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Mount Rose Academy of Languages receives education grant for garden

By ThisIsReno

Mt Rose School$4,970 will provide funding for Mount Rose School Garden

The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $4,970 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant to Mount Rose PK-8 Academy of Languages in the Midtown District of Reno to install an outdoor classroom, build a garden tool shed, and purchase garden supplies and a variety of learning tools for our students and teachers. Mount Rose PK-8 Academy of Languages is one of more than 350 schools across the United States to be awarded a Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant this fall for improvement projects during the 2013-2014 school year.

Outdoor classroom benches and other needed structures and supplies such as a tool shed, hand and vegetable washing station will be installed as well as engaging learning tools like a weather station will be purchased for our students to use. Having the proper infrastructure for the teachers and students to utilize will make the garden a cohesive and natural part of our school’s amenities and allow the students to learn in a unique outdoor setting. The project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2014.

“Lowe’s is committed to enhancing the educational experience and improving schools for students across the country through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education program,” said Marshall Croom, chairman of Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “With community support and the hands-on help of local Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, these funds will go a long way to improve the future of thousands of children.”

Since its inception in 2006, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education has provided more than $38 million in grants to 8,000 schools, benefiting nearly 5 million schoolchildren. Grants are available to K-12 public schools in the United States for a wide range of improvement projects. Large schools or school districts may be eligible to receive Toolbox grants up to $100,000. Parent groups and educators can apply by visiting ToolboxForEducation.com. The spring cycle will remain open until Feb. 14, 2014.

To view a full list of projects by state, visit ToolboxForEducation.com/winners. Select the fall 2013 winners tab, which will list the school and the supporting Lowe’s store available for assistance.

Since 1957, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has helped improve communities across North America through financial contributions and support for employee volunteerism.