Dear St. Vrain Valley Community,
It has been an outstanding start to the academic year and I want to thank our students, families, teachers, staff and other partners for continuing to support St. Vrain Valley Schools’ drive for excellence in serving our community and advancing public education.
EFSVV Classroom grant applications due Sept. 15
The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley (EFSVV) is now accepting grant requests from teachers and schools for projects that enhance student learning within St. Vrain Valley Schools. Previous grants have been awarded to fund technology, learning tools, field trips, and curriculum enhancement materials.
Last fall, Lee Backes of Main Street School was awarded $700 to take her students to the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center for six sessions. The students learned how to saddle, ride and groom a horse. Ms. Backes reported that, “Each student was assigned a specific horse that they interacted with all six weeks. This enabled the students to create a relationship with the animal therefore providing an opportunity to learn to trust, a necessary lifelong skill.”
Grants are reviewed on a case-by-case basis; however, most successful applications seek funding in the $500 - $1,500 range. A volunteer review committee will convene in early October and grants will be awarded by October 31st.
Brandon Shaffer, Acting Executive Director of EFSVV, says, “The Ed Foundation has the privilege of supporting teachers and students in St. Vrain Valley Schools. We are excited for another excellent round of classroom grants.”
Please visit http://www.efsvv.org/programs/grants-for-teachers/ for more information about the grant application process.