Resources

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is committed to providing educational resources and opportunities for all students at Tulsa Public Schools. With community support and assistance we are able to offer teachers the ability to apply for Grants for Great Ideas, take advantage of the Explore Oklahoma program, and prepare their students for learning with regular Teacher Supply Days.

Osde CLASS 2 Grant - Partnership with DonorsChoose

Starting November 2nd, the Oklahoma State Department of Education will be awarding grants of up to $1000 for classroom supplies in federal relief funding to qualifying Oklahoma educator DonorChoose projects for the 918 area code.

*PLEASE NOTE: Projects submitted before November 2nd will not be eligible for funding. Do not submit your project until November 2nd at 4pm.

  • Teach PreK-12 in an Oklahoma public school. 
  • Submit a new project after November 2nd, 2022 at 4pm CT
  • On the “HI” page while creating your project, enter the campaign code OKLAHOMA918 by clicking “Apply a campaign code.” You will not be able to enter this campaign code until November 2nd at 4pm. Projects without their appropriate campaign code will not be eligible for funding.
  • Request around $800 in combined costs for materials, shipping, & taxes. The $1,000 donation includes the total cost of materials, applicable taxes and fees, and the suggested donation to DonorsChoose.
  • Answer the included prompts from the OSDE:
    • What makes your students unique and special? How has COVID-19 impacted learning over the past two years? How will the requested resources directly relate to helping students advance their academic learning or overall well-being in light of COVID-19?
  • Request resources to support students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being as well as the impacts of interrupted learning because of COVID-19. Your project must only request resources that will be used directly by students, or have a direct student benefit. Need inspiration? See this article for guidance on what resources are eligible. In your project essay, make sure to describe how the resources you’re requesting will help your students through pandemic-impacted learning.
  • Along with teachers, speech pathologists, media specialists, counselors, reading specialists and occupational/speech therapists are eligible to submit projects for possible funding.
  • Projects created before November 2, 2022 at 4pm.
  • Projects from Head Start programs are not eligible unless they are part of a program at an elementary (K+) school site.
  • Projects from virtual schools are not eligible.
  • Professional Development, virtual class trips, virtual class visitors, and Special Requests are not eligible for this funding opportunity.
  • Resources that will not qualify:
    • Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards
    • Resources that will not be directly used by students. Examples: Snacks and beverages for school staff, furniture for teachers, resources for parent engagement

Note: Projects requesting gift cards (outside of Teachers Pay Teachers gift cards, which are not eligible) need to be reviewed by a small team of staff screeners. Based on the anticipated speed of funding, we recommend that you do not include any gift cards in your project for the best chance at receiving funding. 

Please do not to create a draft project on DonorsChoose in advance. You may create a draft within a Word document and then cut and paste on November 2 at 4 p.m. Projects must be submitted after 4 p.m. on November 2 for eligibility purposes.

Grants for Great ideas - Donorschoose

Are you a teacher with a great idea?

The Foundation for Tulsa school has migrated to DonorsChoose for all requests for Grants for Great Ideas for teachers. To post a project please follow the links to the DonorsChoose website. If you would like your project to be considered for Grants for Great Ideas please email the DonorChoose link to Brena Meadows Thrash at meadobr@tulsaschools.org. 

Grants for Great Idea submissions should be submitted by the first of each month to be considered by the grant committee that month. Subject areas that are eligible for GFGI are Art, Music, Health & Wellness, Literacy, STEAM, Enrichment, or Special Education. Submissions should also address how the idea will improve student learning or achievement. Award decisions will be made by the 2nd Friday of each month.

Are you a donor looking for a classroom project to support? See all TPS projects on DonorChoose here.

EXPLORE Oklahoma

Helping students dream big by showing them our culture and history.

Funded field trips for TPS schools

Many or our students have not had the opportunity to fully explore our state, or even our thriving city. Students need to believe that Tulsa, Oklahoma is a city and state they can live in, contribute to, and a place that welcomes them. To build strong bonds between our students and their home, the Foundation for Tulsa Schools is excited to foster a grant opportunity for schools in the Tulsa area. Explore Oklahoma exposes students to the cultural and historical treasures of our area, allowing them to dream big in their academic and personal pursuits. 

Teachers from schools within Tulsa Public Schools can submit ideas for field trips and receive funding for bus transportation. Teachers are eligible to receive the grant one time each school year.

Teachers will be notified by FTS of their funding decision within two weeks of application. Applications are reviewed on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

Questions? Please contact Brena Meadows Thrash

Allstate Helping Hands

We would like to thank the Allstate Foundation for partnering with us to provide funding for transportation that allows students to take field trips and explore Tulsa. Through the Helping Hands Grant, we are able to expand students’ minds and creative thinking, increase social awareness of their community and offer space for them to dream big about their futures. Together, we help communities thrive.

TEACHER SUPPLY DAYS

Donated supplies and furniture!

Tulsa Public Schools teachers and school leaders: do you need supplies for your classroom? Donated school supplies and furniture will be available to school leaders and teachers.

School Year 2022-2023 Supply Days

September 15, November 10, January 19, March 30 from 3pm – 6pm

Sign up for a time slot!

All school supply pickup days will be held at:
Remington Elementary
2524 W. 53rd St., Tulsa, OK 74107

Contact Brena Meadows Thrash at meadobr@tulsaschools.org if you have any questions.

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE INCENTIVES

Free Ice-cream Cone Coupon!

Thanks to QuikTrip, schools can apply for free ice cream cone coupons as an incentive to students for achieving their attendance goals. Click here to apply for up to 100 coupons for your school attendance program. Only one staff member per school, per semester may apply. Incentives are available while supplies last. 

For more information, please contact Brena Meadows Thrash.