The 2019 Packer Classic is open for registration.
July 15th, 2019 – Austin Country Club
11:00 AM – Registration opens 11:10 AM – Putting contest begins 11:30 AM – Lunch at your leisure 12:30 PM – Shotgun start 5:30 PM – Light meal, awards presentation
Download the registration form below to sign up. Get a team of 4 players together or just sign up and we’ll connect you with a team. Even better – become a sponsor with prominent signage and recognition throughout the tournament.
For more information, contact:
Amanda Gafkjen, Executive Director of the Austin Public Education Foundation:
Phone: 507.460.1938 Email: Amanda.Gafkjen@austin.k12.mn.us
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our 2019-2020 educational grants. These teachers and coaches wrote grants requesting funds for the projects and materials described below:
Austin High School
Project Grant Writers Approved 9th Grade Reader’s Workshop Libraries Levon Larson, Emily Hovland, & Leslie Leffers $2,000.00 Coding in Math Stations Josephine Winter $931.68 Classroom Sensory Furniture Bobbie Stone $654.94 Giant Floor Continent Map and Materials Lisa Sanders $1,900.00 Unified Physical Education Class Creation Jacy Bodi $1,500.00 Horizon Program Science Supplies Kristen Frana $466.99 Pottery Wheel Jesse Smith $1,365.95 IJ Holton
Project Grant Writers Approved Stop Motion Lego Set Jenny Madsen $482.67 EL Social and Emotional Visual Supports Angela Thoen $149.78 Banfield Elementary
Project Grant Writers Approved 6 Gopher TumblePro Mats Steve Bamrick $4,011.93 The Short Series: Complete Library Stephanie Fehn $764.50 1st Grade Science STEM Centers Nicole Edwards $544.73 3rd Grade Math Manipulatives Mallory Harber $1,409.24 Mr. Rodgers’ Won’t You Be My Neighbor Program Sue Conway $500.00 Horizon Wonder Workshop Robots/Bloxels Jodi VanPelt $401.67 3rd Grade Reading Enrichment Materials John Schneider $518.92 Neveln Elementary
Project Grant Writers Approved Scholastic Ready to Go Classroom Library Erik LaRock, Julie Nelson, & Shelly Weinmann $1,035.00 Math and Reading Center Materials Kate Jordal & Robin Witham $442.99 Comprehension Connections Maria Mickelson & Janene Lunning $826.70 Self‐Regulation Tool Boxes for Each Classroom Stephanie Emanuel $1,203.03 Leveled Literacy Intervention Booster Pack Marilyn Oswald & Tracy Garry $440.00 1st Grade Fine and Gross Motor Practice Kits Michele Braun, Maddison Reuter, & Amber Rochat $633.93 1st and 2nd Grade Recess Cart Amber Rochat $597.04 Southgate Elementary
Project Grant Writer Approved 2 nd grade Steam Kits Abbie Hoyle $992.30 200 Egghead Headphones Christy Halsey $900.00 4 th Grade Kagan Strategies Books Lisa Deyo, Morgan Dickman, Cassie LaRock, Kurt Sorgatz, & Ryan Timm $406.00 Merge Cube Jer Osgood $100.00 K’Nex Building Sets Jer Osgood $173.00 2 Lego Education Community Sets Traci Braaten $477.86 Sumner Elementary
Project Grant Writer Approved 2 Big Book Classroom Libraries Robyn Snow $1921.96 4 th Grade Learning Suite Math Learning Wrap-ups Alyssa DeAdder $638.00 2 nd Grade Math and Reading Palettes Angie Jannsen $1739.94 Phonics Books for Struggling Readers Hannah Gwin $415.97 Woodson Kindergarten Center
Project Grant Writer Approved Sphero Spark, Beebot Card Mat, & 6 Square Panda Multisensory Systems Amy Learn & Rachel Kaplan $490.00 10 Square Panda Multisensory Systems Christine Kasak & Crystal Pepper $495.00 Sensory Paths for each Critter Team Alisha Galle and Rachel Kaplan $683.00 Community Learning Center
Project Grant Writer Approved Early Childhood Manipulatives,Toys, & Sensory Tools Kirby Bussman and Steph Bonjour $1516.66 Oakland Education Center
Project Grant Writer Approved OHD Sensory Items Lisa Row $429.88 Multi-Site
Project Sites Impacted Grant Writer Approved Sensory Paths Sumner & Neveln Maureen Noterman $1100.50 Books on self-regulation, growth mindset, bullying, & classroom/school skills Sumner & Neveln Maureen Noterman $175.56 2 nd and 3 rd grade Charts and Visuals Banfield, Neveln, Southgate, & Sumner Katie Tharp, Kim Zerke, &David Hovland $3800.00 Total (43 Grants Approved) $40,753.31
This annual event is in partnership with the Friends of the Austin Public Library, Austin Public Education Foundation, and the Historic Hormel Home.
Congratulations to the following prize-winning poets from the 2019 Eberhart Poetry Contest:
Carter McRae, Kindergarten – Woodson Kindergarten Center Ayden Keefe, grade 3 – Banfield Elementary School Sawyer Loucks, grade 2 – Neveln Elementary School Callie McRae, grade 3 – Southgate Elementary School Daniel Jimenez Gonzalez, grade 1 – Sumner Elementary School Emma Stanley, grade 6: IJ Holton Intermediate School Ariana Keefe, grade 7: Ellis Middle School Cassity Nangle, grade 12: Austin High School
Special thanks to the AHS Language Arts department for their assistance with the judging!