2021-2022 Community Grant Program
The LES PTO is happy to provide grant opportunities to the staff, students, parents, and community members of Circle Grove Preschool, Rockville Elementary School, and Broadmoor Elementary School. The LES PTO will begin accepting grant submissions on Monday, August 2nd, 2021. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis until the grant funds available for the 2021-2022 school year have been distributed. LES PTO would like to put approximately $6,250 back into our schools for this school year!
Proposals may be for projects, activities, books, equipment, exhibits, field trips, or anything that enhances the academic lives of children at one of the three Louisburg elementary schools. While preference is given to proposals that offer school-wide access to students, teachers and/or parents are also encouraged to submit grant requests that will benefit their individual classroom or grade level. Grant requests are accepted at any time between August 2nd of 2021 and May 1st of 2022, or until proceeds are used.
We are excited to announce our final grant recipient for the 2020-2021 school year, Cambria Fleming! Mrs. Fleming submitted a grant request for $350 to be used to purchase iPads and books for her special education classes and IEP student at Broadmoor Elementary.
Our board and the community voted to approve this grant, and picture to the left is the grant funds being present to Mrs. Fleming as well as Broadmoor Principal, Cindy Apple.
Exciting news for Rockville Elementary School - USD 416!
We are happy to announce that the Rockville Music Class grant request of $850.00 received unanimous approval during our March online voting poll.
Ms. Bentley submitted a grant request through our Community Grant Program, for additional Orff instruments for her students to use during their classes. This grant will impact every student that takes a music class at Rockville Elementary for many years to come.
Ms. Bentley with Rockville Principal Emily Fleming being presented with the grant funds for the musical instruments at Rockville Elementary.
Tabitha Telken with her daughter Reese, being presented with the grant funds for the recess equipment that will benefit Rockville and Broadmoor Elementary schools in the district.
Congratulations, Telken Family and the Louisburg Elementary Schools!
We are excited to announce that Rockville and Broadmoor Elementary Schools have been awarded a grant totalling the amount of $225!
Tabitha Telken and her daughter Reese submitted a grant request through our Community Grant Program. The request asked for additional recess equipment for the students to play with at both elementary schools. Their grant request received unanimous approval from the PTO board and community that voted online during our March 25th poll.
The PTO board was able to successful purchase jump ropes, hoola hoops, sidewalk chalk, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, bubbles and a variety of other fun recess equipment for the students and deliver them to the schools the first week of April 2021.
We are excited to announce that the grant application submitted by Broadmoor Elementary has passed! A check for $1,050 was presented to Coach Whiting and Principal Apple in December and will be used to purchase additional basketballs for the gym students.
These will allow for new basketballs to be ready in time before the students begin their basketball unit after holiday break starting in January 2021.
Principal Cindy Apple and Gym Coach Wayne Whiting being presented with the grant funds at Broadmoor Elementary.
Congratulations, Erin McGhee and the Louisburg Elementary Schools!
Erin McGhee with her son Asher, being presented with the grant funds for the communications boards that will benefit all three elementary schools in the district.
We are excited to announce that all three Louisburg School District USD #416 Elementary Schools have been awarded a grant totalling the amount of $525!
Erin McGhee, a Louisburg community resident and USD #416 parent, submitted a grant request through our Community Grant Program. The request asked to install a communication board on the playground at Rockville Elementary, where her son is enrolled. Her grant request received unanimous approval from the PTO board and community that attended the General PTO meeting!
In working with our local Partners Print and Copy, LLC, they were able to help us out so much that we were able to provide not just the communication board for Rockville Elementary, but also one at each of the other two elementary schools! These boards provide feelings/symbols based communication for students who use other techniques to communicate. It will serve children with various speech language needs, as well as encourage students who do not have speech/ language needs to communicate with students who do.
Exciting news for Rockville Elementary School - USD 416!
We are happy to announce that the Rockville library grant request of $2000 received unanimous approval at our General Meeting last week!
Mrs. Melton submitted a grant request through our Community Grant Program, due to the number of books that were lost during last spring's COVID-19 school shut down. This grant allowed us to purchase enough to replenish what was lost and add additional titles that were on the school's wish list. This will impact every student at Rockville Elementary for many years to come.
LES PTO past President, Peter Werkowitch, presenting Rockville Elementary Librarian, Meghan Melton, with the grant funds at the October PTO General Meeting.
The Louisburg Elementary PTO Board wants to thank our local businesses and community for always supporting us, which ultimately is what allows us to give grants like these!
The Louisburg Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (LES PTO) is supplying funds to support grant applications for the Louisburg elementary school community. Applications may come from students, staff, parents and community members.
Grant requests should align with the LES PTO bylaws, which include the following purpose (please note, grant applications do not need to align with all bylaws):
The purpose of this organization is to support the students, teachers, and families involved in the education of children attending Broadmoor Elementary School, Rockville Elementary School, and Circle Grove Preschool.
All grant requests should be for programs, projects or materials that enhance one or more of the three Louisburg schools. Priority will be given to the grant applications that:
Have a clear purpose.
Address a specific need of the Louisburg elementary school community.
Benefit a large number of Louisburg school students.
Benefit a particular subgroup, special population, or address closing the achievement gap in the Louisburg elementary school community.
Have no other avenue for funding (district, school, corporate, parent, etc.)
Building a strong and positive school community that includes children, teachers, and parents
Facilitating communication between parents and school
Complementing the school day experience with things like field trips, arts programs, and playground equipment
Annual enrichment activities such as Super Science Saturday, Marvelous Math Morning, and the International Dinner
Providing on-going or multi-week enrichment programs such as chess club, Lego league, and a foreign language program
Have matching funds from other sources
Have letters of support for the project
Are from a student
Qualifications and Eligibility
Any student, parent, teacher, staff, or community member who is served by the LES PTO may submit an application. A student application must be co-sponsored by a Louisburg elementary employee.
If the request is identical, or very similar to a previously funded project, prior success and ongoing need must be demonstrated.
For any application that proposes a project or intervention in a curriculum or in the classroom, a letter of support from the classroom teacher is required.
The LES PTO will obtain final approval from the related school principal.
Funding for staff time is discouraged.
Grants may be fully or partially funded, or not selected to be funded at the current time.
Grant Submission Process
Grants will be accepted at any time during the school year, August 2nd through May 1st. There are a few ways you can submit your application. Please email your completed form to: email@example.com, apply online through the form below or place it in the LES PTO box in your school’s office. The application will be reviewed by the LES PTO Board and the Principal from the related elementary school. All grant applications that conform to the grant guidelines and submission instructions will be considered. Submitters will be contacted with the status of their application and the next steps required within two weeks of the submission.
Letters of support (if submitted) should be attached to the grant application, emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or placed in the school’s PTO box with proper identification within a day or two of the grant submission. The apply online grant form allows you to upload these letters of support. School principals will be notified of any grant applications that affect their school. LES PTO will obtain a final sign off from the corresponding Principal prior to the grants vote of approval.
If approved by the LES PTO board and the corresponding principal:
The person submitting the grant will be invited to the next general meeting of the LES PTO to give a brief talk about what their grant includes and how it will help the Louisburg Elementary School community.
Then the members of the LES PTO board and all other members of the LES PTO who are present will be allowed to vote on the approval of the grant requested. The vote must have at least 15 members voting in the election and must win the vote with a majority rule. It is advised that the grant submitter invite and encourage supporters to attend the general meeting as the LES PTO Board does not have enough members for a winning vote.
If the grant is approved, the treasurer will meet with the applicant to arrange grant fulfillment and a picture will be taken with the President to use for promotion on social media.
Items purchased with LES PTO funds that remain after the grant has been completed will remain at Louisburg schools or returned to the LES PTO unless the LES PTO Board approves other arrangements.
Accounting for the grant in the form of a final progress report, picture or letter is required and will be requested if not received. Failure to submit this may affect future funding eligibility.