Much Money Has Been Awarded?
Over the last nine years MEF has awarded close to $90,000 in grants.
This year over $21,000 in grant requests were received. We believe
that this year's recipients presented a broad range of ideas and
are pleased that each of our public schools is represented in
these grants. Download the 06/07
Grant Press Release.
This Years Grants:
Over $9,000 will be distributed to the following twelve grant
- Julie Melvin- $470 for the purchase of a "Touch Monitor".
Children with autism often experience difficulty manipulating
a mouse or keyboard; a touch monitor is a computer monitor that
can be manipulated by touch; the monitor will allow children
who have motor, visual or attentional difficulties the opportunity
to access software that is already available in the classroom
and learn language concepts necessary to build their skills.
of the FishEye grant to promote technology in the school:
Sue Rosenthal- $984 for an Adaptive Computer Keyboard and Software.
This adaptive keyboard, which can be customized to fit each
students needs, along with preschool software, will give
children with visual, physical or cognitive delays the opportunity
to work independently and successfully on the computers in the
RICHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
of the Zammitti/Carvalho grant to promote literacy: Suzanne
Garcia- $869 for "Take-Home Literacy Kits". These
reading packs are designed to be taken home by second grade
students. The packets include a book, worksheets and journal
writing directions. Packets include a wide-range of books that
will challenge all reading levels.
MARLBOROUGH INTERMEDIATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:
Zieminski- $1877 for "Literacy Lab Double Grant".
The funds for this grant will be used by the Literacy Coach
and an ELL teacher at the school to purchase the "Read
Naturally" fluency program. The program is considered one
of the best reading fluency programs in the country and is already
being used successfully at one of the Marlborough Elementary
schools. The program allows children to work individually and
at their own pace as they progress through taped stories and
Sara Lane- $250 for "MCAS Internet Quest". This program
will utilize the vast resources of the World Wide Web to support
learning in all content areas. Funds for this grant will be
used to purchase an on-line subscription to QuizStar. The website
will contain weekly quizzes, based on MA curriculum frameworks
and in MCAS format; all questions have an attached media file
that provides additional resources. Students take the quiz and
results are posted to MMS. Monthly awards will be issued to
students with the most correct responses. All 6th and 7th grade
students will be registered and able to take the weekly quizzes
beginning in late November.
Gay- $2508 for a "Compact Bender". This piece of equipment
will be used by all 6th grade students in their engineering
class. It will allow students to bend tubular and flat steel
into the shapes they design.
Rigney- $1475 for equipment to enhance students science
projects. Many students are completing projects dealing with
bacteria or microorganisms. The school currently lacks proper
sterilization equipment for these projects and this grant will
be used to fill this void.
Vital- $316 for the purchase of a DVD camcorder. This camcorder
will be used to take pictures and video of extra curricular
events that will be used for student designed websites
Foundation extends its thanks to the other applicants for grants.
The Foundation also wishes to thank the administration of the
Marlborough Public Schools for their continuing support.
further information, please contact: Penny Kahn 508-624-4570 or
firstname.lastname@example.org Or Valerie Cowan 508-481-0008 or email@example.com