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.
During this unprecedented school year, your support for the children at Garden Hills is more important than ever. Given the COVID pandemic, Acorns to Oaks is committed to identifying new ways to best support our students, teachers and administration. With the hybrid learning model beginning on October 26th, we have determined how this year’s 100 Days of Giving donations will be allocated. All funds will be directed towards a safe and effective re-opening of the school, whether you plan to return in person or remain virtual. Here are some ways your gift will help grow an acorn into a mighty oak this school year…
Grow a school: $5,000 funds the entire school with an annual IXL subscription. IXL provides personalized learning for students in every grade.
Grow a class: $950 pays for a 360° camera with microphones that can follow a teacher’s movement in a classroom. This is essential for a hybrid learning model and safe re-opening.
Grow a leader: $500 -$1,000 provides a teacher or staff leader a stipend for their hard work and extra hours spent at our school this year. This allows Garden Hills to continue to attract and retain the best educational leaders in the district.
Grow a teacher: $250 sends a teacher to a virtual conference for ongoing education and additional training.
Grow a student: $30 pays for a “To Go” learning bag for a student to support learning in the classroom and at home.
IN MORE CONVENTIONAL SCHOOL YEARS, HERE ARE SOME WAYS YOUR GIFT HAS HELPED GROW AN ACORN INTO A MIGHTY OAK…
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.
Donations at or above $1000 will receive tickets to Evening in the Garden if the event is able to be held in Spring 2021. For more details on the various benefits for the various giving levels, please click here.
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.