All In for Kids – East Ridge
One of my favorite parts of teaching is doing project-based teaching and learning which integrates multiple subject areas and intelligences. Emmy Hagar, Eastridge Elementary teacher.
“Teachers continue to face a myriad of needs within classrooms. Their challenge is to find resources for increasingly complex and varied levels of ability and experience. When these practitioners receive support from our local community through funding for grants, a vital message is received. It says to them that their work is respected and valued by the people who live and work in Northshore!” said Foundation Board member and retired NSD teacher Susan Jackson.
In its 8th year of funding support, the Foundation provided funding support for more than 100 teachers to achieve their National Board Certified status as teachers. The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification process is widely recognized as a symbol of accomplished professional practice and identifies qualified teachers as leaders in their field. Teachers demonstrate their knowledge and skills through a series of performance-based assessments. The insight gained from these assessments enhances and validates practices that promote and encourage student learning.
Watch this video about NBTC from 2012! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEQfN_3M_O8
See below for all the ways your donations have supported
EAST RIDGE ELEMENTARY
National board Teacher Certification. Emmy Hagar
Elementary School Science Kit Refurbishment (District-wide)
New Teacher Classroom Library – Maria Moore, Kindergarten
Kindergarten Concept Bags – $841 Grant
For Kindergarten Concept Bags (book bags): each week, students will bring home materials and core curriculum to reinforce what is being taught at school.
Supplemental Library Books – $975 Grant
For specific supplemental library books to build the Reading Strategies Library for Eastridge students and teachers.
Global Positioning Systems – $2,500 Grant
25 Global Positioning System units that can be used for orienteering by all 5th grade students attending Camp Casey and during the school year for units on geography and survival. These tools will strengthen the orienteering experiences for many years.
Physical Education Equipment – $2,000 Grant
Upgrade the rotating collection of physical education equipment that is used to improve balance, coordination, aerobic conditioning and agility in PE classes across the district.
Boardmaker Activity Pad – $979.01 Grant
Purchase a Boardmaker Activity Pad for the Assistive Technology Library that can be used by students in the District who have technology needs.
Reading, Thinking & Caring – $364 Grant
Learning Center students benefit from books designed to build reading skills through character education themes of friendship, honesty, and caring.
Northshore Schools Foundation is a local 501 (c)(3) local non-profit, charity that serves students, and teachers in the Northshore School District located in the communities of Bothell, Kenmore, Woodinville.
They were voted best local non-profit in the Best of Northshore 2016 and 2017, are a Gold Participant on Guidestar, and have received the Top Rated in 2015 award from Great Non-Profits.
They are best known for enriching the educational experience for students, supporting teachers and making a meaningful contribution to public education and the community. The Foundation has granted over $1.6 million dollars to our schools, funding programs and resources that benefit every student nearly every day during their school career.
P.S. Join us for our first ever BEYOND THE BOOK EVENT!
P.P.S. Save the date for our annual All In for Kids Breakfast and Lunch Event – April 24, 2018