HBEF Programs

2013-2014 Fall Membership Kickoff

HBEF is gearing up for its annual Membership Drive for the 2013-2014 school year. The foundation has continued the Give Back Program where 10-20% of your donation goes back to your child’s classroom. By joining at the Bronze level, 10% of your membership donation is given back to your child’s class for the purchase of classroom supplies. Membership donations at the Silver level or above result in a 20% donation to your child’s classroom supply budget. All classrooms that achieve 100% HBEF membership will double their total classroom donation allocation! The ongoing state budget crisis and dramatic reduction of educational funding make your support more important than ever.

Local businesses and community members are also strongly encouraged to join the Foundation. HBEF is proud to have a strong relationship with the local community and business partners. As a local community member, we are all invested in the children and schools of HBCSD.

When you join the Foundation, you will see your donation put to work, ensuring current best teaching practices and educational opportunities with an increased classroom supply budget directly benefiting the students throughout the school district.

Touchdown for Technology

Come join us on November 4, 2013 from 5:00 - 9:30 pm at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort in downtown Huntington Beach. Enjoy a night out and watch the Chicago Bears take on the Green Bay Packers. The proceeds of this event will go directly towards funding technology for the students of the Huntington Beach City School District (HBCSD).

This adult only event is a night of fun for everyone involved! The benefit will include an auction, raffle for a Microsoft Surface Tablet, all you can eat hot dogs, nachos, wings, chips & salsa, popcorn, iced tea, lemonade, salad and a no host bar. Tickets can be purchased individually for $35 or tables of 10 can be purchased for $350. We hope that you will join us and help make this a truly memorable event for the students of HBCSD!

SAGE (Showing Appreciation through Grant Endowment)

The SAGE program offers parents and community members an easy way to recognize a special teacher, staff member, or school volunteer within the Huntington Beach City School District for all of their hard work while also supporting the worthwhile HBEF Teacher Grant Program. Donors can recognize one to seven individuals with a tax-deductible donation ranging from $20.00-$80.00. SAGE Recipients receive a Certificate of Recognition containing a personalized message accenting their special contributions and a small gift expressing the donor’s appreciation. In turn, all net proceeds from the SAGE program go directly to support student learning through the HBEF Teacher Grant Program. Certificates are distributed during Teacher Appreciation Week in May of each year. Download SAGE Order Form

HBEF Programs

Targeted District Programs

HBEF is proud to partner with The Boeing Corporation and the Theresa M. Plunkett Foundation to provide staff development training in the areas of art and sciences. Our Arts Advantage and ScienceWorks programs provide students with hands-on experience in the areas of art and sciences.

Scholar Squad

HBEF’s primary mission is to promote excellence in our students’ behaviors, attitudes and achievements. One of the ways we do this is to recognize students who exemplify the attributes of a scholar. We believe students need such recognition to reinforce the scholarly attitudes and behaviors that will ultimately help lead them to both academic and personal success. The HBEF Scholar Squad was created to provide an opportunity to both recognize and reward these special students each year. Every elementary and middle school CORE classroom teacher is encouraged to nominate one student who best represents scholarly attributes. A HBEF committee screens nominees and selects two students from each elementary school (one primary, one secondary) and three students from each middle school (one from each grade level) to be honored as the annual Scholar Squad during the HBEF Excellence in Education Awards Reception.

Teacher Grant Program

Each spring, teachers of the Huntington Beach City School District are invited to write grant applications requesting funding that will enable them to purchase materials for programs and projects that are creative, innovative, and responsive to student needs. Grants must be related to one or more of the four following categories: 1) Projects that address needs of at-risk students; 2) Projects that develop students’ critical thinking skills; 3) Projects that ensure students’ ability to access technology; and/or 4) Projects that otherwise promote excellence in students’ behaviors, attitudes and achievements. Priority is given to the most innovative, enriching ideas and to those grants demonstrating the greatest likelihood to improve student performance and/or have the greatest impact on students. A “Grant Readers Committee” reads, critiques, and scores each application in a “blind” format. Funds are presented directly to grant recipients at the District wide Welcome Back Breakfast in the fall. Since its inception, HBEF has awarded more than $600,000 in grants to the Huntington Beach City School District, helping to ensure funding for a world-class education for its students.

Educator of the Year

HBEF recognizes the critical role professional educators play in our community and the lives of our children and believes in the importance of recognizing teachers and support personnel who strive for excellence in their profession and put forth extraordinary efforts for the benefit of their students. The HBEF Educator of the Year Award was created to provide an opportunity to both recognize and reward these special individuals each year. Parents, community members, colleagues and administrators are invited to nominate certificated teachers or support personnel they feel represent the 'Best of the Best." This program takes place in early spring and the recipients (one certificated, one classified) are announced at the HBEF Excellence in Education Awards Reception. Download EOY Nomination Form

Excellence in Education Reception

This special evening was designed to promote excellence in education by honoring and recognizing the recipients of Educator of the Year, Scholar Squad, Teacher Grants and our very important business partners. It is an opportunity for community, parents and HBCSD staff to gather and celebrate the successes of the year and outstanding contributions of our hardworking HBCSD staff and students. This year’s reception will be held on June 6, 2014 at the beautiful Waterfront Hilton. For more information contact Charlotte Augenstein at caugenstein@hotmail.com.