January/February News from the Foundation

By now, we hope you’ve had a chance to see the new Sport Court in the Gym!  The Foundation and PTA were thrilled to partner to make this happen for our school!

We also want to update you on the teacher curriculum grants.  At December’s Board Meeting, teacher curriculum grants were reviewed with Dr. Doe and Mr. Hill.  We’re excited to let you know that every grant request was approved.  Every grade level, every classroom, every teacher and every child is already reaping the benefits of these grants, as all the new resources have already been purchased and implemented.  Below you will find the details on where the $10,000 was spent.

Kindgarten: BrainPOP Junior website subscription

1st Grade:  BrainPOP Junior website subscription, RAZ Kids (a web based program for reading comprehension), Classroom Writing Center Resources, E-books, Higher Order Thinking resources for reading and language arts, Resources to support writing goals

2nd Grade:  BrainPOP Junior website subscription

3rd Grade:  BrainPOP website subscription, VersaTiles for Math, Novels, Time for Kids Magazine subscription

4th Grade:  BrainPOP website subscription, IXL website subscription for Math enrichment

5th Grade:  BrainPOP website subscription, Novels (realistic and historical fiction), Guided Math materials

Target:  Books, National Geographic and Frog Models to support a new unit of study

Special Education:  Ladders to Success books to assist with CRCT

ALL Grades:  Flip Books for each grade level to assist teachers with the move to a National Common Core Curriculum from the GA Performance Standards, New Musical Instruments

Also, the second semester of After School Activities is underway.  It’s not too late to register, so please check out the details on our website.

And finally, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 16th at the Art Show.  Ms. Herndon and the children have worked very hard on their masterpieces and we are excited to show them off in the cafeteria from 5:30 to 7:30.  The framed pieces will be available for purchase, and 20% of the proceeds will go back to your Foundation.

Again, you proved that together we can do more for our school, our teachers and our children.  Thank you for your continued support of the Foundation.  We look forward to seeing you at the Art Show!