100 DAYS OF GIVING
Did you know that gifts of all sizes make a difference? Last year, over half of the gifts to Garden Hills Elementary were less than $100. Each and everyone’s participation is critical to the success of the campaign.
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Acorns to Oaks Foundation
2870 Peachtree Road, #356
Atlanta, GA 30305
Give via Stock Payment: Great News! The Acorns to Oaks Foundation is now able to accept donations via a stock payment. Shares of stock can be applied as your contribution to the Giving Campaign. Please email Kelly Moyer, Treasurer of A2O at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Due to the resources required last year to support both virtual and return to in-person learning, much of our reserve funding was depleted. We would greatly appreciate your support of 100 Days of Giving this year to bring back all the enriching programs and activities that makes Garden Hills Elementary the special school we know and love. HERE ARE SOME OF THE WAYS YOUR GIFT WILL HELP GROW AN ACORN INTO A MIGHTY OAK THIS YEAR.
GROW A SCHOOL: $5,000 provides IB (International Baccalaureate) training for 5 teachers.
GROW THE ARTS: $3,000 funds the Shakespeare Program for 1 year.
GROW A TEACHER: $1,000 provides Orton-Gillingham literacy training for 1 teacher.
GROW A GRADE: $750 provides one High Touch, High Tech in-school field trip for an entire grade.
GROW A PROGRAM: $250 provides 10 students access to online learning programs (iXL, Math Seeds and I-Station).
GROW A CLASS: $100 funds one teacher grant for classroom supplies.
YOUR DOLLARS AT WORK
Acorns to Oaks will operate entirely on contributions from the Garden Hills Elementary community including businesses, charitable foundations, GHES families and alumni.
Here are some of the programs and projects that the Acorns to Oaks Foundation has supported:
- Orton-Gillingham Approach teacher training. This program is based on a multisensory approach to learning that combines auditory, kinesthetic, and visual techniques with the structure of the English language to benefit not only students with learning challenges such as dyslexia, but to promote language capabilities for all learners.
- Specialized teacher grantsfor teaching professionals seeking additional materials and resources that support areas of study, special projects and grade level initiatives in their classroom.
- Annual Shakespeare in Residency production. Through a partnership with the Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Garden Hills has been privileged to host a spring production of a classic tale featuring our students for the last 20 years. GHES even received the 2013 Spirit of Will Award at the Georgia Shakespeare’s Bard Bash in honor of its achievements and longevity with the program. With continuing contributions from donors like you, we have been able to offer multiple showings to fellow students, teachers, and alumni free of charge.
- Captain Planet teacher training in Learning Gardens.Learning Gardens provide a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social, studies, math and language arts. With a modest 2-year grant from the Captain Planet Foundation, teachers, parents and students began to revitalize the flower and vegetable gardens on school grounds and create a transformative learning environment for our students. With continued donations this year, we hope to train four more teachers how to integrate the gardens into our children’s’ overall learning process.
- Enhanced Language Instructional program in Spanish.Tools, professional development and instructional materials that allow students unique opportunities to speak, write, sing and role play in Spanish.