September 20, 2021
Everyone here at The Meemic Foundation hopes you’re having a great school year. From grants to special events, we’ve had a busy year, and we’re excited to share the latest news with you!
Cheers for Educators
We hope you were able to catch our wonderful “Cheers for Educators” event “live” on Facebook early this month. It was a thrill and an honor for us to bring together an eclectic and exciting group of educators and entertainers from around the country to celebrate all you do for education.
If you didn’t see it, please feel free to watch it on the Meemic Foundation’s website at www.MeemicFoundation.org/Cheers
. In addition to the video, you can learn more about the fabulous group of speakers we had, which included:
- Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year
- Ron Clark, 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, NYT best-selling author, Founder of Ron Clark Academy
- Dr. Earl Franks, Executive Director, National Association of Elementary School Principals
- Dave Burgess, NYT best-selling author of “Teach Like a Pirate”
- Coy Bowles, member of the three-time Grammy Award-winning Zac Brown Band and children’s book author
- Joe Dombrowski, former Royal Oak, MI, teacher and comedian
- … and many more, including teacher-leaders from Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Georgia
Community Conversation on Bullying
The Foundation is excited to work with Defeat the Label
to present the sixth annual Community Conversation on Bullying, coming up Oct. 21. The FREE, day-long conference will be virtual again this year and stream live on a variety of Defeat the Label’s platforms, including Facebook and YouTube.
This year’s speakers include award-winning author Rana DiOiro, Kindness.org CEO and co-founder Jaclyn Lindsey, bias-based bullying expert Dr. Kelly Lynn Mulvey from North Carolina State University, Oakland County, MI, Prosecutor Karen McDonald, a panel with the Michigan Regional Teachers of the Year and more.
Register at tinyurl.com/CCOB2021
Explore Our World Through Books with Scholastic Book Fairs!
The Meemic Foundation and Scholastic Book Fairs will be giving away a preselected assortment of 304 books for kindergarten to sixth-grade readers to 29 schools. The books will be primarily hardcover and library-bound titles, with a few paperbacks mixed in!
Diverse books help children to broaden their understanding of the world by seeing themselves and others in words, images and stories. Celebrate diversity in your school or classroom with a specially curated book assortment from Scholastic Book Fairs.
Applying is super easy, and you can nominate your school or a colleague’s school
. Entries accepted through Dec. 31, 2021.*
Fore! Education Golf Outing
With the stormy summer we had in Michigan, we were thrilled the skies cleared up just in time for the return of our annual golf fundraiser. It was great to hit the links again in support of the Foundation’s grant programs. Here’s a look:
Holiday Gift Idea - Leap for Education Virtual 5K
In our summer newsletter, we talked about our Leap for Education Virtual 5K, a fun, easy way for you to support The Meemic Foundation. All you have to do is walk, run, roll – even leap! – all at your own pace.
Looking for a unique holiday gift idea while also supporting educators? Give ourVirtual 5k Leap for Education race kit. With your $50 donation, you will receive:
- Official Leap for Education t-shirt (fashion-worthy!)
- An official race medal (pretty nifty, too!)
- Inaugural race bib (now this definitely makes this official!)
Take a leap with us! Show your support for education today! To purchase your gift, go to www.MeemicFoundation.org/Virtual5k
*No purchase necessary. For complete terms and conditions, visit MeemicFoundation.org/BooksTerms.