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Brill Elementary Awarded $5,885 for ‘Reading for Biliteracy!’ Grant

Brill Elementary Awarded $5,885 for ‘Reading for Biliteracy!’ Grant

Brill Elementary received a $5,885 grant today to provide guided reading books for the school’s dual-language program.

During a surprise visit by the Klein ISD Education Foundation Celebration Express, the school was awarded the grant by Foundation directors, community members, and Klein ISD Superintendent Dr. Jenny McGown. School staff were overjoyed as dozens of Foundation supporters climbed out of their school bus and delivered large checks to grant recipients. 

The grant, sponsored by Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc., will facilitate students learning how to read, write, listen, and speak Spanish and English.

Teachers will use these books with their guided reading groups, and students will have the opportunity to take these books home to continue practicing at home. In 2018, Brill had one Dual Language class and now has ten dual-language classrooms.

“There is so much excitement in awarding this wonderful grant,” KEF Director Christy Spisak said. “As a dedicated and innovative Klein Family, we are proud to make a difference for the staff and students in Klein ISD.”

This spring, the Celebration Express delivered grants totaling $81,631 to bring education to life for our learners. From a Science learning garden to an Engage EVERY Family Center, our Spring 2021 grant recipients are innovative, engaging, and inspirational.

Thank you so much to all our grant sponsors who made all this possible. Your giving contribution will help further the educational experience of every Klein ISD student. 

The Klein ISD Education Foundation accepts grant applications twice a year to encourage, facilitate, and recognize creative projects that lead to academic achievement for our Klein ISD students. 

For a full recap of the day, please read our overview article here.


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