Kinnaman Grants

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2014-2015

More Active Girls – Aloha Area:  $907.72
Funding provided through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation

Supports wellness and physical activities, designed to increase self-esteem and communication skills, for female students in the Aloha area.

2013-2014

Arts for Learning (A4L): $312.50
Award will be used to fund one Arts for Learning unit, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5 during the spring. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

2012-2013

Bon Appetit: Developing Healthy Eating Habits: $1,000
Funding provided through Spirit of New Seasons Market Awards
In this multi-faceted project kindergarten students will develop life-long healthy eating patterns, an appreciation of foods from different cultures, and knowledge of informational text. Students will follow “how to” recipes for a variety of healthy snacks, read about healthy foods and write their own collection of recipes to include in a class made cookbook. Finally, a still life art show featuring students’ paintings of fruits and vegetables, along with their cookbooks, will be shared with parents to promote learning among family members.

Children’s Choral Festival: $620
Funding provided through Spirit of New Seasons Market Awards
Grant funds will provide students with an opportunity to participate in a unique, educational and uplifting Choir Festival. Students will learn music during after-school rehearsals. On the festival date students will meet for a rehearsal with guest conductor, Kelly Foster Griffen. The rehearsal will be followed by an evening performance that parents and community members are encouraged to attend.

Arts for Learning (A4L): $625
Award to be used to fund two Arts for Learning units, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

Wooden Car: $1,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
This project will fund materials for the Beaverton Science Specialist team to go to all 33 elementary schools and teach first grade students a science inquiry lesson. Students will learn about the motion of objects when a force is applied as they wind a rubber band around a wooden car and measure how far it goes over different surfaces.

Stretching Bodies, Stretching Minds: $8,500
Funding provided through Regence BlueCross Blue Shield
This extended day academic and enrichment program for first through fifth grade students, recognizes the importance of movement to the brain’s ability to cognitively function. The program will include time for a nutritious snack, physical activity and 40 minutes of instruction in reading, math, science and/or the arts.

 

2011-2012

Arts for Learning (A4L): $625
Award to be used to fund two Arts for Learning units, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

Take Home Technology for Kindergarteners: $950
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
Although educational electronic games designed for early learners are available in stores, many students do not have access to these learning tools due to their cost. Grant funds will be used to purchase portable games by Vtech and Leap Frog for kindergarten students to take home on a rotating basis. Students will be able to hear, practice and identify letters of the alphabet and their sounds in a repeated and engaging manner.

 

2010-2011

Summer Science Scholars: $10,000
Funding provided through the BEF Building STEAM 4 All Program
Grant funding will continue this successful BEF funded program for a second year. Summer Science Scholars is an intensive, inquiry based program, targeting students who not only have difficulty performing at grade level, but who are at-risk of regressing over the summer months. Students will participate in the continued expansion of the school community garden, by adding an outdoor classroom. Students will participate in targeted small group instruction, independent and cooperative literacy practice and math fluency activities.

 Arts for Learning (A4L): $312.50
Award to be used to fund one Arts for Learning unit, with an artist in residence in one classroom in each grade 3-5 during the spring. Arts for Learning integrates standards-focused, text-based content and arts strategies to improve students’ achievement in literacy, learning and life skills.

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