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Chairs: Dana Bauer, Jayatri Das, Adam Neat, and Allison McCallum
The Dimensions in STEM Committee at SRS consists of parents who are interested in promoting programming in science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition to several yearly initiatives, the committee meets at the beginning of the school year to determine programs and goals for the year.
Yearly programs supported by the STEM Committee include chick embryology, a traveling science show from The Franklin Institute, and the fifth grade ecosystems field trip to the Wetlands Institute. The committee also supports the Imagination Station maker space spearheaded by SRS librarian Roberta Shapiro.
The STEM Committee is responsible for organizing a school wide educational evening in the fall. STEM Night is scheduled on Fall Conference evening (a Thursday night in November) from 6:30-8 p.m. Whether you work in a STEM field or not, if you have an idea for a hands-on EM activity, this is a great opportunity to facilitate a table and bring your knowledge to our students! We will also need help from volunteers to facilitate several pre-arranged, simple activities that require no prior experience—you’ll be trained on the job.
Other parent-initiated activities in past years have included starting the Robotics Club, promoting computer science education, and collaborating with the Sustainability Committee to develop Earth Day activities in April. If you have an idea for supporting S.T.E.M. education at SRS and would like the committee’s support, please contact us at (email@example.com) srsstem (at) gmail (dot) com.
Dimensions in S.T.E.M. works closely with Mark Finlayson, technology director for the district, to prioritize technology needs at SRS on a year-to-year basis. We direct unspent funds in our budget for smaller technology purchases to help fulfill those needs. We also work with the H&S grant writer to provide information needed to submit grants to support our programming needs.
SRS STEM Database
Dimensions in S.T.E.M. is compiling a database of SRS parents who have a career, schooling, or interest in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math. We are looking for parent resources in these areas to help us provide enrichment opportunities to the children at SRS. Please help us build up this resource by contacting the committee at (firstname.lastname@example.org) srsstem (at) gmail (dot) com. Provide your name, your occupation and/or hobby, child(ren)’s name(s) and grade, and if applicable any resources that you may have that can be used to support our children’s education. Thank you, in advance for your help!
About UsHome and School Association is a non-profit parents organization of Swarthmore Rutledge School. Our goal is to enrich the educational experience of our children at SRS through special events, enrichment programs, and the representation of parents to the administration. To find out more about us, please contact our co-presidents, Martin Micklin and Dylan Davis. To volunteer, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Amy Brown.
Direct Family Donation Goal
Our 2017-18 revised goal for raising $38,000 to fund our initiatives through direct family donation is $9,500.
Please help us reach our goal by donating below.
We have raised $8480 out of $9500.
$1020 left to reach our goal!
Please consider making a donation to the SRS Home and School Association. We are currently tax-exempt, and our tax-exempt status has been retroactively reinstated. All donations from October 2011 onward are considered tax deductible.