Teacher Grants

The Sunset Valley Elementary PTA has established a Teacher Grant Fund for the 2018-2019 school year. The purpose of these PTA grants is to assist teachers in creating innovative educational experiences for their students.  


The teacher grant program includes two types of grants:

  1. Semester grant. This program makes funds available each semester for teachers to enhance the educational experiences of the students.  
    • Each classroom teacher may each apply for up to $125 per semester.  
    • Each special area teacher may apply for up to $200 per semester for field trip needs, including reverse field trips, where a person of note in the field comes to campus.
    • Teachers may combine  proposals for shared items or field trips for multiple classes, etc., as long as the total of all items does not exceed $125.00 per classroom teacher, or $200 per special area teacher.  A “shared” grant award counts as a grant for each teacher involved.
  2. Annual grant.  This program offers funds for a teacher(s) with a vision that would transform the educational experience of children in the classroom or at the school.  Projects that promote innovative, hands-on educational experiences and provide engaged learning will be favored. The PTA has approximately $1,500 to award to one or divide among multiple projects.
    • A teacher may apply for this grant in addition to the semester grant described above.


Program Requirements:

  1. This program is open to all Sunset Valley Elementary teachers who are also members of the Sunset Valley Elementary PTA. Click here to join the PTA!
  2. The grant funds must be used to provide enhanced or innovative educational experiences to the students, and their use must also fit with school and TEKS guidelines.

To learn more, please consult Teacher Grant Guidelines. You may also reach out to Alison Norman at teacher_grants@ssvpta.org with questions.



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Teacher In-Service Funding

The Sunset Valley Elementary PTA is thrilled to offer teacher in-service funding this year. If you would like to attend training and have a portion of the funds covered by the school and/or the PTA, please fill out the form here.


Grade Level Funding

 To apply for your grade level/special area funding, please fill out the form here. Please remember, these funds are intended for a large grade-level purchase and not individual classroom needs. Please apply for a teacher grant to fulfill individual classroom needs. 

Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos

December 13: Kinder & Choir Winter Program / Kinder & programa de invierno del coro
Kinder classes & the choir will perform for the school at 9AM and families at 6PM (cafeteria). / Las clases de Kinder y el coro tocarán para la escuela a las 9AM y las familias a las 6PM (cafetería). 
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December 14: Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch / Almuerzo de apreciación del maestrao y el personal
Help us celebrate our teachers and staff by bringing a food dish to the Teacher’s Lounge before 10AM. / Ayúdenos a celebrar a nuestros maestros y personal trayendo un plato de comida a la sala de maestros antes de las 10AM. 
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