2019 is proving to be one of our most successful years to date. Please take a moment to read about our accomplishments and upcoming projects.
MULTI-SENSORY LITERACY: In partnership with the Bryant-Crane Foundation, Ms. Jacqueline Mars, William Prime Trust, PATH Foundation and other private donors, over $80,000 was raised to bring literacy professional development to Fauquier County Public School educators. Teachers received week-long instruction in multi-sensory learning methods to assist classroom teaching and individual student needs.
MY FIRST BOOK CLUB: Thanks to a grant from the Kortlandt Foundation and Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, we are proud to introduce “My First Book Club." This program is designed for at-risk preschool students to improve literacy, develop a love of reading and promote peer interaction. Each month students will receive a new book for classroom and at home reading. Teachers set goals for individual reading skills and read together in a group setting. In addition, students will engage and discuss with their peers. Students receive book bins to take home to build their first home library. For an annual donation, you can give a child a new book every month, including a Holiday gift and two books for summer reading.
A-R TOPOGRAPHY SANDBOXES: Thanks to grant from Dominion Energy, we are bringing Augmented Reality 3-D Topography Sandbox Tables into the science curriculum, the Environmental Studies Academy and the Outdoor Lab. Created by the UC Davis Dept. of Geology and Keck Center for Earth Sciences, these interactive educational tools explore the importance of water, watersheds, hydrology, topography, land forms, geology, the effects of weather, earth science, environmental studies and more.
EDUCATOR GRANTS: For 30 years the Foundation has provided educators with grants to enable high-quality professional development that directly impacts classroom teaching. To date the Foundation has awarded over $265,000 in grants to FCPS teachers, administrators, aides and support staff.
NEW TEACHER DINNER: For 36 years, the New Teacher Dinner continues to be a long-standing tradition in our community. Held in August, this event brings schools, parents and the business community together to welcome our new teachers to our Fauquier County Public Schools.
SUMMER CAMPS: We are proud to support summer camps for students in Fauquier County Public Schools. It is through donations and grants that we are able to keep these camps affordable for families, offer scholarships and provide additional materials to keep students engaged and challenged.
OHRSTROM FOUNDATION: This year the Foundation received a $25,000 grant from the Ohrstrom Foundation to provide operational support for focused administrative growth. We are working with the Ohrstrom Foundation and other partners to support our strategic plan and fund a healthy future for the Foundation.
TEACHER OF THE YEAR: In March, we honored 18 Fauquier County Public School teachers as Teacher of The Year for their respective schools. These nominations are in conjunction with the Washington Post Agnes T. Meyer Award. A special celebration took place to recognize and award each teacher with $500 and to thank them for their service. The awards totaled $9,000.
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