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Classroom Enrichment Grants

The Issaquah Schools Foundation recognizes that school budgets are limited and classroom demands are high. Each year, the Foundation awards Classroom Enrichment Grants to enhance the learning environment of individual classrooms, libraries, computer labs, resource centers and schools. Grants in this program are funded up to $3,000.

Learn about the 2019 Grant Process

Announcing the 2018-19 
Classroom Enrichment Grant Recipients:

Grant Title

Grant Recipient


A Library for Learning that Lasts
This grant supports the creation of a new fourth grade classroom library featuring books selected by the Columbia University College Reading and Writing project including poetry, historical fiction and mystery genres.

Jennifer Reuland


Art Supplies for Enrichment in the Spanish Classroom
This grant supports the purchase of art materials for students to create piñatas in Spanish-language classes.

Andrea Toy Skyline

Making History Come Alive
This grant supports the integration of curriculum materials for reading, writing and social studies to make history come alive for fourth grade students by incorporating a variety of non-fiction texts such as graphics and diaries.

Valerie Pfeffer


Peer Helper Program
This grant supports the creation of a peer helpers program for the school’s playground.

Amber Bryant

Maple Hills

Summer Slide: Just Say No!
This grant supports will provide a minimum of two new books to each student in the Title 1/Learning Assistance Program to read and enjoy over the summer to help prevent summer slide/academic loss.

Sheri Ogilvie

Maple Hills

Para Supervision Training
This grant supports supervision training for paraprofessionals, including online training resources and guide books.

Nami Kusunose


Movement in the Classroom
This grant supports the purchase of stools, bike pedals, bean bag chairs, cushions and floor chairs to encourage students to be more engaged with instruction.

Kristina Blackburn


Restoring the Old Ruins into Something Beautiful and Useful
This grant supports students working with production lab community members to build green houses on the old Issaquah Middle School “ruins” using the existing footprint of land behind Gibson Ek. The grant provides weather-resistant wood hardware, greenhouse plastics and building materials.

Samantha Papp, Julia Bamba

Gibson Ek

Classroom Robotics
This grant supports the purchase of Sphero SPRK robots to teach coding literacy and spark engagement through existing curriculum areas.

Katie Wright Grand Ridge

Binder Bootcamp
This grant supports a program to pair one adult with one student to help students organize their binders and learn organizational systems.

Kristen Allen-Bentsen and Shannon Heiberg

Issaquah Middle

Backpack Buddies: Fostering Primary Students' Love of Reading
This grant supports backpack kits to build reading fluency that students can check out and bring home.

Laura Berry Newcastle

Culturally Diverse Classroom Books
This grant supports the purchase of culturally diverse books for the classroom.

Julie Howard Newcastle

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