: ______________________________________________
E-mail(s): _____________________________________________
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Friends of Johnston ELP
membership only:
$15
Additional contribution to Friends
of Johnston ELP
(indicate amount of contribution)
$____
Supporting the Needs of
High Ability Students in the
Johnston Community
School District
Optional, discounted affiliate
$25
membership to Iowa Talented & Gifted
Assoc. (www.iowatag.org), a $45 value.
Total enclosed:
Please make checks payable to
Friends of Johnston ELP. Please send
this form, along with your dues to:
Jane McDowell, Treasurer
Friends of Johnston ELP
4817 Crestmoor Dr.
Des Moines, IA 50310
 Advocating for Advanced Learners
 Providing Pertinent Information
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Your membership and dues are tax deductible.
Friends of
Johnston ELP
Membership dues:
Friends of Johnston ELP is a 501(c)(3)
organization, therefore dues and
donations are tax deductible. Many
companies have matching gift programs.
Last year, Johnston ELP benefitted from
nearly $1500 through the match program.
Please contact your employer to find out
if they have a matching gift program.
Contact Jane McDowell, Treasurer at
360-7871 or [email protected] for
more information.
Website/Social Media
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and Resources
Sharing Experiences
Our website provides valuable
information for families, including our
ELP Handbook:
http://www.johnston.k12.ia.us/schools/elp
Membership Information
Find us on Facebook!
Friends of Johnston ELP
2014-2015
5 Ways Friends of JELP
Membership Makes a
Difference
1. Provides educational resources
aimed specifically at ELP
programming.
2. Provides opportunities for
parenting education and
programs.
3. Creates a unified voice that
advocates for high ability
learners.
4. Fosters effective dialogue among
school, home and community.
5. Provides information in our
electronic newsletter and
website about current JELP
activities and achievements.
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Money raised by our
organization is channeled
back to Johnston ELP for
educational materials and
resources.
Programs
Friends of Johnston ELP provides 3
free speaker programs per year to
the public. Speakers present
information specific to the
educational and/or emotional
needs of our students.
2014-2015 Programs
Monday, October 6th - 7 pm
“Differentiation and the TeacherLeader Grant in the Johnston School
District”
Monday, January 12 - 7 pm
“Best Practices for Parenting a HighAbility Student”
Monday, March 23 - 7 pm
“Sex, Gender and Gifted Kids: What
Parents and Teachers Need to Know”
All programs will be held in the JMS
Auditorium
2014-2015 Board Members
Our board members represent
district schools, as indicated below.
Please contact us with any
questions:
Amy Johnson, President
[email protected]
JMS, Wallace
Beth Frantum, VP/Secretary
[email protected]
Lawson
Jane McDowell, Co-treasurer
[email protected]
JHS
Valerie Thacker, Co-Treasurer
[email protected]
JHS, JMS, TR
Amy Lucas, Past President
[email protected]
JHS, JMS, BC
Jill Boeschen, Database Coordinator JHS
[email protected]
Christine Brittain, Asst. Newsletter
[email protected]
TR
Hena Guo, New Member Liaison
[email protected]
Horizon
Leslie Pross, Communications
[email protected]
BC
Kathy Paul, ELP Coordinator
[email protected]
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