Jacqueline Owens, president of the Norwich NAACP and "champion for all people (especially children) regardless of race or religion" received the CT Council for Philanthropy's Willard M. McRae Community Diversity Award this week, sponsored by the Liberty Bank Foundation. Ms. Owens has graciously donated her monetary award to 4 local nonprofits, including the NPS Education Foundation. We are honored by Ms. Owen's generosity and pledge to follow her lead in service to the youth of Norwich.
Save the date for the 1st annual 'Norwich Community Concert' on Friday, Dec. 2 at the beautiful new Jacqueline Owens Auditorium at Kelly MS 6:30pm. Featured groups: Norwich Arts Council band; NFA concert band; Kelly & Teachers' Memorial MS students; and a UConn brass ensemble. All proceeds go to funding after-school music lessons for Norwich Public School students. Tickets $5 per person & available at door; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or call (860) 367-1812.
You are invited to the 'First Annual Steak Night for Charity" taking place at Aces Sports Bar at the Comfort Suites, 275 Otrobando Ave., Norwich on Saturday Nov. 12, 2011 from 5pm-7pm. The goal is to raise $5,000 for the Norwich Public Schools Education Foundation. Come share a delicious steak dinner among friends and help the Foundation at the same time.
Tickets are $20.00 per person. Steak dinner with all the fixin's available at Comfort Suites or for take-out.
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 Community Coalition For Children is hosting a free, open to the public event: "Someday We'll Laugh About This - Humor in Parenting, Teaching & Life", by Joel Goodman Ed. D. It is Monday Oct. 24 at 7pm at the Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street in New London. Please visit www.communitycoalitionforchildren.org for registration and more info.
Norwich Public Schools, through its Aspire After-School Program, is pleased to announce instrumental music lessons will be offered after school, once per week, for students at Kelly Middle School and Teachers’ Memorial Middle School starting October 3, 2011.