Announcing the Art, Poetry and Essay Contest Theme for 2015

The theme for 2015’s Art, Poetry and Essay Contest is “My Feelings and Me!” The idea for this year’s theme came out of the Toolbox Project. The Toolbox Project is a program aimed at teaching children to master their emotions and interact more successfully with other people. Below is an excerpt from their mission statement:

The Toolbox Project gives children, teachers, parents, and schools a common language and the Tools necessary to form a cohesive, collaborative, non-violent, and caring community, which leads to hope for a meaningful and positive future.”

The Art, Poetry and Essay Contest is open to all fourth and fifth graders in the Berkeley Unified School District. Students are invited to express their ideas through art, poetry, or essay. Students may submit work in more than one category. Cash prizes and medals will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony, which will be held at LeConte Elementary School on Thursday April 23, 2015. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Honorable Mention in all three categories for both 4th and 5th graders.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, March 5, 2015.


In Dulci Jubilo, Inc. Accepting Grant Applications for 2015-2016

We are currently accepting grant proposals for projects taking place in the 2015/2016 school year. Applications must be postmarked by Friday, April 24, 2015. Applications and Grant Criteria are available for download in the sidebar. 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 … [Read More...]