Thank You

2017 Sponsors

 

Champion

  • Red Coyote Running and Fitness
  • LIBERTÉ

Advocate

  • Fred Jones Family Foundation
  • Hudiburg Auto Group
  • Paper + More
  • The Oklahoman Media Company

Supporting

  • Ann and Robert Gilliland 
  • Bette Jo and Frank Hill
  • Eskridge Auto Group
  • OKC Friday

Friend

  • Melanie Gee
  • Anne and Barry Q. Gray
  • InvesTrust Consulting, LLC
  • Dana and Keith Schwarz

Special Recognition

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae

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 Testimonials

Sun & Ski has always been a huge supporter of the Payne Education Center’s Premier Card. It’s a wonderful way to offer your customers up to 20 % off items while giving back to the community. The entire purchase of the Premier Card goes to Payne Education Center, enabling them to continue to train Oklahoma teachers to make a difference in children’s lives. We would recommend any retailer who has not participated in years past, to sign up to honor the Premier Card. You will be glad you did!  

-Linda Robinson, Sun & Ski

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Premier Card 2017 

October 27th - November 5th

 


 

Where You Can Get and Use a Premier Card 

 

Premier Card 2017 Participating Merchants


 

About Premier Card 

Celebrating its 18th year, Premier Card is one of the most anticipated fundraising events of the season! Shoppers give $50 and get their Premier Card from any participating OKC, Edmond, or Norman merchant. In return, participating merchants offer an up to 20% discount to Premier Card holders during the 10-day event. All proceeds are used to fund Payne Education Center’s teacher training programs and dyslexia advocacy efforts. 

The Premier Card is a win, win for everyone! By participating in the Premier Card fundraiser, you're seeing to it that no child struggles to learn to read while taking advantage of discounts at some of your favorite stores. In 2016, participants helped raise over $87,000, securing vital dyslexia remediation training for Oklahoma teachers.

Premier Card Week Etiquette

  • All discounts are subject to merchant and manufacturer policy.
  • Retailers are not required to honor the up to 20% discount on special orders, layaways, gift certificates, sale merchandise, delivery fees, complimentary gift wrap services, alcoholic beverages, or with any other inā€store discount, promotion or coupon.
  • Card owner's signature must appear on the Card.
  • Card must be presented at the time of purchase.
  • Only the Card owner, their spouse, and dependent children can use the Card for discounts.
  • Applies only to participants listed in the directory.

 The nondeductible portion of the Premier Card is $50.

 


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 Just the Facts:

WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?

Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent reading and spelling.

WHAT DYSLEXIA IS NOT?

  • Dyslexia is not a lack of intelligence or desire to learn. In fact, people with dyslexia typically have above-average intelligence and magnificent curiosity.
  • Dyslexia is not writing or reading backwards, it is a deeper neurological issue.
  • Dyslexia is not something that kids out-grow, as it is a genetic, inheritable trait.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 5 Oklahomans, including children, show signs of dyslexia.
  • 32% of Oklahoma fourth graders and 25% of eight graders are not proficient in reading.
  • 10% or fewer teachers in Oklahoma know how to teach reading using methods that are successful for students with dyslexia.
  • 90% of at-risk and dyslexic children can overcome their reading difficulties if they receive comprehensive reading intervention by the 3rd grade.

TO OVERCOME DYSLEXIA, PAYNE EDUCATION CENTER

  • Trains classroom teachers in best-in-class reading programs that are effective for ALL students, including those with dyslexia.
  • Serves as a resource and referral center to classroom teachers, special education professionals, parents, and reading therapists.
  • Conducts reading tutor trainings in an effort to encourage supplementary practice outside of the classroom.