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Opstad Elementary parent group awards $12,000 in grants
Opstad’s PTA awarded $7,750 in grants to teachers at the beginning of the current school year.
These grants were funded primarily by the schools’ annual Walk-A-Thon, which is their largest fundraiser. This fundraiser brings in anywhere from $45,000 to $55,000 each year to enhance every student’s education such as first grade Science Toy Workshop, second grade Pioneer Day, third grade Interactive History, fourth grade to Camp Waskowitz and fifth grade camp. It also funds Art Enrichment, educational assemblies, the music and PE department as well as reading and math support, and family activities.
Another grant of $4,918 was awarded to Opstad’s gym for improving all basketball equipment (including backboards and balls) and the outdoor play areas. This grant was earned by the Hops for Hoops fundraiser and the Box Tops collections.