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Wild Wild West Chili Cook-Off

Logo What is the Chili Cook-Off?

It is the ONLY major fundraiser our school has for the entire year. All the money we raise at the Chili Cook-Off goes directly to SCC for our project-based learning programs, such as class supplies, cooking, garden maintenance, and general support of the operating budget.

New for 2020-2021

CCO-buttonFor the 2020-2021 school year, we are piloting a joint fundraising effort between San Carlos Charter’s Fundraising Association (SCCFA) and the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF). The TeamKid campaign starts September 15th and ends December 20, 2020. Proceeds will fund vital programs and staff at our school.

Our goal is 100% participation of all families and we encourage you to donate at whatever level is possible for you. The suggested donation is $1,840 per student – the first $340 goes to SCCFA and the remainder to the $1500 SCEF ask.

To learn more and make your donation starting September 15, 2020, please visit https://www.scefkids.org/sccdonate

Your donations help fund critical programs for our learners including:

  • Spanish, PE, Library, technology devices and applications, numeracy, professional development for teachers and a restricted fund-a-need for shade structures/outdoor classrooms, as usually funded by SCEF.
  • Teacher and classroom supplies, furniture, general operating budget-both curriculum and the operation of the school, as usually funded by the FA.

Last year the SCCFA provided $100,000 to Charter and SCEF provided nearly $360,000 (above the goal!) to our school. SCEF’s goal for 2020-21 is $3 million – SCC receives a grant based on the % of learners it teaches in the district (approximately 11%).

The time, talent and money that parents give to both the SCCFA and SCEF benefit our school greatly. Due to COVID-19 impacts, our in-person Chili Cook Off fundraising event cannot take place. We are piloting this joint fundraising effort to help us get the most out of our fundraising dollars in what may be a challenging year for everyone.