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.
Circle Grove Preschool!
The amazing teachers at Circle Grove submitted a grant request for $933 to purchase new toys and classroom enrichment items for the preschool students. Circle Grove has relocated to Broadmoor Elementary while their building is under construction, the staff organized all of their old classroom items during the move and noticed a lot of toys were broken or just outdated. Circle Grove does not have the budget to purchase brand new toys and other items each year, so they turned to the PTO for help.
Our board and the community voted unanimously to approve this grant. Pictured are the grant funds being presented to Miss Karen, Miss Jenn, Miss Tammy, Miss Kim by our PTO President McKenzie Phillips.
Exciting news for Broadmoor gifted students!!
We are happy to announce that the Broadmoor gifted program grant request of $620 received unanimous approval at our September meeting.
Mrs. George submitted a grant request through our Community Grant Program to purchase 3D pens for her gifted class. These pens will help students illustrate in 3D and give them a tangible means to explore complex ideas. Pictured is Mrs. George and PTO President McKenzie Phillips.
The 4th Grade teachers submitted a grant for $550 to be put towards materials for their Mystery Science program. With these funds the 4th grade teachers will be able to purchase and organize materials for each science standard. The grant will benefit all 4th grade students and teachers.
The grant passed unanimously at our September meeting and pictured is Mrs. Finley, Mrs. Norberg, and Mrs. Smotherman accepting their funds! Congrats!!
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!
We are excited to announce that Rockville has been awarded a grant of of $987!
The Kingergarten teachers submitted a grant to purchase three new iPads to be used in their classrooms alongside their Osmo kits and for other educational purposes. These iPads will combine fun and technology in a learning based environment. Osmo helps students learn in fun and engaging ways. Students use physical manipulatives, such as letter tiles and coding blocks, to engage and learn on screen. The students love the Osmo activities and will use these year-round!
The grant passed unanimously and pictured is PTO President McKenzie Phillips presenting the funds to Mrs. Graff.
We are excited to announce that Broadmoor has been awarded a grant of of $565!
This grant was submitted by Maureen Graham for the purchase of coding robots to be used in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade classes. Coding is an essential part of our every day lives, and while students are able to code on computers, having a robot that moves and responds based on a student’s program can help bridge the gap between theory and practice. It is much more exciting having a hands-on learning experience to understand how code works and promotes creativity, critical thinking and problem solving.
The grant passed unanimously at our September meeting. Ms. Graham is pictured with our PTO Vice President, Heather Reitz!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com 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.