Friday, May 15, 2015

Request Money for Our Media Center with a few clicks!

We have a great opportunity to help the library renovation project. James Patterson is teaming with Scholastic to donate $1.25 million to school libraries! Any number of us can apply for this grant, and if a grant is awarded, we will get a matching number of scholastic points. The deadline is May 31st and it only takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Jamie Allbach has requested very nice tables and chairs for our students - below is what one parent submitted that gives all the details and costs you'll need to include. (Please feel free to re-word the submission.)
Just go to:  - and here's a sample submission to copy and paste:
We would purchase ergonomic chairs and height-adjustable tables for our students to use in the media center. Our media center has been under renovation gradually this past year to create spaces for different kinds of learning, to better integrate technology and various media, and to better serve our students. New furniture is a big expense that we are still trying to fund.
The desired chairs move so children are more comfortable, focus better, and have improved posture. The chairs are $141 each, and we need 28 for a total of $3,948. The tables we want can be raised for students to use while standing -- for example, working on robotics projects. They can also be lowered to fit the youngest kindergartners. The tables are $937.50 each, and we need 7 for a total of $6,562.50.


You will also need this info and can copy and paste into the application:
Claxton Elementary School
Kimberly Dechant
241 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 28801
460 students, K-5
Request $10,000
Expense breakdown: Ergonomic Chairs x 28 = $3900, Adjustable Group Tables x 7 = $6100 (we can only apply for $10,000 max)
Funds available by July 13th
Check should be made to Claxton Elementary School
Teacher points should go to Jamie Allbach

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