$35,309 in Education Grants Awarded in June 2013
PPIE is pleased to announce the PPIE Education Grant awards for 2013. Fifteen Pleasanton Unified School District teachers’ / faculty applications and the Foothill High School Biomedical Project Lead the Way Program have been selected to receive a total of $35,308.73 in funding for Education Grant projects (see list below). The donation includes a generous grant of $30,000 from Oracle, earmarked to support projects / needs falling within the Science, Math, and Technology categories.
PPIE Foundation offers Education Grants for Pleasanton Unified School District employees to fund projects that are student-focused, that promote creativity and innovative thinking, and that offer expanded learning opportunities to students. Grant requests are accepted in amounts up to $2,500 to supplement, not replace, district funding.
Biomedical Project Lead the Way Program
$10,006.00 Foothill High School
Special STEM Grant to support the Biomedical Project Lead the Way Program.
Google Chromebooks at Lydiksen
$1,372.05 – Jacob Berg, Lydiksen Elementary School
Funds to provide Five (5) Google Chromebooks for use in an elementary classroom.
$2,369.74 – Amy Bull, Vintage Hills Elementary School
Funds to purchase laptop, printer, digital camera, and headphones for a 1st grade class.
Literacy Center for First Graders
$1,481.72 – Linda Bury, Walnut Grove Elementary School
Funds for two listening centers and read-along sets for a 1st grade class.
Smart Students at Horizon
$2,500.00 – Christine Capitani, Horizon High School
Provides 85% funding for a Smart Board for a math/science classroom at Horizon High School.
Digital Storytelling; Creating Book Trailers
$1,500.00 – Lynn Crawford, Vintage Hills Elementary School
Funds to provide an iPad, video camera, microphone, green screen and other supplies to produce video book trailers in a 5th grade class.
Elementary Science Dissections
$ 480.00 – Janet Dobbs, Valley View Elementary School
Funds to provide owl pellets, squid and lamb hearts for dissection projects in grades 3 – 5.
Keep Kids Movin’!
$ 421.69 – Jen Guerin, Lydiksen Elementary School
Funding to provide jump ropes and a storage rack for elementary Physical Education activities.
LabQuest for Biology
$2,215.00 – Eugenia Kawashima, Amador Valley High School
Funds to provide Six (6) LabQuest interfaces to use with Vernier probes in Biology, Anatomy/Physiology and Biotechnology classes.
Technology in the Classroom
$2,187.64 –Kerry King, Vintage Hills Elementary School
Funds to purchase Four (4) iPads for a 3rd grade classroom.
E-Gels and pH Meters
$2,500.00 – Lata Mistry, Amador Valley High School
Funding to provide E-Gels and pH meters for biotechnology classes.
Bring Anatomy to Life through Hands-On Dissection
$1,722.00 – Renee Ogle, Amador Valley High School
Funds to purchase cats for dissection in high school anatomy classes.
$ 756.35 – Janet Reimer, Alisal Elementary School
Funds to purchase Three (3) Kindle Fire tablets to support reading instruction in a 3rd grade class.
AVHS Challenge Success Conference, Coaching and Survey
$2,500.00 – Nicole West, Amador Valley High School
Funds to support the Challenge Success program at Amador Valley High School.
iPad Minis for Three 1st Grade Classrooms
$2,391.54 – Lisa Willis, Alisal Elementary School
Funds to provide Six (6) iPad Minis and covers for three first grade classrooms.
Social Thinking Through Play and Stories
$ 905.00 – Eileen Cristobal-Rodriguez, Harvest Park Pre-School
Funds to purchase books and music to support social thinking experiences at the Harvest Park Pre-School.