Schools Foundation Donates $92,000 for District-wide Initiatives
The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is excited to celebrate the community support they received at their recent “Small Hands to Big Plans” fundraising campaign that was spread over five days in April. If you missed the Week of Giving virtual event, you can check out some great videos here, created by Mount Si students, to showcase the positive impact that donations from community businesses and individuals are having on our schools. As a result, the Foundation raised over $92,000 for programs that will directly benefit students in the Snoqualmie Valley School District.
The 2020-21 school year was a challenge for all. Thanks to tremendous community support, the Foundation was able to provide timely, impactful support in classrooms across the district. Here are a few highlights of how donors helped the district support students and weather the pandemic this past year:
Over $35,000 in classroom innovation grants, in two rounds of support, provided teachers new resources to support and engage their students virtually and in the classroom.
Internet hotspot service support helped families experiencing connectivity issues at home to be able to access virtual lessons.
They fully funded Seal of Biliteracy testing costs for all interested world language students.
Support for teacher-developed lessons for both hybrid learning situations and at-home learning, benefitted the current school year as well as built resources for future use, when needs arise.
For the upcoming 2021-22 school year, the Foundation is excited to be able to help fund the following District-wide Initiatives:
A new support and coordination system for students and families with Individual Education Plans (IEPs)/504 support plans (all grade levels);
Elementary Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program enrichment (grades K-5);
Summer enrichment for English Learners (EL) students in middle school and high school, to help strengthen language skills during summer break (grades 6-12);
Seal of Biliteracy certification for students who have fluency in more than one language (grades 8-12);
And, Bridge-to-College resources for students who need extra support to graduate (grades 10-12).
The Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation is an all-volunteer organization that relies on support from the community to meet their mission of encouraging excellence and assuring opportunities in education for every student, in every school, every day in the Snoqualmie Valley School District. For more information on the Foundation, or to make a donation, please visit www.svsfoundation.org.