Each year competitive grants of up to $1,000 are awarded to school PTA projects as part of a broader community planning effort by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro. Jointly recognizing the significant impact of parent involvement on student achievement, the CFGG and the Guilford County Council of PTAs have joined to promote the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships. Please contact Paula Jarrell at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the application process, which will reopen in Fall 2021.
Congratulations to PTAs honored with S.P.I.C.E. Grants on April 22, 2021
Early College at Guilford College PTA
"Little Free Libraries - Sharing the Love of Learning"
The PTA plans to purchase, install, and stock little free libraries in communities that may lack easy access to books with the goal of helping Guilford County youth develop a love of reading and learning.
Erwin Montessori PTA
"Bread, Buttons, and a Book"
Students will be introduced to various forms of art and literature from different cultures with book readings and poetry as the school PTA looks to partner with local agencies for performances and lessons. The program includes a book for every child.
"Father Figure Food Truck Festival"
The PTA plans to create a parent engagement event with stations of educational and social enrichment activities.
Grimsley High PTSA
"Glow Up Day"
A beautification event to bring together the Grimsley High community, Glow Up Day is a socially distanced program for students and their families to connect after a year apart due to the COVID-19 pandemic with several planting/gardening sites aimed at creating an inviting outdoor environment for students as they transition between classes.
Northern Guilford Middle PTSA
"S.O.A.R. Across the Globe”
Families and students will be invited to select a country that is meaningful to their cultural heritage with presentations and/or exhibits in Spring 2022 to be shared with the school community.
Southwest Elementary PTA
"One School, One Book"
By providing copies of "Front Desk" by author Kelly Yang to every child on a free or reduced lunch, the PTA aims to increase awareness, understanding, and acceptance of diversity and the goal of equity in the school.
Sternberger Elementary PTA
"An Outdoor Classroom"
Sternberger's PTA will build a finished outdoor classroom space for instruction during pleasant weather, after-school programs and activities such as the GO FAR running club, and PTA events including Field Day.
Summerfield Elementary PTA
"Peaceful Playground - Lunch & Recess with a Dad"
The PTA's Team Dad volunteers will work with community partners to prepare the school's blacktop outdoor area with playground stencils that create an inviting area for lunch and recess with dads, learning spaces for classes during the school day, and space for community events in the evening.
"Strengthening Parent Involvement in Children's Education"