Fraser Educational Foundation
What is the Fraser Educational Foundation?
The Fraser Educational Foundation is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization. The objective of the foundation is to provide funding that will enhance teacher creativity, student enrichment, and community involvement through activities that go beyond the scope of normally funded school budgets and responsibilities. Typically the basis and intent of any educational foundation are to provide non-traditional funding for non-traditional projects, activities and classroom materials.
The foundation supports the schools in our district through grants and mini-grants. The money is raised through donations from teachers, individuals, and local businesses as well as a variety of fundraisers during the school year. During the last 20 years, the Fraser Educational Foundation has averaged $8,000 in grants annually.
Who Does the Foundation Help?
The grant program supports funding for all grade levels. The foundation strives to award grants that benefit the most number of students.
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Anyone is welcome to make a tax-deductible donation at any time.
2023-2024 Grant Recipients
Joseph Kowalski, Fraser High School
Dynamic Carts and Track Systems Physics lab experience and data collection can provide students with a learning advantage and help deepen the understanding of scientific concepts. We would like to purchase a system of carts and tracks so that we have enough supplies for our students to observe and collect their own data rather than watching teacher demos.
Alina Chinn & Melissa Ludeke, Salk Elementary School
Refresh the Nest
As we adapt to meet the evolving needs of students at Salk Elementary, we need to keep social/emotional regulation at the forefront of our work. Through this grant, we hope to consistently implement a dedicated safe space to allow students to process and regulate emotions, as well as sensory needs.
Alyssa McNamara & Samantha Bartkowicz, Edison Elementary School
Inclusive Lending Library
An inclusive book library will be created and will feature books to educate students on different disabilities and promote an inclusive school culture. Representation is important and since Edison has two self-contained special education classrooms and two resource rooms, we want to have literature that all students can see themselves in. Teachers will be able to check out 30+ different books about different disabilities, accepting others, and promoting inclusion.
Amy Olenzek, Fraser High School
La Musique Canadienne Francophone I love to incorporate music from the francophone (French-speaking) world in my French classroom. I also have many students who love music and/or are musicians themselves. With this grant, a guest speaker will come to the classroom and deliver a program fusing these two themes.
Andrea Filip, Disney Elementary School
Soft Start Mornings The teachers at Disney have noticed our students’ emotional needs drastically changing over the past few years, many of us are now starting off our mornings using a different approach. This approach is referred to as a "Soft Start." I would like to put soft start bins together for the whole school and keep them in our bookroom, where teachers can check them out and rotate through different ones throughout the year.
Erin Price & Olivia Ottenbacher, Eisenhower Elementary School
Social Emotional Sensory Needs Students with autism have a tough time socially with their neurotypical peers. Our children do not understand facial expressions, body language and the conversational skills that help them to relate to other children their age. Having a social emotional curriculum and books will allow our students to learn the appropriate social skills they need to be with their grade-level peers. They will be able to then reference the books that help them with these skills, and they will be able to use these books with their peers to help build empathy.
Kristi Skladanowski, Richards Middle School
RMS Sensory Room at RMS we have developed a basic sensory room that supports our students' need for a safe space to regulate or break when needed. We hope to increase the materials that could benefit our students' various needs.
Deuane MartinPresidentChris SkrubaVice PresidentAndrea Agrusa