The Beachwood Community PTO announced two special grants for the 2012-2013 school year to fund pedometers for a walking program and the purchase of educational "apps" and e-books.
Now in its 14th year, the PTO's Special Grants program provides funding for selected recipients' projects that are beyond what is provided in the school budget to support professional growth of school employees, encourage educational excellence through creative opportunities, and provide resources for innovative ideas.
The program encourages employees of the Beachwood City Schools to utilize innovative approaches for the education of our students. A maximum of four grants are awarded annually of up to $1,000 each.
PTO grants committee chairwoman Claudia Marmaros presented two grants for 2012 to purchase:
- Pedometers that will be used to implement a walking program at Bryden Elementary School. The students will be able to record data via the "Walk Smart! Active Schools" website.
Submitted by Kim Nowak, Bryden Elementary School
- Educational "apps" and e-books with an iTunes gift card. The educational "apps" will enhance math, literacy, science and social studies instruction. E-books will be purchased for use in the classroom listening labs.
Submitted by Michelle Mayer, Bryden Elementary School