Funding PTA Programs for Twenty Years
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 S.P.I.C.E. Committee Co-Chairs Paula Jarrell and Jodi Johnson at email@example.com with any questions about the grant.
March 9, 2022
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GCCPTAs announces latest grant funding for local PTA programs
Thirteen PTAs in Guilford County will host family programs or create new learning resources at their schools over the next few months with grant funding from the Guilford County Council of PTAs made possible by the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
Celebrating its 20th year in Guilford County, the S.P.I.C.E. Grant Program – short for “Strengthening Parent Involvement in Children's Education” – is a collaborative initiative between the GCCPTAs and the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.
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. Recognizing the significant impact of parent involvement on student achievement, the CFGG and the Guilford County Council of PTAs joined to promote the National PTA Standards for Family-School Partnerships.
Local school PTAs that are members of the Guilford County Council of PTAs and are in good standing with the North Carolina PTA are eligible to apply for grants that support efforts recognizing the significant impact of parent involvement on student achievement.
This year’s S.P.I.C.E. Grant Committee was co-chaired by Paula Skelton Jarrell and Jodi Johnson. The co-chairs recruited local educators and volunteers to help judge applications. Recipients were recognized at the GCCPTAs’ February 2022 General Membership Meeting held via Zoom.
“Our partnership with the Community Foundation over the past two decades has made it possible to support so many children, in so many schools, and this year is no exception,” Jarrell said. “I can’t thank the Foundation enough for helping us show students that they truly are surrounded by communities of parents and teachers that care deeply for their wellbeing and want them to reach their fullest potentials.”
Allen Jay Elementary School:“Multicultural Family Fun Night”
An event to showcase the diversity of the school with various foods, music, crafts, and games, with door prizes and invitations to community agencies, restaurants, and businesses.
Falkener Elementary School:“Get Fit for Success”
A weeklong program aimed at helping parents identify and participate in strategies that aid in their child’s success with a focus on mental fitness, physical fitness, and academic fitness, culminating in a “Family Fitness Night.”
General Greene Elementary School: “Playground Updates to the Times”
Updates to the school playground include the purchase and installation of a new gaga ball pit and a sensory walk on cemented areas.
Grimsley High School:“Junior Class Read”
Part of the One School, One Book program, a fall 2022 project aimed at bringing together the junior class with a to-be-determined common reading that promotes cross-cultural understanding, with facilitated classroom conversations and parent discussion groups.
Hairston Middle School: “STEM Remediation Greenhouse”
Purchase of a greenhouse kit and materials to grow plants to inspire stewardship through STEM and enhance community wellness by creating a hands-on community reading garden utilized to increase reading and literature content.
Kirkman Park Elementary School:“’Kirksonian’: Night at the Museum”
An evening inside a school transformed into a “museum” with students performing as wax figures, a science fair, and a “Dia de Los Muertos” exhibit, plus catered food at no cost to attendees.
Morehead Elementary School:“We are One International Day”
A day of celebration for the 34 cultures represented in the community with decorative tables and African dancers, cloggers, and/or community storytellers hosted at the school.
Northeast Guilford High School:“Student of the Month Celebration with a Family Breakfast”
Monthly award programs for students that reinforce character traits that contribute to a positive school community where school staff publicly recognize honorees during a morning breakfast attended by parents and guardians.
Northern Guilford Middle School:“Positive Expression Spaces: Be the Change YOU Want to See”
Purchase of at least three outdoor wood picnic tables, plus indoor latex paint and art supplies, for students to create “graffiti art tables” with positive messages and an expression passageway inside the school building.
Reedy Fork Elementary School:“Multicultural Night: Celebrating the Different Cultures in Our Community”
In collaboration with local community performers, an evening program for students and their families to showcase art and dance from their native cultures and countries.
Southwest Guilford Elementary School:“Southwest Diversity and Inclusion Toolbox”
Purchase of resources for a diversity, equity, and inclusion toolbox that would include new books, a banner with “welcome” in several languages, supplies for an international pen pal program, and flags to represent the nationality of every student in the building.
Sternberger Elementary School: “Student Garden”
Construction of low-raised garden beds near water access at the school that support hands-on outdoor learning in lessons such as the life cycle and healthy eating.
Summerfield Elementary School:“Family STEAM Night”
Purchase of resources, games, and family activities that encourage hands-on learning in science and technology for a school program inspired by UNCG’s Science Everywhere events.
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