Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Bolin Elementary




    2021-2022 Classroom Grants


    It's a Small World-Bolin Multicultural Night

    This grant under Fine Arts Curriculum awarded to Paula Till along with Stacy Palmertree, and Melissa J. Wilson will benefit 600 students this coming year.

    The Specials Team will work together to create a diverse performance that highlights music, movement, and art from the many cultures represented at Bolin.


    Fitness Fun Day

    This grant under Physical Education Curriculum awarded to Stacy Palmertree along with Jacinda Owen will benefit 550 students this coming year.

    Fitness Fun Day allows students to try new fitness classes that are fun and exciting for children their age. It allows the students to see regular games played in different forms and lets students work on team building skills in a fun setting. It also allows these students to try new snacks with foods they may already eat or even food they would never have tried before.


    Marathon Mania

    This grant under Physical Education Curriculum was awarded to Jacinda Owen and will benefit 550 students this coming year.

    Marathon Mania helps to provide a quick and easy way to track Bolin Jogging Club laps. It will also allow all students to participate in a fun running event during the school day if they are unable to stay after school for the Jogging Club.


    Little Explorers

    This grant under Science /STEAM Curriculum awarded to Alison Coe along with Jennifer Craig, and Laura Pecina will benefit 66 students this coming year.

    As kindergarten teachers, we are continually trying to find ways to engage students in their learning by providing hands-on experiences. This grant gives students the opportunity to explore their curiosities along with the natural world around. It also encourages collaboration and conversation among our students while incorporating content vocabulary.


    DT - Leveled Readers

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum awarded to Ella Jones along with Jill Jaska, Susie Barlow, Deb Scott, Carli Burke, Dena Goddard, Amber Arnold, Candice Frazier, Janice Harrop, Maria Burnes, Julieta Henderson, Angela Lunde, Shia Valdovino, Janell Cook, Tami Everett.  The grant will benefit 900 students this coming year at the following campuses: Anderson, Bolin, Boyd, Chandler, Cheatham, Evans, Green Kerr, Lindsey and Ford Middle School.

    Connected texts are decodable books that use predictable words and word patterns through engaging stories. The Dyslexia Therapist can use these books, in combination with other materials, to address the student?s fluency and comprehension skills. The Allen ISD Dyslexia Department wants to enhance its program by giving its students the opportunity to read these books so they can become stronger readers.