Vern Patrick Elementary School has received at $5,000 grant from the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation to support its community school programming in the 2019-2020 school year.
Vern Patrick Elementary’s community school program offers after school enrichment activities that complement academic programs to support student success. Students are able to participate in extra curricular activities and programs that support core academic goals. In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities provided in partnership with community organizations such as Girls on the Run, LaClasse, Girl Scouts, STEAM (science, technology, arts and math) classes, cheer leading with local high schools, Kids in the Kitchen with OSU, and many more.
The school will use the funds awarded to support the program through a part time community school coordinator who will facilitate all programming and work with community partners, staff, students and parents.
“Vern Patrick Elementary is honored to receive this grant from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation,” shared Jennifer Hesse, Vern Patrick Elementary Principal. “With this extra funding we were able to continue with programming this year in …