Neshaminy Education Foundation Announces Grant Recipients
Provided by the Neshaminy School District:
The Board of Trustees of the Neshaminy Education Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021-2022 Mini-Grants.
This year, the NEF returned to the traditional competitive grant program after making a one-time donation of $ 18,000 last year to purchase Bluetooth headsets for teachers to help them in their e-learning efforts during the pandemic. The NEF will fund eight grants worth $ 9,947 this year.
The purpose of the grants is to foster innovative programs, activities and ideas in the schools of Neshaminy. Any staff member can apply with the approval of the building manager or department administrators.
The NEF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1993. Their year-round fundraising efforts include raffle draws, ticket sales, tile sales. of NHS endowment wall, memorial contributions, the annual Harlem Wizards’ Games and generous donations from Neshaminy staff and local businesses. The funds support activities in the district, including the grant program and scholarships for graduates of Neshaminy HS.
Here are the scholarship winners:
??Pearl S. Buck ES (Bethann Boyle, Leanne Raab, Jeff Rodos): Socio-emotional learning materials and activities to provide students with behavioral and educational needs regarding Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Hyperactivity and Autism.
??Neshaminy HS (Justin Bursk): School-wide cultural project. Students will create several murals around the school to support and celebrate diversity.
??Neshaminy HS (Lisa Krieger): Incentive project of the Student Assistance Program (SAP). Provides incentives to help students who have been referred to the NHS SAP program to help remove barriers to learning and motivate them to succeed. Incentives are earned once students have met goals related to attendance, academics, discipline, or other fields.
??Maple Point & Poquessing MS (Brooke Lesser and Kathleen Kenney): New 4-way nets to promote âold-fashionedâ physical education games such as volleyball, passball, pickleball, badminton and tennis.
??MS Poquessing (Ashley Kerrigan, Jaimie Carr and Tiffany Owens): Furniture to support the “dynamic classroom environment” for emotional and autistic support classrooms.
??Poquesing MS (David Wert and Dom Foti): Sublimation printer and supplies to support technology and engineering and entrepreneurship club.
??Albert Schweitzer ES (JoEllen Exner): Dramatic game supplies and activities for life skills students.
??Tawanka ES (Colleen Stahl): Take-home literacy materials for new learners of English and their families
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