WASHINGTON IRVING ES

​HELP SUPPORT EPSF THROUGH GRANT DONATIONS
FOR WASHINGTON IRVING ELEMENTARY

​Washington Irving Elementary School's overall grant requests have been reviewed and scored by EPS Foundation board members as well as a panel of EPS educators. There are 9 grants  totaling $37,101.59.  Grants are listed in order of score ranking and an * in front of the grant name indicates funding priority based on a threshold score of 67 points and above. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ON A PARTICULAR GRANT BEFORE DONATING - Please email Allison Lawrence, Program Director.

*CHILD INITIATED HANDS-ON SCIENCE

Lamonica Gruen, MJ Fowler, Lori Wittrock, Danielle Pasby & Cara Williams
$545.00  |  Purchase of Lakeshore Can Do! Science Discovery Kits


The hands on activities in the requested science kits will enhance the curriculum by giving the students opportunities to discover foundational and standards supported science skills in a manner appropriate for early childhood. These kits come with picture cards so that even children who cannot read yet, or do not have English as a first language, can follow the steps of asking a question, stating a hypothesis, conducting an experiment, analyzing the results, and making a conclusion.

*CAFETORIUM SOUND SYSTEM GRANT

Shana Classen and Christy VanHoose
$4,723.86  |  Purchase of sound equipment for school cafeteria-auditorium


This grant request is to fund a much needed sound system upgrade to provide high quality reproduction of voice and music in a natural audible manner. This project is important because the cafetorium serves as a hub in creating a sense of community and positive school climate for our students.

CONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE SELF-REGULATION TOOL KIT

Russell Williams, MJ Fowler, Mindy Pieritz, Shannon Pratt, Anna-Sofia Smith & Katie Stout
$4,914.00  |  Purchase of Conscious Discipline Self-Regulation Kits


Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless curriculum. The regulation process will enable students to quickly return to active learning and participation in the classroom setting.
 

INTERACTIVE POWERS' ACADEMIC DEVICES (IPAD)

Ashlee Powers
$5,000.00  |  Purchase of iPads and AppleCare


Utilizing the resources that iPad technology offers is a way to quickly engage students in an enticing but constructive format. Providing students opportunities to apply their knowledge by analyzing, evaluating, and creating which allows students to scaffold to the higher levels of Blooms Taxonomy. This is a device that will incorporate text, visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning modalities.

SMART LEARNING SPACES

Melisa Wood, Sally Cable, Lidia Flores, Natalie Hudkins & Natalie Wehmuller
$4,197.73  |  Purchase of SmartBoard, projector, and computer


This grant allows for flexibility to utilize the 5th grade commons area as an extended part of the classroom. The SmartBoard allows students to interact with any type of manipulative, making lessons more meaningful and interactive for kinesthetic learners. All types of learners can be reached in one lesson using a SmartBoard.

WASHINGTON IRVING 4TH GRADE IPADS

Meredith Roan, Cindy Tarpley, Chelsea Agee, Shele Cook & Carly Costello
$2,340.00  |  Purchase of iPad Minis


The use of iPad technology can be used as a vital tool to enrich and remediate skills being taught by reaching all learning styles and motivating students. These iPads will give the teacher more flexibility in working with students, enhance communication and collaboration.

RENZULIL LEARNING

Marcia Rains
$2,500.00  |  Purchase of the Renzulli Learning Program site license and training webinars


The Renzulli Learning Program can be accessed through any computer or tablet at school, and allows students and teachers to guide exploration of 40,000 online educational resources. Students can engage in self-directed learning by exploring safe resources that have been specifically matched to their profile. This program places a strong emphasis on problem-solving, creativity, and critical thinking skills.

bringing centers alive through collaboration & technology

Lola Maxwell, Nancy Priddy, Suzette Mangrum, Katie Stout & Sue Stokes
$2,991.00  |  Purchase of SmartBoard and projector


This SmartBoard will be used by all second grade students and will be in addition to the current second grade common’s area centers. This SmartBoard will be used to differentiate instruction between all the classes and effectively reach the visual learners as well as special needs students.

conscious discipline summer institute

Jennifer Hankins, Morgan Beard & Melissa Krause
$5,000.00  |  Registration for the Conscious Discipline Summer Institute Workshop for 3 teachers


This grant will purchase registration and travel for 3 teachers to attend a conference. Conscious Discipline is a comprehensive emotional intelligence and classroom management system that integrates all domains of learning (social, emotional, physical, cultural and cognitive) into one seamless curriculum. The regulation process will enable students to quickly return to active learning and participation in the classroom setting.