Scott Pfaff was awarded up to $1,000 to offer incentive prizes for participation in an OSD Jog-a-thon. This event not only offers valuable physical activity, it also brings together the community and promotes school spirit.
Karen Trowbridge was granted $3,340 for their Special Projects application to again hold a Family Learning Weekend at OSD. This year, the program focussd on Spanish speaking families. There are workshops for parents on literacy, behavior, resources, ASL, transition and other topics. This is a free overnight activity for parents and children, with meals lodging and workshops free for all participants.
Kathleen Kenyon’s request for $485.98 to cover the cost of some of the prizes to be awarded at this year’s ASL Spelling Bee was approved. Some of the aims of the cumulative program are to increase bilingual vocabulary, reading and research skills and appreciation of both English and ASL. Many participated, worked hard all year, had fun, and a few won!
Gayle Robertson’s request for $3,311 to cover food, lodging, and a backstage tour for twelve OSD students to attend the Oregon Shakespeare trip to Ashland was approved. FOSD is seeking a grant to cover costs, which are shared by OSD (gas) and Nightmare Factory (play tickets).
Samantha Weether and Holly Hartman were awarded $210 for Barnes and Noble gift cards and an Amazon Kindle as prizes for a project to improve the quantity and quality of reading at OSD. This activity will require the whole school to work as a team and individual students to document their progress. It will also involve themed weeks to celebrate various types of literature.