2016 Mini-Grant Program supports Joyner teachers

The JY Joyner PTA–funded Mini-Grant Program allows teachers and specialists to implement ideas that might not otherwise become part of the classroom environment. Mini-grants have helped to fund many significant achievements at our school including: the Reading Rainbow series, campus and grounds improvements, class sets of books, special Spanish language programs, updated counseling technology, and equipment for teachers and specialists. The PTA is committed to supporting this outstanding program that promotes creativity among the education staff and adds interesting elements to the curriculum.

The next funding period for mini-grants will be fall of 2017. The Mini-Grants Committee will post information and applications in September. Contact Arinn Widmayer if you have questions about the Mini-Grant Program.

Congratulations to our fall 2016 mini-grant recipients!

  • Jennifer Bell, Technology: MacBook Upgrade + Configurator App; Wonder Workshop Robotics Kit
  • Christina Bell, Spanish: Dice With Clear Pockets
  • Andrea Burston, Counselor: Counselor Book Club Refresh + Speaker + Audible subscription
  • Fran Cameron, 1st grade: “Well Lookie Here” Document Cameras
  • Emily Dawson, Kindergarten: Legos for Education Kits
  • Sra. Duncan, Spanish: Escribe! Dry Erase Boards
  • Natasha Durrette, Spanish: Spanish Classroom Presentation Speaker and Mics
  • Ryan Fotta, Art: Document Camera, Matte Cutter and Bead Racks
  • Amy Gourley, Spanish: External DVD Drives
  • Denise Hale, Library: “Libraries in Community” Free Lending Library; Graphic Novel Refresh
  • Emory Jepsen, 1st grade: ELA Mentor Texts Book Sets for Classroom
  • Lauren McCallum, 1st grade: Leveled Readers for Student Library in Classroom
  • Kim Millsaps, 3rd grade: Hocus Pocus Deskcycle + Fidget Toys; Read Aloud Spotlight Classroom Books
  • Phyllis Moore, Music: Instrument Repairs
  • Laura Munster , 1st grade: Geodes! Project; Count to 120 Math Boards; Number Line for Floor
  • Monica Normark, 2nd grade: RAZ Kids Classroom Books
  • Rose Olone, 2nd grade: Readers for Life Classroom Books
  • Sra. Onate, Spanish: Fluency/ Digital Timers
  • Tim Poyer, PE: Pinnies for All
  • Stefanie Piner, Kindergarten: MathRacks Manipulative for Classrooom; STEM Stations for Classroom
  • Lynn Reynolds, Speech Therapy: Social Learning Library
  • Laura Sollazo-Doran, Behavior Support 3-5: Ipad Cases
  • Jo Wallace, 4th grade: Classroom Seating (stools)
  • Jakala Wilson, 1st grade: Leveled Readers for Classroom Library
  • Megan Wing, 1st grade: Keats Book Set for Classroom; Kinesthetic Classroom Fidgets and Exercise Balls

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