Breaking News! 2 26 2018 – The Foundation for SPS has great news to share! Thanks to a generous donor, the Foundation for SPS has $5,000 available to use as matching money for Pick-a-Project donations made during the month of March!

Here are the details:

  • The Pick-a-Project match will be for the month of March and will be given out on a first come, first served basis.
  • The match program will end when the $5,000 is used or at the end of March, whichever comes first.
  • Donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar beginning March 1, 2018, 12:00 a.m. central time.
  • If dollars are still available for the match, the matching period will end on March 31, 2018, at 11:59 p.m. central time.
  • The match will apply to projects posted on the Pick-a-Project web site that are not yet fully funded, during the match period stated above.
  • Once a project achieves full funding, including matching dollars, the match will no longer apply to further donations.
  • Matching dollars will be manually added to the donation totals for Pick-a-Projects and won’t appear in real time.

 

Pick-a-Project Grant Program 

Here’s how it works: Pick-a-Projects are submitted by SPS teachers and stay online until they are funded, or for 40 days, whichever comes first. If at the end of 40 days, the project isn’t fully funded, all donations made will still go to the teacher who submitted the request, to use for their classroom. Browse through the projects available to find the projects you want to support.

Next, make your donation online. No account is required. It only takes a few minutes to contribute, on our secure website. You decide how much to give, beginning at $5 per contribution. You can donate $5, $20, fund the whole project, or an amount in between. It’s up to you! 100% of your donation will go to the Pick-a-Project you choose!

Any amount you give will help students right here in our own community to have the tools and resources they need, in order to have innovative, creative learning projects that go beyond the basics, in their classrooms. Plus, it’s tax-deductible. The Foundation for Springfield Public Schools will mail or email your tax receipt.

Matching gifts: If your employer has a matching gift program, we encourage you to notify them of your contribution and multiply the power of your gift! If you or your employer need any assistance with documentation or have questions we will be glad to assist you.

Share on social media: Share the excitement of giving to Pick-a-Project with your friends and co-workers on Facebook or Twitter.

Have questions? We’ll be happy to answer your questions regarding Pick-a-Project. You can call the Foundation office at 417-523-0144 or email planderson@spsmail.org

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Current Projects

Tower Garden
  • Project Cost: $1,000
  • Funded to Date: $610
  • Online Until: May 18, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Amber Bowler
  • School: Field Elementary
  • Grade Level: 3
Real World Education through Cooking
  • Project Cost: $250
  • Funded to Date: $160
  • Online Until: May 18, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Brooke Evans
  • School: Carver Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6-8 - Cooking Club
Bulldog T’s   T-shirt printing
  • Project Cost: $584.91
  • Funded to Date: $0.00
  • Online Until: April 30, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Jennifer Melton
  • School: Central High School
  • Grade Level: Family Consumer Science 7-12
Cougar Cast Media Lab
  • Project Cost: $$958.38
  • Funded to Date: $216.76
  • Online Until: April 18, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Colleen Mc Guane
  • School: Carver Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6-8 Librarian
Flex for Success
  • Project Cost: $498.61
  • Funded to Date: $498.61 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 17, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Julia Armstrong
  • School: Pipkin Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6th Grade Social Studies
Listening to read
  • Project Cost: $$490.57
  • Funded to Date: $0.00
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Joellyn Szura
  • School: Wanda Gray
  • Grade Level: First
STEAM and Math in Kindergarten!
  • Project Cost: $779.98
  • Funded to Date: $0.00
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Caitlin Hall
  • School: Field Elementary
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten
Second Grade Fluent Reading Library
  • Project Cost: $1000
  • Funded to Date: $1000
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Samanthia Stone
  • School: Hickory Hills Elementary
  • Grade Level: Second Grade
Promotional Pride
  • Project Cost: $800 Fully Funded!
  • Funded to Date: $800
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Julie Johnson
  • School: Pipkin Middle School
  • Grade Level: 8th Grade
Peace Corner:  A Different Type of Learning Space
  • Project Cost: $200.00
  • Funded to Date: $215 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 13, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Cassandra Schmidt
  • School: Watkins Elementary School
  • Grade Level: 4th Grade
Capitol Explorers!
  • Project Cost: $1,000
  • Funded to Date: $1000 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 12, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Blair Benton-Claxton
  • School: Watkins Elementary
  • Grade Level: 3rd
Learning with Light
  • Project Cost: $512.98
  • Funded to Date: $0.00
  • Online Until: April 12, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Erin Warren
  • School: Fremont Wonder Years
  • Grade Level: Pre-K
Business Opportunities in the World of Fashion Embroidery
  • Project Cost: $627.90
  • Funded to Date: $627.9
  • Online Until: April 11, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Becky Cox
  • School: Kickapoo High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12/Family and Consumer Sciences
Throw Your Voice
  • Project Cost: $358.00
  • Funded to Date: $0.00
  • Online Until: April 10, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Dawn Licata
  • School: David Harrison
  • Grade Level: 2nd Grade
Jarrett Fine Art Show – Committee
  • Project Cost: $927.37
  • Funded to Date: $927.37 Fully Funded!
  • Online Until: April 7, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Reagan Lux
  • School: Jarrett Middle School
  • Grade Level: 6-8/Art
Alternative Seating for Math and Reading Groups
  • Project Cost: $234.00
  • Funded to Date: $150.05
  • Online Until: March 19, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Dr. Donaldson
  • School: Weller Elementary
  • Grade Level: 2nd-5th/Math and Reading Groups
Math Needs an Elevated Viewpoint
  • Project Cost: $232.99
  • Funded to Date: $00.00
  • Online Until: March 15, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Tom Stine
  • School: Study Alternative High School
  • Grade Level: Math 9-12
Racking Up Art
  • Project Cost: $254.00
  • Funded to Date: $16.24
  • Online Until: March 1, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Jennifer S. Green
  • School: Phelps Center for Gifted Education
  • Grade Level: 6-8 Gifted Education/ Art
Bright Ideas for the Future
  • Project Cost: $998.50
  • Funded to Date: $0.00
  • Online Until: January 25, 2018
  • Teacher Name: Lynn Coffey
  • School: Kickapoo High School
  • Grade Level: 9-12