September update from the Wayzata Education Fund

As we start this unprecedented school year we are working to find the best way to support the district. Over the past two board meetings we decided on several actions.

First, we are postponing our annual Drive 4 Excellence Golf Tournament. It was a difficult decision, but feel that the event would have to have significant changes that would reduce the size and scope dramatically.  We have rescheduled the event for 9/20/2021 at the Medina Country Club. More to follow as we get closer. Save the date!

Second, we are currently not accepting grant applications. If you have a grant idea that simply cannot wait, please reach out to us via our Contact Us page.

Look for us later this year as we re-open the Thank a Teacher program in November!

We would also like to acknowledge the staff of the district, the school board, and Superintendent Anderson for their hard work so far and the work yet to come. This is a situation that is difficult to manage with new information flowing all the time. This year more than ever we need to support each other and do what we can to act as one team to support the staff and our kids. 

Thank You Wayzata Staff (and a Grant Update)

With everything going on and seemingly an endless stream of news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic we hope you are all taking the social distancing in stride. One thing that has become apparent is that the staff of Wayzata is working VERY hard to prepare for the next steps of eLearning. The entire district staff deserves a major round of applause and gratitude for the effort they’re putting forth to teach our kids for the foreseeable future.

Additionally, thank you to the staff that is working to provide childcare for our emergency workers (including providers of healthcare, emergency medical services, long-term and post-acute care; law enforcement personnel; personnel providing correctional services; public health employees; firefighters and other first responders; and court personnel)! This allows our community to be served by these critical roles. Thank you!!!

Here’s to you – staff of Wayzata Public Schools – from preparing for eLearning, to providing meals to those who need it, and to providing childcare so key folks can get their job done – THANK YOU ALL! This is a huge effort and we thank you for it!

In the meantime we’re well underway in our grant review and voting process. In fact, we have a board meeting next week. Given that social distancing is the new norm we will be meeting virtually via Zoom. We are getting excited as we will be picking out the grants to be funded in the next few weeks! We’re working on alternate plans to unveil the awarded grants if we can’t do it in person this year.

We are always on the lookout for new members of the board as well so if you are interested in joining please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’d love to have you!