Invest in Success
The Omaha Schools Foundation is currently accepting requests for the funding of classroom projects designed by Principals and Teachers to enhance the curriculum and promote the success of their students.
Day in and day out the Principals and Teachers of the Omaha Public Schools are creating innovative curriculum strands to stimulate and enrich their students' learning. Often these projects are under-funded or the school is not able to implement it at all due to lack of resources.
The key mission of the Omaha Schools Foundation is to provide students and staff of the Omaha Public Schools academic programs, enrichment activities and professional opportunities which are beyond the budget constraints of the Omaha School District. Accomplishment of this mission supports the curriculum of the Omaha Public Schools and helps sustain this community's tradition of excellence in integrated living and learning.
To carry out this mission, the Omaha Schools Foundation seeks private and corporate contributions and gifts. The Foundation is unique in that, unlike many available fund-raising platforms, it does not charge any fees associated with making a donation or using the Omaha Schools Foundation Social Media to promote classroom project requests.
Once your project has been approved we will post your request online and a donation form will be available through our Search Tool on every page of the site.
Bee-Bots for Coding
Megan Rogers teaches K-1 students at the Omaha Virtual School. One of our "specials" is coding. The Bee-Bots are great for beginning coders and programmers. Students will create algorithms to do a variety of learning tasks, such as "writing numbers or letters", sight word maps, shapes, colors, or map skills. The possibilities are endless!
Fuel for Active Lifestyles
Some of our OPS students need financial assistance because their families don't qualify for free or reduced lunch and therefore these students are not getting the nutrition they need to complete their school day. We have established an account for donations to assist these students as healthy nutritious meals enhance their academic performance and provide fuel for active lifestyles. Thank you for your consideration of this request as we strive to serve all of our OPS students by attending to their physical, emotional and academic needs.
The Dundee Elementary PTO supports the students, teachers, school facilities and the community of Dundee Elementary School. 80% of our net expenses go directly into the classroom through teacher grants, the purchasing of computers/iPads, and financial support of classroom activities. The PTO also cares for the school grounds (plants and flower beds), provides scholarships to alumni and participates in neighborhood events; holistically making the entire Dundee community a wonderful place.
Art Comes to Life for Dundee Students
Sarah Brogren-Haynes, the art teacher at Dundee Elementary, is requesting an iPad Air 2 and Lightning to VGA Adapter. Sarah's request addresses and meets the curriculum guidelines:
McMillan Magnet Center On Message
McMillan's Parent Teacher Organization has set a goal to raise $10,000 for the 2016-2017 school year. Of the $10,000, we targeted $8000 for a message sign for the front lawn of the school to increase communication with our students, families, staff, and friends.
The Dundee Reading Center Gets Technical
Alissa Anderson is lighting the imaginations of her third graders on fire! At Dundee teachers use a program called Imagine Learning. This program is used to teach phonics, parts of speech, and other important grade level reading skills.
Golden Sower Books for Crestridge 4th, 5th, 6th Graders
Jennifer Yannone, the Gifted & Talented Facilitator, at Crestridge Magnet Center is requesting money to buy multiple sets of this years Golden Sower Intermediate books. The OPS Gifted and Talented Program and Library Services are joining forces to hold a Golden Sower Competition. Jennifer would like to use multiple copies of the books to encourage more students (including those not in the GATE program) to participate in the program.
Burke Instrumental Music Needs Your Help
Dear Burke Band Boosters,
The Burke Instrumental Music Department started the 2016-2017 school year with the goal to raise $15,000.00. We are raising funds in order to purchase two sousaphones, one full size tuba and one bass clarinet. These instruments are essential in providing a quality ensemble, which will enhance the education of our students.
OSF and Fontenelle Forest Invest in Success
The Omaha Public Schools and the Omaha Schools Foundation have many wonderfully successful Community Partnerships and Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is a stand-out. The H2O program is part of the H2O: Missouri River Science Education Initiative funded by the Nebraska Environmental Trust, the Omaha Schools Foundation and the William Leopard Charitable Lead Trust.