Davidson Cares recently completed a record fundraising year by awarding its 2015 education grants to five St. Johns County public schools, including Mill Creek Elementary School, Wards Creek Elementary School, Palencia Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Nease High School.

During the 2014-2015 school year, Davidson Cares raised $21,000 through sponsorships and fundraising efforts.

Said Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson, “We want to thank everyone who helped us achieve our most successful year yet. Our sponsors, donors, agents and the community really came together to make a huge difference for the kids this year.”

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Davidson Cares is very excited to be hosting Palencia Elementary’s First Annual MOJO BBQ Night on Thursday, December 11th between 4 and 6 pm! This is a very busy time of year with the holidays upon us, so Davidson Cares has teamed up with MOJO Old City BBQ to provide your family with a night off from cooking while supporting Palencia Elementary at the same time!

Here’s how it works:

1. Simply choose your meal preference:
• Single turkey or pork platter (feeds one adult or two children) – Served with Texas toast, macaroni-n-cheese and green beans. Single platters are $10 (PES receives $5)
• Family platter (feeds family of four) – Served with turkey, pork, Texas toast, macaroni-n-cheese and green beans. Family platters are $30 (PES receives $15)

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Donating to our local public schools is as easy as grabbing lunch to-go, dropping off a few school supplies or even just doing a little online shopping! Help Davidson Realty support Mill Creek Elementary School, Wards Creek Elementary School, Palencia Elementary School and Pacetti Bay Middle School by doing any (or all) of the following:

SOS Diner:
St. Augustine is known for great food and their food trucks are no exception. Every Tuesday, St. Augustine’s best food truck parks in front of Davidson Realty’s office building at the entrance to World Golf Village and serves amazing lunch items from 11 am to 2 pm. SOS Diner offers a wide variety of scrumptious choices on their normal menu, plus they always have weekly specials! SOS donates a percentage of proceeds every week to our local schools. Come by and sit in Davidson’s courtyard and enjoy your lunch or call your order in to-go at (904) 495-3792. To see their menu, visit www.facebook.com/davidsonrealty.

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Pacetti Bay’s recent Harlem Wizards event was a huge hit with World Golf Village residents and schools alike! The Harlem Wizards faced off against the “Wildcats” on Friday, May 23rd at Pacetti Bay. The fun event was hosted by Pacetti Bay’s PTSO and title sponsored by Davidson Realty and Davidson Cares. Over 500 tickets to the event were sold and approximately $5,000 was raised for new technology at Pacetti Bay!

The night was full of fun on and off the court! VIP pass holders were able to meet the Harlem Wizards’ players before the game and sit courtside for a front row view of all the action. Each grade made a basket to raffle for the event, including a sports themed basket, a family fun basket, a beach basket and others. Fantastic raffle prizes included Disney, Universal, Seaworld and more. And, there were delicious food items for sale all benefiting Pacetti Bay, like SOS Diner food truck and Little Caesar’s Pizza.

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Davidson Realty’s VP of Marketing Peyton Davidson and Marketing Coordinator Matt Burkhart had so much fun delivering grant checks to Palencia Elementary School, Wards Creek Elementary School, Pacetti Bay Middle School and Mill Creek Elementary School! The Davidson Cares’ checks were awarded for the inspiring educational grant request videos submitted by teachers and PTO members for the needs within the schools. Voting for the videos took place from January 24th -  February 28th and teachers, students, parents, friends and the community were allowed to vote once a day for their favorite video from each school. All four schools received a $1,000 grant for the videos with the most votes and Pacetti Bay got an additional $500 for their anti-bullying efforts due to the importance of the cause. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Davidson Realty President Sherry Davidson and I were excited to get a personal tour of Palencia Elementary School (PES) from Principal Don Campbell. Don has been in education for more than 40 years and specializes in opening new schools, such as Wards Creek Elementary in World Golf Village, and now Palencia Elementary, which opened in August of 2012. Palencia Elementary is one of our most leading edge St. Johns County Schools and caters to 738 students. Come along with us for a tour!

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Davidson CaresGreat news for our World Golf Village neighbors and other St. Johns County residents! Davidson Realty recently announced the creation of their new Davidson Cares Foundation and Program to support St. Johns County schools, including Wards Creek Elementary, Mill Creek Elementary, Palencia Elementary School, and Pacetti Bay Middle School. The foundation will be funded by proceeds from real estate sales along with great local fundraising events, like their first event at Mile Marker Brewery on Friday, November 9th! It’s great to see local businesses coming together to support our schools!

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school busIt’s back to school season and our World Golf Village and north St. Johns County area families will find some changes as they head back to school on August 20th including the addition of the new Palencia Elementary School and a new Principal at Mill Creek Elementary School.  The opening of Palencia Elementary School this month brings with it rezoning that impacts some families previously zoned for Mill Creek Elementary.  The St. Johns County School District website provides an easy to use address look-up to find out which schools your elementary, middle and high school student is zoned for.  It’s accessible at http://www.gis.bocc.co.st-johns.fl.us/schoolaz2/.

Following is round-up of key facts about our area schools.  More information, including bus routes can be found on the school websites.

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