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    May 07, 2019

    Fullerton School District is the proud recipient of seven Community Investment Award grants from the Rotary Club of Fullerton. The purpose of the grants is to fund youth, community, and senior citizen activities that support educational, cultural, health or athletic programs that advance the aims of the Rotary Club of Fullerton. Three schools and four programs administered by the District Office are receiving one-time funds as part of this program.

    Richman School, Orangethorpe School, and Parks Junior High School each successfully applied for and were awarded a Community Investment Award grant for their sites. In addition, four programs administered by the District Office were successful with their grant submissions. The programs that received grant funds are All the Arts for All the Kids, Resilient Families Program, Writer’s Guild, and Robot Nation.

    Funding for All the Arts for All the Kids will be used for the creation of additional arts-designated rooms at school sites. The Resilient Families Program provides intervention and prevention service to high-risk families for both parents and children. The Writer’s Guild program is designed to create a culture of writers and provides an opportunity for students to work with literary mentors to enhance their writing skills. Robot Nation helps foster students’ curiosity and passion in robotics and the grant funding will be used to assist in covering the cost of materials to facilitate a mentor program within robotics.

    “The support of the Rotary Club of Fullerton to the Fullerton School District is appreciated and will enhance the experiences of hundreds of students. The Rotary Club of Fullerton is a valued partner with the Fullerton School District and we appreciate all their efforts in improving the community and particularly local schools,” stated Dr. Robert Pletka, Superintendent of the Fullerton School District.

    The Fullerton School District is located in northern Orange County, California and serves over 13,500 students in grades TK – 8th. The Fullerton School District includes 20 schools, 15 elementary schools, two K-8th grade schools, and three middle schools. The mission of the Fullerton School District is to work collaboratively with the community to provide an innovative, high-quality educational program for all students in a safe learning environment. The District motto, “Great Schools - Successful Kids” exemplifies the belief that all students will achieve academic excellence, acquire interpersonal skills, and develop technological expertise to contribute as productive citizens in a democratic society. For more information, call 714/447-7400 or visit www.fullertonsd.org.

    Dr. Robert Pletka, Superintendent