Education Briefs: 11/13 to 11/15
November 12, 2013
The Park City Education Foundation participated in Live PC Give PC Friday, Nov. 8, to raise money for several projects at seven different schools in the district. According to a release from Trailside Elementary, $1,720 was donated toward the $20,000 goal for a program at the school called Trailside COW!
COW! stands for Computers on Wheels, and the program needs 20 more computers to support the needs of its children. For more information about the program or how to continue to donate, contact Trailside Elementary School Principal Kathleen Einhorn at 435-645-5680.
Ecker Hill builds garden
The Park City Education Foundation also raised funds for Ecker Hill Middle School’s garden project. Anne Wallace, French and English Language Learning teacher at Ecker Hill, students were able to build wooden 8×4 setups for a garden outside the school Saturday, Nov. 9.
The goal of the Ecker Hill Garden project, according to a release from the Ed Foundation, is to teach students hands-on what it takes to grow fresh fruits and vegetables during Park City’s growing season, where food comes from and how to grow fruits and vegetables from seeds. For more information about the project or how to donate, contact Ecker Hill Middle School Principal Traci Evans at 435-645-5610.
Registration for free at-home preschool program
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According to a press release from the Waterford Institute, their UPSTART free at-home preschool program is now accepting 2014 pre-registrations for children entering kindergarten in 2015. Funded by Utah Legislature, UPSTART provides each preschooler with the at-home education through software, hardware and program connection capabilities as needed for no cost.
UPSTART is an in-home preschool program that uses Waterford Institute’s software to teach children essential early literacy skills at the pace and level of each child. For more information about the program or to pre-register, visit http://www.utahupstart.org or call 800-669-4533 toll-free.
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