Welcome to the PTA Grant Application for the 2020-21 school year! Thank you for your dedication to our students and for sharing your creative ideas through the PTA Grants Program. We are excited that our PTA is able to support our teachers and students with $3000 in funding for the Grants Program this year. We will disperse the full amount during this fall cycle so that you can see your ideas come to life in the classroom during the school year. We encourage you to apply and to share your innovative ideas with us!


*The application deadline this year is September 30, 2021.*

 

Grant Application Details


A PTA Grant is a one-time gift that is used to enhance the educational, cultural, and social experiences of our students. The funds are provided by the PTA to implement innovative ideas submitted to the grant committee by teachers and staff (either as individuals or a group). We have a budget of $3000 this school year which we will disperse in this fall cycle. Last year we awarded $2844.34 and all four project applicants received funding.

The PTA Grant committee evaluates the applications in four major areas: 1) Innovation (30 points); 2) Enhancing Gifted Education (30 points); 3) Student Population Served (30 points) and 4) Bonus for creativity, fun factor, seeking outside funding (10 points). The grant committee will also evaluate the applications with an understanding of this year's unique educational environment.

There is no maximum amount per project (within our budget) and you can combine a PTA grant with other sources of funding. In some cases, grants may be partially funded, so if that is an option for your project, please let us know in your application. You may also reapply if we were unable to fund your project in a previous year.

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2021. The committee will then carefully review each application. Once project awards are determined, we will notify all applicants prior to October 31, 2021. The PTA pays vendors directly or through their Amazon account. We will work with each award recipient directly to ensure timely funding of their project.

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

PTA Grants Program History

 

We are very grateful for the generous support of our PTA members who have enabled the PTA Grants Program to continue as a beloved ODS Tradition!  Our past PTA-funded Grants Projects have included:

 

2020

·       Through the Lens (Canon Digital Cameras)

·       Confident Keyboarders (Color-Coded Keyboard Covers)

·       Paired Passages for Reading Engagement (Copies of Just Mercy, by Bryan Stevenson)

·       Virtual Teaching Tool (Monitor)

 

2019

·       The Art of Literacy

·       EZ Scan Running Program; STEM in the Gym

·       Chemical Bonding Card Sharks (Strategic Card Game)

·       Depth and Complexity (Kaplan Icon Stamp Sets)

·       Magnifying Scientific Investigation (USB Microscopes)

·       Story Cubes; 3D Modeling

 

Previous Years

·       "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

·       3D Possibilities

·       Storytelling Like an Anglo-Saxon

·       Art Inspired Planters

·       Earth Day H/PE Celebration 

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