Student Online Learning Tools

The Foundation helps to fund critical online learning tools that are particularly important this year with virtual learning.  These tools include: PebbleGo, BrainPop, PowerKids Science, Newsela, One More Story and more.

Teacher Instructional Tools

The Foundation works to support teachers with instructional tools such as Learning Ally Audio Books, Read 30/60/90 prices and more.

Professional Development

The Foundation provides support to teachers to participate in professional development opportunities around leadership, mindfulness, reading/writing and equity training. 

Arts Enrichment

The Foundation helps to fund an after-school drama club, Drama Cubs, for all students. Stay tuned for more details.

STEM Enrichment

The Foundation organizes and funds complimentary science and technology classes.

Foundation Spring Auction Event

Each year, the Foundation hosts a spring fundraiser and auction event. This year's event will take place on April 18, 2020. Stay tuned for more details. 

Mini-grants to support teachers

Through mini-grants, the Foundation has fulfilled the needs of teachers, staff and students by providing resources that make each classroom a unique learning environment. This program helps build classroom libraries, enhances the curriculum and inspires creativity. Teachers and staff submit mini-grant requests which are reviewed by the principal and the Foundation Board. Teachers and staff are able to get funding for professional development courses. Other resources funded by mini-grants include:

Kindergarten

  • Rainbow sight word rewards

  • STEM K

First Grade

  • Math Splash App / Web site

  • BrainPOP Jr (online educational resource)

Third Grade

  • Habitat Garden sundial to support revised science curriculum

Autism Program and Special Ed. Programs

  • Speech / language seminar

  • Membership to Council for Exceptional Children

  • State of the art assistive technology (Go talk devices) to support verbal development

Reading Specialist

  • Rewards for Read 30/60/90 campaign

  • Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Writing in the Common Core (a writing program that concentrates on the three types of writing for common core: opinion, information and narrative)

  • Reading A to Z license (an online reading program that includes leveled books, worksheets and quizzes)

Specials (Media / Art / Music)

  • Art cart for Ms. Seebohm

  • Art exemplars of well-established artists displayed in art classroom

  • Media Center art project installation

All Grades

  • Newsela subscription (Newsela is a database of current event stories tailor-made for classroom use. Stories can be accessed in different formats based on reading level.)

  • Teacher and staff educational training seminars

  • Mindfulness teacher training, books and classroom tools

  • Science Night event

  • Handwriting Without Tears

  • RAZ Kids subscription

  • Spelling City subscription

  • PebbleGo subscription

  • EduTyping subscription

Carderock Springs Elementary School Educational Foundation

9812 Falls Road, Box #114-209  Potomac, Maryland 20854