2018.01.18 School Yard Improvement Project Meeting
Updated: Jan 22, 2018
Thank you to those who came out for our kick off meeting January 18th!
Our first meeting a huge success and the project is now underway! The Victoria Public School Council welcomes students, teachers, parents & community members to join our small, but mighty team!
Meeting topics were as follows:
Project Goals & Ideas
Building our Toolkit
Project Goals - What is a goal?
goals are the large statements of what you hope to accomplish
goals are not always measurable in the project's lifetime
goals are the setting for what you are proposing
a goal statement answers the question: "What does the organization hope to accomplish?"
Our team was able to identify both over-arching and specific project goals. These goals will be a good reference point for our project as it moves forward.
Sponsorship & Donations
For this project we're going to spend the most time looking at grants. A list of 21 potential funders was distributed among the committee members.
The list included:
Good Life Kids Foundation goodlifekids.com
Reforest London reforestlondon.ca
TD Friends of the Environment Foundation fef.td.ca
Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds School Grounds Greening Grants evergreen.ca
Tree Canada treecanada.ca
Aviva Canada avivacommunityfund.org
Eco Action Community Funding Program canada.ca
Kids Gardening kidsgardening.org
National Wildlife Federation nwf.org
World Wildlife Foundation – Go Wild School Grants wwf.ca
Trillium Foundation – Youth Opportunities Fund otf.ca
The Ken Spencer Award edcan.ca
Let Them Be Kids (facebook page)
Hydro One hydroone.com
RBC Learn to Play rbc.com
Sifton Family Foundation sifton.com
Members were encouraged to use the "Examining Funders' Priorities: Potential Funders Worksheet" (can be found at: https://www.victoriaparents.com/resources). Members were asked to send all research to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 8, 2018.
Project Toolkit: Building Our Resources
The last topic of our meeting was to brainstorm a list of contacts and resources we could use during the project. Additions can be made at our next meeting.
Thank you again to all of those who came to the meeting. We are always welcoming new members too! You can join us for our next committee meeting Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 3:35 in the school library. All meeting are planned for 60 minutes, however, please feel free to "drop-in" or do as your schedule allows.
Next Meeting Topics:
Explore Project Objectives
Create a Grant Task List
Create Project Time-line
Note: All document resources can be found on our website: https://www.victoriaparents.com/resources
Have more questions? Contact us: https://www.victoriaparents.com/contact