Welcome to the Spanish Education Fund
The Spanish Education Fund (SEF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2009. Our purpose is to raise money and recruit parent volunteers to support the International Teaching Intern Program at Eagle Heights Spanish Immersion School (K-6), Central Middle School (7-8) and Eden Prairie High School (9-12).
Interns from Spanish speaking countries from around the world assist teachers and students in classrooms at these schools, providing a unique educational resource that has been proven extremely valuable to language acquisition, by bring their language and cultures to life. As a result, students become more confident in their ability to communicate in Spanish and create connections to people and places outside of their own world.
In addition to fundraising, we work with school staff to review and select intern candidates, recruit host and buddy families for the interns from our parent community for the duration of their stay, collect donations of winter clothing, organize parent volunteers to provide transportation for interns, and many other things to ensure interns have a positive experience while in the U.S. gaining valuable experience in the field of education.
Support the Eden Prairie Spanish immersion program, through sustainable funding, to host the best volunteer international Spanish speaking interns and provide other educational and cultural resources.
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Calling all volunteers!
The SEF has an urgent need for the following volunteers:
- Spring Intern Festival Helpers – Wednesday, May 17
- Communications Chair
- Intern Transportation Coordinator
- Intern Events Coordinator
- General “On Call” Volunteers
To learn more about these and other volunteer opportunities, check out our Volunteer page.
Transportation Drivers Needed
As we get into spring and head into the end of the school year, the interns’ schedules fill with activities with friends, immersion families and each other. To help them get where they need to go, we rely on parent volunteers to drive them. If you have some time in your schedule please consider signing up for one or two time slots on our Monthly Driving Schedule on the SEF Intern Transportation Website today. When you sign up, please remember to add your contact information (if it is not already there) to the Volunteer Drivers page so they know how to contact you if they need a ride when you have signed up. Thank you!
Teacher Time Raffle & EHSI Coin Drive Results
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Teacher Time Raffle and EHSI Coin Drive. The students look forward to these two events every year, so thank you to the teachers for generously donating their time, thank you to the parents for purchasing raffle tickets, and thank you to the students for bringing in your change for the coin drive.
Teacher Time Raffle raised $5,811 and the EHSI Coin Drive raised $3,061. Together, the two events raised $8,872 supporting the SEF Intern Program!
Sra. Davila’s class won the Coin Drive challenge filling their bucket the most times, so they get to dump ice water on Sr. Moncada and their class intern. Congratulations Sra. Davila’s class!!
The Eden Prairie High School is finishing up their Intern Coin Drive this week, so we should have a total after Spring Break.
Check out the student Coin Drive video made by the 6th graders!
Food for Funds – FINAL Event!
MAY 15 | CHIPOTLE, EP | 5-8 PM | FLYER
Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support the Spanish Education Fund. Come in to the Chipotle in Eden Prairie on Monday, May 15th between 5 pm and 8 pm. Bring in the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Spanish Education Fund.
13250 Technology Drive , Eden Prairie | (952) 934-5955 | www.chipotle.com
Make Your Annual Contribution
Did you know… 100% of your Annual Contribution goes to the SEF and is the primary source of funding for the International Teaching Intern Program? It’s easy to contribute, just use the donate button below. You can even set up your contributions to be made monthly, making it easy on your budget! Click here to learn more.
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