We are a small school consisting of 74 students in grades PreK-6. We are Title 1 school. 93% of our schoolʻs budget goes towards paying for school personnel. I write numerous grants throughout the school year and try to establish community partnerships. We may not have a lot but we try to give our students the best! We are a 1:1 school where students in Grades K-1 have access to ipads during the school day and students in Grades 2-6 have access to chromebooks. This school year, we have written grants for students to have opportunities to participate in taiko drumming and work with an artist. We also were awarded a Legacy grant to help us makeover our library to a makerspace for our students! (We are willing to partner with organizations to test out materials! So far we have a ozobot, ollie, Dash & Dot, and more! We would love a 3D printer!)
If I could only win the lottery, my money worries would all be over and I wouldnʻt have to worry about finding money to sustain school initiatives and travel to mainland conferences for the summer! However, I probably wonʻt win the lottery so I have to settle for trying to find money all over the place!
If you are reading my blog, do you know of any resources where I can find "free money" to take a school team traveling to two summer conferences? I REALLY want to send a school team to the following training this summer:
- Annual Visible Learning Conference - July 9-12, 2017 (2 school staff)
- Safe & Civil Schools National Conference - July 16-20, 2017 (5 school staff)
Do you know of any resources out there to help us make this a reality? These conferences are vital to our school improvement process and will help to continue to address the academic, social and emotional learning of our students! Our students deserve the very BEST! Help us participate in summer professional development this summer! Send me a message or comment with resources for me to follow up! #waiaholees #smallschoolbigheart #VLConference #Safe&CivilSchools #PBIS #5Rs #passionateschoolleader