Grandville Education Foundation

GRANTS AT WORK!!!!

CENTRAL ELEMENTARY 

Central received their book vending machine! They plan to incorporate it into their PBIS ( Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) program to use as an incentive. Students will receive gold tokens for various reasons to choose a book of their choice to take home.  

They plan to have a ribbon cutting event in the near future! 

Watch for details!!!




WEST ELEMENTARY - Mrs. Byl's Class

Jurassic World transformation: Students used math, science, reading, and writing skills to explore animal features, how to create space using area models, and how to write essays. Students desks were transformed into jeeps and the room became a jungle!




WEST ELEMENTARY - Mrs. Byl's Class 

The Crime Scene transformation required students to utilize all subject area skills to solve new crimes each day.




OUR MISSION

The Grandville Education Foundation (GEF) is a non-profit organization with a mission to enhance and enrich educational opportunities within the Grandville Public Schools through direct financial support received from the community at large.

GEF is helping to provide Aha! moments to students in Grandville Public Schools. The foundation has provided grants throughout the district totaling over a half a million dollars since 1991. We fund a variety of creative and innovative educational programs that are outside the traditional school budget.

Funding is requested in the form of a grant application during our fall and spring grant season. This funding helps teachers explore new tools, methods, and ways of interacting with students. A board of trustees and grant committee provides governance and evaluates grant proposals during each grant cycle.

GEF is working hand in hand with the district to further instill and uphold the "Pride & Excellence" motto today and for years to come.

NEXT GEF EVENT

More Events Coming Soon!

JOB OPENING -- GEF Executive Director 

The main functions of the role of the Executive Director are Fundraising, Communicating, Strategic Planning, Record Keeping and Event Planning. The ideal candidate will be: a resident of Grandville Public School district, interested in education and students, familiar with public media and other software including Google suite, proficient in both written and verbal communication skills, detail oriented, able to work alone/self motivated, able to work effectively with the board of trustees, school personnel and the community at large.  This only requires 10-15 hours a week.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:  

[email protected] 


ORFF Instruments Fundraiser

GEF is spearheading a fundraising campaign to purchase a complete set for each elementary school building. EVERY STUDENT who enters Grandville Public Schools during their elementary career will have the opportunity to learn and grow through these instruments. In each Elementary Music Program it is our goal to foster:

  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Students with a lifelong appreciation, enjoyment, and participation in music.

It is our belief that establishing an ORFF program will help us achieve this. Please help us bring this ORFF program to our students, which will help to create many AHA moments!

Donations made that are equivalent or higher to an instrument will be recognized on instruments with an engraved plaque. Help sponsor an instrument today!

  • $344 Soprano Metallophone
  • $382 Soprano Xylophone
  • $545 Alto Xylophone
  • $985 Bass Xylophone A
  • $1,970 Bass Xylophone B
  • $2,006 Metallophone