This year, KIK is excited to partner with the KSPTA to fund grants that will provide programs and resources for our amazing teachers. Typically, the KSPTA has funded and managed a valuable district wide grant program, but such a grant program has increasingly been impossible to provide due to certain PTA budget limitations. With ongoing decreased budget limitations and decreased fundraising revenue due to school closures, KIK seeks to raise these funds to once again provide a grant program in partnership with the PTA. Our community would like to ensure that teachers can pursue their vision for student learning. KIK’s Nashville Nights auction Fund a Need is dedicated to making a grant program happen.
Grants are a great way to inspire teachers to design innovative, student centered projects and to empower staff to improve their students’ classroom experience in creative ways. Our teachers are the lead learners at our schools–let’s give them the power to implement their vision for 21st century learning. Students across grade levels at Bacich and Kent will benefit from these grants.
Past grants have included:
Help us fund programs and resources like:
These grants will give our students access to STEAM initiatives, expose them to new sports, and provide creative and artistic activities. We already know of one exciting proposal to revitalize unused space in the Kent library, and we can’t wait to see what else the teachers develop. What a great way to support our amazing teachers and directly impact our students’ learning!
The possibilities for new and exciting grants depend on funding – can you help? Teachers will apply for grants to a joint KSPTA/KIK grant committee starting this spring. We will update the community on the grants throughout the 2020/2021 year via the KIK and KSPTA Facebook pages, website and emails.
Quote from Michael Bessonette, Bacich IDEA Studio Teacher:
The KSPTA grants have supported the IDEA Studio with purchases of creative, design-focused items, like a 3D carver. Students love using CAD software to design and carve 3D tiles of their favorite Bacich memories. (photo)
Quote from Rebecca Jelen, Kent Librarian:
If I get another grant from the auction I would use it to refresh the library in a way to make the space more usable and inviting to kids. So many use the library as their “safe space” whether that is alone or with friends. We plan to open up the space more to include more comfortable seating, cafe tables, and other lounge-type spots. We need more places for kids to cozy up and read (many currently sit on the floor), gather in small groups to collaborate on projects, and to work in a way that feels conducive to relaxation and recharging!
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