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Get your corsages and boutonnieres ready! This year’s Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Gala is back at the Hotel del Coronado and breaking out the punch bowl, dusting off its dancing shoes and ditching the chaperones to head “Back to Prom.” This annual event is presented by Donna Salof for the fifth year in a row.

This year’s extravaganza, co-chaired by Salof and Alexis Reitmeyer, is a chance to get gussied up in your best tux and gown to dance the night away on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom, all to raise money for our students. All proceeds benefit Coronado’s public schools through CSF. While there’s no need to redo your perm or grow back your mustache, guests are encouraged to embrace the theme and put on their prom best from any decade!

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This Prom might be for the adults, but it’s most definitely still for the kids…and it’s PROM-ising to be an evening to remember! This year’s Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Annual Benefit Auction, presented by Donna Salof, has the adults heading “Back to Prom” to raise money for the kids, with proceeds benefitting Coronado’s public schools through CSF.

This year’s extravaganza, co-chaired by Salof and Alexis Reitmeyer, will be a glamorous night full of dinner, drinks and dancing on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado. Guests are encouraged to embrace the theme and put on their prom best from any decade!

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Summer school enrollment is at an all time high in California as schools deal with the fallout of the post pandemic school year. Coronado Unified School District is no exception. Stacy Morrissey, the district’s Math and Science ToSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) during the regular school year, has taken on the challenge of serving as Coronado Unified School District’s (CUSD) Summer School Principal for secondary education.

“Not all students struggled with distance learning, but many did. More than we normally see,” said Morrissey. She explained that learning loss and credit recovery guided the planning for summer school classes.

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The Coronado Schools Foundation is proud to offer in-person summer enrichment classes for K-12 for the weeks of June 21-June 25 and June 28-July 2. All classes, taught by credentialed teachers and experts, are open to students from all school districts. Young learners will find everything from Jump Start to Kindergarten to Kids in the Kitchen, from gardening to beginning Spanish, while upper elementary school grades and middle school students will try their hands at everything from engineering to the art of Japanese tie-dying, from tennis

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The first-ever Balcony Bash Spring Soiree held at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort on Friday, May 7, was a spectacular success, raising more than $35,000 for Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF). The guests, who enjoyed luxurious bay-view rooms each with their own balcony, celebrated with dance and music from local student performers, a mini-auction, and live entertainment from Matt Heinecke and Crown Town.

“We were so happy to celebrate in person, face-to-face after all the Zoom meetings and screens that seemed to define the year,” said Leanne Anderson, Director of Development for Coronado Schools Foundation. “Not only did we get to

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The Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) has selected Michelle Gilmore as its next president and chief executive officer.

“We are so delighted that Michelle is coming back to CSF in her new role. She comes with so much enthusiasm and will hit our post-pandemic world running!” announced CSF Board Chair Russ Haley.

Gilmore, a Coronado resident, previously served as CSF’s Director of Development and Marketing (2014-2018), before taking a position at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) as Senior Development Director.

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JeanMarie Bond, President and CEO of the Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF), has announced her plans to retire effective March 31, 2021, according to Russ Haley, Chair of the Board for CSF. Bond has headed the organization through unprecedented times, assuming the position in November 2019. Under her leadership, she has steered the organization through the unparalleled challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis, including the immediate transition of all fundraising activities to go virtual. This transition caused for a complete pivoting of how CSF approached all operational and community activities.

“JeanMarie was exactly the right person, at the right time, to oversee the operations of Coronado Schools Foundation,” notes Board Chair Russ Haley. “We are incredibly impressed with the creativity and ingenuity she and her team have employed to ensure that our fundraising efforts on behalf of our children could continue despite

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Are you in it to win it? It’s all fun and games until you get the chance to win thousands of dollars for Coronado schools! A Coronado tradition like no other, the 34th Annual Coronado Schools Foundation (CSF) Telethon is set to turn your living room into a festive, competitive game show on Wednesday, March 24, from 5 to 9 p.m. with local hosts, student and teacher performances and tons of winning drawings and raffles. (New golf cart, anyone?)

Hosts Coronado City Councilmen Casey Tanaka and Bill Sandke, Coronado School Board Member Stacy Keszei, and Coronado Sign Guy, Stefan Freeman, along with four Coronado High School seniors—Jenevieve Joseph, Noah Wahamaki, Samantha Lorr, and Amelia Hawley—will lead contestants through the spirited games to see which players topple their competition.

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For the second consecutive year​, Willis Allen Real Estate is generously underwriting the Coronado Schools Foundation’s (CSF) opportunity drawing to win a brand-new 2021 Icon 6 Passenger Lifted Golf Cart* valued at $14,000. All proceeds from sales benefit Coronado public schools through Coronado Schools Foundation.

“Willis Allen Real Estate has consistently supported our local schools from team sports to scholarship opportunities....and this is throughout our County,” states Steve Kilgore, Coronado & Metro Branch Manager. “Now, we have relocated to the old Eagle offices, completely revitalized, with a continued commitment to Coronado and its excellent educational foundation for student success! Thanks, Coronado!!”