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2018 SRVEF Grants Announced
Posted 12/11/18

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) is pleased to announce that 118 grants totalling $67,000 have been awarded to San Ramon Valley Unified School District as part of the Foundation’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org and SRVEF endowment. The grants include four grants for music and seven for science through the SRVEF endowment.

 

Almost 300 SRVUSD teachers submitted 440 grants this year, more than doubling the number submitted in 2017. By partnering with DonorsChoose.org for the application process, external supporters and external matching funds helped to extend the SRVEF grant funding this year. To see a complete list of SRVEF funded grants, click here.

 

“We thank the SRVUSD teachers. We know how much work goes into the writing of a grant application and we value the efforts of the staff in developing these applications on behalf of our students,” said Co-President Gary Alpert. “We appreciate all that everyone did to support the 35th annual Run for Education and the Rotary Club of San Ramon Auction for Education. These two events are our major fundraisers. It is because of staff, student, parent and community participation as well as the support of our sponsors that we are able to offer such a strong grants program that supports all schools and students in the district.”

 

Based on the SRVEF funding criteria, grants requesting technology such as iPads and Chromebooks were not eligible for SRVEF funding since the Technology Initiative provided funding to all schools in 2017 for student devices.

 

Unfunded teacher grants will remain active on the DonorsChoose.org website for a few weeks during which time the grants may continue to receive external funding. If a grant is not fully funded by the expiration date (expiration dates range from December 29 to February 20, 2019), any external money pledged is returned to the donor. SRVEF will share the list of unfunded grants with school principals and encourage them to approve those that could be funded by their school Ed Funds.

 

Items to be purchased for the teacher grants through DonorsChoose.org are fulfilled by DonorsChoose.org and sent to the warehouse for distribution. This process has eliminated the need to order and ship items through the district’s purchase order system, and the necessary follow up by district staff; in fact, most teachers have already received their granted items.

 

Grants Awarded:

School

Teacher

Grant Title

Alamo Elementary

Beem

Classroom Essentials for Effective Classes

Alamo Elementary

Fettig

We Wonder With Wonder Workshop

Alamo Elementary

Hegarty

Science Is All Around Us -- Let's Go Find It!

Alamo Elementary

Inkabi

Build a Classroom Library for a Lifetime Love of Reading

Alamo Elementary

Scott

Learning at My Level

Bella Vista Elem

Brown

Bugs, Bugs, and More Bugs!

Bella Vista Elem

Downey

Engaging Bodies & Minds Through Singing, Moving & Playing!

Bella Vista Elem

Fischer

Scientists in the Making

Bella Vista Elem

Gilbert

Flexible Seating for Special Day Class

Bella Vista Elem

Kim

Differentiated Math Centers to Meet All Students' Needs & Interests

Bella Vista Elem

Singh

Fishing for Fractions With Cuisenaire Rods

Bollinger Canyon Elem

Lawrence

Help Our Young Scientists Discover and Explore Our Natural World!

Bollinger Canyon Elem

Rosecrans

Hands on Learning! That's How We Learn!

California High

Buchenauer

O2 Sats Monitors for Freshmen!

California High

Manning

Equipment for Spectacular Podcasting!

California High

Mascote

Literacy for All!

California High

Mckavish

Tools Make the Difference

California High

Pacheco

Bridging Learning and Leisure Through a Classroom Library

Charlotte Wood Middle

Johnson

Social Issues Book Club Books

Country Club Elem

Aguilar

Kindergarten Art Museum Showcases the Masters

Country Club Elem

Ellman

Purposeful, Outdoor Play for TK/K!

Country Club Elem

Eustice

Mass Matters

Country Club Elem

Leidheisl-Balko

We Are Reading Chapter Books Now!

Country Club Elem

Lindblom

Special Needs Students Needing Social/Emotional Books

Country Club Elem

Owens

Books and More Books!

Country Club Elem

Walsh

Resource Room Supplies

Country Club Elem

Zinke-Zagarella

Flexible Seating, Creating Learning Environment for all Learners

Coyote Creek Elem

Garnett

Books, Books, and More Books

Coyote Creek Elem

Hallworth

Wobble Stools Allow Movement to Maximize Learning!

Coyote Creek Elem

Johnson

Understanding Native Californians and Understanding Ourselves

Coyote Creek Elem

Magill

From Abstract to Concrete-Making Math FUN & Engaging!

Coyote Creek Elem

O'Loane

Wiggle and Write

Coyote Creek Elem

Osicki

Working Together to Build and Grow

Coyote Creek Elem

Webster

Sensational STEM: Learning for Inquisitive Minds

Coyote Creek Elem

Wong

Authors as Role Models

Coyote Creek Elem

Young

Let's Get Moving!

Creekside Elem

Rhoton

Our Cozy Reading Classroom!

Creekside Elem

Rieger

Flexible Seating and Books Galore

Del Amigo High

Falick

Help Students Who've Been Slumbering Through  Wake-Up

Diablo Vista Middle

Dyrness

Goggles for Our Scientists

Diablo Vista Middle

Edington

Percussion Needs

Diablo Vista Middle

Wildy

See You on the Big Screen!

Dougherty Valley High

Ianora

Effecting Resiliency Via Mental Health

Dougherty Valley High

Knapp

Discarding Dingy Displays: Help Beautify Our Library!

Dougherty Valley High

Latorra

Learn Civics and Political Action Through Play

Gale Ranch Middle

Dougherty

Engaging Books for Striving Readers

Gale Ranch Middle

Giotta

Let's Talk About Reading!

Gale Ranch Middle

Johnson

Curl Up Mat Mania

Gale Ranch Middle

Johnson

Yoga for All!!

Gale Ranch Middle

Schlientz

PICTURE THIS: NEW CAMERAS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY!

Golden View Elem

Banis

Books to Bring Out the Reader in Everyone!

Greenbrook Elem

Aplanalp

First Grade "Genius" Learning with Technology!

Greenbrook Elem

Bass

Learning Through the Senses

Greenbrook Elem

Stalter

Stretch into Learning!

Hidden Hills Elem

Belding

Kindergartners Love Mindfulness and Growth Mindsets With Art

Hidden Hills Elem

Pan

Paper Circuit and Beyond

Hidden Hills Elem

Phillips

Matter Matters

Iron Horse Middle

Brown

Responsibility in the Classroom: Independence through Tuning

Iron Horse Middle

Castro

Book Clubs to Inspire and Connect

Iron Horse Middle

Gonzales

Creating Engaged Readers One Novel at a Time

Iron Horse Middle

Johnson

Building a Diverse Classroom Library

Iron Horse Middle

Leal

Chevron Fuel my

Iron Horse Middle

Stevens

Reading Nook for Rigorous Readers!

John Baldwin Elem

Casotti

A Place For Us!

John Baldwin Elem

Elkin

Real News: Keeping Kids Informed and Curious about Current Events.

John Baldwin Elem

Goldsworthy

The Value of a Couch in a Classroom Is Priceless!

John Baldwin Elem

Kolokithas

"Time for Kids" for ALL Second Graders

John Baldwin Elem

Price

Fun and Flexible Seating Choices for All!

Live Oak Elementary

Green

Comfortable, Flexible Seating Options for Engaged Learners!

Live Oak Elementary

Liddle

Special Education Pre Needs Your Help!

Live Oak Elementary

Maul

Flexible Seating Optimizes Classroom Learning

Live Oak Elementary

Norris

We Like to Move It!

Los Cerros Middle

Ferreira

Take a Stand for Music

Los Cerros Middle

Tyler

Middle  Martians Design Human Rovers for Mars

Los Cerros Middle

Walsh

"Ear-esistible" Classroom Learning

Montair Elementary

Espinoza

Diverse Options for Flexible Learners

Montair Elementary

Knott

Building a Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Classroom Library

Monte Vista High

Dolim

Fresh Books for Growing Readers

Monte Vista High

Slipka

Lucky Library

Monte Vista High

Zhebel

Experiencing Colorful Images Simply with Words of Black and White

Montevideo Elem

Blanc

Collaboration and Community Tables to Grow Careful Classroom Learners

Montevideo Elem

Evonc

Every Child Should See Themself in a Book!

Montevideo Elem

Lemmon

Magical Math Games!

Montevideo Elem

Pruitt

Flexible Seating Choices to Engage and Empower Students

Montevideo Elem

Sexton

Coding is Elementary.  Let's Get Started!

Montevideo Elem

Wald

Full STEAM Ahead Into Learning

Neil Armstrong Elem

Cogorno

Powering Up and Banding Together

Neil Armstrong Elem

Gaddis

Book and Materials Bins

Neil Armstrong Elem

Mckee-Schulman

Reading/Writing Station for Upcoming Authors

Neil Armstrong Elem

O'Donnell

Beats From the Heart Like Beats From a Soulful Tune

Neil Armstrong Elem

O'Donnell

Let's Keep Moving!

Neil Armstrong Elem

Paddock

A Window Into Life

Neil Armstrong Elem

Slocum

Flexible Seating for Better Learning!

Neil Armstrong Elem

Tye

Book Boxes and Boards

Neil Armstrong Elem

Wetherell

Full STEAM Ahead!

Pine Valley Middle

Fenstermacher

If You Build it They Will Come

Pine Valley Middle

Herrera

Making Food Science Fun With Hands on Materials

Pine Valley Middle

Nair

Design With Purpose And Function

Pine Valley Middle

Vargas

Rolling to Spanish Proficiency

Quail Run Elementary

Fernsten

Wiggly, Wobbly, Learning is Fun!

Quail Run Elementary

Krolikowski

Ms. Louda's Flexible Seating Bonanza

Quail Run Elementary

Williams

Flexible Seating for Small Group Instruction!

Rancho Romero Elem

Kraft

TK Students Learn About Their Feelings!

San Ramon Valley High

Winkler

Lasting Reading Lives

Stone Valley Middle

Loomer

Music Appreciation Is Making Their Own Sounds!

Stone Valley Middle

Ogden

Rejuvenate with a Reading Library

Stone Valley Middle

Pfann

Math Manipulative for Mathematical Minds

Stone Valley Middle

Slomowitz

Cozy Classroom Library

Stone Valley Middle

Volenec

Happy Reading for Happy Students

Sycamore Valley Elem

Crosthwait

Let's Get Moving!

Physical Education in the Classroom

Twin Creeks Elem

Venierakis

Books for Brainy Kids

Vista Grande Elem

Ingamells

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Vista Grande Elem

Montevago

STEM Morning Tubs

Vista Grande Elem

Oneill

Literature for Our Classroom

Vista Grande Elem

Starkie

An Enlightening Experience With SRVEF Help

Walt Disney Elem

Ashton

Fuel My Class With Music, Chevron!

Walt Disney Elem

Schnarr

Chevron, Please Help Fuel My  With Flexible Seating!

Windemere Ranch Middle

Patel

Learning at High Levels With Video!