Congratulations to our terrific November grant recipients:
Ms. Virgen’s students will perform a musical for students and parents this spring, using the North Star theme. Self-determination, creativity, hope, and vision are cornerstones of this allegory. The musical is an extension of this philosophy, focused on inspiring students on their lifelong learning journey.
Kelly MacDonald, Glenwood Elementary School, Grade 2, Language Arts & Social ScienceMs. MacDonald’s class will receive a subscription to Scholastic News, providing students with a kid-friendly link to current events as well as high interest stories connecting to the social studies and science curriculum.
Muriel Miller, Glenwood Elementary School, Grade 2, Language Arts & Social ScienceMs. Miller’s class will also receive a year’s subscription to Scholastic News. Students will practice reading expository text and respond in writing to high interest information.
Ms. Beck has developed a unit called “At Your Service,” designed to heighten students’ awareness of the importance of community service while reinforcing CVUSD Character Education goals. Grant money will be used to purchase supplies for making blankets for MyStuffBags, an organization helping homeless children.
Cindy Phillips, Walnut Elementary School, Grade 2, Language ArtsMs. Phillips’ students show book examples. Also pictured (L to R): Laurie Lam, CSF Executive Board Treasurer, Walnut Principal Amy Hastings, Bonnie Adamick, Classroom Teacher Cindy Phillips, Volunteer Rolling Reader Lee Wade.
Ms. Phillips’ class will be making a book under the guidance of their “Rolling Reader,” published author Ms. Lee Wade. Ms. Wade, while sharing her passion for writing and storytelling with the students, will be assisting them with the process of writing, illustrating, printing, binding, and publishing their class book.