The Linda Luke Librarian of the Year Award was established by the friends and family of Springfield Public Schools Hickory Hills school and Disney Elementary school librarian, Linda Luke, following her passing in 1997. Linda was known for her dedication … Read More
Do you know an outstanding teacher in Springfield Public Schools? If so, we’d love to hear about them because we know reading is a fundamental stepping stone in a child’s life. The Turner Reading Awards was established by the Turner … Read More
The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools is excited to announce we were selected for a $10,00 grant from the Stanley & Elaine Ball Foundation at Central Trust Company. Funds received will go towards benefiting our Back to School Grant … Read More
Garden Dreams, a Back to School Grant funded by the Foundation for SPS, is in full swing at Adah Fulbright Early Childhood Center! The project allowed the staff to purchase materials needed to
work with families to create a community garden on the schools campus.
“Families were invited to build the garden beds, build the toolshed, and fill the beds with soil. As a new school, these opportunities allowed us to work closely with families, getting to know our students and their parents better. Students have learned how to read the visuals in direction manuals, what plants need to grow, and how seeds get their start. In the coming months, as our garden begins to produce food, we will be able to taste test the different vegetables, cook with fresh ingredients, and hopefully even send some healthy foods home with students.” said Robyn Hagerman, Wonder Years Teacher.
When asked why it is important
for the community to support the Foundation for SPS Hagerman said, “Springfield Public Schools does a fantastic job outfitting teachers with the basic resources we need to teach the early childhood curriculum. However, we rely on the Foundation and its generous donors to provide these over-the-top experiences for our kids. We know that building a toolshed, planting seeds, and harvesting vegetables are the engaging experiences that these five year olds will remember forever. We are so grateful for the support of donors who understand that and who give generously to provide for memory-making projects like this one all across our district.”
To support Back to School Grants, like Garden Dreams, visit our donation page!
Join us virtually on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. for a livestream of our Celebrate SPS Banquet! We will be celebrating Springfield Public Schools and all of their accomplishments for 2020-2021 school year! If you would like to join … Read More
Join the Foundation for SPS (IN-PERSON) on Tuesday, April 20, at noon, and learn more about Springfield Public Schools Explore! Seating is limited. Boxed lunches will be served. Explore was launched in 2016. Explore was designed to challenge the norms … Read More
Join us virtually on Monday, April 19, at 5:30 pm. for a livestream of our Celebrate SPS Banquet! We will be celebrating Springfield Public Schools and all of their accomplishments for 2020-2021 school year! If you would like to join … Read More
Painting + learning about the FSPS = one FUN evening! Thank you so much to the @hickoryhillsschool community for joining us and a special thank you to @mrs.nahonsartroom for leading our social! #supportSPS...