2020-2021 Mini-Grants

FES - Summer Reading Celebration

Due to the unique circumstances of starting remotely this school year, Fairview Elementary School was unable to celebrate the summer readers in a school-wide assembly like is usually done each year.  Thanks to the Fairview School Foundation, FES was able to host Doctor Sparks, a professional storyteller, who led a virtual celebration for the entire school.  Doctor Sparks interacted with six students (Hailey Bridgen (K), Sephina Snoke (1st) Lucy Mondy (1st), Carter Snoke (2nd), Trey Mondy (3rd), & Gavin Bridgen (4th)) and led them through a 30 minute livestream, using his typewriter to write a spooky story that they collaborated on together.  A professional illustrator, Cecilia Olivera-Hillway, drew illustrations to match these stories during this live chat as well.  This entire experience was the perfect tie-in to our summer reading theme, which was “Imagine Your Story”.  Being that the entire event was live-streamed, all students could enjoy the experience at home with their families in a safe environment. It was a fun and memorable experience for all!

The Foundation funded this project with EITC donations.

Students on Zoom w/Dr. SparksDr. Sparks on Zoom


Speech and Debate Team - Extemp Genie

Extemp Genie is a subscription software program that gathers research on many subject areas and organizes them in a way that facilitates speech preparation for students competing in current events competitions such as Extemporaneous Speaking, Debate and Student Congress.  At some tournaments, internet access is not permitted.  Extemp Genie will be especially helpful at such tournaments.  The Foundation is glad to be able to help the Speech and Debate students prepare effectively for their competitions.

All-Grade Levels - Touchless Spot Vision Screener

The Fairview School Foundation, along with the District and a grant from the Lions Club, were able to purchase a Welch Allyn Spot-Vision Screener.  This device besides being touchless, will enhance the nurse's ability to screen student's vision and determine deficiencies that they were unable to before.  This device will be shared between all three buildings so that we can screen all of our students with this updated technology.

 Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener - Optics Incorporated

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