School bulletin: Old DVDs can help your campus

Local businesses host fundraiser, offer school grants
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Raley’s offers school grants

Just in time for the new academic year, Raley’s Family of Fine Stores is partnering with Unilever to provide $25,000 in grants to local schools. Through nominations and votes, five $5,000 grants will be awarded by region to K-12 schools.

“With so many schools facing budget cuts and reduced resources, these grants can make a huge difference in the lives of children and we can’t wait to see how schools will use them,” said Jennifer Teel-Wolter, Raley’s community relations manager, in a news release.

Through Friday, Sept. 2, local Parent Teacher Associations, booster clubs, parents and community members can nominate a school to receive a grant at Then from Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Friday, Sept. 23, people can log on and cast their votes for their favorite school. Winners will be announced Sept. 30.

The school with the most votes in each region will receive $5,000 to put toward their back-to-school need, which might include new books for the library, new physical education equipment or art supplies. For the program, the Greater Sacramento region includes Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Solano and Yolo counties.

Fundraiser puts brains to the test

Are you smarter than a Granite Bay Grizzly?

Put your intelligence to the test during the fourth annual event, which will include a quiz and takes place at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Granite Bay Golf Club, 9600 Golf Club Drive. Tickets cost $60 per person or $450 for a table of eight, if purchased before Aug. 31, or $480 after that date. Funds raised will go toward the costs of a new electronic marquee sign in front of Granite Bay High School.

The event, hosted by the Granite Bay High School Boosters Association, includes dinner, the game and a silent auction. Auction items include wine tasting, golf, weekend getaways, kid parties, tours, tutoring, health and fitness, cooking lessons and more. Corporate sponsorships are available. For tickets or more information, contact Renitia at or Mariann at

Old DVDs can help your school

Hey parents, why write a check to your local school when you can clean out your closet instead?

Huh? Here’s how it works: Through Dimple Records’ recently launched program, clean out the traditional media cluttering up your house — books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, video games and game systems — and sell them to one of Dimple’s eight Sacramento-area stores. The stores will contribute 100 percent of the money from the buy-back of those items to the requested school, plus an additional 25 percent donation directly from Dimple.

“Dimple Records is in the business of helping our communities- especially public schools,” said Dimple’s Drew Radakovitz, in a news release. “If people want to raise money for their schools — for their music department, for their PE department, anything that is under-funded in the public sector — you can use Dimple records as a vehicle.”

To enroll a school in the program, call Radakovitz at (916) 997-8546.

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