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School Fuel Enrichment Grants

The application link for School Fuel's Enrichment Grants for the 2019-20 School Year is now open! School Fuel is excited to support these innovative and enriching opportunities for students.  You can download a complete copy of the form here. To apply, fill out and submit your form at this link. Please submit you requests by the end of the day on September 30th.  Here is some of the feedback we received from our past grants:

“I think experiential education is one of the best ways to learn and the students were able to learn firsthand about sailing and SF Bay during the trips. This is the highlight of high school for many of the students. Once you get to high school, students rarely go on field trips and so the chance to get out of the classroom and on a boat, learning as they took in the surroundings, was a pretty amazing experience. It's a lot of work as a teacher, applying for grants and organizing the trips and chaperones, but I feel like the work is worth it in the end and that providing this opportunity for the students is one of the best things I do as a teacher and I can't thank School Fuel enough for providing us with this grant!” Melissa Havel, San Marin biology teacher

"The purchase of the Arduino kits allowed [students] hands-on training in robotics hardware and programming fundamentals. This was the first time in the club history that programming training could be offered to a large number of club members. This activity allowed us to provide a meaningful training activity for new club members and broaden the technical skills of the group." John Maga, San Marin Robotics Club adviser

“We have nearly 100 mentor/mentee relationships. [The School Fuel grant for afterschool mentoring] has been a game changer her for those kids who need stability. It has helped significantly with student academic and social/emotional achievement.” Steve Hospodar, principal Hamilton K-8

“This grant impacted our journalism class in a major way. We were able to launch a wonderful school newspaper, with most of the printing costs covered. This allowed the dream to come true! Novato High embraced the school newspaper, and literacy was promoted throughout campus. A genuine interest and excitement was quickly built from the ground up with The Swarm (name of paper). The grant allowed the students to see their work in print and online, which enhanced their confidence and experience. The grant was essential to the growth of the class. The students were appreciative beyond belief!” Josh Rosenberg, Novato High journalism teacher

For 2018-19 school year, School Fuel funded the following enrichment grants:

Hamilton K-8 Grant Awarded
Middle School music (new saxophones) $             3,000.00
After school athletics program, funds for coaching stipends, uniforms and competition fees $             5,000.00
Support for Middle School Scholars program (math, chess and STEM activities after school) $             5,000.00
2019 Summer Hawks program for 5th - 8th graders $             5,000.00
Chess lunchtime program for 3rd - 8th grades plus TK-K $             8,000.00
Loma Verde
Supplemental Readers Workshop reading materials $             6,000.00
Materials and furniture for TK and K intentional play area incorporating art and STEAM activities $              2,500.00
Outdoor activity stations for TK and K $              1,500.00
Lu Sutton
Giants and Geometry Field Trip for fourth graders $              2,900.00
Tools and rain catchment system for school garden $              3,500.00
Supplies for painting interaction areas, games, and stimulating designs on asphalt areas $              1,000.00
Spanish language books for library to support new dual immersion program $              5,000.00
Supplies for Tree of Life art project $                 500.00
Immigration Station field trip to Angel Island for all fourth and fifth graders $             4,000.00
Class set of iPads for grades K and 1 $             2,000.00
Supplemental reading materials to support new reading curriculum in 1st grade $             6,000.00
Pleasant Valley
Oral storytelling guest teacher for third grade $             1,700.00
Fourth grade Sacramento field trip $             2,000.00
Safari West field trip for first grade $             2,000.00
Call of the Sea field trip for fifth grade $             2,000.00
Play equipment for gross motor skills and social skill development for early intervention preschool $                900.00
Incentive program for special needs students $                 150.00
San Ramon
Support for field trips for all grades $             7,000.00
AVID Ambassador program $             1,000.00
Sixth grade Artists in the Schools program for Ancient India unit $             4,275.00
Google Expedition kits $             7,299.99
Sphero BOLT kits for makers $             1,949.99
San Jose
Butterfly Project materials (Holocaust unit) $                 725.00
Makerspace machines and materials $             5,400.00
Portable stage for performing arts $             4,099.00
Library books for ELD, SDC, and struggling readers $             2,000.00
Novato High
Library Clerk additional hours $             3,000.00
College field trips for AVID classes $             6,000.00
Virtual Reality headset and PC $             3,700.00
Juventud al Aire: Art and Cultures Club costs $             3,000.00
Link Crew, teacher training, student leader training, and freshman orientation $             4,000.00
Dreamer's Club supporting students who are immigrants of children of immigrants $            2,000.00
Podcast creation equipment $                800.00
Equipment, field trip, and guest teacher for new Yoga PE class $             2,000.00
Mythology field trip for 12th grade students $                 500.00
San Marin
Wireless microphones for musical theater and choir $              3,225.00
Tech Corral for students to self-solve Chromebook issues $              2,710.00
Visiting clinicians for San Marin music students $             5,000.00
Learning Lounge support $             3,000.00
Field trips for biotech students $             1,000.00
Biotech lab kits $                900.00
Robotics Club competition fees $             5,000.00
Link Crew expenses $                 765.00
Equipment for students on Autism Spectrum $              1,000.00