P-3901

Outdoor Learning Environments

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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Glendale

Total Budget: $3,750

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Outdoor learning environment equipment for 3 Elementary Schools in the Osborn School District, Maricopa County, AZ


The Phoenix West Rotary proposes a partnership with the Osborn School District to enhance their outdoor learning environments. During the 2018-2019 school year, 71.5% of the districts students were eligible for free or reduced price lunch. 13.2% were English language learners, and 16% of students had an Individual Education Plan. This partnership will include three elementary schools serving prek-6th grade students.

Principals from these 3 schools have identified the need to enhance their outdoor learning environments. This outdoor space will provide smaller group learning opportunities, along with areas that the children can meditate, relax, reflect and gain appreciation for nature. The Stable Company produced a report from various research studies that demonstrated the following advantages to outdoor learning:

1. Education that involves nature can boost school performance.

2. Outdoor learning improves personal child development.

3. Outdoor learning can improve a Childs well-being; physical, mental and emotional. Outdoor

learning has proven t reduce stress in young learners.

4. Outdoor learning connects children to nature.

5. Outdoor learning gives children a love and appreciation of their natural surroundings.

6. Outdoor learning can improve behaviors.

7. Outdoor learning is more fun for teachers, boosting the enjoyment of their job.

8. Outdoor learning provides practical experience.

If awarded the District Grant, the funding will provide the following equipment to enhance learning spaces outside of the classrooms: benches/seating, picnic tables, fountain/water feature, and shade/umbrella.

The Phoenix West Rotary has a long-time commitment to partnering with the Osborn School District. This partnership has included funding for teacher mini-grants, holiday toy and food baskets, and other "hands on" service projects. The Phoenix West Rotary will not only purchase the equipment for the 3 Elementary Schools through the district grant, but will assist in the installation of the equipment as part of a service project.

If awarded the District Grant, the Phoenix West Rotary will coordinate with Encanto Elementary, Longview Elementary, and Salano Elementary to have the equipment purchased and installed by the beginning of the 2021/2022 school year (weather permitting for installation).

The Phoenix West Rotary will be recognized through the Osborn School Districts Social Media and other communications tools sent to student families.

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Phoenix-West

Primary Contact: Cheryl Goodwin

Email: cherylelaineg@gmail.com

Project Status

Approved
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project

Date

Cash

DDF

Total

Phoenix-West (5495)

4-Jun-21

$1,250

$2,500

$3,750

Total

$1,250

$2,500

$3,750

Project Supporting Documents


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History Log Entries

29-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Project Review: (1) please submit your MOU to tom McLarty (2) your club's giving to the annual fund qualifies you for a maximum award of $500. please edit your financing section accordingly. (3) I have added your president-elect to the signature list; please let me know if the information is incorrect.

29-May-21

System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.

30-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

I've edited your financing section for you. We'll still need the signed MOU by tomorrow's deadline. Thanks

31-May-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

31-May-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.

4-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

4-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

4-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

6-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

6-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.

6-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Alan Noblitt.

9-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Susan Nicholson.

11-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

We're still waiting on a signature in order for this application to be complete. The decisions will be made June 19. Thanks.

11-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Signature Process cancelled by user.

11-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project reverted to "Published".

11-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".

11-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.

11-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rebecca Wilks.

11-Jun-21

by Cheryl Goodwin

System Entry: Project signed by Cheryl Goodwin.

11-Jun-21

System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Alan Noblitt.

14-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

I've sent the signature reminder for your club president one more time. She will need to sign the application before the committee meets this Saturday, 6/19 in order for the application to be considered. Thank you.

14-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Susan Nicholson added to the list of signatories.

15-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project reverted to "Submitted" - Susan Nicolson added to the list of signatories.

15-Jun-21

by Susan Nicolson

System Entry: Project signed by Susan Nicolson.

19-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

Congratulations; your project has been approved. Because of the limited available funds, you have been awarded $2050 in District Designated Funds (DDF)

19-Jun-21

by Rebecca Wilks

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.

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