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OPTCO Awards Classroom Grants

posted Feb 4, 2016, 1:27 PM by Overland Ptco   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 9:10 AM ]
This year, for the first time in many years, OPTCO was excited to be able to award several classroom / school grants to Overland teachers and staff. We would love to continue this tradition each fall and spring with the help of Overland parents pitching in to boost fundraising efforts!

Congratulations to our Fall 2015 award recipients:

  • James Dykstra, Art Educator, received a grant to be put towards the purchase of Altura Photo Studio Pro Flash Kit for NIKON DSLR Bundle and Dual Wireless Flash Trigger Sets and Accessories for photography classes.

  • Jennifer Kirkpatrick, English Teacher, was awarded a grant to be put towards Bouncy Seat Bands, Bouncy Bands for her classroom.

  • Sarah Lemire, special ed teacher, shares a classroom library with another special education teacher. She received a grant to be put towards books for a leveled classroom library.

  • Susan Weber, ILC Teacher, requested a touchless faucet, hot dog roller, Long-sleeved silicone oven mitts, adaptive mop, and large key calculator to be used by her students who volunteer often in Overland activities concessions. Susan was awarded a grant to put towards some of these needs.

  • Trevor Van Luit, with Overland Security, was awarded a grant to replace batteries and speakers in security radios.

OPTCO was able to award at least partial grants to all but 2 of the six applicants this fall.

If you would like to donate to our Teacher Appreciation or Classroom Grants fund, you may do so securely online at https://www.cheddarup.com/user/tabs/general-optco-donations OR by sending check or money directly to Overland PTCO at 12400 East Jewell Avenue
Aurora, CO 80012.