Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cabrillo Elementary receives $5,000 Barona Education Foundation grant

Cabrillo Elementary School has received a $5,000 grant from the Barona Education Foundation. The funds will be used to support Cabrillo teachers and students through the use of current professional readings and research, updated classroom library books, guided reading sets, and high interest/low readability texts.

Barona Tribal SealIn addition, the grant will help in the purchase of materials that will support students at their levels of need, each classroom will house several examples of mentor texts as well as books students can get their hands on and read.

These books will not only promote literacy and reading comprehension, but also transition into students' writing, which is a school-wide focus for the 2013-2014 school year.

Since 2006, Barona has awarded more than $1.5 million to more than  300 schools statewide through its grant program, which is the first of its kind in California created and administered by a Tribal Government. The goal of the Barona Education Grant program is to create strong educational opportunities for the children of California building upon the success of the Barona Indian Charter School, which operates under a continuous improvement model.

Schools throughout California can apply for educational grants from Barona to purchase much-needed supplies and materials that promote academic improvement.Each grant awarded by the Barona Education Grant Program is $5,000.Applications can be downloaded at .