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Foundation 191announced 10 grants for the 2015-16 school year Print E-mail

Foundation 191announced 10 grants totaling $8182 for the 2015-16 school year to recipients from the district’s schools and programs at the June 24 ISD 191 School Board meeting.

The not-for-profit organization, created to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities within the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District, has contributed over $100,000 in grants and residencies at the preschool, elementary, junior high and high school levels since its creation in 2005 according to Steve Fiebiger, president of the Foundation.

2015-16 grants are:

1. Bowls for Brainpower to provide funds for materials to make bowls sold to raise funds for the Brainpower in a Back Pack program at the elementary schools.

2. Harriet Bishop Service Club, a student led organization providing opportunities for students to learn about needs in their community, develop leadership skills and help others.

3. Dramatic Play enhancement boxes for Early Childhood Family Education, Tiny Tots, Ready to Grow and Ready to Learn classrooms to help in developing social-emotional and executive function skills as well as language and vocabulary.

4. Develop an ongoing FIRST Lego League program in District elementary schools.

5. Expand the number of robotics teams at 191 Junior Highs and assist in the purchase of new programming modules.

6. Sioux Trail Reads: One School, One Book will provide each school family with a book to be read during a month long period to promote family reading.

7. #BurnsvilleStrong Youth Frontiers Retreat – train upper class students to mentor sophomores for the first day of school in the fall and a day long retreat in February.

8. STARS (Succeed Together, Act Responsibly and Safely) program field trip to McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center in Savage for Neill Elementary students.

9. Fund a Native American writer artist in residency for Metcalf Junior High 7th graders to foster real world writing and explore diversity.

10. Fit chairs with Bouncy Bands and desks with under desk pedals to give Rahn Elementary School 4th grade students a physical outlet while working.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 20:39
Foundation 191 Golf Tournament Set for September 11 Print E-mail

Foundation 191 is holding its seventh annual Golf Tournament on Friday September 11, 2015 at noon at Crystal Lake Golf Club in Lakeville. The 18-hole best ball tournament will raise proceeds to benefit Foundation 191, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district education foundation. The tournament will be capped off by a program and dinner in the clubhouse. The $125.00 cost includes golf with cart, dinner, fun, prizes, and extras. A dinner only option is available for $20.00.

The mission of Foundation 191 is to enrich, enhance and expand educational opportunities in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district. The Foundation recently announced grants for the 2015-2016 school year to benefit sttudents in the district.

Event and hole sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional information or sponsorship opportunities contact Tom Umhoefer at (952) 707-4112, or Tumhoefer@isd191.org.

Click here to register online.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 June 2015 20:16
Foundation 191 Announces Requests for Grants for 2015-2016 Print E-mail

Foundation 191 will offer grants of up to $10,000.00 to selected projects for the 2015-2016 school year in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district. The $10,000.00 is the maximum total for all grant awards. This will mark the sixth year Foundation 191 has offered grants for projects in the schools. To be considered, applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2015. Applications and grant criteria are available at the Foundation website at www.foundation191.org.

Foundation 191 has awarded over $47,000 for 51 grant projects in the school district benefitting students since the 2010-2011 school year. Grant applications have been written by teachers and staff. Examples of prior grant projects can be found on the foundation’s website.

Grant proposals should be submitted on the grant application form online or sent to Foundation 191, P.O. Box 245, Savage, MN 55378. Grant applications can also be emailed to: fieblaw@earthlink.net. Application forms can be downloaded at the Foundation 191 website at www.foundation191.org. Funding guidelines are posted on the Foundation’s website.

Foundation 191 is the education foundation of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage school district organized to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities in the district. The volunteer organization was formed in 2005. For more information please contact board president Steve Fiebiger at fieblaw@earthlink.net or (952) 746-5171.

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Grant Request Application Form

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 07:04
Foundation 191 Announces Grant Awards for 2014-2015 Print E-mail

Foundation 191 has awarded 14 grants totaling $10,130 for learning projects for the 2014-2015 school year in the Burnsville-Eagan Savage School District 191. This marks the fifth consecutive year Foundation has awarded grants for 51 grant projects totaling over $47,000.00.

The grant recipients are:

• First Robotics Team 3184: Supports students who design and build a robot for FIRST Robotics competitions for Burnsville High School. Grant Amount: $1,000.00

• Books for Boys: Purchase books targeted to male readers in junior high and available to all students to enhance reading at Nicollet Junior High. Grant Amount: $500.00

• Bowls for Brainpower: Provides materials for the Bowls for Brainpower fund raiser, supporting BrainPower in a Backpack weekend food program event at Burnsville High School. Grant Amount: $750.00

• Community Service Club: Supporting a student-led club that plans and implements service projects within the school district and community at Harriet Bishop Elementary. Grant Amount: $400.00

• School to Home Literacy Bags: Expands project for specialty bags with books and literacy items students take home to use with parents and return at William Byrne Elementary. Grant Amount: $500.00

• Girls on the Run: Girls participate in program enhancing positive behavior, image and healthy activities at Vista View Elementary. Grant Amount: $750.00

• Student Led Book Swap: Expands a free weekly book swap by students incorporating leadership and extending it into the summer. Grant Amount: $1,000.00

• Giving Garden: Provides resources for student managed "giving garden" at high school to grow and provide fresh produce for local food shelves and Brain Power in Back Pack at Burnsville High School. Grant Amount: $750.00

• Junior Achievement Biztown: Provides students developmental cognitive disabilities and autism program the opportunity to attend "Biztown" in Maplewood as actual employees and consumers to practice living and working skills in a real-world environment through Burnsville High. Grant Amount: $980.37

• Diversity Touchstone Books: Books purchased to help expose elementary students experience and understand different cultures, family diversity, socio-economic backgrounds, abilities/disabilities and other diversity at Sioux Trail Elementary. Grant Amount: $500.00

• ELA Resources: Supplements the English Language Arts kindergarten resources with non-fiction books for common real world literature at Gideon Pond Elementary. Grant Amount: $1,000.00

• PBIS Support: This funds an all-school field trip to McColl Pond Environmental Learning Center in Savage as part of the school's STARS program at Edward Neill Elementary. Grant Amount: $1,000.00

• Rambush Readers: A summer reading program for low income students focusing on building literacy skills at Harriet Bishop Elementary. Grant Amount: $675.00

• Building Compassion Literacy Unit: Sixth grade students will participate in a literature unit about exceptionalities, encouraging compassion and empathy for others at Edward Neill Elementary. Grant Amount: $350.00

Total Grants: $10,130.37

Grant funds are raised by the Foundation from fundraising events, individual donations, payroll withholding and corporate contributions.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2015 19:15
Second Grapes & Grains for Grants Fundraiser on January 29, 2015 Print E-mail

Foundation 191 will host its second "Grapes & Grains for Grants" at the Ames Center in Burnsville on Thursday, January 29, 2015. The event will feature wine and craft beer tasting sponsored by Red Lion Liquor, a silent auction, and hors d’oeuvres by the Mediterranean Cruise Cafe. Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The event runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and proceeds will benefit Foundation 191, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage education foundation. Tickets can be purchased online at foundation191.org or community191.org. Tickets can also be purchased at Red Lion Liquor in Burnsville, or from a member of the Foundation board. The Ames Center is located at 12600 Nicollet Avenue, in Burnsville.

For more information or to become an event sponsor or to donate silent auction items contact Steve Fiebiger at (952) 746-5171, or fieblaw@earthlink.net.

Click here to preorder tickets online.

Last Updated on Monday, 29 December 2014 21:20
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