Bergeson Elementary School Foundation
Working toward a brighter future
Bergeson Elementary School Foundation (BESF) knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. During budget cuts in 2002, the foundation was established to raise funds to prevent the loss of important programs that enrich the education of our children. BESF funds help Bergeson Elementary School provide a first class education. Donations have supported the primary music program, new computers, field trips, math and science supplies, and teacher supplies.
2019-2020 BESF Funded Programs
Making A Difference
2 Reading Aides
Reading aides give instruction to students in core reading areas, elementary level reading and ELA.
Physical Education Program
The YMCA PE Program promotes healthy and active lifestyles, while instilling positive values through structured, cooperative, and fun activities.
• 60 minute physical education program
• Prepares students for the Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) starting in 5th grade
• Gives students the opportunity to interact with each other and strengthen self-esteem, social skills, team work, and sportsmanship.
• Aids in the prevention of childhood obesity and diabetes by providing students with physically activity and education on healthy lifestyle.
FASTT Math & FRACTION NATION
FASTT Math's engaging content and adaptive technology is based on research and is proven to build fluency fast so students can focus on building more rigorous math skills. Fraction Nation is an adaptive software program for students in Grades 4-8+.
Fraction Nation delivers fraction fluency through explicit instruction, extensive practice, and ongoing assessments to build a strong foundation in fractions and decimals.
Ways to Donate
Fast, Simple, and most of all your donation goes farther because there are no fees. Please complete a FORM so we have you in the raffle OR message us in Venmo with your students' names, teacher, your email and phone number.
We are half way to our annual goal! Thank you to all the families who have donated!
Once funding needs have been met for the above committed programs, we would like to bring the following to Bergeson Elementary
Shade for the Kinder Playground
We need more shade in the Kinder Yard
The UV rays of the sun are penetrating more these days and kids are getting sunburned and overheated. Sunburns during the first 7 years of life greatly increase the risk of skin cancer. Let's protect our most vulnerable as they enter school.
Water Refill Stations
Who wants to drink from the drinking fountain?
Kids need clean water to drink at school. Most have water bottles but still need a clean and convenient way to refill them. Let's keep our kids safely hydrated.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives. A STEM room gives students the chance to explore real life STEM-related concepts. STEM activities provide hands-on and minds-on lessons for the student. Making math and science both fun and interesting helps the student to do much more than just learn.
“Everything that is done in the world is done by hope”