Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

December 2012



Important Dates to Remember

Happy Holidays!

Jan. 8: Elmo's Diner continues 10 percent donation for education on First Tuesdays, all day;  proceeds go to Morris Grove Elementary, PSF teacher awards and multi-cultural education

Jan. 8: Grantwriting Workshop, CHC Public School Foundation, 4 pm

Jan. 24: Strowd Roses Grant Deadline

Jan. 31: Deadline for nominations to Upper Elementary and Middle School Teaching Chairs

Feb. 21: Student Enrichment Grant Deadline

April 25: Achievers Fund Summer/Fall Grant Deadline

April 27: Stay tuned for the 5K for Fitness


Nominations Sought for Elementary and Middle School Teaching Chairs
     The Foundation seeks nominations of excellent teachers for the Upper Elementary Chair for Excellence in Teaching Innovation and the Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Language Arts.

     The Upper Elementary Chair targets fifth grade teachers in this cycle. The Rashkis Chair is open to language arts classroom teachers in grades 6, 7 and 8. Nomination forms will be posted on the foundation's website in early January.

     Colleagues, parent, students, community members and others can make nominations. They are asked to comment on one or more of three criteria: how the nominee ignites enthusiasm for learning, how the nominee creates an exceptional learning environment for all students and/or how the nominee is a role model.

     The deadline for nominations in Jan. 31. 

     Tenured classroom teachers are eligible for the honor of holding one of nine teaching chairs offered through the CHC Public School Foundation.

Applications for Strowd Roses Grants Due January 24
     The Foundation welcomes applications for Strowd Roses grants. Grants typically range from $2,000-$8,000 and priority is assigned to applications that come from teams of teachers or Professional Learning Communities. Applications are submitted online at the foundation website, Go to Grants and Scholarships.

     The Foundation will conduct its second grant-seeking workshop of the year on Jan. 8. Applicants are encouraged to attend the workshop prior to submitting applications. To register, contact the foundation office or call 919-968-8819.

     The Foundation will also accept applications for Student Enrichment Grants, ranging from $200-$2,000 by February 25. Those grants typically are allocated to classroom-based projects.

Walk for Education Proceeds Distributed to Schools
     The Foundation presented checks to 18 schools and the PreK Intervention Program at the November meeting of the CHC Board of Education. Schools generated over $90,000 to support their programs during the school year. In addition, the carnival generated over $15,000 to support school clubs, teams and PTAs.

     FPG won the award for the largest number of walkers and McDougle Elementary School won the “Spirit Award.”

     Premiere sponsors of the event are the Wells Fargo Foundation, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Jim Kitchen and UNC Health Care.


Support CHCPSF through United Way, Harris Teeter and SECC

Parents, staff and community members can support the foundation through several other channels. Here are three:

  • Harris Teeter number: 6062 PLEASE RE-LINK by clicking here
  • SECC (State Employees Combined Campaign) No.: 1505
  • United Way Giving No.: 4130

The CHC Public School Foundation is pleased to continue a service so that parents and others can make tax-deductible donations directly online at the website:

Just click on the “Donate” button and follow the instructions for one-time or monthly giving.

At the website, visitors can see more information about other Foundation programs. 


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About the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation


We have opportunities to fund:

  • Teacher Grants
  • Excellence Awards in Teaching
  • Student Awards and Scholarships
  • Curriculum enhancements


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