The Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce it recently awarded over $2,300 in grants to Norwich Public School classrooms. Grants include Inquiry-Based Science Lab Activities curriculum at Kelly MS; Math In Movement curriculum combining math skills and physical education at Veterans Memorial; Independent Learning Stations at Huntington; and “Munch Madness” activities at Moriarty, teaching students about nutrition. The NPS Education Foundation has awarded over $31,000 to NPS classrooms in 5 years. Thank you to all our sponsors and donors: Chelsea Groton Bank; The Mohegan Tribe; The Joseph & Eileen Catania Grant Program; The Community Foundation of Eastern CT; Norwich Public Utilities; Beverly Goulet; Dime Bank; and Brown Jacobson, P.C.
The Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded over $4,550 in its Fall 2015 Grant Cycle for the following grants to Norwich Public School classrooms: 11 Genius OSMO interactive iPad education kits; 19 Algebra I textbooks for Kelly MS students taking high school level Algebra; Sensory materials for students with autism; Various level reading books; Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center visits; Math mentor textbooks; and National Geographic Geography Bee and Traveling Map.
These grants would not be possible without the tremendous support the Foundation received from its Art Auction & Wine Tasting. Thank you to all artists and patrons for a wonderful evening of fine art and fine wine. Your generosity directly supports the Foundation’s mission of maximizing the learning potential of every Norwich Public School student.
Thank you to artists: Cathy T. Chinigo, Bridget Ann Clark, Bill Diodato, Joan Heffernan, Terry Iorio, Marge Izbicki, Lennie Javinett, Merrill Park Keeley, Lisa Lavado, Gabe Lipman, Sandra Bellock Listorti, Arlene Lotz, Susan Matera, Elizabeth Nuckels, Barbara Rossitto, Caryn Talyosef, Dan Topalis, Colleen Tramontozzi, Zachary Turner and donated items by Vivian Zoe.
Thank you also to the Foundation’s sponsors and advertisers: Community Partners: Anonymous; The Joseph & Eileen Catania Grant Program; Chelsea Groton; The Mohegan Tribe. Sponsors: Beverly Goulet; Norwich Public Utilities. Friends: Brown Jacobson P.C. Advertisers: Block, Janney & Pascal, LLC; Brom Builders, Inc.; Chinigo, Leone & Maruzo, LLP; The Nutmeg Companies, Inc.
The Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded nearly $3,000 in grants to NPS teachers in its 2015 Winter Grant program. Grants awarded include a National Geographic Traveling Map exhibit; Science Materials; a Multi-Sensory Reading & Writing program; Music & Movement equipment; Stability Balls; Dramatic Play materials; an Interactive Online Reading program; White Boards for small group Math Workshops; Materials for Students to Produce Heritage Magazines; Non-Fiction Books; and Sensory Regulation Materials for Autistic Students.
NPSEF has awarded nearly $18,000 in grants to NPS teachers.
The Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce it is awarding $5,250 to Norwich Public School teachers as part of the Foundation’s Fall 2014 Grant Program.
A ‘School Community Grant’, generously funded by an anonymous donor who cares deeply about the Norwich community and Norwich Public Schools will fund a Reading & Writing Workshop Approach to Literacy Instruction to a 6th grade team of teachers at Teachers’ Memorial Middle School. The Foundation is matching this generous grant with one of equal value and will fund a Picture Exchange Communication System for non-verbal students, also at Teachers’ Memorial Middle School.
The Joseph S. Catania Science Grant will fund ‘The Life & Times of the Crayfish’ teaching students at Moriarty Magnet School for Environmental Science about the biology and habitat of the crayfish. The Eileen Catania Literacy Grant will fund a ‘Leveled Library’, which encourages student independence in reader workshops. Mr. Catania was a leading scientist at Pfizer. Mr. Catania and his wife Eileen valued the importance of education and their family’s contributions continue to support educational achievement within Norwich Public Schools.
The Foundation is also awarding five (5) $250 Mini-Grants for a Mystic Aquarium Traveling Teacher Program at Mahan School; a Special Education Library at Huntington School; a Literacy Workshop at Teachers’ Memorial Middle School; E-books at Stanton School; and Speech and Language Resources at Bishop Early Learning Center.
Since its founding in 2011, the Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation has awarded nearly $15,000 in grants to Norwich Public School teachers.
The NPS Education Foundation is pleased to announce it is awarding $1,000 in the form of 10 mini-grants to Norwich Public School teachers for proposals related to student achievement. Those proposals include literary tools to facilitate additional small-group instruction; partial support for a Science/Technology/Engineering/Math Expo coordinated by NPS middle school teachers; a document camera to facilitate review and discussions within the classroom; non-fiction texts to encourage additional reading; grammar and vocabulary workbooks; online content focused on geography and social sciences learning; items focused on communication and social skill development; and literature focused on math skill-building.
The Foundation thanks all NPS teachers for their hard work and dedication everyday to all NPS students.
NPS Education Foundation is proud to announce it has awarded $1,500 in the form of three $500 grants for three very worthwhile endeavors by Norwich Public School teachers. The grants will be used to fund the purchase of wireless keyboards to allow Kelly Middle School teachers to easily display student work on the new white-boards at Kelly; a speech pathology resource portfolio allowing Norwich Public School speech pathologists access to cutting edge Speech to Language Protocol; and an iPad for integration in a Norwich Public Schools kindergarten class, which has already experienced tremendous strides in student mastery of letters, sounds and sight work with the introduction of its first iPad last year. The Foundation congratulates the awardees and thanks all NPS teachers for their tireless efforts every day in support of Norwich Public School students.
The Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation is pleased to announce it has awarded $1,700 to Norwich Public School teachers in the form of $100 mini-grants. Teachers submitted applications detailing why their proposal will improve and impact student achievement and how that achievement will be measured. Each proposal was uniquely crafted by NPS teachers and will have a meaningful, positive impact on the quality of education for Norwich Public Schools students. The Foundation will again connect with winning teachers at the completion of their enacted proposals to review teachers’ findings.
Congratulations to all recipients and thank you to all Norwich Public School teachers for all they do everyday for the Norwich community.