East Prairie School Educational Foundation
Enriching learning while creating memories for all East Prairie School Students, Families, Staff, Alumni and Community
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2023-2024 EPS Foundation Trustees & Officers
In June 2023, we will be voting on new EPS Foundation Trustees and Officers for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Please contact the EPS Foundation if you are interested in joining or for more information.
The Foundation at a Glance
About the Foundation
Established in 1997
All volunteer - Meet the Current Foundation Board of Trustees
Non-profit, 501(c)(3) registered charitable organization
Contributions are tax deductible
All funding is raised through our fundraisers and donations
Funds programs that complement the EPS curriculum not normally within the school budget supporting:
Staff Excellence and Creativity
School / Community Partnership
New Members Welcome! Interested in knowing more? See our Meeting Schedule and Minutes
Acquire and distribute resources for programs and projects aimed at enhancing or supplementing learning opportunities for students, staff, alumni and community of East Prairie School District #73.
Enriching learning while creating memories that last forever.
How We Do It
We fund specific requests through Grants to the school and award a scholarship each year through the Plotkin Scholarship Fund.
Help Make a Difference for EPS Students
All funding is raised through our fundraisers and donations!
Thank you to all that supported our Domino's "Slice the Price" Fundraiser!
We sold 202 cards and raised $1,535.00!
Thank you to co-chairs Lynn Nelson and Barb Stephens for all of your hard work.
If you missed the fundraiser, it's not too late to support the Foundation.
All donations are used to enhance the education of our EPS students. So far this year, we have purchased a tuba and xylophone, paid for a 3rd-grade in-school field trip, purchased books for the Young Author's program, are funding the new poster maker printer for the school, and paid for the 8th grade musical "The Jungle Book" materials and licensing fees.
WHERE WILL YOUR MONEY GO?
Grants awarded to date include Annual Programs supporting current curriculum, Specialty Programs, Classroom Equipment, Field Trips, and more.
Science, History, Reading/Writing, and Art/Music Programs including Magnet Makers, Young Authors, and History Bee
"Thank you for sponsoring our Dig-It! We worked like real geologists when we panned for gemstones in the sand!"
"Thank you for the Lewis and Clark grant. We all learned a lot. All of us liked the video. I liked the beef jerky."
"I want to thank you for letting the scientist come to our room and let her show us so many cool projects like when we put on these 3-D glasses and got to see the rainbow colors all around!"
"Thank you, so very much, for our hardcover Young Author books. They make all the difference in the big writing project, and really give the students a bigger sense of accomplishment. Whenever the books are delivered to the classroom, the students are always overwhelmed with excitement. The enthusiasm for writing on this project is unreal."
Musical, Debate, FUTURES Unlimited, Dance Choreography, Fishing, Anti-Bullying BMX Assembly, and the NED Show Yo-Yos
"Thank you for affording us the opportunity to have a professional actress come in to teach our students improv. They had a wonderful time and learned a lot of great techniques!"
Xylophone, Tuba, Digital cameras, piano, microphones, projectors, weather station and playground
"Thank you for purchasing BookFlix. It is a great resource for our classrooms."
Field Trips and Buses
White Pines, Emily Oaks, Holocaust Museum, and Chicago Architecture Tour
"Going to the show was an experience that I will be remembering forever. Thank you for sending us on a great trip."
The Outdoor Classroom is near the main entrance to East Prairie School and includes seating and grass areas plus a slate board for use in classroom instruction.
"The outdoor classroom is awesome! We look forward to being outside in such a great area for learning! Thank you!
Thank You Notes
Thank you notes from students!