Current Recipients

The Prize Patrol Day is fun for the Directors of MEF, who have worked hard all year raising the majority of money through special events. Before the fun, though, came the painstaking task of deciding which proposals would be funded. Directors serving on The Grant Committee reviewed the proposals “blindly”, without knowledge of who submitted requests. After carefully evaluating all of the submitted proposals and considering which grants have met the criteria, MEF was pleased to announce the following grant award:

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Smart Seating for Busy Bodies
May 2017$500

On May 25, 2017 the Montville Education Foundation awarded a Mini Grant in the amount of $500 to Oakdale Elementary School to purchase alternative seating for Kindergarten students.   

The grant will allow the school to purchase 12 plastic stack stools, 12 scoop rockers, 4 stability balls, 4 air cushions and 3 wobble chairs to allow students to have a variety of choice in seating options throughout their day.  The purchase of this flexible seating will allow students to have movement during seated activities to help improve focus, performances, posture, core strength and behavior.  
 

Promoting Kid’s Choice in Reading
May 2017$498

On May 25, 2017 the Montville Education Foundation awarded a Mini Grant in the amount of $498 was awarded to Oakdale Elementary School to purchase a variety of different leveled reading books from Scholastic Books. 

This grant will allow the school to expand their leveled reading library needed to assist in the new Literacy Program.  A variety of reading materials from different subject areas and reading levels, will help encourage and foster a love for reading of all students, and promote collaborative discussions and high level thinking in books clubs and group activities.  

The Connected Science/Google Classroom
May 2017$4,025

On May 25, 2017 the Montville Education Foundation awarded $4,025 to Tyl Middle School for the purchase of 25 Chromebooks and a Google Chrome Management Console License to increase the use of technology with the 8th grade science curriculum. 

 This grant will allow for students to apply scientific knowledge using technology to research, design, test and communicate experimental findings.  Using the Chromebooks and Google Classroom will allow students to learn using cloud-based engineering, engage authentically in science based content and collaborate with other students as well as the scientific community abroad to learn through a science curriculum that is aligned with the 21st century. 

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