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SRVEF/SRVUSD Technology Initiative

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The highlightsSRVEF will be offering a $5/student matching grant for all affiliate schools in the SRVUSD.
All SRVUSD schools will receive an ADDITIONAL $5/student from SRVUSD to make your dollars go further.
The conditions
The SRVEF $ is for affiliates of SRVEF who are in good standing only.
Schools must demonstrate that they are making progress towards their Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship School Certification in order to receive SRVUSD or SRVEF funds.
What's great
Principals and affiliates will be able to work together on a local vision for technology at their school.
Schools will have two fiscal year windows to raise this money.
The 2017 SRVEF Run for Education school payout $ can be used for this match. 
Questions

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2016 GRANT WINNERS

Thanks to everyone who submitted a 2016 SRVEF grant application. We received 162 general grant requests and 18 music grant requests. A committee of SRVEF Board members read each application and scored them purely on merit without knowing which school or individual had submitted the requests. Happily, we are able to fund 65 general grants and 17 music grants this year and every school that submitted an application is receiving at least one grant award. Based on the large number of applications for computer-type devices, the SRVEF Board quickly recognized this as a district-wide need.  These computer/devices requests were not funded in this grant round and have been set aside for future consideration. SRVEF is now working on a possible technology initiative to help meet these needs in a coordinated and equitable way. Our hope is to work together with district administrators and school foundation affiliates to help fund the need for more computer-type devices in our schools.

To all grant writers, SRVEF thanks you for your efforts on behalf of our students! We know how much energy and work goes into the writing of a grant application. For those of you that have been awarded a grant, please watch for a separate email later this week with specific information about how to submit your purchase orders and the timeline you need to follow for compliance with our guidelines.

We appreciate everyone’s support for the annual Run for Education and the Online Auction for Education. These two events are our major fundraisers. It is because of your participation and our sponsors that we are able to have such a strong grants program.

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

GENERAL GRANT WINNERS

Grant Title

Primary author's name

School affiliation

Grant award

Are You Like Me--Am I Like You?

Adrienne Casebeer

Twin Creeks

$1,800.00

Books for Every Student

Emily Gomes

Country Club

$1,138.51

Building Communication Between Parents and Toddlers with Special Needs

Naomi Murphy

SRVUSD infant toddler Early Start

$1,000.00

Buying Bottom Brass to Build a Better Balanced Band!

Ben Loomer

Stone Valley Middle School

$1,654.96

Character Counts

Ondi Tricaso

Montair

$2,000.00

Choldenko Author Visit

Sherri Wright

Hidden Hills Elementary

$1,500.00

Chorus Class at Montevideo

Eileen Hock

Montevideo

$1591.87

Coding with Robotics

Chris Faidley

Gale Ranch

$2,500.00

Culinary Arts Program - Stone Valley Middle School

Judith Kerns

Stone Valley Middle School

$1,800.00

Del Amigo 16-17 Get Them Reading

Jon Sawyer

Del Amigo High School

$2,500.00

Delivering Independence

Noralyn Giles

Del Amigo

$2,500.00

Digital Data Collection

Hitu Saksena

Diablo Vista Middle School

$2,500.00

DVHS Clean Up with Coffee

David Offerman

Dougherty Valley

$1,000.00

DVMS STEM Club 2016-2017

Regina Yang

Diablo Vista Middle School

$1,800.00

EMC2: Elementary Engineering Minds Collaborating and Creating with LegoWeDo2.0

Ursula M. Sexton

Montevideo Elementary

$2,500.00

Empowered Readers

Debbie Davis

Golden View

$2,500.00

Engaged World Learners

Cheri Eplin

Greenbrook

$600.00

Engineering in Elementary

Lisa Sawires

Walt Disney

$2,200.00

Engineering in Elementary School

Teresa Pierce

John Baldwin

$2,450.00

Enriching NGSS in the Third Grade Classroom

Sarah Ferlazzo

Golden View Elementary

$2,476.44

Finale Music Writing Software

Cheryl Yee Glass

San Ramon Valley High

$400.00

Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need

Eva Kowalewicz

Green Valley & Live Oak

$2,500.00

Flexible Seating for First Graders

Christine Hall

Greenbrook

$840.00

Fourth Graders Love Graphic Novels

Katie Robinson

Green Valley School

$300.00

Full STEAM ahead with Lego Robotics

Rose Tishler

Country Club

$2,244.32

Funding to Start a FIRST Tech Challenge Team

Chris van Wolbeck

SRV

$2,500.00

Genre Specific Literature Circles

Taylor Mulholland

Pine Valley MS

$850.00

Getting AVID With It!

Erin Foley

Charlotte Wood

$750.00

Heckenlively High-Altitude Academy

Kent Heckenlively

Gale Ranch

$1,200.00

High Interest Non-Fiction Mentor Texts

Kristine Blechman

Charlotte Wood

$100.00

Is Change Possible?

Ruth Dyrness

Diablo Vista Middle School

$1,320.00

It's Massive!

Joell Marchese

Pine Valley

$2,473.15

Kindergarten Playground Equipment

Kim Kraft

Rancho Romero

$1,500.00

Knock Knock. Who's there? STEAM. STEAM Who? STEAM me up with Picasso

Lynne Ertola

Tassajara Hills Elementary

$1,900.00

Learning Takes Off with Mini Airborne Drones

Cecilia Brear

Los Cerros Middle School

$1,791.93

Library of Children's books in Spanish

Ana Rea

San Ramon Valley High School

$500.00

Literacy in the Kinder Class

Tori Ostrom

Bella Vista

$1,400.00

Maker Space To Go

Gerri Peterson

Pine Valley Middle School

$1,200.00

Making It in Middle School

Wendy Cunningham

Charlotte Wood

$1,000.00

Math Support for Resource Students

Melanie Mearns

Charlotte Wood

$299.00

Meet All Students Needs

Celeste Granger

Bella Vista

$724.84

Portable monitor system

Helen Town

Walt Disney

$1,500.00

PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETIONARY

 

Iron Horse Middle School

$2,000.00

PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETIONARY

 

Coyote Creek Elementary

$2,000.00

PRINCIPAL'S DISCRETIONARY

 

Vista Grande Elementary School

$2,000.00

Programming for Beginners

Allison Adams

Twin Creeks

$1,450.00

Quail Run Students Lead the Way!

Mimi Quan

Quail Run

$2,460.00

Rising Sea Levels - What's the Big Deal?

Barbara Weisbrod

Diablo Vista Middle School

$2,050.66

RoboPlay to RoboLearn

Rae Anne Crandall

Los Cerros

$1,927.63

San Ramon Library Teen Collaborative Space

Nicole Blazin

City of San Ramon Schools

$1,500.00

Saving the World - One Design at a Time

Julie Garrahan

Los Cerros

$375.00

Sensory Room

Jessica Rishwain

Pine Valley Middle School

$1,500.00

Sincerely Yours

Karen Clark

Rancho Romero

$500.00

Spatial FUN: Families Under the Nightly Sky Planetarium

Ursula M. Sexton

Montevideo Elementary

$2,475.00

String Instruments Needed

Gail Trenerry

Live Oak

$2,414.00

STEM in Kindergarten!

Renee Pipitone

Bella Vista

$1,560.85

Tennis for one, Tennis for all!

Michelle McConnell

Creekside Elementary School

$1,224.97

The Microscopic World

Valerie Lauer

Montair Elementary

$792.00

Twin Creeks Friendship Circle

Christine Tyshing

Twin Creeks

$1,500.00

VEX IQ Kits for DVHS Robotics Summer Camp

Vela Rajesh

Dougherty Valley

$2,494.85

Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Azine Davoudzadeh

Gale Ranch

$2,500.00

Vocational Training

Christine Niemoeller

Cal High

$2,224.60

Wiggles Are Okay

Monina Salazar

District Office

$2,500.00

Womens’ sports

Doug VanderHorst

Dougherty Valley

$1,500.00

WRMS Drama Microphones

Susan Warner

Windemere Ranch

$2,322.90

 

Music Grant Title

Primary author's name

School affiliation

Grant award

Don't Forget the "A" in Steam

Shawn Wells

Bollinger Canyon Elementary

$3,000.00

"Orff" Tuned Percussion

Sarah Rick

Green Valley Elementary

$2,905.00

Neil Armstrong Chorus Music Grant

Lorna Monteith

Neil Armstrong

$3,000.00

Projector Grant

Mariane Randall

Sycamore

$2,000.00

Jim Papoulis Visit

Sherri Wright

HHES

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Nancy Raaum

Alamo Elementary School

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Mariane Randall

Sycamore

$1,000.00

"All Hands On Deck"

Terri Knight

Twin Creeks Elementary

$500.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Alicia Smith

Creekside Elementary

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop

Suzanne Thomas

Quail Run Elementary

$1,000.00

Gathering Drum

Suzanne Thomas

Quail Run Elementary

$500.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop for Walt Disney Elementary School

Helen Town

Walt Disney Elementary and Rancho Romero Elementary

$1,000.00

Jim Papoulis Student Songwriting Workshop for Rancho Romero School

Helen Town

Rancho Romero Elementary and Walt Disney Elementary

$1,000.00

Xylophones for 2nd Grade

Shiva Samini

Live Oak

$500.00

Bringing the Roots of American Jazz to SRVUSD

Nancy Raaum

Alamo Elementary School

$1,000.00

Percussion Instruments

Gail Trenerry

Quail Run Elementary

$1,250.00

District Music Grant

Kellie Hoover

SRVUSD

$10,000.00

GENERAL INFORMATION

The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation supports and promotes education in our community in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Our goals include:

  • To provide support and responsibly distribute the funds received to enhance and enrich the education of our youth.
  • To be a conduit between the community and the school district allowing people to make financial contributions toward education.
  • To inform the community (businesses, residents, parents, etc.) about the educational needs of our youth and community.

How To Apply

2017 Grant Application Instructions
Thank you for your interest in the San Ramon Valley Educational Grant Program. Below you will find all the information you need to submit your 2017 SRVEF Grant Application.

PurposeThe San Ramon Valley Education Foundation supports and promotes education in our community in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.  Our goals include:

  • To provide support and responsibly distribute the funds received to enhance and enrich the education of our youth
  • To be a conduit between the community and the school district allowing people to make financial contributions toward education
  • To inform the community (businesses, residents, parents, etc.) about the educational needs of youth and the community

We encourage you to learn more about our organization on our website

Timeline

  • The Grant application process will open on June 2, 2017 at 8:00 am
  • Grant applications must be submitted online by 4:00 pm on September 15, 2017
  • Grant applicants will be notified of their status for funding by October, 31, 2017
  • Grant funding must be spent by December 3, 2017.  Please see Spending your Grant Funds for more information on how to submit and receive funds
  • Every grant recipient must submit a progress report (including photos and/or videos) with the progress and/or outcomes of your project by March 3, 2018. Grant recipients will be ineligible for any future grants until a progress report is delivered to the SRVEF.
  • Grant writing assistance will be offered by SRVEF Board member at workshops in August and September of 2017. Individualized support and assistance over the summer can be obtained by appointment by contacting grants@srvef.org
  • A copy of a grants workshop PowerPoint is available here
  • Questions about the grant process or application can be sent via email to grants@srvef.org

Criteria

  • Meets the SRVUSD Framework for excellence in rigor, relevance, and relationships
  • Goals are SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, results oriented, time specific
  • Addresses a student need(s)
  • Innovative and/or creative
  • Number of students served
  • Sustainable impact or potential for future impact for instructional excellence
  • Aligns with Common Core standards
  • Grants are scored on merit of the projects submitted for consideration

Two Grant Types

  •  SRVEF Grants: Up to $2,500 to benefit students in SRVUSD. These applications may come from anyone in the SRVUSD community to support any educational program or discipline.
  • Elementary Classroom Music Grants: Individual or school grants up to $3,000 to benefit elementary students in SRVUSD. This grant requires that the applicant(s) secure a source of matching funds to double the impact of any grant funds awarded.  Matching funds may come from site funds, site organization funds, or any other sources.  Additionally, the district may apply for a grant up to $10,000 for elementary classroom music. These funds must also be matched.

Assistance

  •  Grant writing assistance will be offered by an SRVEF Board member at workshops in August and September of 2017. Individualized support and assistance over the summer can be obtained by appointment by contacting grants@srvef.org
  • Questions on the grant process or application can be sent grants@srvef.org

Guidelines

  • Be sure to involve your principal in your grant application. There may already be funds available at the site level to fund your request. You might be able to collaborate with other staff members for a larger purpose.
  • SAVE A COPY OF YOUR GRANT. We recommend that you compose your application offline in a word processing document. Then you can cut and paste back to the online application. This will allow the use of spell check and other tools to assist you in submitting a clear, concise request.
  • Be succinct. Avoid the use of acronyms if possible. Grant readers represent a variety of professions and may not be familiar with specific educational terms.
  • Attend one of the grant writing workshops or click here to reference the Grant Writing Workshop PowerPoint for additional assistance and tips. 
  • Reminder: if you have previously applied for a grant, your "progress report" must have been received in order for you to be eligible to apply for another grant
  • For a complete listing of grants awarded for the 2015-16 school year, click here.

Grant Application Classroom Music Application