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2023 Teacher Mini-Grant Awardees
Sponsored by Asian American Parent Association and Cupertino Library Foundation

 

Sample Feedback from Recipients of the Teacher Mini-Grants 2023

Stephanie Fujii – FHS

Thank you so much for funding my grant request. Because of the $300 I was able to order 19 books for my classroom library. These titles were predominantly AAPI authors of various genres (fiction, graphic novels, memoir). I also got a few non-fiction titles. These are all genres and experiences that needed more representation in my classroom, and since I put the books out on display (yesterday), 3 have already been checked out. It is so immensely powerful to give students easy access to books. Even though we have a wonderful library, it becomes an "extra" in a day already packed full to the brim. Enabling them to grab a book at the way out the door, or just giving them books to stare at during class - taunting them to pick them up and enjoy them. It works. Students do love to read - when they find the right book. So thank you for helping me connect them to the right one!

 

Mac Chen – FHS

Thank you so much for accepting our mini-grant application! Your grant will help Fremont High School’s Physical Education department as we offer Table Tennis as a new activity for our students.

This grant will help provide the initial table tennis balls and paddles needed that the students will be able to use as we grow the Table Tennis unit. We will pilot this first with our PE Racquet Sports class and then open it up for all Physical Education classes in the future.

Once again, your generosity has greatly aided in our process to offer this new unit to our students. Thank you from the FHS PE Department!

 

Ashley Hooper – CHS

ent one-minute video expressing appreciation: Ashley Hooper Library _ Room - 13 November 2023.mp4

Also added: Thank you, once again, for facilitating this generous opportunity; I should really have filmed the conversations I had with my students about books while I compiled this list. It warmed my English teacher heart, especially the chats I had with the ELD students.

 

 

Zoey Liu – MVHS/LHS

I hope this message finds you well.I am writing to express my heartfelt gratitude for your unexpected yet very welcome news. The additional $180 in funding you mentioned will indeed make a significant difference to my art project.

Thank you so much for considering my project worthy of [your] support. It’s an honor to have the backing of the board, and I am eager to make the most of this opportunity.

M. Anthony Chen (M.A.C.)-FHS
I just wanted to send over a couple pics now that we finally were able to get the Table Tennis units going this past week.
Thank you again to the AAPA for their generous donation to this process to offer a new unit to our students!

 

Sean Cryan – CHS

Just wanted to express my thanks again for selecting me as a recipient for the mini-grant. With the $300 I was able to purchase 4 acoustic guitars for the Guitar Club on campus, and I am so excited for the kids to be able to use these at school in order to learn how to play guitar. Playing guitar has been a huge part of my life for many years, and I’m grateful to be able to share this with the students at Cupertino High.

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Welcome to the Asian American Parent Association (AAPA) website. This organization is dedicated to providing a better learning environment for our elementary, middle and high school students so that they will be well equipped to becoming contributing successful citizens and future leaders. Our emphasis was initially directed towards the needs of the Asian community but the scope of our programs and our general goals step beyond ethnic boundries.

 

Our Mission
AAPA addresses concerns facing our children's K-12 education, provides opportunities for the exchange of ideas on issues related to education, and organizes activities that support student development. AAPA fosters member involvement in all aspects of the educational processes, especially but not exclusively, as it pertains to the needs of students of the Asian American community. AAPA encourages voluntarism in support of school's educational programs. AAPA promotes dialogue with school administration personnel and advances greater understanding between the general public and the Asian community.

Our Initiatives.

  1. Establish Dialogue with the two School Districts;

  2. Develop Parent Awareness Programs;

  3. Promote Student Training and Leadership Programs;

  4. Encourage Community Involvement.

AAPA is currently working closely with the "Cupertino Union School District" (CUSD) headquartered in the city of Cupertino and the "Fremont Union High School District" (FUHSD), headquartered in the city of Sunnyvale, California.

AAPA Receive PROCLAMATION from City of Cupertino.

The Asian American Parents Association has been serving the Cupertino and surrounding communities for over 25 years. We are proud to have witnessed our school districts here become some of the best school districts in the country. We are also proud of the large amount of parent involvement and engagement in our communities.

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