The Omaha Schools Foundation is currently accepting requests for the funding of classroom projects designed by Principals and Teachers to enhance the curriculum and promote the success of their students.

Day in and day out the Principals and Teachers of the Omaha Public Schools are creating innovative curriculum strands to stimulate and enrich their students' learning. Often these projects are under-funded or the school is not able to implement it at all due to lack of resources.

The key mission of the Omaha Schools Foundation is to provide students and staff of the Omaha Public Schools academic programs, enrichment activities and professional opportunities which are beyond the budget constraints of the Omaha School District. Accomplishment of this mission supports the curriculum of the Omaha Public Schools and helps sustain this community's tradition of excellence in integrated living and learning.

To carry out this mission, the Omaha Schools Foundation seeks private and corporate contributions and gifts. The Foundation is unique in that, unlike many available fund-raising platforms, it does not charge any fees associated with making a donation or using the Omaha Schools Foundation Social Media to promote classroom project requests.

Requests

To make a request, teachers and principals should go to our online request form found here:

Once your project has been approved we will post your request online and a donation form will be available through our Search Tool on every page of the site.

Current Projects

Help Send Beveridge Team to African American History Challenge Competition

aahcThe Beveridge Magnet School African American History Challenge team won the 17th annual Omaha area African American History Challenge Competition. By winning this competition, the team has the opportunity to compete at the national competition in New Orleans, June 7-11, 2017. The students are working to raise money to help them attend the competition. The cost per student or coach will be approximately $980.00, with a total cost for three students and two chaperones at $4900.00. Please consider a donation to the students' effort to raise the funds and make their participation a reality. Imagine Omaha Public Schools participation on a National level!

Read more: Help Send Beveridge Team to African American History Challenge Competition

Bee-Bots for Coding

beebotsMegan Rogers teaches K-1 students at the Omaha Virtual School. One of our "specials" is coding. The Bee-Bots are great for beginning coders and programmers. Students will create algorithms to do a variety of learning tasks, such as "writing numbers or letters", sight word maps, shapes, colors, or map skills. The possibilities are endless!

Read more: Bee-Bots for Coding

Fuel for Active Lifestyles

Lunch Assistance FundSome of our OPS students need financial assistance because their families don't qualify for free or reduced lunch and therefore these students are not getting the nutrition they need to complete their school day. We have established an account for donations to assist these students as healthy nutritious meals enhance their academic performance and provide fuel for active lifestyles. Thank you for your consideration of this request as we strive to serve all of our OPS students by attending to their physical, emotional and academic needs.

Read more: Fuel for Active Lifestyles

Dundee Direct

Dundee DirectThe Dundee Elementary PTO supports the students, teachers, school facilities and the community of Dundee Elementary School. 80% of our net expenses go directly into the classroom through teacher grants, the purchasing of computers/iPads, and financial support of classroom activities. The PTO also cares for the school grounds (plants and flower beds), provides scholarships to alumni and participates in neighborhood events; holistically making the entire Dundee community a wonderful place.

Read more: Dundee Direct

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