Supporting ALL students in the Caledonia School District
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Two years ago Cub Scout Pack 3210 that meets at Paris Ridge Elementary School was awarded a grant from the Caledonia Education Foundation (CEF) to purchase a new pinewood derby track. In March of each year, the cub scouts design, assemble and decorate their own pinewood derby car from a kit consisting of a block of wood, axles and wheels.  At the highly anticipated race, each boy gets a chance to race their unique car in hopes of having the fastest one.  It's a wonderful learning experience centered around teamwork, ingenuity, and sportsmanship. The track has been used not only by this troop but others in the area.  A group from the Cub Scout Pack will deliver, set up the track, and run it for others to use.
This year the girls were invited to participate as well in their own Powderpuff Derby.  
Girl Scout Troop 4698 composed of Daisy and Brownie girls in kindergarten to 3rd grade, designed and built their own derby cars.

"Most of our grants are submitted by Caledonia teachers so it was refreshing to also help fund a community organization like the Girl and Boy Scouts that instills values in our children through many hands-on activities." 

Denise Blunk, CEF Executive Director


Please enable us to continue to partner with teachers and community groups to fund innovative learning and build your children's life skills.  
Consider a donation to CEF today.

  Girl Scout Troop 4698 members posing with their Powder-puff Derby cars.

Did you know?
We raise all of our own funding and do not receive any grants.
Email Updates
As a Caledonia parent or guardian of a student in the district, we would like tell you about a few ways CEF makes a difference in the lives of students.  We'll be sending a few emails this month. Help us continue to fund these programs.

Interested in other ways to give?  Buy an engraved brick or give a teacher a year-end gift!!  Visit our website for more information. 
Please support our EMAIL-A-THON!!!

The goal for this email campaign is $10,000 by the end of March!
If we had 150 families give $25.00 we would have $3750 to add to our grant program.  

This past fall CEF awarded $26,000 in grants to fund several projects:
  • Veteran's History Project - CHS
  • Wobble Stools - Kettle Lake
  • Spanish Books - CHS
  • Salmon in the Classroom - Dutton
  • Band Instruments - Caledonia Bands
  • Listening Centers & Audiobooks -DLECC
  • Library Furniture - DLMS
  • Video Cameras - CHS


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