Takoma Park Middle School PTA Mini Grants
The PTA is offering small grants of under $300 to parents, teachers and staff to inspire creative approaches to learning. Mini-grants can be used to support activities or materials such as: artist in residence to create mosaics, English classes to have a poet in residence, After School Academic Academy-attendance incentives, MSA prizes, books for book clubs, guest speaker fees, grade level instructional materials, foreign language DVDs, graphing calculators for classroom use, and much more!
Download the information form for complete details, including the application form. Please keep two things in mind as you develop your proposal. The first is that projects need to fit into the overall existing curriculum and class schedule setting—proposals should not call upon teachers or administrators to expend significant extra effort to enable your project to work. Please discuss with the principal how or whether your idea can be accommodated. The second requirement is that a mini-grant must benefit either a whole grade – or a comparable number of children – or the whole school.
The Mini-Grant Committee will review applications and present recommendations to the PTA. In the event of competition for funds from similar projects or projects for the same grade, the PTA will evaluate the applications and award the grant to the project that best supports the PTA’s mission. The PTA will make final mini-grant decisions in November 2014.