Homecroft Kindergarten Academy teacher, Susan D. Thomas, is an October 2022 Helping Hand Grant recipient. Her project was to create a pumpkin patch! “Many of our students do not have that opportunity. On October 28th we would like to set up pumpkin patches for our students as we celebrate Pumpkin Day…” “Students will go to their classroom pumpkin patch to “pick” a pumpkin. During the day students will learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin, write about their pumpkin, learn pumpkin vocabulary, measure and weigh their pumpkin, and much more! At the end of the day, students will take their pumpkin home!”
Thanks to Dr. Thomas Little, Superintendent for Perry Township Schools, for featuring our grants program in his column in The Southsider Voice. Dr. Little highlighted two of our grantees, Shelley Doris and Erin Arishiro.
The Perry Township Education Foundation is pleased to announce a fresh new logo and look and a brand new website to be released this fall! Executive Director Hannah Dale states, “After 22 years of serving Perry Township Schools, it was time to refresh our look in order to reflect our mission of giving creative and innovative educator grants to the staff of Perry Township Schools. We want to make sure our logo and website adequately reflect the passion we have for our schools, staff, and students.”
With the help of Jackson Sky Web Design and Development, the Perry Township Education Foundation has been able to go on a journey to better develop tools that will help share its message with schools, supporters, and the community. The new logo utilizes the township’s prominent colors, red and blue, along with wings depicting the township’s two mascots, the Cardinal and Falcon. The new website will be much more interactive for visitors and will share recent news, event information and registration, along with specific profiles highlighting the grants currently being utilized within the school system. Giving will also be available along with links to social media platforms.
The Perry Township Education Foundation is a grant making organization that raises funds to support innovative and creative programs that enhance learning throughout Perry Township schools. Founded in 1994, the Foundation has proudly funded $1.2 million in grants that have impacted countless students and staff members through the years!
On May 26, 2016, Comcast Newsmakers invited local nonprofits to the Indiana Repertory Theatre to share about the meaningful work they do and impact they’re having on their communities. Perry Township Education Foundation’s Executive Director, Hannah Dale had the opportunity to sit down with Taylor Bennett to discuss the work of the Foundation. Please take a moment to watch the interview and learn more about our Foundation.
Encouraging boys to read with the successful "Guys Read" program.