WHO WE ARE

MEET THE FOUNDATION

ABOUT US:
The Battle Lake 542 Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3), organized in 2011 to respond to the ever-increasing needs of our award-winning school district by financially supporting educational programs for all students in Preschool-12 grades.

BOARD MEMEBERS:
Chairperson: Shari (Thiel) Prigge, Class of 1976
Secretary: Brooke (Malmstrom) Olson, Class of 1984
Treasurer & Director of TTT Event: Judy (Thiel) Backhaus, Class of 1977
Jean Boyum, Community member & parent
Bob Koltes, Community member & parent
Barry Nelson, Class of 1968
Debbie Ness, Community member & parent
Amy Severson, SpEd teacher
Jeff Skogen, Class of 1983
Lisa Young, Elementary teacher
Rick Schaller, Class of 1961
Jeff Lukken: Director of 5K/10K Event (non-board member)

FULFILLED GRANTS

December 2019 Grants:

  1. Patsi Kugler: $51.44 Kindergarten Headphone extenders 
  2. Anne Cline: $316.75 2nd grade Workspace rug 
  3. Lisa Young:  $329.46 grade Math manipulatives 
  4. Jennifer Kerzman: $100 Kindergarten Flexible seating 
  5. Jennifer Kerzman: $100 Kindergarten Paddle boards 
  6. Julie Gronbeck: $150 Title I Reading/Math Corps supplies 
  7. Beth Wallevand: $550 4th grade Chromebook accessories 
  8. Steve Bradsteen: $500 Health/PE PE Enhancement 
  9. Anita Schaller: $239.70 3rd grade Wireless mice for Chromebooks 
  10. Amy Severson: $730 SpEd Sensory room items 
  11. CJ Peeters: $1000 Health/PE Yoga support 
  12. Susan Uhren/Heather Akerman: $600 SLP/HS SpEd School store 
  13. Abby Moxness: $1240 5th/6th Science/Social Tables & chairs 
  14. Mike Scholten: $115 Math Whiteboards 
  15. Anne Cline: $84.73 2nd grade Coding computers 
  16. Amber Eastwood: $449 SpEd Resource room separation 
  17. Sara Anderson: $1500 5th/6th Language Arts Flexible seating 
  18. Paula Christensen: $120 Title I Electric ball pump 
  19. Melanie Koltes: $150 Title 1 Reading Reward prizes for reading 
  20. Kate Scherfenberg: $150.20 Chinese Calligraphy brushes 
  21. Kate Scherfenberg: $579.72 Chinese Alternative seating 
  22. Janell Kraemer: $1500 Business Ed Flexible seating 
  23. Patsi Kugler: $188.89 Kindergarten Gym Jam Equip K-6 
  24. Patsi Kugler: $225 Kindergarten Bounce to Play K-2 
  25. Bill Klaers: $2000 Ind Tech/Ag First Robotics Team 
    Total:  $12,969.89

December 2018:

  1. Anne Cline, 2nd: $200 Maker Space supplies
  2. Jennifer Kerzman, 1st: $300 Manipulatives
  3. Patsy Kugler, Kindergarten: $300 STEM Manipulatives
  4. Anne Cline, 2nd:  $280.52 Math Manipulatives
  5. Jodi Himmelspach, HS Math: $109.95 Classroom white boards
  6. Gronbeck, Wilson, Ellstrom, Wagner:  $150 Reading u0026amp; Math Corp supplies u0026amp; incentives
  7. Paula Christensen: $150 Title I reading incentives
  8. Heather Akerman, HS SpEd: $160 Cash register for life skills
  9. Susan Uhren, Speech u0026amp; Language: $500 Inventory for school store
  10. Julie Frost, Readiness: $821.65 Literacy Development Center
  11. Shawn Neisen, Choir/Music: $1080 Folder Storage Cabinet
  12. Steve Bradsteen, PE: $5723.71 40 Heart Zone systems
  13. Jennifer Mansker, PreK: $1066.17 Costumes u0026amp; supplies
  14. Randy McIntire, Art: $700 20 Wood Burning Kits

December 2017:

  1. Digital Media Production Lab: $5,875.73
  2. Amber Eastwood, Pre/ECFE/SpEd: $603.77 Reading Center
  3. Julie Frost, Readiness: $831.57 “Move Those Muscles”
  4. Jennifer Kerzman, 1st: $100 Document camera
  5. Anne Cline, 2nd: $187.57 Kindle Fire cases
  6. Kari Dorn, Business: $57.49 Quizlet subscription
  7. Kay Lukken, Library: $217.99 Library enhancements
  8. Anita Schaller, 3rd: $400 Interactive carpet
  9. Mike Scholten, HS Math: $300 Calculators
  10. Bret Setterholm, 4th: $900 Bloxel Learning Set
  11. Heather Akerman, HS SpEd: $690 Kitchen supplies
  12. Traci Block, Agriculture: $934.40 Food Science Lab
  13. Patsi Kugler, Kindergarten: $59.94 Kindle Fire cases
  14. Andrea Bellig, 1st: $59.94 Kindle Fire cases
  15. Jennifer Kerzman, 1st: $59.94 Kindle Fire cases
  16. Julie Frost, PreK: $59.94 Kindle Fire cases
  17. Amber Eastwood, PreK: $59.94 Kindle Fire cases

December 2016

  1. Amy Severson, SpEd teacher: Sensory Room Swing $279.95
  2. Jodi Himmelspach, 7-12 Math: Graphing Calculators $300.00
  3. Julie Frost, PreK/ECFE: Dramatic Play Learning Center $1203.81
  4. Patsi Kugler, Kindergarten: STEM Learning Bundle for Early Learners $600
  5. Heather Akerman, HS SpEd: Chromebooks $750
  6. Anne Cline, 2nd Grade: Hands-On Science $250
  7. Andrea Bellig, 1st Grade: Nonfiction “Just Right” books $115
  8. Anne Cline, representing K-2 Ipad teachers: Ipad Cart Headphone Adapters $95
  9. JoAnn Orpen, Band/Music: Piano Station/Keyboards $1000
  10. Cindy Peterson, Music: Sonor Metallophones $950
  11. Beth Wallevand, 4th Grade: Books on CD Library $250.92
  12. Gini Olson, Preschool/ECFE: Legos–Let’s Build with Young Children(Tables u0026amp; Chairs) $1200
  13. Jennifer Kerzman, 1st Grade: Classroom Carpet with “A Place for Everybody” $479

April / May 2015

  1. Tom Leuthner, Industrial Technology Teacher – $4,000 for Robotics
  2. Amy Severson, Special Ed. Teacher – $570 for Sensory Room Supplies
  3. Patsi Kugler, Kindergarten Teacher – $300 for Kids Kore Wobble Chairs
  4. Jodi Himmelspach, Math Teacher – $265 for Calculators
  5. Andrea Bellig, Elementary Teacher – $436 for A Place for Everyone Rainbow Carpet
  6. Heidi Christensen, Preschool Teacher – $1,748 for Listening Station Supplies
December 2013

  1. Patsi Kugler, Kindergarten Teacher – $190 for Whiteboard Paddles
  2. Mike Scholten, Math Teacher – $175 for Whiteboard Erasers u0026amp; Markers
  3. Jodi Himmelspach, Math Teacher – $625 fpr Calculators
Fall 2012
 
  1. Alaine Risbrudt, Media u0026amp; Technology Specialist – $400 for 2 Document Cameras
  2. Patsi Kugler, Kindergarten Teacher – $550 for a Classroom Community Rug
  3. Mike Scholten, Math Teacher – $167.50 for 50 Two-Sided, Dry Erase Boards
  4. Andrea Bellig, 4th Grade Teacher – $300 for 2 iPod Nanos to Support Audio Books
  5. Anne Cline, 2nd Grade Teacher – $350 for 3 Leapfrog Tag Learning Systems
  6. Jodi Himmelspach, Math Teacher – $375 for 3 Classroom Graphing Calculators
  7. Tom Leuthner, Industrial Technology Teacher – $750 Lather u0026amp; Turning Tools
Spring 2012
 
  1. Alaine Risbrudt, Media u0026amp; Technology Specialist – $300 for Kindles
  2. Patsi Kugler, Kindergarten Teacher – $200 for iPod u0026amp; iTunes Card
  3. Sharon Twete, Kindergarten Teacher – $200 Reading/Writing Center
  4. Mike Scholten, Math Teacher – $150 for 10 Calculators
  5. Brian Fitzgerald, English Teacher – $150 for 3 7th Grade Success Group