The Foundation has distributed grants to some of the following recipients for projects at their school sites:
Founded in 1983 for the purpose of supporting and promoting academic excellence in Oxnard’s schools, the Oxnard School District Education Foundation raises money for programs where funding is otherwise unavailable.
Thank you in advance for caring about our community.
If you have any questions, please contact Sue Odgers at 805-390-9895.
Oxnard School District Education Foundation
Raises Money for Kids
EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANT
Jennifer Siebers – Curren School –Grades K-8 - $2,250
School Vegetable Gardens: Vegetable and Native Plants
This is a continuation of our goal to have on-site school vegetable
gardens so that the students are able to grow organic food and have an
appreciation for eating and enjoying fresh, home-grown food. This is a portion of the request which will
cover the garden beds and shovels.
Dr. Kim Dufau – Driffill School – Grades 2-5 - $1565
Literature and History
The purpose of this project is to work with strong and struggling
readers to create an atmosphere that fosters a love of literature, through
shared inquiry, that will produce critical thinkers who have empathy and make judgments. This is a portion of the requested amount.
Leticia Ramos – Elm School – $1,200
Musical Instruments for
The purpose of this project is to empower classroom teachers with
musical instruments to implement the lessons introduced by the Music Team
teacher. Learning musical concepts on
paper is much different than being able to apply them to real instruments. Our objective is to give students hands-on
experience of real instruments to enrich their musical experience.
Manfred Koch – Fremont
Intermediate School – Grades 6-8 - $1,777
Get up and Dance
The purpose of this project is to supply students and staff with a
portable sound system so they can perform rhythmic and dance skills at any
Josephine Noyola – Harrington School – Grades K- 5 - $865
Let’s Play Music
The purpose of this project is to promote students’ intellectual,
emotional, and musical growth while fostering a cultural learning environment. The goals will follow national music
standards. Students will learn
relationships between music notation and their relative sounds through
instruments, guided practice, integrated technology and direct
Frank Godinez and Christine McDaniels – Kamala School – Grades 6-8 - $1,607
Print Like a Pro
The purpose of this project is to prepare students in a digital
environment, which uses digital photography production to expose and express
opinions of the people within the community and the world around them. Using Common Core Standards, the students
will be trained in producing digital photography and showcasing their digital
Martha Highfill – TOSA – Grades K – 5 - $1700
Growing Minds Through Music
The purpose of this project is to bring music to many classrooms
throughout the Oxnard School District, promoting Communication, Collaboration,
Creativity, and Critical Thinking.
Lessons are designed to support the common core curriculum across the
disciplines. It also reduces
impulsiveness, inattention, and bullying and aggression.
Martha Barrett and Michelle Beltran – Marshall School – Kindergarten - $ 340
Increasing Number Fluency for
Kinder Math Students
The aim of this project is to prepare students for life-long success in
mathematical problem solving through increasing confidence and improving
fluency in number sense. This deep
understanding of numbers and manipulation of numbers for easy calculation will
improve skills in mathematical reasoning.
Carolyn Solano – McAuliffe School – Grades K-5 - $535
Integrating Art into the Common
Art integration increases students’ learning in math, science, literacy
and other academic subjects, and support a deep level of academic rigor. This project will allow teachers and students
to have access to high quality instructional art resources aligned with the
Common Core standards and the visual arts.
Leticia Batista – McKinna
School – Kindergarten- $880
Science and Water Exploration Tables and Dash
The purpose of this project is
to develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity with
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) lessons.
David Carlson McKinna School – TK - 5 - $880
The purpose of this project is to provide a portable Makerspace that
can be checked out from the library and used in any classroom. Makerspaces can be described as a place that
“provides hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment,
build and invent as students deeply engage in science, engineering and
Anjanette Carrillo – Ritchen School – Grade 5 - $708
Technology has a unique capacity to inform. Students need a guided project to allow them
to use this power productively and positively.
This project will allow students to inform peers, parents, and the
public about the innovative and engaging events occurring on campus.
Tammy Smith – Grades K-5 - $844
Next Generation Science From
the Ground Up project
This project is intended to be a hands-on opportunity to put the Next
Generation Science Standards into practice by allowing students to engage,
explore and experiment with caring for a school garden. This then extends the students’ thoughts to
explaining, evaluating and elaborating on the experiences they have had.
Roger Wright, Patricia Lopez-Torres, Laura Ambriz – Grades K- 5 - $530
Monarch Butterfly Garden
The purpose of this project is to create a monarch garden in order to
teach students about the natural world, providing an opportunity for
exploration and discovery in a safe and healthy environment.