CPSEF – Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation

CPSEF supports a new program in Chesapeake!

You Can Help with School Supplies for ClassroomsOn February 1, 2017, the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation opened Chesapeake’s first Teacher Supply Center. The Teacher Supply Center is located at Deep Creek Middle School where teachers can shop for supplies for their classrooms at no cost. Hours of operation are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Teacher Workdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Teachers may shop for ten items once a month. A “Give One, Take One” table is also available for teachers to donate/exchange items they no longer use. Teachers must bring their CPS identification badge to participate. If you are interested in volunteering, donating or setting up a supply drive, contact Andrea Vail at 757-842-4081 or Andrea Vail.

Backpacks Drawstring Bags Notepads Binders
Pencils Pens Highlighters Crayons
Markers Scissors Rulers Hole punches
Post-its Tape Glue Stick Children’s books
Binders Erasers Copy Paper Pencil boxes
Index Cards Dividers Compasses Calculators

 

Graduation DVDs for Sale

The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation is offering for sale DVD copies of each complete graduation ceremony. The cost for each DVD is $25.00. Proceeds from the DVD sales will be used by the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation to directly benefit students and instructional activities of the school division. Please allow four to six weeks for delivery via USPS.

DVD orders may also be placed online on this ordering page.

Staff Tributes Program

2016-2017 Staff Tributes
Given in honor of her service, Nancy Russell, teacher at Southeastern Elementary, by Heather and James Fritz.
Given in support of Hickory Elementary School by Gary and Ann Summitt.
Given in support of Bren Howell and Hickory Elementary School by Toni McCreash.

Donations made in honor of these individuals will be used within the schools for purchasing needed items or supplies.

Information on staff tribute program

Donate through your Virginia State Income Tax Return

You can support the efforts of the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation by making a contribution on your Virginia State Income Tax return. Our code is 550002. Please contact Andrea Vail, Foundation Administrator, at 757-842-4081 or via email at Andrea Vail. for more information.

State of the School System Address – October 27, 2016

  • R. Roberts

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the State of the Schools Address and Chesapeake Public Schools: Presenting Sponsor – Everest College; Gold Sponsors – Comfort Systems of Virginia, Inc., and Lifetouch; Silver Sponsors – S. B. Ballard Construction Company, Damuth Trane, Waller, Todd and Sadler Architects, The Dragas Companies, Balfour, RRMM Architects, Eastern Virginia Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists, The Mount Global Fellowship, and the YMCA South Hampton Roads.

Thank You to Our Planetarium Donors!

Planetarium Donors Members of the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation made plaque presentations to the following organizations which made significant donations to Phase I of the planetarium project.
 

 

 

They are from left to right: Beazley Foundation (Judge Richard Bray), Dominion Educational Partnership (Mrs. Bonita Billingsly Harris), Southeastern Virginia Community Foundation (Mr. Ward Robinett, Jr.), and TowneBank Foundation (Mrs. Dawn Glynn).

Plaque Presentation to Planetarium Donors

Plaque presentation to planetarium donorsFrom left to right: Rhonda Bridgeman, R. Steven Best, Jr., Bonita Billingsly Harris, Judge Richard Bray, R. G. “Buddy” Bagley, Ward Robinett, Jr., Dawn Glynn, Susan Archer, and Rebecca Adams

 

Donate to the Chesapeake Planetarium project

Planetarium sketch
Video Presentation: Chesapeake Science and Planetarium/Observatory Center Project “Unlocking the Future”

The Trustees of the Beazley Foundation have approved a challenge grant of $125,000 to the Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation for technological improvements to the Chesapeake Planetarium. The Foundation is required to raise $250,000 in matching contributions, and once the total of $375,000 is reached, the funds will be used to purchase a new digital star projector system to replace the 1960s equipment presently in the planetarium. The equipment will be utilized in the present planetarium while a new Science Center is designed, funded, and constructed over the next several years, then moved to the new location.

To donate to the Chesapeake Planetarium project or to view other ways to contribute.

Scholarships from Our Sponsors

Presentation of the Cavalier Ford Lincoln Scholarship 2016 Presentation of the Cavalier Ford Lincoln Scholarship 2016
Cavalier Ford Lincoln set up a 2016 scholarship to provide a $2000 grant to a graduating senior from each Chesapeake high school.

(left to right) Ken Childress, Managing Partner, Sancia Celestin, Stephen Greiling, Morgan Holroyd, Allison Bender, Kylie Jacobs, Chancellor Evans, and Steve Klimkiewicz, President, Cavalier Auto Group. (Not pictured, John Fuqua)

President and CEO of Hall Automotive Group
Shown here: Mr. Bill Baker, President and CEO of Hall Automotive Group presents $1500 check from the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation to the CPS Educational Foundation.

United Way Designated Agency

The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation is pleased to announce that we are now a United Way designated agency. Anyone participating in a United Way campaign can donate a percentage or their entire United Way donation to the Foundation by entering the name ‘Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation’ on their United Way pledge form. With the help of donations as well as individual and corporate partnerships, the Foundation is able to provide Instructional Classroom grant opportunities, scholarships for students, and starting in 2009, Building Grant opportunities across the school division.

Our Partners in Education

Hand shake representing partnersIn Chesapeake we have a strong business community. From large international corporations to smaller local businesses, each has a vested interest in our school division. We educate and prepare their future workforce and work on a daily basis to build relationships within the existing business community. As we continue these relationships, we also are working to build connections with new businesses in Chesapeake. We can quickly identify over 200 Partners in Education that work with our schools and the division in various ways. Please click here to see a current list of Chesapeake Partners in Education.

If you are interested in becoming a partner with a specific school or the school division, please contact Andrea Vail, Foundation Administrator, for more information at 757-842-4081 or Andrea Vail.

Community Partners

  • Chairman of CPSEF with Carolyn Evanosky plaque for 50 years of teaching
    Buddy Bagley, Chairman of CPSEF, presenting Carolyn Evanosky a plaque for 50 years of teaching service

See other Sponsorship Plaque Donors

The Chesapeake Public Schools Educational Foundation (CPSEF) started a recent initiative, which involves the purchase of sponsorship plaques by any interested businesses or community member to show their support to our school division. The Bank of Hampton Roads started off our campaign by purchasing a sponsorship plaque for each Bank of Hampton Roads branches in the city of Chesapeake. Following suit as a trendsetter in the banking community, TowneBank also purchased a sponsorship plaque for each of its Chesapeake branches.

Anyone interested in making a donation to the CPSEF, please contact Andrea Vail, Foundation Administrator at 757-842-4081 or visit the Sponsorship Plaques webpage . All monies raised through these sponsorships go towards Foundation initiatives including student scholarships, Instructional Teacher Grants and Building initiatives for the Chesapeake Public Schools.