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SRVEF Announces 2017 Grant Awards

SRVEF Announces 2017 Grant Awards
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 grants. Together with the SRVEF Endowment and DonorsChoose.org, SRVEF has awarded 199 grants totalling $213,668 in awards to teachers in SRVUSD.

Over the past several weeks, the SRVEF grants committee has read and reviewed a total 261 grants submitted from SRVUSD schools. Grants were scored based on merit alone. By partnering with DonorsChoose.org for the application process, external supporters and external matching funds helped to extend the SRVEF grant funding this year. SRVEF awarded 161 SRVEF-DonorsChoose.org grants; 12 SRVEF endowment music grants, and 10 SRVEF endowment science grants.

In addition, a minimum of $1,000 is being awarded to each school from this year’s Run for Education and San Ramon Rotary Online Auction for Education proceeds. If a school did not submit sufficient funding requests or if teachers did not qualify for funding, a school will be awarded a DonorsChoose.org gift card. This card may be applied to an existing grant for their school on DonorsChoose.org or on a new grant that a teacher at the site submits. Administrators are not eligible to apply for a DonorsChoose.org grant. Therefore, a teacher must submit the DonorsChoose.org request for item(s) that the principal will authorize.

Unfunded teacher grants will remain active on the DonorsChoose.org website for approximately two more months during which time the grants may continue to receive external funding. If a grant is not fully funded by the expiration date, any external money pledged is returned to the donor.

Items to be purchased for the teacher grants through DonorsChoose.org will be fulfilled by DonorsChoose.org and sent to the warehouse for distribution. Music and science grants will be ordered and shipped through the District’s purchase order system. SRVEF will be working closely with the District’s business department to ensure the Science and Music grant funds are appropriately transferred; grant recipients will receive specific information about how to submit purchase orders and the timeline to follow for compliance with the grant guidelines.

Based on the SRVEF funding criteria, only one grant per teacher was eligible to be considered. Grants requesting technology such as iPads and Chromebooks were not eligible for SRVEF funding since the Technology Initiative provided funding to all schools in 2017 for student devices.

Please see the table below for results. Any questions may be directed to grants@srvef.org.

 
Title
Teacher
School
SRVHS Vocal Music Literature and Repertoire
Abrams
San Ramon Valley High School
A Classroom as a Reading Community
Agostino
San Ramon Valley High School
All About That Learning
Allen
Golden View Elementary School
DVHS Freshmen Unmasked
Alvarez
Dougherty Valley High School
Capturing a Community with Stories!
Ashton
Walt Disney Elementary School
Stepping Toward Your Goals
Baeder
Gale Ranch Middle School
Focused Minds
Bantley
Montair Elementary School
Sensory Table for Special Class of 3-5 Year Old Cuties!
Bass
Greenbrook Elementary School
Sensational Science: Building a STEM Center
Beardmore
Iron Horse Middle School
Zoom Into Kindergarten with a Document Camera!
Beem
Alamo Elementary School
First Graders Love Leveled Books
Belding
Vista Grande Elementary School
Graphing Calculators
Bergen
Gale Ranch Middle School
Building the AVID Classroom
Bloom
Los Cerros Middle School
Bouncy Bands for Bouncy Students
Bond
Montevideo Elementary School
Quiz Buzz: The Problem of Who's on First
Brown
Bella Vista Elementary
Project Based Inquiry Learning
Bryzek
Del Amigo High School
Social Thinking
Cadigan
Quail Run Elementary School
Read And We Will Succeed!
Campos
Montair Elementary School
Fuel Math and Science Today, Tomorrow They'll Impact Our World!
Cary
Bella Vista Elementary
Creating Readers!
Castro
Iron Horse Middle School
Let's Make History!
Castro
Iron Horse Middle School
Flexible seating in the High School Classroom
Chamberlain
Dougherty Valley High School
Necessities for Creative Math Lessons and Projects
Chan
Diablo Vista Middle School
Color Printer For Maximum Creativity
Charley
Los Cerros Middle School
Is There an "Echo" in the Room?
Chivers
Los Cerros Middle School
MVHS Band Specialty Clinicians
Cloyd
Monte Vista High School
Green Energies STEM Project: Can Hydrogen Really Fuel My Car?
Crandall
Los Cerros Middle School
Engineering Ecocolumns!
Crosthwait
Sycamore Valley Elementary School
Yoga Balls, Lap Desks, and Bean Bag Chairs! Oh My!
Cummings
Quail Run Elementary School
The New World Of 3D- for our Comets!
Dasani
Creekside Elementary School
Flexible, Creative Seating
Denton
Country Club Elementary School
Mindfulness for Teens
Ditlevsen
Venture School
Engaging Books for Struggling Readers
Dougherty
Gale Ranch Middle School
Fuel Our Brains Today, Create the STEM Leaders of Tomorrow
Downey
Bella Vista Elementary
Primary Students ge Gaudi
Ertola
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
Tools for Building a Growth Mindset!
Espinoza
Bella Vista Elementary
Let's Wobble!
Evonc
Montevideo Elementary School
Literacy Leads to Lifelong Learning
Fagenson
Country Club Elementary School
We Wonder... Why? How? Who?
Ferlazzo
Golden View Elementary School
An In-Tune-Nation
Ferreira
Los Cerros Middle School
Wobble, Bounce, Relax and Learn!
Fettig
Alamo Elementary School
Grow Our Minds While We Grow Our Garden!
Flores
Alamo Elementary School
Help Us "Write" Away With Our Handwriting!
Flores
Vista Grande Elementary School
Voyage to Mars
Fox-Garcia
Twin Creeks Elementary School
STEM Learning for Inquisitive Minds
Frank
Walt Disney Elementary School
Getting Hands-On in the Greenhouse!
Gann
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Gamification of Curriculum
Garrahan
Los Cerros Middle School
Help My Kindergarteners Reach Their Goals!
Garrett
Alamo Elementary School
Books To Strain Our Brains
George
Iron Horse Middle School
Creative Coding With Code-a-pillars
George
Alamo Elementary School
"What if..." History with a Twist
Gonzales
Iron Horse Middle School
Best Book Clubs = Engaged Readers
Gonzales
Iron Horse Middle School
Books for Every Level!
Granger
Iron Horse Middle School
STEM Morning Tubs Engage Every Learner, Every Day!
Hallworth
Coyote Creek Elementary School
Capture the Knowledge with a Document Camera
Hegarty
Alamo Elementary School
Can You Dig It!  Augmented Reality Sandbox
Hitomi
Alamo Elementary School
SEEING THE LIGHT: Beyond 3-D Printing
Hitomi
Alamo Elementary School
RAFT: INSPIRE, ENGAGE AND EDUCATE
Hitomi
Alamo Elementary School
Music Instruments
Hitu Saksena
Dougherty Valley High School
Vehicles For Growth: Ride-Ons for Large Motor and Social Development!
Homen
Country Club Elementary School
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words!
Hunau
Gale Ranch Middle School
Science Books  for Everyone! Full STEAM Ahead.
Hunter
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
Mindfulness Integration in our School
Isbell
Monte Vista High School
Playing Together Makes Better Communicators and Builds Community
Jacobson
Quail Run Elementary School
Kindergarten Readers Are Hungry For Books!
Jerkins
Walt Disney Elementary School
Football Frenzy!!!
Johnson
Gale Ranch Middle School
Purposeful Movement
Johnson
Twin Creeks Elementary School
Out-of-the-Box Learning with Breakout EDU Boxes!
Johnson
Gale Ranch Middle School
Wobble Stools: The Flexible Way to Learn in 2nd Grade
Judson
Montevideo Elementary School
Lighting the Way for TK STEM Learning
Keegan
Greenbrook Elementary School
Technology Accessories to Support Learning
Kjelsberg
Vista Grande Elementary School
All Access
Knight
Montair Elementary School
My Classroom Library Is My Favorite Place
Kolsch
Bella Vista Elementary
Flexible Seating in B-8
Lachman
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Support My Second Grade STEM Enthusiasts
Larson
Alamo Elementary School
Special Needs Students Need Your Help
Lashkari
Vista Grande Elementary School
Little Ones Learn Through Play!
Liddle
Live Oak Elementary School
Manipulatives and Games Make Math Learning Fun!
Lineberry
Diablo Vista Middle School
Wiggle While You Read!
Lowe
Iron Horse Middle School
Imagine the Possibilities!
Loya
Creekside Elementary School
21st Century Professional Development for 21st Century Learners
Maloney
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Trikes For Education
Mangat
Del Amigo High school
Projecting Our Writing and Research
Marasco
Los Cerros Middle School
Books for Mrs. Martin's Classroom Library
Martin
Los Cerros Middle School
Deep Dive into Ocean Mammals!
Martin
Alamo Elementary School
Tools for Success!
Martorano
Golden View Elementary School
Creativity Showcase for Fabulous First Graders
Mayer
Alamo Elementary School
Badminton for All!
Mcconnell
Creekside Elementary School
Doc Camera for My Math Class
Melgoza
Los Cerros Middle School
Becoming Engineers in Kindergarten
Millman
Quail Run Elementary School
Exploring Common Social Issues Through Book Clubs
Mock
Pine Valley Middle School
Romeo and Juliet Come to Life in 3-D!
Montague
California High School
Learning Through Play and Just Right Books!
Nehse
Creekside Elementary School
Grilling Outdoors with Culinary Arts at DVHS
Offerman
Dougherty Valley High School
Alternative Seating for Busy Brains
Olkowski
Coyote Creek Elementary School
Make Math Exciting
Osicki
Coyote Creek Elementary School
Organized Comfy Classroom!
Ostrom
Bella Vista Elementary
Hungry Astronauts on Mars Need to Eat!
Pan
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Science, Science, Science! 5th Graders Love STEAM!
Parisella
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
Video Production Magic
Patel
Windemere Ranch Middle School
Wiggle While You Work!
Pelham
Greenbrook Elementary School
Science Alliance:  Nurturing Students' Natural Curiosity
Petish
District Office
Sit Back & Relax in the Library!
Pike
Dougherty Valley High School
Set the Ball in Motion for Our Readers!
Pipitone
Bella Vista Elementary
A Counselor's Dream! Supporting Special Populations' Social-Emotional Development
Prado
Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
STEAM at BV
Pratt
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Jim Papoulis Comes Again to Alamo
Raaum
Alamo Elementary School
Snare Drum
Randall
Live Oak Elementary School
STEM Materials: Inspire Curiosity, Creativity, and Invention
Rieger
Creekside Elementary School
Let's Rev Up Reading With Better Books!
Rosewell
Iron Horse Middle School
Pine Valley Music Percussion
Rugani
Pine Valley Middle School
Magazines, Songs, Movies and More!
Savino
Los Cerros Middle School
Watch Students Soar with Flexible Seating!
Scanlon
Quail Run Elementary School
Engaging Students Through Their Seats!
Scherer
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Speech Buddies for My Speech Buddies
Schisel
Montevideo Elementary School
Pixar and Tippett Artists Inspire Student Creativity
Schnee
Green Valley Elementary School
5th Annual Science Day (Dougherty Valley)
Schnell
Dougherty Valley High School
Organization By Controlled Learning
Schnell
Dougherty Valley High School
Sensory Stimulation Tools for Increased Production
Schroeder
Vista Grande Elementary School
STEM and Flexible Seating for Kindergarteners!
Sealock
Quail Run Elementary School
3-D Applications, Our Brain and Energy Modeling
Sexton
Montevideo Elementary School
Makers of Virtual Reality and Real-World Explorers
Sexton
Montevideo Elementary School
Exploring Robotics with Vex Kits
Shanteau
Bella Vista Elementary
Move to Success - Flexible Seating
Single
Twin Creeks Elementary School
Acquire Risers for Walt Disney Elementary School
Sivers-Suh
Walt Disney Elementary School
Mastering Recorder Karate!
Smith
Creekside Elementary School
Dry-Erase Easels Equal Opportunity to Build Math Confidence Around Mistakes
Song
Iron Horse Middle School
Keeping it Fun in First!
St.Clair
Vista Grande Elementary School
Happily Connecting Special Needs Children with their Peers in a Hexagonal Sandbox!
Stalter
Greenbrook Elementary School
Time To Be Flexible!
Stifter
Golden View Elementary School
Flexible Seating: Keep Them Moving, Keep Them Learning!
Svancara
Montair Elementary School
Fuel Tech Fluency
Tapia
Montair Elementary School
Smart Music
Tatz
Charlotte Wood Middle School
Scan This! Funding a Scanner for Journalism
Teacher "D"
Dougherty Valley High School
Run, Hop, Jump Your Way to a Healthy Heart!
Teacher "H"
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
Enchanted: Developing World-Language Literacy Through Harry Potter Novels
Teacher "L"
Gale Ranch Middle School
Headphones for Hard Work!
Telles
Alamo Elementary School
Learning Through Listening Centers
Thor
Greenbrook Elementary School
Picture This: Video Production Kids Need Cameras for Film Making!
Tittle
Los Cerros Middle School
Keep Calm and Learn On
Tomlins
Los Cerros Middle School
Instrumental Music Director
Trenerry
Quail Run Elementary School
Basses NEEDED!!!!
Trenerry
Gale Ranch Middle School
Challenge students to think like real Scientists and Engineers
Tyler
Los Cerros Middle School
Promoting Lasting Friendships and Fun for Our Special Needs Students.
Tyshing
Twin Creeks Elementary School
Yoga For All
Vespi
Pine Valley Middle School
Keep Moving!
Vieira
Creekside Elementary School
3D Printing and Reading are Fun!
Volenec
Stone Valley Middle School
The Magnificent Music Program at Golden View
Walton
Golden View Elementary School
Our Story is in our Skulls!
Warrier
Dougherty Valley High School
Empowered By Choice
Watson
Twin Creeks Elementary School
Fuel Our Classroom, Fuel Our Learning, Fuel The Future!
Webster
Coyote Creek Elementary School
Making Mathematics Engaging!
Whitbred
Coyote Creek Elementary School
Building the Future with Laser Cutting.
Wildy
Diablo Vista Middle School
Color Me 3D!
Wildy
Diablo Vista Middle School
Math Manipulatives For Our Classroom!
Wilson
Bella Vista Elementary
STEM Stations
Wimmer
Creekside Elementary School
Duck, Duck, Goose: TK Kids in Action
Windham
Walt Disney Elementary School
Building My Choice Reading Library to Support Lifelong Readers
Winkler
San Ramon Valley High School
Next Generation Science Standards...Full STEAM Ahead!
Yfantis
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
Rock on, 5th Graders!
Yim
Montair Elementary School
Exceptional Tools for Exceptional Learners
Young
Coyote Creek Elementary School
The Future Is Flexible (With Flexible Seating, That Is!)
Zilinskas
Neil Armstrong Elementary School