We are requesting grant funding for cross country skis, bindings, boots, and poles for Glenshire Elementary School that will be used by the all students in the primary grades including transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second grades. Over twenty plus years ago, an Excellence In Education grant helped Glenshire Elementary purchase its school's first cross country equipment. That equipment has been loved, cared for by teachers, well used by thousands of students and used far beyond its life expectancy! The binding system on our old skis is outdated rendering them unable to be repaired, as well as the ski themselves have the wood bases now protruding through the ski surface. The crown pattern on the bottom is worn down to the point of the skis not able to get grip as it is too smooth from all of the use.
We thoroughly researched the best cost and options for purchasing new ski equipment for our school and are requesting $15,000 in grant funds for 80 sets of Fischer skis, bindings, boots and poles in a variety of sizes that will be shared by our four grade levels. Details of the equipment are listed below in the budget section.
Our school has a rich history of blending classroom learning and outdoor learning in our large greenbelt area adjacent to our school in all seasons. This grant funding allow us to continue to our 24 year tradition of introducing our youngest learners to cross country skiing both around our campus and on field trips to Tahoe Donner Adventure Center.