Monthly Archives: February 2018

Mini-Grant in Action at North Point Elementary!

“Leveled Readers for Little Learners”


“Leveled Readers for Little Learners” is a Mini-Grant awarded to Mrs. Hirsch at North Point Elementary School. Her goal was to purchase leveled books that students may utilize in their daily independent reading. Her campus does offer literacy library texts, however those are to be used for instruction during guided reading time and there aren’t enough available titles in the literacy library for all students. This Mini-Grant enables students to use the books during their stations to build fluency and comprehension or to be used in their book boxes for independent reading. The books she selected impact two reading levels that students are expected to master in first grade and can be used for many years to come!

“Thank you so much CCEF. The kids were ecstatic when they came back from music class to so many books!! They were begging to read!” –Mrs. Hirsch

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Mini-Grant in Action at Clear Springs High School!

“Charger Market”

Clear Springs High School Charger Market is an innovative project at Clear Springs HS designed to facilitate and engage special needs students in job related skills to prepare for transitioning to life after high school. Many of the students in Alternative Academics (AA) need reinforcement of job skills like preparing a project, customer service, and project clean up. This program helps raise funds for the AA program as well as reinforce learning.

Over the past few years, CCEF has provided a few grants to help enhance the Charger Market. This past year, a vinyl machine and heat press was generously sponsored through a Mini-Grant by Jonathan Cottrell with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. This Mini-Grant gives the students the needed resources to learn new skills while increasing products available for sale such as monograms for cups, window decals, and vinyl for shirts!

“It means everything to me that they have the chance to do something rewarding in life!” says their teacher, Lailah Villarreal.

Mini-Grant in Action at Robinson Elementary!

“Let Me Play With My LEGOs!”

Robinson Elementary School teacher, Sheryl Miller, was awarded the Mini-Grant, “Let me Play with My LEGOs” this school year to help implement LEGOs into her math lessons. With this Mini-Grant, students are able to manipulate LEGOs while learning the concepts of fractions, equivalent fractions, perimeter area, place value and multiplication.

“The LEGO grant has been a great motivator in our classroom. As soon as the students see the LEGOs they are excited and focused on the lesson.” said Sheryl Miller. “They enjoy using the toys they play with at home in an educational manner and see a connection between home and school.”

“The 3-D LEGO multiplication table is my favorite,” stated many third graders.

This Mini-Grant was generously sponsored by Nancy and Bob Anderson!