Sunset Valley PTA Teacher Grant Program

The Sunset Valley Elementary PTA has established a Teacher Grant Fund for the 2019-2020 school year.   The purpose of these PTA grants is to assist teachers in creating innovative educational experiences for their students.    Summaries of the grant programs are included below. To learn more, please consult the  Teacher Grant Guidelines.  


You may apply for any of these grants through the form linked at the bottom of the page.



Semester and Annual Teacher Grants


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.


If you have questions about the annual and semester grant programs, please reach out to Alison Norman at



Teacher In-Service Funding

The Sunset Valley Elementary PTA is thrilled to offer teacher in-service funding again this year.  Please apply for an in-service grant if you would like to attend training and have a portion of the funds covered by the school and/or the PTA. 


If you have questions about the teacher in-service grant program, please reach out to Michelle Halvorsen at


Grade-Level Funding

$400 is available for each grade level team, the special education team, each special area, the librarian, and the counselor to buy items for their team/area.  Please apply for a grade-level grant to access these funds. Please remember, these funds are intended for a large grade-level purchase and not individual classroom needs.   

If you have questions about the grade-level grant program, please reach out to Michelle Halvorsen at


Apply for a Grant!



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Fundraisers / Recaudadores de fondos

Amazon Smile
Shop through Amazon Smile, and a portion of your order gets donated to Sunset Valley PTA! Go to, select Sunset Valley Elementary PTA as your preferred charity, and shop!
¡Compre a través de Amazon Smile, y una parte de su pedido será donada a Sunset Valley PTA! Visite, seleccione Sunset Valley Elementary PTA como su organización benéfica preferida y compre.

Love Your School Campaign / Campaña Love Your School
Please support our school by donating what you can. This campaign ends on February 28th, and our goal is $5,000. You can donate at this link or drop off a check / cash with Sandra Sancen in the front office. 100% of cash and check donations go straight to the school!
Apoye a nuestra escuela donando lo que pueda. Esta campaña finaliza el 28 de febrero y nuestra meta es de $5,000. Puede donar en este enlace o dejar un cheque / efectivo con Sandra Sancen en la oficina principal. ¡El 100% de las donaciones en efectivo y cheques van directamente a la escuela!

Spirit Night / Noche de espíritu
Join us at IN-N-OUT Burger on South Lamar on Wednesday, December 4 and support Sunset Valley Elementary! Mentioning Sunset Valley when ordering and 20% of your order will go back to support our school! 
¡Únase a nosotros en IN-N-OUT Burger en South Lamar el miércoles 4 de diciembre y apoye a Sunset Valley Elementary! ¡Mencionando Sunset Valley cuando realiza el pedido y el 20% de su pedido volverá a apoyar a nuestra escuela!