17 Aug

It’s Time To Tango!

Our biggest fundraiser, Taste of Knowledge, is coming up on September 30, and the theme this year is “A South American Food and Wine Exploration”. We have partnered once again with Pig+Fig to bring you an amazing evening of food, wine, entertainment (tango, anyone?) and more, all while supporting Los Alamos teachers, students and schools. There are fewer tickets for sale this year, and last year the event sold out, so be sure to get your tickets soon!

Purchase tickets online at tok2018.eventbrite.com

Menu (subject to change):

First Station
lump crabmeat, sweet shrimp, smoked peppers + creamy avocado

Second Station
Fried plantain chips + parsley-garlic olive oil marinade

Third Station
“Black Bean Shooters”
Creamy bisque of black beans, roasted poblanos + cotija cheese

Fourth Station
Grilled and marinated angus tenderloin + toasted baguette slices

Fifth Station
Roasted vegetable empanadas

Sixth Station
Guava + cream cheese turnovers

Seventh Station
“Chocolate Bark”
Guanaja chocolate mixed with toasted almonds

Eighth Station
assorted meats + cheeses

Hand-selected South American wine pairings will accompany each food station.

08 Aug

Fairy Godmother to Los Alamos Public Schools

We were recently referred to as the Fairy Godmother to the Los Alamos Public Schools, and the title stuck! Thanks to so many generous supporters, the LAPS Foundation is able to make dreams come true in our schools. We couldn’t do it without you.

How did we make an impact in the 2017-18 school year specifically? Well, we were able to invest nearly $100,000 into Los Alamos Public Schools into innovative programs, training for teachers, staff morale activities, scholarships and more. For the most recent school year this included:

  • Allowing 87 teachers to participate in professional book groups
  • Sending 17 teachers to attend national conferences and seminars
  • Enabling Great Ideas Grants submitted by teachers impacting roughly 7,325 students
  • Supporting morale boosting initiatives reaching countless LAPS staff and students
  • Presenting 21 scholarships to graduating LAHS seniors

Let’s make 2018-19 another great school year!

Pinon teachers participate in a book group Aspen’s new school-wide resource A LAHS student uses new math software