Foundation Impact at MME

2018-19 Foundation Teacher Grants for MME

PhyEd Journals for MME Staff
Kieran Monaghan | Awarded $264

Subscriptions for two Physical Education Journals, allowing staff to examine current trends to impact existing content areas.





Fitness Equipment

Stacie Olson | Awarded $3,500

Safe and usable fitness equipment for a weight room at MME.






Growing Through Grief
Donna Dahl | Awarded $759
For all schools

Funds a Stress Reduction Tool Kit for the Minnetonka Grief Counselor to use in peer support groups, individual sessions, and wile supporting crisis events.



Design for Learning
Nicole Snedden | Awarded $5,000
For all schools

A district wide innovation project that empowers students and staff to transform education through the design of the learning environment.








8th Grade Tectonics Project Urban Sprawl at MME 6th Grade Pollack Sphero Art






Launching The Hub to Promote Maker-Based Learning

Future workplaces will require people who can problem-solve, adapt, and communicate in environments that are increasingly complex.

With $200,000 from our Endowment Fund, the Foundation launched The Hub last year. We provided plugged and unplugged materials to enhance the tonka curricular program and support maker-based learning in all PreK-8 Minnetonka schools.



The Hub materials provided by the Foundation encourage open-ended student-driven learning experiences that encourage creativity, collaboration and teamwork to achieve a goal.


MME Silk Road Board Games








Student working



  MME Sustainable Communities


Students were able to apply their knowledge and demonstrate their knowledge through creative means


- MME Teacher




It was definitely engaging for the students.... [and] allowed students to push themselves in a more creative and technical way


- MME Teacher







Hub Art


Minnetonka Public Schools Foundation Logo

celebrating 1 mil in teacher grants since 1999



Follow the foundation on social media

facebook_logos_PNG19751   Twitter_icon   Instagram_icon


We also provide continued financial support for district-wide programs



Design for Learning
A district-wide innovation project that empowers students and staff to transform education through the design of the learning environment.




Parenting with Purpose
Community Book Read Event: Raising Unselfies!

Featuring Michelle Borba, Ed.D, author of “Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World” on November 14, MHS Arts Center.

Save the Date for Foundation Events

November 16
Tour of Tables
Ladies Luncheon
Lafayette Club

February 9
Dream Makers
Minneapolis Event Center




Your Financial Support of the Foundation will be used at MME to:

  • Sponsor MME teacher grants
  • Provide new Hub materials and technology
  • Replenish Hub consumable items used by students
  • Make future Hub enrichment events possible

"Students worked in groups and were all very engaged. They developed a deep understanding through having to illustrate [the concept]."
- MME Teacher