Foreign Language and Language Arts

The benefits of an early introduction to foreign language are many: better language proficiency, cultural awareness, enhancement of communication skills and positive effects on creativity and memory, to name just a few. For these reasons, SchoolPower is proud to help the LBUSD in their commitment to foreign language study.

SchoolPower Endowment Grant - $500,000
$50,000 annually/10 years to advance
     district-wide foreign language instruction

This funding supported the hiring and currently maintains a dedicated Spanish Teacher – Señor Fritze -- for grades 4 and 5 at El Morro and Top of the World Elementary, and after-school club Spanish for grades 1-3.

Grants awarded for the past three school years are:

Language Arts

3rd grade Common Core Literacy Support, $800, EM, Wong
Learning Headquarters Common Core Writing Training, $1500, Marie Bammer, EM
Junior Great Books, $898, 1st Grade Team, TOW
Text Complexity - Common Core State Standards, $2000, Dustin Gowan, TOW
Literacy w/ Non-fiction, $1000, 1st Grade Team, TOW
Learning Headquarters Common Core Writing Training, Marie Bammer, TOW
Classroom Library Improvement, $800, Mary Minerman, TOW

Scholastic Reading Counts, $2500, Chris Duddy and Claudia Cameron, EM
Words with Students, $300, Annie Bochenek, EM
Scrabble Flash, $300, Denise Grey, EM
Newspapers 2 Journalism Workshop, $2100, Jim Brusky, LBHS

Scrabble School, $650, Heather Besecker, EM
Scholastic Reading Counts, $2500, Mr. Duddy, EM
Listening to Reading on iPods, $825, Shannon Grasso, EM
Updating Literacy Listening Centers, $2500, Kimberly Mattson, TOW

Foreign Language

French Learning Library Funding for Books, $1000, Randi Beckley, TMS

French Learning Library, $500, Randi Beckley, TMS