Author Archives: Pete Schaefers

1st-Grade Non-Fiction Reading Material Grant

The Blossom first grade team has been working on establishing a book room with books appropriate for first grade students. With the money from the Coos Bay School Foundation grant we were able to purchase 34 sets of informational books to enhance our book room.   Oregon has adopted The Common Core State Standards; the […]

Robotic Kits-Our Grants in Action

Last year, as a grant recipient, I was able to purchase five beginner level robotic kits for my classroom. Students worked together in groups of 3-5; each group had to develop a prospectus that described a problem their robot would solve. The groups were then required to give a presentation/demonstration describing each phase of their […]


Kids need positive activities such as after-school programs, field trips and special events that recognize and reward achievement to stay focused, engaged, and excited about school.


The arts, whether it be traditional art classes, theatre, music or broadcast help develop creativity as well as problem-solving and social skills.


Being on a team and regularly practicing sports helps develop good work habits that will carry over into other aspects of life. The Coos Bay School Community Foundation supports athletic programs.


The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation offers grants to district teaching professionals for programs and supplies that will enhance and enrich our kids’ academic experience.