Dolphin Education Fund

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Dear Parents,

We are excited to welcome you to the 2018-2019 school year.  Lake Whitney is a wonderful school, largely due to the great working relationship between our teachers, staff, parents and community. The Dolphin Education Fund was established in January of 2011 with the main focus of closing the educational funding gap.  The Board of Directors is composed of parents, administrators, teachers and community members.  Since the DEF’s establishment, we have been able to upgrade classroom/school technology, maintain our school nurse, assist PTO with the acquisition of three playground shade structures, and enhance special area programs. 

The Dolphin Education Fund was excited to partner with the Boosterthon team for this new large dollar fundraiser, the Dolphin Fun Run.  This fundraiser was very important to Lake Whitney as it helps fund our school nurse, re-establish a science lab, and provide additional support for students and teachers.  In the past, the Dolphin Education Fund has asked each family to contribute $500 to make this happen.  This year we decided to try something different.  Partnering with the Boosterthon team not only allowed us to raise the necessary funds, it also included the students in a character building program, “Mind Spark Mystery Lab”.  Over two weeks, we started with a Pep Rally and ended with the Fun Run.  And in between the students were able to solve mysteries with S.T.E.A.M. skills, while learning about five import character traits:  zest, teamwork, integrity, citizenship and growth mindset. 

Our Dolphin Fun Run was a huge success, raising over $27,000 for Lake Whitney.  Way to go Dolphins!  Please remember that it’s never too late to donate.  You can make your donation online at, click on “Donors” on the right side of the page, then select “Support a School”, and scroll down and click on “Lake Whitney” to enter your information.   Checks can be made out to the Foundation for OCPS, with Dolphin Fund noted on the comment line.

As always, we would like to thank you for your continued support of Lake Whitney Elementary School and the Dolphin Education Fund.


Elizabeth Prince, Ed. S.