Meeting the Need

OPSF Surprise Squad Distributes More than $32,000 in Classroom Grants

More than $32,000 in Foundation grants were distributed to classrooms all over Olathe just before winter break.
More than $32,000 in Foundation grants were distributed to classrooms all over Olathe just before winter break.  These funds are the second round of grants dispursed during the school year and are part of the Foundation's yearly $100,000 grant program.     
 
The winning grants cover a wide range of subjects and disciplines, from STEM to life skills to leadership.  If you know a teacher who has a great idea for their classroom and needs funding to make it happen, encourage them to

The High Cost of a Deep Breath

Olathe Public Schools Foundation
**District Nurse Story**
 
A district nurse shared with us this amazing story of how a gift from the OPSF Student Health Emergency Fund very possibly saved the life of an Olathe Student:
 
CJ is a delightful, sophisticated first grader who struggles with a severe case of asthma. His parents, who had recently moved to Olathe, had no idea that his State Insurance had lapsed until they went to the pharmacy to get his medication. His medication cost, without insurance, was over $400.

Thriving at School - #Giving Tuesday

A school nurse shared this amazing Student Health Emergency Fund story with us recently.  When a student has an immediate health need, the Student Health Emergency Fund is here to help.  

One of our students returned to school in August with a right cochlear implant that was lost and a left cochlear implant that was not turned on but was working after it was charged.  When the right cochlear was found it needed several cochlear implant parts including one magnet and two

Save the Date! - Giving Tuesday

Olathe Public Schools Foundation
On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
 
The Olathe Public Schools Foundation will participate in a global day of giving, #GivingTuesday, and all proceeds will benefit the Student Health Emergency Fund (SHEF).

Introducing... Dr. B's Musical Instrument Fund

In 5th grade, Olathe students have the opportunity to explore various instruments with the end goal of joining either the band or orchestra programs.  For many, this is the first step in a lifelong love of performing. However, the cost of renting or buying an instrument is an obstacle difficult to overcome for some financially struggling families. 

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