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Chris Reykdal: Our keynote speaker for PECF Breakfast 2017



Chris Reykdal

Photo credit: The Columbian 

For our 2017 Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund Breakfast, we are honored to host as our keynote speaker, Chris Reykdal, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr. Reykdal has served in many different capacities including teacher, school board member, state legislator, and parent! One of his primary goals as superintendent is to strengthen communities to allow for closing opportunity gaps. We are excited to hear Mr. Reykdal’s experiences and goals that we

Cispus Wreath Fundraiser



How does the holiday wreath on your door live on after its green has faded? Perhaps it does because you bought it through the Olympia School District Education Foundation (OSDEF). In Spring several hundred 5th graders will board buses and make the three hour journey to Cispus Learning Center in southern Washington. Every year OSD 5th grade students sell wreaths through the OSDEF to help fund this outdoor learning adventure. These wreaths ensure that nearly

“From Soap to a Utilities Payment”: The PECF 2016 Breakfast



Had you walked into the Red Lion Inn on September 29th at 7:00 am you would have found several hundred yawning men and women all eager to support a cause unknown to many but more important than most could imagine. This was the Olympia School District Education Foundation breakfast for the Principal’s Emergency Checkbook Fund. I’ll admit that although I did know what the P.E.C.F. was, I did not quite realize the importance of it. …