Root River State Bank and F & M Community Bank-Chatfield are excited to announce their continued sponsorship of the Chosen Valley Mini Grant initiative. Applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will include funding of $5000.00, bringing the grand total to $100,000.00 that has been allocated over the past 20 years to projects that would not otherwise be funded.
This program is designed to give an opportunity for faculty to apply for a grant, up to $500 per project, to enhance or facilitate worthwhile endeavors that may otherwise be unavailable due to the lack of funds.
This year there were 15 grant applications that were reviewed by Chatfield public school personnel and representatives of the banks. Once again, the reviewers were impressed with the variety of requests and the innovative ideas that were presented. A total of $4,997.24 was allocated.
Some examples of projects that were approved for funding this year include;
•STEM Stations (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math,) that gives students the ability to build, create, invent, and explore.
•Multiple series of different book genres to let the students determine what types of novels they like. Including the support for the action 100.
•Environmental friendly tools to make the counseling office more inviting for students and parents as well.
•Materials for students to create Choice Boards to individualize learning.
•Funds allocated to purchase supplies for students to participate in a service project during “Gopher Time.”
•An “End of the Year” celebration that allows the students to attend the Chatfield Public Pool for an hour of swimming fun.
Root River State Bank and F & M Community Bank-Chatfield are pleased to participate in this program and to provide funding that will offer enrichment and additional learning opportunities to benefit the children of the Chatfield School District.