Creating Possible
May 2020   



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Giving to SEF  
As we approach the end of the school year, we extend our deepest thanks to
all  of our donors who have made SEF's grants to the Summit schools possible. With the support of so many in our community, SEF is able to make a real difference in our schools. Thank you for your generosity! If you haven't yet, click here to do so online.

SEF Awards Spring 2020 Grants

The Summit Education Foundation is pleased to announce our grant awards for the 2020 spring grant cycle.  With generous support from our member families, and despite the district being shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Foundation was able to approve funding for 41 grants totaling over $231,000.  The District, Primary, Elementary, Middle and High School levels received grants totaling $9,484, $6,220, $88,760, $51,033 and $76,112 respectively.

A sampling of the approved grants include:
  • STEM activities in the gym to be shared amongst both primary centers and all five elementary schools.  $4,850
  • Bringing Self-Regulation into the Classroom-will expand the curriculum previously funded by SEF for social and emotional development in 2nd and 3rd grades at all 5 elementary schools. $8,464
  • Keys to Social Success - will fund the final roll out of the social and emotional curriculum for all fourth, fifth and sixth grade students throughout the district.  $11,080
  • A one year site license for the MackinVia, an on-line program which will give all five elementary schools access to a large collection of ebooks and audiobooks.  $2,250
  • Math workshop materials for third grade students at Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary School. $1,508
  • New Tone Chimes and Boomwhackers to be used in the general music classrooms in grades 1-5 at Brayton Elementary School. $1,364
  • One Book, One School shared reading program at Franklin Elementary School. $1,680
  • New STEAM supplies for the science classroom for 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students at Jefferson Elementary School. $930
  • Continuation of the previously SEF funded Peer Leadership program for 8th grade students at LCJSMS. $7,170
  • Battle of the Books for 6th 7th and 8th grade students at LCJSMS. $1,200
  • Upgrade to the Digital Art cycle class for 8th graders at LCJSMS including additional Wacom boards and swivel stools.  $4,919
  • Continuation of the previously SEF funded and highly successful Peer Leadership program for 11th and 12th grade students at SHS.  $8,265
  • Author visit by Ibi Zoboi including the purchase of 100 of her books for all students at SHS.  $4,499
  • A classroom set of virtual reality headsets, merge cubes and a 360 degree camera to be shared among all the classrooms at SHS.   $10,370 
Grants specifically funded to help with on-line learning during the school closures:
  • Learning Ally program for the entire district.  $7,594
  • Gizmo subscription which supports on-line Math and Science classes at SHS. $8,913
  Click here to see the  full list of approved spring 2020 grants.

Together, we can make possible a reality.