Foundation issues Watertown over 24K in grants
The Educational Foundation of Watertown, Inc. has been issuing grants to teachers, both public and private, in the Watertown Unified School District area for several years.
The Educational Foundation of Watertown has a broad mission statement but the focus has been, and will remain in the foreseeable future, the giving of grants to individual teachers to help them acquire tools that might not be available through other avenues.
Teachers of all public and private schools were given grant application information in late August. The awarding of 42 grants totaled over $24,000.
The list of grant recipients includes the following: Bethany Babinec, reward reading program; Ann Baxter, high interest reading books and workbooks; Michelle Beine and Cathy Houchin, Breakout EDU boxes with platform access; Danielle Bely, 3D printer and supplies; Michelle Berry, physical fitness equipment; Christine Bethke, iPads with Square Panda set; Brenda Boettcher, iPads; Emily Borgwardt, Osmo Genius kits; Holly Buell, variety of board games; Stephanie Crane, dry erase boards; Laurel Drescher, start up art supplies; Jill Dolan, start up art supplies; Gayle Ebert, iPads; Janet Garrison, STEM Learning Resources; Elizabeth Holmes, iPad; April Huffstutler, 4K play/learning center materials; Sharon Jahnke, Chromebooks; Angie Johnson, Breakout EDU kits; Shannon Krainz, iPad; Catherine Krystowiak, Chromebook and library books; Catherine Lemminger, Chromebooks; Emily Lessner, calm room materials; Patty Loftus, iPads; Danielle McDonald, digital cameras; Emily Merritt, books for dual language classroom; Jim Mitchell, camera with editing software; Tom Olszewski, iPads; Julie Pasch, 4K play/learning center materials; Stef Renner, calm down boxes; Brent Roberts, STEM learning resources; Linda Ruesink, ukuleles; Steve Schleicher, materials for superheroes and social issues; Lori Sellnow and Andy Bare, new ERE books; Wendy Jo Smedema, iPad; Jennifer Templin, construction art materials for special need students; Justin Thayer and Jenny Walter, mentor texts and chapter books; Cinnamon Theder, variety of book titles; Amy True, bullying prevention materials; Susan Turcotte, data collection equipment for science labs; Kathy Wackett, bluetooth speaker and case; Linda Wallace, iPad and Peter Watts, resources for Riverside Middle School garden.
For giving opportunities and grant information, visit edfoundationwttnwi.org or visit the Facebook fan page. Donations can be made to the Educational Foundation of Watertown, PO Box 243, Watertown 53094.