3 New Schools we now serve together !

Whoo Hoo for Us.  We now get to help students at 3 new Jeffco Schools and reduce hunger.  We will be bringing weekly weekend food to  Brady High School Lakewood. Brady Exploration School Logo  This school is for 11th and 12th graders and utilizes alternative methods to achieve life changing success .  Content is project based learning. We are serving this school with Totes for Hope and other foods requested.


Our mission is to offer relevant curriculum which fosters healthy adult-student and peer-to-peer relationships, self-knowledge, critical thinking, flexibility, and creativity so that students can effectively adapt to the dynamic global community.
To motivate students and encourage success, no Ds or Fs are given; teachers and students are responsible to ensure that the student is proficient through weekly progress monitoring. Students are also assigned a Seminar teacher who helps to establish weekly goals, explore career opportunities, and guide students in preparation for ACT testing.

Our next school we will be serving weekly is Deane Elementary Lakewood Colorado. They have requested we bring them weekly fresh produce and healthy foods and we said, so be it.


Welcome to Deane Elementary

We believe all students learn at high levels when educators hold high expectations and ensure a safe, structured learning environment that honors diversity, provides varied opportunities for success, and fosters positive relationships through a spirit of collaboration.Mariachi Band

Our third school to come on board this month is Alameda High School Lakewood Colorado . Liaisons for community Abe and Carla are rock starts with a huge number of students they help each day.  We are working directly with classroom teachers to provide some food each week to reduce chronic hunger problems.  Together we can help students in high school thrive and be able to study and even have something to eat before their athletic and club practices.




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Fall 2017 Schools We Now Serve

Here we are in mid September already and Jeffco Eats started bringing totes for weekend food to schools as soon as we got the go ahead from community liaisons at our schools

We are now serving Foothills Elementary, Emory Elementary and Lasley Elementary and Mulholm Elementary and Rose Stein in Lakewood.  Our only middle school is Everitt in Wheat Ridge and we get to help Edgewater Elementary again this year.  We also bring totes to refugee children at Green Mountain Elementary weekly.

The feedback from schools is heart warming.  We had a mother cry that she was so happy she could have our peanut butter because she keeps it in her car with bread in case the children get really hungry.  

We got much gratitude for our backpacks we provided to each student to use for their weekend food or other school needs. Thank you to those who donated so we could purchase those.  Families are asking about our program now that we are in our third school season of serving some schools.

For our Fall campaign we are having a fundraiser at 240 Union Lakewood on October 18 lunch and dinner.  We are also asking for donations to support our monthly needs to provide food for the 260 children each week.  Thank you for your support. Volunteers are needed.  

Facts about SFSP – Summer Food Service Program – USDA and Dept of Ed

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that children continue to
receive nutritious meals during the summer, when they do not have access to
school lunch or breakfast. The Summer Food Service Program began in 1968 and
provides nutritious food that’s “in” when school is “out.”
The Summer Food Service Program is administered by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). The Colorado Department
of Education (CDE) Office of School Nutrition (OSN) approves sponsor
applications, conducts training, monitors program operations and processes
program payments.
Sponsors must be organizations that are fully capable of managing a food service
program. Sponsors must follow regulations and be responsible, financially and
administratively, for running the program. Sponsors of sites must:
 not be seriously deficient
 serve low income children
 conduct a nonprofit food service
 exercise management control over sites
All children 18 years of age and under who go to an approved site may receive
free meals.
A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as
determined by a state or local educational agency) and participates during the
school year in a public or private non-profit school program may also receive free
A site is the physical location, approved by the Office of School Nutrition, where SFSP meal(s) are served during a
supervised time period. The three types of sites are:
What types of organizations
are eligible to sponsor the
 Public or private non-profit
 Units of local, municipal,
county, state or federal
 Private non-profit
 Public or private non-profit
residential camps
 Public or private non-profit
universities or colleges
participating in the National
Youth Sports Program
 Community and faith based

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Sponsors may choose from several methods of providing meals, including to:
 prepare and assemble their own meals
 obtain meals from a school food authority
 obtain meals from a vendor
Open or closed enrolled sites can serve up to two meals; lunch and either breakfast or snack, every day. Camps may
serve up to three meals per day (any combination of breakfast, lunch, supper or snack).
Sponsor reimbursements are based on the number of reimbursable meals served, multiplied by the federal rate of
reimbursement, which is determined annually.
At open or closed enrolled sites, reimbursement may be claimed for all meals served that meet SFSP guidelines.
Sponsors offering the program at camp sites may claim reimbursement only for the program meals served to enrolled
children who meet the program’s income eligibility standards.
All sponsors must complete the Office of School Nutrtion annual training. All new sponsors must attend the in-person
training and returning sponsors, in good standing, have the option to complete the online training. Once sponsor
training is complete, the organization applies via an online application.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
OPEN At least 50 percent of children in the area are eligible
for free or reduced price school meals (area eligible).
 School data
 Census data
At least 50 percent of the children enrolled in the
program are eligible for free or reduced price school
meals or the site is area eligible.
 School data
 Census data
 Income eligibility forms
CAMP A residential or non-residential day camp program
which offers a regularly scheduled food service as part
of an organized program for enrolled children.
 Income eligibility forms
 List of income eligible children provided by
the school district
 To learn more about the Summer Food Service Program visit: www.cde.state.co.us/nutrition/nutrisummer
 To view all CDE fact sheets, visit: www.cde.state.co.us/Communications/factsheetsandfaqs

Jefferson County Title One Schools

Title 1

Title I, Part A, provides resources to help ensure that all children have the opportunity to get a quality education, resulting in their attainment of high academic standards.

Title I targets resources to districts and schools whose needs are the greatest. The program is the largest federal program supporting both elementary and secondary education, and allocates its resources based upon the poverty rates of students enrolled in schools and districts.

Title I focuses on: (1) promoting school-wide reform in high-poverty schools and (2) ensuring students’ access to scientifically based instructional strategies and challenging academic content.



There are two types of Title I Schools. Schools can be designated as either Schoolwide or Targeted Assistance, depending on their qualifications. Read More.


A digital learning environment equips our teachers and students with the tools that are required to meet the needs of the modern and global society. Title I’s objective is to provide the framework for a blended digital approach to innovative teaching and learning.



The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in 2015. Most of the law involves federal money for Title I services to children and schools experiencing poverty. Title I schools must accomplish the following:

  • Meet State’s objective in area of academic growth established every year by the state.
  • Participate in instruction of state standards and CMAS testing.
  • Have 100% of their teachers and instructional paraprofessionals identified as highly qualified.
  • Provide a choice of attendance at a higher performing school if they are not making states academic growth targets and are in need of improvement for more than two consecutive years.
  • Offer free private tutoring opportunities from state approved vendors for students who qualify if they have not met state academic growth targets for two or more consecutive years.
  • Inform parents of their right to know the qualifications of their child’s teacher or long-term substitute teacher.

More information about the Every Student Succeeds Act can be found at the U.S. Department of Education website or on the Colorado Department of Education State Plan Development website. The CDE website also includes information about committee work, meetings, and more. You can also sign up to receive updates on the ESSA state plan development process.

TITLE I Family Engagement


The Title I Department provides several documents to help parents understand what Title I is and what their rights are:




(April 2015) Parents are thrilled when they find out they can make a difference in their children’s success; research shows that parent-child activities make the biggest difference of all. Parents have learning activities to help their children build skills in reading, math, science, and social studies plus ideas to develop positive character traits and improve study skills.

Activities Archive


Linda Reyes-Quinonez
Title I Director

Carrie Maffoni
Title I Assistant Director

Heather Pyeatt
Title I Secretary

Central Title I Main Line: 303-982-0835

What is a Title One School

How are Title 1 Funds Used?

How to use Title 1 funds rests with each school. Title 1 funds can be used to improve curriculum, instructional activities, counseling, parental involvement, increase staff and program improvement. The funding should assist schools in meeting the educational goals of low-income students. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Title 1 funds typically support supplemental instruction in reading and math. Annually, this program reaches over six million students, primarily in the elementary grades.

Types of students that might be served by Title 1 funds include migrant students, students with limited English proficiency, homeless students, students with disabilities, neglected students, delinquent students, at-risk students or any student in need. Students can be classified as at-risk for numerous reasons. A few reasons they might be classified as at-risk students include: low academic performance, being held back a grade for one or more years, or being homeless. There are other criteria that may place students in an at-risk category as well.

Understanding the Basics of Title 1 Funds

written by: Sarah Malburg • edited by: Trent Lorcher • updated: 7/31/2015

Title 1 funds aim to bridge the gap between low-income students and other students. The U.S. Department of Education provides supplemental funding to local school districts to meet the needs of at-risk and low-income students.

  • What’s it All About?

    iStock 000016678581XSmallMost educators, parents and community members have heard the term Title 1 School thrown loosely around, but what is it? Title 1 is the nation’s oldest and largest federally funded program, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Annually, it provides over $14 billion to school systems across the country for students at risk of failure and living at or near poverty. In fact, over the course of the 2009-2010 school year, federal funding through this program was used by over 56,000 public schools nationwide in order for struggling students to meet state standards in a variety of subject areas.

    Originally, the idea of Title 1 was enacted in 1965 under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This policy committed to closing the achievement gap between low-income students and other students. The policy was rewritten in 1994 to improve fundamental goals of helping at-risk students. With the implementation of No Child Left Behind, schools must make adequate yearly progress on state testing and focus on best teaching practices in order to continue receiving funds.