Category Archives: Grants

Spring 2014 Grant Recipients Announced

The TCSD Foundation Board approved the following awards for the Fall 2014 Grant cycle:

$199 to the Trumansburg Afterschool Program for the purchase of durable science  (plant and animal) specimens to promote the powers of observation for 30-35 K-2 children.

$500 to the Trumansburg ES/MS Robotics Team to purchase an FLL Robot EV3 kit, the basic, primary component needed to compete in the coming year’s FIRST Lego League Challenge, and will also be reused in future competitions.

Up to $350 to the Middle School Library to purchase paint and supplies for a student-designed mural outside the MS library, in a collaborative project with the Art Department. Approximately 30- students (grades 5-8) are anticipated to participate in the mural painting.

$1,500 to the Library to support the creation of a MakerSpace in the library. MakerSpaces feature collections of materials that enable students to take on projects that foster individual learning and experimentation. Funds will be  used to purchase materials that would allow students to explore basic electronics, as well as a collection of tools and supplies for basic crafting and woodworking.

$1,000 to the Trumansburg High School to support the Floating Classroom, a longtime ecology field trip.

$2,000 to the Trumansburg High School Robotics Team, the Robot Raiders. Funds will be used to build a training robot to prepare the team for the 2014-2015 competitive season.

Help Needed: Seeds of Change Grant Proposal

We need to gather daily votes for this grant proposal from April 1 – April 21 to qualify for this grant. Our proposal needs to receive enough votes to be in the top 50 in terms of total number of votes to be considered. We applied yesterday and if we can get hundreds to vote daily we may make it to the second round. There will be 15 award recipients of $10,000 and 2 of $20,000. This would be a tremendous boost to FIE and our garden program.

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2013 Fall Grant Recipients Announced

Youth Art Month

A Youth Art Month will be celebrated in March 2014 across the Trumansburg Central School District to engage all students K-12 in activities and workshops. Artist workshops will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.  High school students will create short informational movies using iPads about famous artists and their work. March ART Madness will involve students actively listening to and seeing artwork by famous artists, including via informational movies, and voting on their favorite, with a single artist winning and advancing until a single artist remains, representing the district winner. TCSD Foundation funds will be used to support activities and workshop for the month of March.

TASP Labyrinth Challenge

The Trumansburg Afterschool Program (Middle School) will receive funds to purchase two Labyrinth Balance boards to support an ongoing Labyrinth Challenge. Balance Boards encourage students to improve their balance and coordination, and increase their ability to concentrate when competing with each other.

Trumansburg Robot Raiders

The brand new High School Robotics Team will receive funds from the TCSD Foundation to support its rookie year, including registration for the season’s regional competition and materials and tools required to build a competitive robot. The competition – the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) is “The Varsity Sport for the Mind.” FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. It’s as close to “real-world engineering” as a student can get.

Ulysses Philomathic Library Afterschool Activities

Funds will support What Teens Want, a series of afterschool activities to be hosted at the Ulysses Philomathic Library. Based on a survey of local teens, the library will provide the supervision, space, and promotion for activities such as movie making, knitting, writing, book discussions, community service, cooking, photography, drawing and anime. The series will be launched with a Dungeons and Dragons program.

Adopt-a-Band

TCSD Foundation funds will support a collaboration between the Russell Doig Middle School and the Ithaca Concert Band. Middle school students will sit side-by-side with Ithaca Concert Band members, enhancing their music education and inspiring them to continue with their instruments after graduation. The mentorship project will culminate in a concert on March 2, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.

Matching Contribution for Food Is Elementary Campaign

The TCSD Foundation is excited to announce that we have committed to a matching contribution of $3,000 to the Food Is Elementary campaign, which will be added once funds raised reaches $5,000. Please help us reach our campaign goal of $25,000 and support our effort to make this important program a permanent part of Trumansburg education.  For more information visit http://tcsdfoundationspring2013.peaksmaker.com