LAPS FOUNDATION NEWS
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have announced that the evening event for Taste of Knowledge, “An Evening in Paris,” has sold out. There are still tickets available for “An Afternoon in Provence” from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday, August 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. Tickets to the afternoon food and wine pairing event are $60. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.tok.givesmart.com.
“An Afternoon in Provence” will feature five stations, each with a French dish expertly paired with a French wine. The stations include:
butter lettuce, albacore tuna, olives, eggs, haricot vert, mustard vinaigrette
2017 Chateau Trinquevedel Tavel Rose
grilled farmer’s market vegetables, baguette slices, extra virgin olive oil
2015 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge
“Reserve la Demoiselle”
Chicken breast braised in tomatoes, garlic, rosemary and olives with sauteed gnocchi
2018 Domaine du Salvant Cheverny Blanc
Triple creme brie, fresh figs and lavender honey
2016 Chateau Haut Mayne Sauternes
Mignardises of citron tartlets, petite Rocher truffles and fruit geleesBottex Bugey-Cerdon “La Cueille” Sparkling Wine, NV
Taste of Knowledge is a fundraiser for the Los Alamos Public Schools. Proceeds will benefit teachers, staff, students and facilities. The events will include silent and live auctions, with many exciting prizes generously donated by local businesses.
Last year’s event raised $42,000, which enabled the LAPS Foundation to support 18 Great Ideas grants, 18 professional development and book group grants, and 17 mini grants. These grants spanned all schools in the district and impacted thousands of students. Some of the grants included: a timer for Science Bowl, books for elementary Reader’s Theater, a kit to build a blimp, continuation of a music sectionals program, and virtual reality headsets and software for an innovative new way of learning.
The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that supports, challenges, and invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos Public School students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has donated more than $1 million to fund opportunities and materials for students, provide professional development for district educators, defray operating expenses, and assist with capital improvements to enrich learning environments in the Los Alamos public schools.
To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit http://www.lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501.