Tustin Public Schools Foundation And Prime Credit Funding In Promotional Partnership With “PrimeStudent” To Donate $100 To Tustin Unified School District Schools For Every Home Loan Funded In Disctrict




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With our PrimeStudent Program, we will donate

$100 to the Tustin Public Schools Foundation for

every home loan we close within the Tustin Unified

School District in 2009.


Tustin Public Schools Foundation Announces 2009 “Dinosaur Dash Run For Education” Logo Winner For November 1 Event



Beckman High student Robert Lieu’s design won the Tustin Public Schools Foundation’s logo contest for the 2009 Dinosaur Dash Run for Education.

The foundation received 65 entries from Tustin students. Lieu won the $100 prize, and his teacher, Gigi Manning, will receive $100 for classroom art supplies.

The Dinosaur Dash will be Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Market Place in Tustin at Jamboree Road and Bryan Avenue. Proceeds benefit schools in the Tustin Unified School District.


Tustin Unified School District Raising Funds For Schools At Tustin Citibank Financial Center On Saturday, March 28

A Community Event Supporting Tustin Schoolsciti

  • Date: Saturday, March 28th

  • Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

  • Location: Tustin Citibank Financial Center, 18232 Irvine Blvd., Tustin, CA 92780 (Corner of Irvine and Holt) 

  • Attractions: Balloon Artist and Free BBQ with Refreshments
  • Donations will be collected to support the Tustin Public Schools Foundation.  Any donations made during this event will be matched by Citibank.



Tustin Public Schools Foundation Nearing Goal Of Raising $60,000 For “Save Our Sports” Program Which Supports After-School Sports In The Tustin Unified School District Middle Schools

   tustinpublicschoolsfoundationWhat is Save our Sports?

Save our Sports is a campaign to support after-school sports in Tustin Unified middle schools (Currie, Columbus Tustin, Hewes, Pioneer and Utt) and in district elementary schools.
Parents, community members, teachers, school administrators and the Tustin Public Schools Foundation have joined together to raise funds for these programs, which were threatened with elimination due to anticipated budget cuts.

How much is needed?
$60,000 is needed to continue providing after-school boys teams and girls teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, track and volleyball and selected sports at elementary schools.
Each middle school team (boys or girls) costs approximately $1,000. For instance, the basketball program at one middle school costs $1,000 for the boys team and $1,000 for the girls team. That means that we need to raise $10,000 for each middle school.
The Tustin Public Schools Foundation is collecting all the funds, and donating all costs related to the program. So, 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting after-school sports!

What if that amount isn’t raised?
All funds donated to the Save our Sports campaign will be used to support after-school sports. If we raise less than the $60,000 needed, the donations will be used to support as many sports as possible. Every dollar helps!
Thanks to the support of parents, teachers, principals, students and the community, after-school sports are beginning now and will continue throughout the year as we raise funds.
The fact is that the school budgets are limited. Whatever we don’t raise for sports will result in cuts somewhere.

How can I help?

You can help by spreading the word to friends and family members. One middle school student has raised over $1,000 from her contacts.

Register as a “fundraiser” through the Dinosaur Dash. All pledges received will be donated to Save our Sports or classroom technology.


Direct donations may be made at http://www.tpsf.net or sent to TPSF at the address below.You can volunteer to help. One middle school coach has committed to donating his coaching stipends back to Save our Sports.



How do I get more information?

From the Tustin Public Schools Foundation at



http://www.tpsf.net, info@tpsf.net or




“McTeacher’s Night” Fundraiser, Hosted By Tustin Public Schools Foundation, Raises Over $1,000 For After-School Sports In Tustin Unified School District

Principals and teachers work together to raise money for after-school sports.

Principals and teachers work together to raise money for after-school sports.

THANK YOU for all your help making our “McTeacher’s Night” such a success.  We had a spectacular group of principals, teachers, the superintendent and school board members participating to show their support of our students.  It was very impressive. 


On behalf of our SOS chair, Cori Seiler (who is traveling today) and our board, I thank all those involved.  We raised over $1,000 for after-school sports and had a great attendance.  Everyone was thrilled with the turnout. 

The Fundraiser averaged about 200 sales per hour (that’s over 3 orders per minute – WOW!!).

The Fundraiser averaged about 200 sales per hour (that’s over 3 orders per minute – WOW!!).

You can check out some photos of the night here: http://picasaweb.google.com/TustinPublicSchoolsFoundation.  You’ll see we have 2 albums, each with the same photos: one contains hi-res photos, and one has smaller versions for email/web.




If you have some you’d like to share, let me know and I’ll add them.

Also, Erika Chavez of the Tustin News attended and hopes to put a story up today at www.OCRegister.com.

Thanks again!!  Our students are so lucky to have your support.


Carol Burby Garrett

Executive Director

Tustin Public Schools Foundation

17411 Irvine Blvd., Ste. “I”

Tustin, CA 92780




Tustin Unified School District To Hold “McTeacher’s Night” Fundraiser On Tuesday Feb. 24 From 5:00 PM To 8:00 PM At McDonald’s On Portola At Culver In Orchard Hills Village Center, Irvine, CA


Join us Tuesday, Feb. 24 from

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Mc Donald’s on Portola at Culver, in the Orchard Hills Village Center.


Please help us pass this info on to others.  We want a great turn out to show that our community cares about our schools!


Come and see TUSD middle school principals, teachers and coaches working behind the counter to serve you!  20% off all proceeds (from the drive-through and inside the store) will be donated to Save our Sports. No flyer is needed for the donation.


It’s a tasty way to support our schools.  If you can’t join us on Feb. 24, but would like to support our campaign, you can make an online





Tustin Unified School District To Hold 15th Annual “Teacher Of The Year” Awards Dinner On May, 21

tustinusdteacheroftheyear2009Here’s your chance to thank teachers for all they do – one of our community’s most exciting events is just around the corner. The 15th annual Teacher of the Year Excellence Awards Dinner will be held May 21, 2009, honoring teachers nominated by each of the 27 Tustin Unified schools.

It is a night of celebration and inspiration as we hear about the accomplishments of those who help our children reach their potential. It’s also a chance to get together with friends, neighbors, elected officials and our local business community.

From in-kind support to table sponsors, we have a variety of ways to get involved with the Teacher of the Year Dinner. We, in turn, can offer exposure to thousands of Tustin area residents.

Teacher of the Year

 Excellence Awards Dinner
Thursday,  May 21, 2009
Irvine Marriott

18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine


5:00 Reception and Registration
6:30 Dinner and Program

We also welcome donations of gift certificates and other items that we can include in our gift bags to show our 27 teacher honorees how much we appreciate their service. Donations valued at $350 or more will be recognized in our event program and on our website.

We hope you’ll join us as a sponsor to show your support for our hard-working teachers.

Questions? Contact Carol Burby Garrett at 714/832-6299 or


The Tustin Public Schools Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization,

working to mobilize the community and its resources

to further excellence in local public schools.