SPEF channels our supporters’ donations into projects great and small. The star of the latter category — and one of the most satisfying things we do — is the Teacher Direct Grant program. Every school year SPEF provides up to $1,500 per teacher to fund novel ways to improve the learning environment at all five South Pas schools.

This year’s budget was $40,000 to help teachers make a big impact in the classrooms across South Pas!

2017-2018 Elementary Awarded Grants

  • 4th Grade Mineral Program | Science
  • Cooking Across The World | Social Studies
  • Make A Splash! | Special Education & P.E.
  • Tabletop Centers | Fine Motor Skills
  • What Role Do I Play? | Social Students
  • AR/STAR Reading Program | Language Arts
  • Folklorico Dance | Social Studies & P.E.
  • Mindfulness Curriculum | Social-Emotional Health
  • Walk The Revolution | Social Studies
  • What Role Do I Play? | Social Students
  • Calming Room | Social-Emotional Health
  • IXL.com Online Math Practice | Math
  • P.E. Exercise Mats | P.E.
  • Wax Museum & Play | Social Studies
  • What Role Do I Play? | Social Students

2017-2018 Secondary Awarded Grants

  • Books Without Borders | Library
  • Expanding Robotics | STEM Robotics
  • NGSS 8th-grade Waves Investigations | Science
  • VAPA & PE Color Guard Flags | Color Guard.
  • Club Reel Stories | Cinematography Arts
  • Frontline Ensemble | Band
  • Peer Mediators Program | Mental Wellness
  • VAPA & PE Color Guard Flags | Color Guard.
  • Drama Enhancement | Performing Arts
  • Interactive Math Software | Math
  • TEDxSouthPasadenaHighSalon | English
  • VAPA & PE Color Guard Flags | Color Guard.