Foundation offers school grants Group raises $85K for education

After raising more than $85,000 at its March fund-raiser breakfast, the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation plans to provide grants for reading enrichment, sports equipment and peer intervention in Valley schools.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008 4:35pm
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After raising more than $85,000 at its March fund-raiser breakfast, the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation plans to provide grants for reading enrichment, sports equipment and peer intervention in Valley schools.

Thanks to the success of the breakfast event, the foundation announced plans to give elementary schools $25,000 for reading enrichment and intervention programs, $4,000 to Mount Si High School for the Natural Helpers program, and $4,000 to supplement all elementary schools’ physical education programs with golf equipment.

The foundation previously funded $26,000 for ActivBoards in middle and high schools, and plans to continue to provide funding for ActivBoards until all middle and high school teachers who want an ActivBoard can be supplied with one.

The group also recently funded $26,000 in classroom grants across the district and plan to provide another $10,000 to fund professional development for teachers.

The foundation focuses on three separate areas, including district-wide initiatives, classroom grants and professional development.

With no employees, no overhead and a board made up entirely of volunteers, the foundation puts nearly 90 percent of funds raised into classrooms in the Valley.

For more information about Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation programs, sponsors and how to be a part of the group, visit the Web site

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