Congratulations to Lillian Wright Endowment for Author in the Schools Grant Recipients
Congratulations to Hamline and Maxfield elementary schools, Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet, and J.J. Hill Montessori, the 2015-16 Lillian Wright Endowment Grant Recipients.

Each year SPPS K-5 schools are invited to apply for funds for a visit by a children’s author or illustrator of their choice through a grant from the Lillian Wright & C. Emil Berglund Foundation. The foundation was set up with an endowment from Lillian Wright, a long-time teacher and principal in SPPS, who is credited with starting the first elementary school library in Saint Paul at Linwood School in the 1930s.  

Grants are awarded based on the applicant’s plan for using an author visit to support the school’s literacy program. Special consideration is given to funding authors and illustrators from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, across a broad range of subject matter. Schools that have not received a grant in previous years are given special consideration.

SPPS students featured last week in ‘I Am SPPS’
The “I am SPPS” campaign shares videos, photos and quotes from SPPS students, staff, families and supporters. The campaign can be found on Facebook, Twitter and at spps.org/iamspps.

Last week “I Am SPPS” featured:

  • Marcus, student at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy
  • Charvell, student at Galtier Community School.