Important Update for 2019-20 Partners

  • We appreciate our current partners for having such an integral role in making Yelm Community Schools a great place for our students. We also understand you have faced incredible challenges this year and we would like to show our support and appreciation to you by giving you the option to roll over your business partnership from last year through the 2020-21 school year at no cost. If you would like to make a contribution this year, please complete this online donation form, or get in touch with Community Relations Coordinator Andrew Kollar if you have questions or would like to roll your partnership over from last year. In any case, we are incredibly grateful to have you as a partner! 

About Our Business Partnership Program

  • The Business Partner Program is a two-way partnership that allows each school to hold programs outside of the traditional classroom, meanwhile businesses are recognized in our schools’ newsletter, during assemblies, and are able to distribute two flyers to promote events or promotions district-wide. Business Partners are also added to the ‘Graduate Yelm!’ network, a community mentorship program were you get the opportunity to participate in those activities. Business Partner Donations are used to create memorable experiences that make learning fun, like the Dr. Seuss celebration, which always brings out smiles as students learn valuable life lessons through clever poetry. It’s because of you that students get to experience these memorable activities.

Program Options

  • The Business Partner program has two levels: a choice of a full partnership ($500) or an associate partnership ($250). The partnership fee is a yearly commitment. Schools use the money to assist with programs and projects not funded by the general budget. Businesses are recognized on school publications, during school assemblies and at a recognition celebration.
    2019-20 Business Partners
    District-wide / All Schools: Hawks Prairie Costco, Yelm Dominos, Yelm Les Schwab
    Lackamas Elementary: Hummel's Shorthorns, Yelm Farm & Pet, Cascades Camp & Conference Center
    McKenna Elementary: America's Credit Union, Oaktree Dojo
    Mill Pond Elementary: Prairie Lanes, Twinstar Credit Union, Walt's Point S
    Prairie Elementary: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Yelm Dental Clinic, Yelm Vision Clinic
    Southworth Elementary: Jason's Greenhouse, Prairie Lanes, Port of Olympia, L&M Dance Company
    Ridgeline Middle School: LB Steele Cabinet Company, Olympia Federal Savings, Stewart's Meat Market, Yelm Dairy Queen, Leavitt Orthodontics, Prairie Hotel
    Yelm Middle School: America's Credit Union, Yelm Dental Clinic, LB Steele Cabinet Company, Stewart's Meat Market, Edward Jones - Janelle Embrey,  Port Of Olympia,
    Yelm High School:
    L&E Bottling Company, McDonald's, Nisqually Springs Farm, Leavitt Orthodontics, Yelm Cinemas at Prairie Park, Yelm Shell

How to Sign Up

  • We’re excited to kick this school year off and would be filled with gratitude if you would like to contribute to the business partner program for the 20-21 school year. Donations made this year will be used to bolster the Graduate Yelm! Program and keep our community engaged in school during a time of remote learning.
    If you would like to make a contribution this year, please visit our online payment form or send a check to: 
    Yelm Community Schools
    Community Relations Office
    PO Box 476
    Yelm, WA 98597
    For more information or if you need assistance accessing the form, please get in touch with:
    Andrew Kollar
    YCS Community Relations