Creating Opportunities for Students and Teachers

November 2010


Achievers’ Fund Grants Due Nov. 18

Grantwriting Workshop Set Nov. 9

     The foundation will again offer its grantwriting workshop on Nov. 9 at 4 pm at Lincoln Center. Along with foundation grant opportunities, the workshop covers other potential sources along with application forms. In addition, Laura Fenn, a former teacher, will share information about accessing grants on Donors Choose.

     These are foundation grant deadlines:

  • Achiever’s Grants: Nov. 18 and March 24
  • Strowd Roses Grants: Jan. 25
  • Student Enrichment Grants: Feb. 24

     Achiever’s Grants target students or small groups of students who need additional academic or enrichment support. Strowd Roses grants are designed largely for grade level, schoolwide or district proposals from Professional Learning Communities (PLC). Student Enrichment Grants (SEGs) generally support classroom or grade level projects. Priority funding is assigned for PLCs.

     The workshop is led by grant writers Nancy Zeman and Kim Hoke along with past president Lynn Lehmann.

     Pre-registration is required. Please email the foundation at or call 968-8819 to register for the workshop. Renewal credit is provided for teacher certification.  


 “Fabulous 14” Walk for Schools Raises Record Funds

Students, parents, staff and community members walked, ran and slid down extreme inflatables on Oct. 23, all in support of their schools. Preliminary totals indicate that the 2010 Walk for Education raised the largest amount of funds in the 14-year history of the event. School donations generated more than $80,000, and booth vendors at Lincoln Center report sales of over $9,000 with only about half of the clubs reporting.

Schools that won prizes are: Seawell Elem. for highest participation, Mary Scroggs Elem. for representing their “fabulous” features, and Rashkis Elem. for fundraising.

For lost and found items, please contact the foundation office at 968-8819 or via

The Walk and Race were created in 1996 by the foundation as a fundraising opportunity for the schools.


Foundation Offers Scholarships for National Certification

              At total of 28 teachers from 14 of the schools have received scholarships from the foundation to help offset the fee for national certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. A total of 47 teachers have received grants in prior years.

National certification is a voluntary, rigorous process of self-reflection and growth that identifies teachers who have met professional standards for accomplished teaching and integrates those teachers into educational reform efforts.

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools has one of the highest percentages of teachers with national certification in the state. A total of 221 teachers have achieved national certification here.

To apply for a $1,000 scholarship for initial certification or a $500 scholarship for re-certification, contact the foundation at or call 968-8819.

First Tuesday of Each Month Set Aside for Local Education Projects at Elmo’s and TCBY

          Again on Tuesday, Nov. 2, Elmo's Diner at Carr Mill Mall will designate 10 percent of its sales to local education. Funds from Elmo’s go to Morris Grove Elem. and to support teaching awards in math, science and foreign language and teacher grants, including projects for English language learners.

            The restaurant has identified the first Tuesday of each month to benefit local schools.

            Then on Nov. 9, TCBY will again designate 10 percent of sales to the foundation and Phillips Middle School.

Contribution Numbers: Harris Teeter: 6062; SECC: 1505; United Way: 4130

Donate Directly Online to Support Local Schools

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro 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 Now” 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


For more information call 968-8819 or email


Sponsors of the Walk and Race for Education

Wachovia, A Wells Fargo Company

UNC Health Care

VIF International Education


The Chapel Hill Restaurant Group • East Chapel Hill Rotary Club • GlaxoSmithKline • BB&T

Corley Redfoot Zack, Inc. • Duke Energy • Harrington Bank • innovation Management, LLC

Morgan Creek Foundation • Pierce Group Benefits • Sonitrol Security of the Triangle


35 Chinese Restaurant • AICPA •  Bank of America • Bell Leadership/Preston Hill

Carolina Ophthalmology Associates, PA • Chapel Hill Herald • Coleman Huntoon & Brown PLLC, CPAs

Crocodile Creek • Holmes Oil Co.—Cruizers • Elmo’s Diner • Eye Institute of NC, PC/Christine Lee, MD

Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA • Glen Raven Inc. Hibernian Restaurant & Pub • Home Team Properties LabCorp  Mama Dip’s Kitchen •  Maxine Mills Graphic Design • Measurement Incorporated • Moseley Architects

Northen Blue LLP • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates • Performance Auto Mall • Phoenix Financial, Inc.

seejanerun • Silverback Foundation • Sorgi Insurance • Sports Endeavors • Subway Eat Fresh

Tammy R. Severt, DDS, PA • Tim and Paula Godsey •  Time Warner Cable • TRIANGLE OFFICE EQUIPMENT

Triangle Pool and Spa Co. Inc. • Walmart •Worthy Ventures



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