Whitney Elementary Projects





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Boise

Total Budget: $3,700

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Supplies for K-6 focus enrichment, playground sensory enrichment and Art supplies

Whitney Elementary Project Proposals for Funding

Whitney is a Community School that serves a low socio-economic area in Boise

480 students

Proposal #1 Friday Focus - all school impact

Friday Focus is a yearly enrichment opportunity we offer all students from kindergarten through 6th grade. This enrichment program occurs on the last three Fridays of the school year. Teachers, staff, parents and community members develop an enrichment activity for specific grade levels. These enrichment activities range from learning how to knit, fly drones, play pickleball, make bread or even create a puppet show. Friday Focus allows students to advocate for what they want to learn and engage in activities that they otherwise might not be able to access. As a Community School, we strive to create a responsive culture for learning and this activity helps us fulfill this goal. We would like to propose supporting this yearly enrichment program which totals approximately $1200 per year.

Proposal #2 Sensory Paths on the Playground

As we continue to strive to meet our learners' needs, we believe adding an outdoor sensory path to the playground would impact students both outside the classroom and in. This will allow students to spend a few minutes walking, hopping, jumping, and bouncing, offering an opportunity to reset emotional challenges in a fun activity. These colorful, creative, playful blacktop designs are a series of guided movements for students to follow, shown by markings on the ground. Students follow the paths and complete the movements while building stronger sensory connections, developing gross motor skills, and learning to self-regulate their behaviors while working off excess energy. This addition to the playground will help us develop a supportive, more engaging student environment. The price for stencils and outdoor paint will cost approximately $2000. Below are some examples of a playground and stencils. We would like to add multiple sensory path areas of different engagement levels.



Proposal #3 Replenish Teacher Art Supplies - all school impact

Art instruction is a vital part of student learning as it develops motor skills, promotes creativity, and offers an outlet to express emotions. To support our art supplies, we will need approximately $500.

The art supplies that teachers use daily have diminished and we are in need of items such as:

new student and teacher paintbrushes

sponge brushes

tempura paints


5x7 canvases for classroom projects


watercolor paper

oil pastels

Projects are for the 2023/24 school year.

Club members will be engaged in providing the materials and checking in with teachers about the effectiveness of project supplies and funding.

Project Contact Person

District: 5400

Rotary Club of: Boise Southwest

Primary Contact: Erik Lund

Email: elundboise@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Boise Southwest (5400)









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History Log Entries


by Erik Lund

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Marianne Barker

The next step for turning in a grant application is to have it signed by the primary contact person and the incoming club president. On the administration side of the description tab, click "start club signature process". To be eligible for consideration for inclusion in the district's block grant application to The Rotary Foundation, your club application must be signed by both parties no later than June 1st.


by Erik Lund

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Erik Lund

System Entry: Project signed by Erik Lund.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Janie Best.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Kyle Woods.


by Marianne Barker

The district grants committee met 6/24 to review the projects for the district's block grant application to TRF. We want to include your project but will only do so if you complete your reporting on open grants P-3364 and P-4279. We need these reports in the format we accept (WORD final report form) by June 30, 2023. Download the form from the administration side of the description tab. Fill it out & upload a pdf file of it to the documents tab, along with all receipts documenting approved expenses. When all is uploaded, click "reported" on the administration side of the documents tab. Thank you! Call 208 308-5617 if you need help or have questions.


by Marianne Barker

Even though you neglected to file your final report for P-4279 as we asked, we did include this project in our block grant application on July 1st. The Rotary Foundation approved the District 5400 block grant on July 11, 2023. and you can safely incur costs now. However, we will not be able to send your money on to you when it arrives from TRF until the final report on P-4279 is turned in and reviewed by the district auditor. Please, please, please complete your reporting on your open grant. If you have questions or need help, please contact Marianne (208) 308-5617.


by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Marianne Barker

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Marianne Barker

Please do not reply to this email. You should have received your grant by now, mailed to your clubís mailing address Aug. 11. We are using a bill payer service this year, and the envelope will look different than in the past. Please tell your treasurer to watch for it, and not to discard. Please call me if you donít have your check (208) 308-5617. Ignore the physical address on the check Ė D5400 is still PO Box 9592, Boise, ID 83707.


by Marianne Barker

A grant report is due no later than May 15th, 2024. Failure to report by the deadline may impact your club's ability to receive a grant in 2024-25 Rotary year. For final report, download the report form from the administration side of the description tab. Fill it out, being sure that the expenses listed in the report match your receipts and any other documentation of expenses you provide. Upload pdf copies of your report and the receipts to the documents tab of your grant. Then click "reported", a button on the administration side of the description tab. If the project is not done, file a progress report - a history log telling us when you started the project, what % complete you are & when you plan to finish it out. Call Marianne 208 308-5617 if you have questions about reporting.

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