D39C Collaborative Weekly Update


YOU NEED LIVIN’39! TONIGHT from 5-8pm, we celebrate as a community all that is wonderful about living life the D39C way. Please join us for an energizing evening you won’t want to miss! The first 600 attendees get a free pair of stylin’ summer-ready D39C sunglasses! Details can be found here.

PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR: Please complete this brief survey about The D39C Collaborative’s activities this school year. The results of this survey will help drive our program and activities in 2017-2018. This survey will remain open until 11pm on Friday, June 9th. Please include your voice and preferences!

HELPING HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK: The Collaborative is busy preparing for the last week of the school year, and we are looking for volunteers for Game On Day! on Monday, June 5th! for grades 6, 7, & 8 end-of-year celebration! Sign up to help here.

SERVICE39: During the school year, some children receive free or reduced-price lunches through the National School Lunch Program. Please help ensure they continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months by participating in our GROCERY GIFT CARD DRIVE! SERVICE39 will be collecting gift cards at Livin’39 or they can be dropped off in the Welcome Center to Tara Appling.

MENTOR39: If you are interested in joining a team to help incoming families connect and navigate D39C next school year, contact Maria Simpson at maria.simpson@design39collaborative.org.


WISH LIST 2017-18: Based on parent’s feedback from the wishlist survey last year, this year we were able to add new student enrichment programs like Running Club, Noetic Math, Science Field Day, First Lego League, and Odyssey of the Minds. Add these to the existing programs like Science Olympiad, Quiz Bowl, and Math Olympiad and D39C had an amazing year of student enrichment! Please fill out a new  Wish List Survey to help us grow Student Enrichment in 2017-18. As you can see, we are trying to pick up more STEAM by adding more “A”s in our currently STEM concentrated programs!

MATH CLUB: We are very proud of all our students achievements this school year.  For detail winners list, please check Math Club website

Noetic Math

  • Team Achievement Award for our 2nd grade team
  • Top 10% six 2nd  graders in the Fall and seven 2nd graders in the Spring nationally
  • Team Achievement Award for our 3rd grade team
  • Top 10% five 3rd graders in the Fall and seven in the Spring nationally

Math Olympiad

  • Perfect Score Award for one 4th grader, recipient of the George Lenchner Award, top 2% nationally
  • Highest team achievement award for the 5th grade team, top 10% nationally
  • Top 2% four 5th graders and top 10% four 5th graders nationally
  • Top 25% one 6th grader and top 30% three 6th graders for middle school competition
  • Top 10% one 7th grade student nationally
  • Top 2% 8th grade student and top 10% two 8th grade students nationally

SCIENCE OLYMPIAD: We are starting to form Science Olympiad coaching team for next school year.  If you are interested to join our coaching team, please fill out this form. We will contact you for planning meeting during summer to kick off the training once school begins.

THE D39C COLLABORATIVE BOARD TRANSITIONS: It’s unbelievable that The Collaborative is now three years strong!!  We are so thankful to our dedicated board members for bringing their energy, expertise, talents, and TIME day after day and for making the 2016-17 school year one of our best yet. The leadership team for the 2017-18 school year was elected at our May meeting. They’re already in high gear planning and will “officially” take over on July 1st. Please congratulate:

Elizabeth Chan, President

Eric Gasser, Vice President

Mary Jane Abalos, Treasurer

Jen Albers, Assistant Treasurer

Krista Wolff, Secretary

Jasmine Zunic, Classroom Connectors

Elizabeth Sorvillo, Communications

Shayna Kirschen and Jennifer Files, Community & Culture

Rui Zhang, Student Enrichment

Jay Schirmacher, Technology

Annie Tremmel, Volunteers

Cheli Hanley, At-Large

Michelle Kolker, At-Large

Maria Simpson, At-Large

Joe Erpelding, Principal / Ex-Officio