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It’s time for the 52nd annual Lamar CISD New Teacher Dinner!

Help us welcome our new teachers to the community.

 OakBend Medical Center to Present Surf’s Up



The azaleas are in bloom, the wild flowers are out, the cold weather is gone. Time to hit the beach because “Surf’s Up!” 

OakBend Medical Center is the title sponsor for the 2018 Surf’s Up School’s Out, with the Triumphs, benefiting the Lamar Educational Awards foundation (L.E.A.F.).

The dinner, dance and auction will be Friday, May 4 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds.  Dinner is served from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with Commissioner Vincent Morales and Shorty Yeaman auctioning off 20 desserts immediately following. The dance starts at 9:00 p.m. with entertainment by Fort Bend County’s favorite party band, The Triumphs.

Funds raised at Surf’s Up go to underwrite grants for Lamar CISD teachers. More than $432,000 was awarded by the L.E.A.F. “Grant Express” in 2017.  Since 2000, L.E.A.F has awarded more than $3.4 million dollars in grants for innovative classroom project.

Men Who Cook 2018 was a Success! 

While Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Pork ‘n Bean Salad and Bread Pudding doesn’t exactly sound like a winning combination, those were just a few of dishes enjoyed by more than 650 people supporting the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation at this year’s Men Who Cook

“The evening was so much fun cooks are already signing up for next year’s event and the Ken Mondshine and Brotherhood Band has already been reserved again,” said Chip Sutton, L.E.A.F. Board President. “We’ve never had so many stay and dance the night away!”

In addition to fabulous food from 51 local “celebrity” chefs, many magnificent items were up for bid in live and silent auctions.

Men Who Cook 2018  raised more than $152,000 was raised to support innovative ideas and classroom projects proposed by Lamar CISD teachers that would otherwise go unfunded.  L.E.A.F. also offers scholarships to graduating Lamar CISD students and to the District’s paraprofessionals working on their teaching certificates.

L.E.A.F.’s next event, Surf’s Up School’s Out, presented by OakBend Medical Center, will be May 4 at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds.



L.E.A.F. Helps New Teachers with Classroom Setup.

Lamar Educational Awards Foundation Executive Director Janice Knight presents a $100 bill to Lamar CISD’s newest teacher, Andrea Lopez. Lopez is starting her career in teaching at Thomas Elementary.

This year, L.E.A.F. awarded $100 to every teacher entering Lamar CISD with no experience. Lopez is the 93rd teacher to receive $100 to buy supplies for her classroom.

Fluor Makes STEM Donation

The Fluor Foundation donated $20,000 to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation to underwrite science, technology engineering and math (STEM) programs.

“The demand for STEM talent is growing faster than ever before,” said Tim Palmore Senior Project Director at Fluor. “We continue to inspire and prepare students with a foundation in STEM disciplines to help meet the demand for the high-tech jobs of today and tomorrow. We are pleased to partner with Lamar Educational Awards Foundation in its efforts to increase STEM initiatives throughout Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.”

L.E.A.F. supports creative ideas and classroom projects of Lamar CISD teachers that would otherwise go unfunded.

“We are thrilled that Fluor is committed to supporting the students of Lamar CISD,” said Janice Knight, executive director for L.E.A.F.


Can you spare $1?

Join LEAF’s Partner Program today!

For just $1 a paycheck you will be donating directly to Lamar CISD teachers and students (plus it’s tax deductible).

Want a cool shirt? Every employee donating at least $2 per paycheck will receive a LEAF polo shirt. There will also be a drawing every month for a $100 VISA giftcard! Be sure to sign up today to be eligible for the first drawing!












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