As part of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s (ACAF) grant program, we help fund various initiatives throughout the school district. One of the initiatives funded was a Classroom Library for second graders at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School.
From teacher Hillary Asbeck-Wade in her grant submission, “Our second grade classroom is composed of special education students, English language learners, and general education students. We hope to make a more accessible library space that will better service the diverse learners in our classroom. We hope to better showcase books with diverse characters at a wider range of reading levels in our new library space. This will allow our students to access appropriate texts with ease, enriching their reading experience.”
The ACAF will periodically receive thank yous for our grants. Ms. Asbeck-Wade sent is a nice thank you note along with drawings from the students of them reading books. You can view the note and the drawings by her class by clicking here.
Through the generous support of Amherst Alumni, you helped make this happen.
The Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s Grant Committee awarded $9,440 for applications submitted by faculty and staff for the March 1 deadline and $4,200 for requests in October of 2018. Grants were awarded in all four schools for academics, music, sports, and technology.
The grants are fully funded by generous alumni donations, an annual golf outing and other fund raisers. This year’s Golf Outing will be July 25, 2019 at Glen Oak Golf Course. Grants are awarded for programs that are not funded by the school budget and are selected based on the most students that will be positively affected. The Alumni Foundation has awarded over $100,000 in grants to the Amherst Central School District since 2003.
An additional $11,286 in grants was awarded from the Alternative Funding Committee to upgrade the Middle School pool, a speaker system for the track, and student related awards. These grants are funded through the contributions of alumni, parents, and vendors.
For more information on upcoming events and how you can donate and support Amherst Schools, please visit www.amherstalumni.org or call the Alumni Office at 716-362-8259.
As part of the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation’s grant program, we help fund various student activities throughout the school district. The foundation will also receive some material we like to share with alumni about the grants we fund. One of the programs funded this year was Literacy Partners Book Program for Pre-K students.
We received this recap and thank you from the Amherst Central School District’s UPK Coordinator, Karen Redding.
Dear Amherst Central Alumni Foundation,
I would like to thank you on behalf of our entire District Pre-K Program for your generous Grant for our Literacy Partners Book Program.
Each year, we conclude our school year with a Parent-Child Celebration of Literacy in the classroom. To prepare for this, the classrooms spend a couple of weeks working with books by Eric Carle as they complete an Author Study in conjunction with our Insects Science Unit. The culminating Parent-Child Day consists of many hands-on curriculum activities including math, science and language based centers. The children also bring one Eric Carle book to life by reenacting it for their parents. The celebration concludes with the children each receiving a surprise Eric Carle Book to take home and enjoy reading over the summer.
The purpose of the day is to model and share our curriculum with parents and demonstrate how to foster a love of books and reading with our families.
I am attaching some pictures so you can enjoy some snapshots of the day. Thank you again for continuing to support our program and make a positive difference for our 141 families!
Amherst Central School District
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The funding for this grant was made possible through the generous support of Amherst Alumni to our grant program.
Please consider donating to the Amherst Central Alumni Foundation.