MEET THE TEAM66 EDUCATION FOUNDATION
An Open Introduction to the CCSD66 Community
WHO ARE WE?
We are a volunteer group of current district parents, dedicated to making Center Cass District 66 a vibrant and inclusive community for all our Lions, Panthers & Spartans. T.E.A.M. 66 Education Foundation and the Parent Teacher Organizations (PTOs) of CCSD66 merged in 2020 to allow both organizations to work cooperatively and have all the benefits of a 501(c)3 charitable organization - including insurance for volunteers at our events, the opportunity to receive fundraising dollars from outside our district, and the ability to offer a variety of resources to our students.
WHAT DO WE DO?
The scope of our mission is designed to supplement and enhance the dynamic and evolving needs of our students and staff. We rely on the participation of our families to help us create unique and enriching experiences for our students and support for our dedicated staff – from volunteering at our school events, getting involved in our community fundraisers…or attending one of our monthly PTO meetings to share ideas. We all work together to ensure that all of our students have an opportunity to grow and connect with each other in an equitable and enriching way. Together Everyone Achieves More!
HOW ARE WE FUNDED?
We are funded by donations from individuals and local businesses, as well as several annual fundraising events, in order to achieve our goals. T.E.A.M. 66 has several district and community events through the year, including the Fall & Spring Flower Sales, Spirit Wear sales, The Super Raffle, Trivia Night - as well as various PTO events at each individual school to create fun and community for our students.
WHAT IS THE ENRICHMENT FUND?
In addition to the PTOs, the other cooperative division of T.E.A.M. 66 is the District Enrichment Fund, which provides grants for programs and initiatives that benefit our district students' dynamic and evolving needs. Each grant is given consideration with respect to our mission and the funds available for distribution during each cycle. Awarded to staff members each Spring after application and approval process, some of the benefits include:
Indoor Gardening Towers in the Lakeview LRC
Upgrades for 3D Printing, String Studies, and Photography classes
A Multicultural Book Nook and Number Racks for our Ide Learners
Calming Corner/SEL Corner
While our foundation was created to provide grants from our Enrichment Fund for various opportunities and resources, it is not inclusive of our mission to replace the operational responsibilities of the district. TEAM 66 does not provide employee compensation or support for the district's operating expenses through our Enrichment Fund.
LEARN MORE ABOUT US!
We welcome you to visit our site and learn more about the benefit that we provide to the district community that we serve. We are grateful for the community's donations and participation in our foundation events that allow us to fulfill our mission to the students of Center Cass 66 school district.
If you have questions about the TEAM66 Education Foundation, please use the contact form below to connect with one of our foundation officers.
Thank you to all our community members for the support of the TEAM66 Education Foundation!