Art, Poetry & Essay Contest 2016

In Dulci Jubilo is happy to announce the Art, Poetry and Essay contest for 2016. The contest is open to all 4th and 5th graders Berkeley Unified School District. Students are invited to express their ideas through art, poetry, or essay. Contest details here.

This year’s theme is “When we opened the box…” The deadline for entries is Thursday March 3, 2016. The awards ceremony will take place Thursday April 14, 2016 at Thousand Oaks Elementary School, at 840 Colusa Avenue in Berkeley. You can enjoy the artwork, poetry and essays from 6:30 to 7:00 pm, at the reception, and then the program will be held from 7-8 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Here is a list of box-related books to inspire your 4th or 5th grader:

  • Chloe by Peter McCarty
  • Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
  • A Box Story by Kenneth Kit Lamug
  • Henry’s Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
  • The Gift of Nothing by Patrick McDonnel
  • The Keepers: The Box and the Dragonfly by Ted Sanders
  • Bigger than a Bread Box by Laura Snyder
  • Secrets of a Christmas Box by Steven Hornby
  • The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald
  • Pandora the Curious (Goddess Girls) by Joan Holub
  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass
  • King Mertagon’s Box by Rebecca Ann Wilkes
  • The Hundred Penny Box by Sharon Bell Mathis

Grants 2016

Untitled by Avery Nudel
Untitled by Avery Nudel

In Dulci Jubilo is now accepting applications for grants for 2016. IDJ provides grants of up to $5,000 to schools and community organizations working with youth. The IDJ Board of Directors is committed to supporting projects that enhance the educational experience of all children, with a particular interest in projects that address the achievement gap.

This may include academic projects, as well as projects in a variety of fields, including the arts, physical education, health, environmental education, conflict resolution, and ethics. While many of IDJ’s funded projects take place in the schools, the board will consider worthwhile proposals from community groups working with youth outside of the schools. Fundable projects engaging learning experiences for young people and their families during and after school. In Dulci Jubilo, Inc. encourages proposals for school-wide or community-wide projects. Projects are funded for one year. See the sidebar to download Grant materials.

Grant Criteria
Projects Funded in 2015