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!

Happy Valentine’s Day from WEF!

We meet every month on the second Tuesday – it’s been a long standing tradition. As it turns out, this past Tuesday was our February board meeting. We were talking about several things and we ended up talking about how much we appreciate our roles within the district and community.

It’s such an honor to be in the position we find ourselves in, working with the staff at Wayzata Public Schools helping them find opportunities to turn the excellent work they already do into exceptional through their fantastic ideas for grants.

It’s also an honor to work with parents in the district, our donors, and sponsors to help turn those ideas for grants into reality.

So, to all Wayzata Public Schools staff, all of the parents that we’ve met throughout the course of our organization, all of our donors, and to all of our sponsors of our Drive 4 Excellence golf tournament — THANK YOU for being involved with our organization. Happy Valentine’s Day!