Grants & Awards

GRANT INFORMATION

Eight Allendale Teachers Earn Grant Dollars for Teaching and Learning

The Allendale Public School Foundation has awarded over $1500 in mini-grants to eight Allendale educators.  Teachers were invited to submit proposals for mini-grants of up to $200 to try out a new idea or buy the "extras" for an existing lesson plan or project.  The program requires grant funds to be used for capital supplies only.

The 2016 awardees include: Lyndsay Israel, Allendale High School; Jennifer Blaha and Shawn McMaster, Allendale Middle School; Jenna Masselink and Terri Maness, Kindergarten; Andi Lee and Amber Twiest, Developmental Kindergarten; and Dan De Zwaan, Elementary Music.

The Allendale Public School Foundation offers an opportunity for people passionate about education and our community's children to come forward and make a real difference right now and for years to come. Please consider the Foundation and its mission in your charitable giving and financial planning.

"We hope to grow this endowed fund and use the net investment return to fund student scholarships and specific programs within our schools that currently lack sufficient funding," according to Mark Allen, President.

The Allendale Public School Foundation is overseen by a Fund Advisory Committee of nine members including the Superintendent, Business Manager, one building administrator, one member of the Board of Education, a parent representative, and a community representative. Committee members serve a term of 3-5 years and are approved by the Board of Education.

Lyndsay Israel, English/SAT Prep, Allendale High School
English Curriculum Pilot, $200

To teach a contemporary young adult novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie, as part of a new rigorous and relevant curriculum that ties directly to the Michigan State Standards.

Jennifer Blaha, Special Education, Allendale Middle School
Social Thinking, $198.60

To help students exhibit appropriate social skills and behaviors that enable students to demonstrate interpersonal relationship skills and citizenship.

Shawn McMaster, Technology, Gifted & Talented, Allendale Middle School
Desktop Projectors for Collaborative Environments, $200

To encourage a collaborative environment within a classroom by establishing presentation stations for groups of students to practice 21st century skills, increase presentation fluency, and share innovative projects and products.

Teri Maness, Kindergarten , Springview Wing - Evergreen Elementary School
Listen to Reading, $195.21

To play existing classroom books on CDs so students can "Listen to Reading" as an important part of class Daily 5 reading time.

Jenna Masselink, Kindergarten , Springview Wing - Evergreen Elementary School
Insta-Learn, $191.55

To use Intsta-Learn boards for language arts, reinforcing key kindergarten skills including: letter recognition, letter sounds, vowel substitution, long vowel/word families, and one syllable phonetics.

Andi Lee, Developmental Kindergarten , Springview Wing - Evergreen Elementary School
Sensory Table Supplies, $200

To utilize the classroom sensory table on a daily basis for exploratory play with sensory items, including fine motor, literacy and math manipulatives as appropriate.

Amber Twiest, Developmental Kindergarten , Evergreen Elementary School
Lakeshore Learning Phonemic Awareness Learning Centers, $200

To help students gain phonemic awareness, aiding in recognizing  the alphabetic principle, sounds in spoken words, and printed word recognition; leading to student confidence in identifying letters, identifying individual sounds in words, and being able to manipulate sounds within words.

Dan DeZwaan, Music, Springview Wing - Evergreen Elementary School
Active Listening and Moving, $196.84

To inspire all K-3 students to experience musical concepts, such as beat, tempo, form and melody, through listening and movement based on the use of various props.

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Allendale Public School Foundation Grant Information


Grant deadlines are March 1st and October 1st of each year.  All completed grant application materials should be emailed to Carol Coffey.

Allendale Public School Foundation Grants

PDF DocumentGrant Instructions & Questions

PDF DocumentGrant Application Cover Sheet

PDF DocumentGrant Project Budget Form
 

Allendale Public School Foundation Teacher Mini-Grants

PDF DocumentTeacher Mini-Grant Directions

PDF DocumentTeacher Mini-Grant Application Form

About the Allendale Public School Foundation


The Allendale Public School Foundation offers an opportunity for people passionate about education and our community's children to come forward and make a real difference right now and for years to come. Please consider the Foundation and its mission in your charitable giving and financial planning.

The Allendale Public School Foundation is overseen by a Fund Advisory Committee of nine members including the Superintendent, Business Manager, one building administrator, one member of the Board of Education, a parent representative, and a community representative. Committee members serve a term of 3-5 years and are approved by the Board of Education.