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It's back to school season and we are wishing all teachers and students a great year!
This August we highlight the work of Mrs. Mary Johns. Mrs. Johns teaches Kindergarten at Eisenhower Elementary School, and has taught for Flint Community Schools for 28 years. She has also won five consecutive Flint Classroom Support Fund Grants for her students and school: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Mrs. Johns has received several classroom enhancements through her grants including yoga mats and wobble stools, which help students to stay focused and build core strength. Mrs. Johns also received a school grant at Eisenhower Elementary School to fund an outdoor classroom. Mrs. Johns says the outdoor classroom was her favorite project because her students were so excited to create it themselves. The whole school came together to pitch in, some working on grass and bushes, others moving rocks and rubber mulch, and students even made benches and a book box for the space. Mrs. Johns says every grant she received has been beneficial to her students and they have had the opportunity to excel through the grant materials gifted.
Mrs. John’s advice for teachers applying for grants this year is to come up with an idea and try it. “It is so easy to fill out the paperwork,” she says. Applications become available in October and are due the Monday before Thanksgiving. Check out our FAQ for more information.
From author Jerry Haller and illustrator Vera Thorton, comes a new childrens book: "The Adventures of Bucky Beaver." On sale now for $15.00, all proceeds benefit the Grand Blanc Education Foundation's teacher grants. To order, call 810-869-4496 or email email@example.com
Thank you to The Bishop Trust for once again financing the Elementary School Holiday grants. Middle and High School Holiday Grants are provided by generous contributors just like you - who, through the Flint Classroom Support Fund, help enhance children's educations in the Flint Community Schools.
Your donation to the Flint Classroom Support Fund can make a world of difference in a student's education.
We thank you!
This community-based fund exists to provide teachers with the resources for special projects and learning experiences which are beyond the regular curriculum of our school system.
Past grants have provided:
- Social Studies and Science kits
- Musical Instruments
- Field trips including Flint Children's Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Flint Public Library, and Sloan Museum
-Dome theater from Longway Planetarium in all elementary schools
- Computers and software for classrooms
- Community presentations featuring music, arts and crafts
- Kits to grow and nurture caterpillars into butterflies
- Restoration of two school greenhouses
- Publication of a special need cookbook
- Research including a project interviewing grandparents to record the history and culture of families in Flint