Through generous donations and plentiful memberships, the PTA is able to offer another year of grant funding to the creative staff of ODS.  If you submitted an application in a previous round that did not receive funding we encourage you to reapply - we have had many great ideas!  Last year, our team of volunteer PTA members evaluated over $6,000 in grant requests from you and $500 in student capstone requests.  Some of these great ideas included: 

  • Spanish readers for culture and literacy

  • "Through the Lens"

  • 6th grade VA Sports Hall of Fame STEAM Sports

  • EZ Scan Running App

  • "Archetypes in Literature" Multi-cultural Choice Novels

  • Explore Technology

  • Speak Your Mind: The Student Podcasting Challenge

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

  • Techno-Literacy with MaKey MaKey 

  • Novel idea: building our voice and choice in Spanish novels

  • Bats in Our Belfry

  • Welcome, Spring! Flower Crown Makerspace: A New ODS Tradition

  • 3D Possibilities

  • Storytelling Like an Anglo-Saxon

  • Art Inspired Planters

  • Earth Day H/PE Celebration 

This year, we will have a single fall round unless we receive more donations earmarked specifically for grants.   We hope to be able to help our teachers continue to bring their creative innovative ideas to life by providing additional funds through this unique program.   Please look for the new item on your PTA registration in the fall and consider a donation to this worthwhile program.

For more information, contact the Grants Committee Chair, Natalie Petsu - risingtidesteachergrants@gmail.com

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