A5 Grants and Special Projects News

Spring 2023 #grants4U&U&U

Music and Arts are the Big Winners this Spring!

Spring is when students get to reap the best benefits from not only their teachers' hard work all year, but the extra funds the teachers have won in grant funds to implement high quality experiences. Check out Ms. Walker's Centerville 4th graders enjoying Ceremic Artist-in-Residence Sara Henriques and Mr. Alley's budding Ukelele musicians at RAMS!
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Sara Henriques, a Toccoa, GA ceramics artist, spent a week before Spring Break in Centerville Elementary's art classes teaching clay work and ceramics.
Fourth graders are making "textured tiles" that will be stamped, fired, painted and finished to hang in Centerville's hallways.

Mr. Alley used his grant $$ to purchase Ukeleles at RAMS. No doubt, they'll be playing Somewhere Over the Rainbow as well as Israel Kamakawiwo'ole very soon!

Congratulations, but Shhhh! ๐Ÿคซ

Can't give all the details yet, but high five ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ to Elaine Park at Homeland Park for snagging a prestigious, national $5000 Library Grant for her students. They're really going to enjoy all the great plans she has for spending it on enhancing the HPPS library. Take a chance -- there really are opportunities to win those hard-to-get grants!

Donors Choose Wraps Up the Funding Year...

It was a smaller but still successful year for ๐ŸŽ‡ 33 ๐ŸŽ‡teachers who placed their campaigns on Donors Choose for crowd funding and brought in almost ๐Ÿ’ฒ17,000๐Ÿ’ฒ in classroom supplies. Lots of new names were in the mix this year and lots of old faithfuls got multiple campaigns funded once again. Don't be shy about giving it a try for the 23-24 school year๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐ŸŽ“ . There are lots of mentors to show you tips and tricks to getting your classroom wishlists funded fast!

Anderson Five Walk for Autism at WHS

Saturday, May 6th, 9-11am

806 Pearman Dairy Road

Anderson, SC

Save the date and join the Special Education Team in their 2nd Annual Walk ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธfor Autism on the Westside High School Track! For a $5 entry fee, you can walk (or run) out your daily steps AND contribute funds toward special ed. classroom grants for the 23-24 school year. There will be local resource organizations, giveaways from Brusters, Little Caesars, Pizza Buffet, AmStar Theater, and Big Air๐Ÿ†, plus music๐ŸŽถ, Zumba, and fun. See you there!

Music Classes are EXTRA fun with Ms. Moore at Varennes

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Thanks to YOU...

In the very first year sponsored by Anderson Five Education Foundation, 380 children were enrolled in the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, including our newest 3K enrollees starting in August. Thanks to YOU they will get their first books๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ“˜ in June and read over the summer. Your "Buck and a Nickel" paycheck contributions are making a DIFFERENCE in their lives. THANK YOU!