2016-2019 Fundraising Goals
The Barnwell Foundation hopes to raise $40,000 every school year. This goal will be achieved through:
Principal Discretionary Fund – Ten percent of all raised funds will be gifted to our current Barnwell Principal to be used for staff, student and school miscellaneous expenses that are not currently funded by the school district or the PTA.
2016-2019 Special Project – STEM Sensory Garden, Amphitheater and Playground – Ninety percent of all raised funds will be utilized to pay for the Barnwell Elementary STEM Sensory Garden, Amphitheater and Playground. This outdoor learning classroom will be built on the northwest side of Barnwell Elementary School, where the portables were removed. The intent of this project is to build an outdoor classroom where teachers and students can gather and learn. The outdoor sensory garden will allow students to learn in a dynamic beautiful setting through writing, art and lessons in measuring, prediction, nutrition and life sciences. Currently, 34 schools in Fulton County School District maintain their own edible gardens which include raised beds, greenhouses, orchards and pots of herbs. Lessons such as identifying edible plant parts, learning fractions by making salads, plant life cycles and experiential agriculture all support the standards based curriculum.
The Foundation wants to partner with all interested parents and community members. We want to work together as a community to achieve our fundraising goals. Please consider participating in Foundation events by giving of your time, skills, services and/or financial support.