Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Loma Portal Elementary receives grant from Barona Band of Mission Indians

Loma Portal Elementary was recently awarded a $5,000 Education Grant by the Barona Band of Mission Indians.

Beth Glasco, Heather Nelson, Mindy Fenska, State Senator
Marty Block and Principal Rebecca Penh
The Education Grant will be used to purchase new books for the school’s library. Each book will have a special bookplate honoring the Barona Tribe for this generous grant award.

"We are thrilled to fulfill the wishes of so many students by being able to supply the library with new series and books,” said librarian Mindy Fenska. “There are books for students at all reading levels.”

State Senator Marty Block sponsored Loma Portal Elementary and was on campus for the check presentation along with Barona Councilwoman Beth Glasco.

Heather Nelson, grant writer for Loma Portal, reached out to Senator Marty Block, who wrote a letter of support for the school in order to be considered and chosen for this grant.

For more news on Loma Portal Elementary School, please visit their website.