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Smart Money The Annual Fund for Linn-Mar 2018-2019

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The Linn-Mar School Foundation has been a proud partner to the Linn-Mar Community School District since 1985.  The Foundation provides classroom & curriculum funding benefiting our students and staff across the district. We cannot do this alone, our community has always supported our schools.

Smart Money, the Annual Fund for Linn-Mar, is currently underway and we could use your support.  Smart Money contributions are a way to make an important and immediate impact in our schools, for our students.  Contributions to this campaign are distributed to our schools in the form of grants ranging from 21st Century classroom technology, art & music enrichment, science, technology, engineering, arts & math (STEAM) initiatives, literacy & media center collections, underserved and emerging curriculum areas and much more.

We are striving for a record-breaking goal for this years’ Smart Money campaign, $40,000!  With the tremendous support from our Linn-Mar families, grandparents, community friends, businesses and alumni, we can do this!  

Take a peek at some of the great projects we were able to fund this year thanks to our giving community.


Here are some examples how we put your gift to work in our schools!

$10         Subscription for a student for online reading & math program to boost comprehension

$18         Materials for 5 students to create, play & innovate with a classroom makerstation, the Foundation
               has added makerstation materials to all 10 schools!

$32         Provides 6 leveled reading books for an emerging reader

$64         Advanced Placement exam for a promising student

$78         Opera and Orchestra Iowa artist in residence experiences for 30 elementary students. We fund these enrichment
                programs for all 3,500+ K-5 students

$110       80 students will have the opportunity to “travel” outside of the classroom using Google Expedition virtual reality

$150       Kickstarter for Middle School Blended Laptop Project 

$280       Buys a used musical instrument & summer beginner music lessons for a student who wants to participate in music
               but cannot afford to do so

$560       Purchases classroom iPads for education apps, Math Bingo, Raz Readers, Lexia & Seesaw, etc

$1,000   Gateway to Technology classroom items, 3D printers, Sphero & VEX coding robot kits, Science lab data collection system

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