In an effort to assist teachers and staff with needed resources to benefit our students, C.K. McClatchy PTSA established the Mini-Grant Program. The PTSA has funded over $6,000 in teacher Mini-Grants during the last few years.
Projects addressing the under served needs of the students and are not covered by other school funding sources have the highest priority for funding. Use of Grants has been used for a wide variety of items such as: enrichment activities, field trips, classroom equipment/supplies, software, and improvements to teaching and learning spaces.
On an annual basis and/or as PTSA funds allow, the PTSA Board accepts and reviews applications received from teachers and staff for mini-grants. The Board awards the mini-grant(s) based on established criteria. This usually takes place during the 3rd quarter of the school year. All teachers and staff who are PTSA members are eligible.
2018 CKM PTSA Fund for Excellence Mini-Grant Awards Announced!
PTSA is thrilled to announce its 2018 Fund for Excellence award grantees. From monies derived from PTSA membership dues and a very generous parent donation directed to enrich CKM’s science department, the PTSA was able to fund 8 diverse projects benefiting CKM students.
From microscopes to weight equipment, the projects aim to expand the quality of academic and extra-curricular programs for years to come. (See below for a full list of award grantees.) CKM teachers who received the grants have already begun purchasing their equipment and new supplies, and will be implementing their projects in the 2018-2019 school year.
If you would like to support CKM staff in providing new or improved programs for our students, please consider becoming a PTSA member today.
2018 Award Winners
Jennifer Cook, Science, Stereomicroscope Replacements
John Warren, Science, Science Lab Coats
Paul Bowling, PE & Athletic Teams, Stronger Bodies Stronger Minds Universal Weight Benches
Bryan Fisher, World Languages, Japanese Library Expansion
Lori Jablonski, Social Science, “Just Mercy” Summer Reading for AP Government
Tammy Abdo, Social Science, AP US History Summer Reading