Friday, May 21, 2010

10 Days Left!! Have YOU donated yet??

Last night was a BLAST! The dinner at the Moose Lodge was fun, filling and we MADE a little money as well!!! The dinner raised about $1,000!! NOT BAD for a dinner that was planned in about a week and held during one of the busiest weeks of the month!!!

It is so nice to see everyone come out and celebrate our kids. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out and donated!

TODAY IS JAMBA JUICE DAY. Go to either Vacaville location and MENTION SOS...they will donate to the SOS Fundraiser for you!!

We are also marching in the Fiesta Day Parade this year!!! If you would like to march with us in the parade send us a message. We would love to have as many of our supporters join us as possible, especially the KIDS!

There are ONLY 10 days left to DONATE! If you haven't donated yet, PLEASE donate today! Our Students will thank you!

Donate On-line:
Text: SOS to 25383 to donate $10
Mail Check:
SOS/VUSD Budget Crisis Fund
751 School Street
Vacaville, CA 95688

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SIMPLY Amazing! Rally at park was GREAT....12 Days Left!

When you plan a public event, you hope for certain things to happen. You hope people will actually show up! You hope that they will stick around.....and have FUN....You hope that people actually care about what "your message" is. WELL, yesterday, I think we accomplished ALL of that. The rally had about 150 people, old and young! We even had quite a few high school kids come out, which added to the entertainment.

We had beach balls! Have you ever given a kid a beach ball and watched them figure out a way to play with it? SO FUN TO WATCH....the little kids kick it around and toss it up (add in the little bit of wind we had yesterday and there was a ton of running around too!)....the big kids hit it up in the air and kept it from hitting the ground. It was a great icebreaker.

Then the 50/50 raffle started. Melda in her sandwich sign and her tag-a-longs, weaved her way in and out of the crowd asking for donations. Not really expecting much, but giving people a chance to walk away with half of whatever was raised. The teenagers were excited to find out that they had a chance to win $50 once the pot had reached $100. As the pot went up the excitement rose, until finally reaching $237! What a simple way for people to be involved in the fundraising we are doing.

There were great speakers that helped show the power of what we are doing. It is nice when you are "just a parent" trying to make a difference and you get to see your efforts become noticed by people like the MAYOR!

I can't wait until our next event on Thursday Night! It is going to be so much fun and it will give us a chance to come together with another group of people and share the importance of what the SOS is trying to do. Just in case you are asking yourself "what is happening on Thursday" here are the details:

Thursday Night
Moose Lodge Dinner
$20 / ticket and ($13 of that will be donated to SOS!)
Contact: Alex Hall 483-6487
There will be a spaghetti dinner, raffle prizes, music, good company and a GREAT cause. Oh yea, there will also be drinks available too!

SO, come out and join us! It will be a great time.

Here is a GREAT article written by Ryan Chalk with the Reporter - SOS rallies for schools in Vacaville - The Reporter

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Come Rally With Us! SAY NO MORE CUTS...13 Days Left!

Rain or shine, WE will be uniting today to RALLY around our students and Say "NO" More Cuts! Wear your SOS shirt and join us at Andrews Park at 5:30pm and bring the whole family! There will be guest speakers, entertainment and music!

This is a great time to come out and ask questions, make donations and meet some of the dedicated and passionate members of the SOS Committee!

This is also our opportunity to show that it is NOT OK to take any more money away from our students!

I hope to see you there!

Monday, May 17, 2010

14 DAYS Left! PLEASE help!!

This is it, the final days of our fundraising campaign! If you haven't already donated PLEASE donate today. Even if you donated last month and have the ability to donate again, PLEASE do so.

If you don't have the money to donate, you can CALL AAA and get a FREE quote and they will donate for you, just mention SOS.

If you plan on eating out this week, take a look at the local businesses that are willing to donate a portion of their proceeds to the SOS Campaign. Mary's Pizza Shack, Murrillo's, Chevy's, Backyard BBQ, and the DINNER NIGHT at the Moose Lodge. All you really have to do is print out one of the fliers and take it with you. THEY WILL DO THE REST!

Tomorrow is the RALLY and SOCIAL Media Blitz! It is going to be a fun day. The BLITZ is being done by the VUSD Students and all of our friends on Facebook and Twitter. It’s all about the kids! The student leaders at Vacaville High School are asking everyone to pick an event being held this week that they would like to attend and have them invite as many of their friends as they can via their choice of social media.....texting, fb, twitter, myspace, a phone call or even an actual written note. If they want to join our Facebook vusd sos fan page they will be able to share the message with a click. It's that easy! The RALLY will be from 5:30-7pm at Andrews Park and we hope to have a ton of people there!!! WEAR YOUR SOS SHIRT AND JOIN US! BRING THE KIDS!

TO PRINT YOUR FLIERS GO HERE The fliers are in the middle of the page!