Grants Check 2014-2015SEF Grants Awarded

“WHAT IS CLASSROOM JEOPARDY?”

Jason Ponticelli, 8 Grade World History
Oak Middle School

“Classroom Jeopardy” is an active, fun, and innovative tool where individuals or teams from an entire class can play America’s favorite game show right in the classroom!

TAKING ROOT AT PARKER ROAD PRESCHOOL

Kristen Stewich, RN
Parker Road Preschool

This grant will support expand the Parker Road school garden by building an outdoor classroom/sensory garden that will be accessible and inclusive to all students.

KEEPING YOUR COOL AT SCHOOL: SENSORY STATIONS FOR SELF-REGULATION

Deidra Lincoln, COTA/L
Laureen McGourty, MS, OTR/L
Calvin Coolidge School

This grant will enable us to acquire materials to set up school-wide sensorimotor areas also known as “Tune-Up Stations,” for gross motor and sensorimotor activities. Also available will be smaller Sensory Tool Kits for each regular education classroom. We are special educators who work with children with a wide range of challenges in collaboration with regular and special education teachers and other service providers.

YOUNG SCIENTISTS AT PLAY: THE POWER OF STEM AT PARKER ROAD PRESCHOOL

Melissa Johnson, Classroom Teacher
Parker Road Preschool

Teachers will be able to use their background knowledge to create STEM kits that will provide the best possible learning experience for all preschool students. Centrally located for access to all classrooms, teachers will be able to sign-out STEM kits for a two week period. The use of non-fiction text, recyclable/re-usable materials, as well as opportunities to collaborate with peers to reflect upon and record what they have learned , will give students a chance to explore the materials multiple times in a a variety of ways.

ENHANCING WORD STUDY IN FIRST GRADE WITH HANDS-ON MANIPULATION

Lisa Cantin, First Grade Teacher
Calvin Coolidge School

Enhancing word study in the first grade is designed to enhance current curriculum. The grant involves acquiring a wide variety of word study manipulatives. One of the manipulatives is a set of two sided letter tiles and resource books that will provide teacher hands-on word study: phonics, vocabulary, and spelling lessons one on one, small or whole class groups of children based on their needs and grade level expectations.

SHARED READING, SHARED EXPECTATIONS

Angelina Ciccantelli, School Psychologist
Paton School

Our goal is to have every student at Paton School own the concept and expectation of Whole Body Listening and Thinking with their Eyes.

COPING AND SENSORY INTERVENTIONS

Michelle Lemay, School Psychologist
Miya Hanna, Occupational Therapist
Shrewsbury Public Schools

Providing our classrooms with access to sensory integration materials and resources, teachers will be able to teach and reinforce sensory and coping strategies and techniques for their students. Access to these materials will promote a healthy learning environment for all students.

‘KIDFIT’ FOR THE FUTURE

Carol Virzi, Grade 5 Teacher and Student Voice Advisor
Sherwood Middle School

This grant provides Sherwood Middle School students with the opportunity to explore health and wellness through a multi-disciplinary enrichment experience. Students will analyze aspects of personal wellness, will travel to a local farm for hands-on learning, will incorporate technology, and will share their learning with the greater Shrewsbury community.

BOOKS 2 COUNT ON: Using Children’s Literature to Address Mathematical Standards Differentiate Instruction and Engage ALL Students.

Kristine Gustafson, Teacher
Ann Early, Teacher
Paton School

This grant will enable students to use children’s literature to develop a deeper understanding of the Math concepts presented in our district’s newly adopted Math curriculum. The grant is innovative because leading Math educators recognize the potential that children’s literature has to engage, motivate and challenge students through meaningful real world problem solving.


Fundraising and Grants Award Dinner

Please join us in honoring this year’s grant and award winners.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club – Boylston, MA

Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner at 7:30 PM

Tickets for the dinner are $70.00 per person. Please send your check made payable to:
Shrewsbury Education Foundation
c/o Sandra Fryc
21 Pheasant Hill Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Full Dinner Details


JPC Awards logoJ.P. Collins awards announced

J.P. Collins Awards Recipients, 2014 – 2015​

Leadership

Todd Bazydlo – Shrewsbury High School

Paraprofessional

Andrea Collins – Oak Middle School
Lynn Skavis – Calvin Coolidge Elementary School

Professional

Maura Egan – Oak Middle School
Brenda Filiere – Shrewsbury High School
Pamela Johnson – Shrewsbury High School
Kelly O’Connell – Sherwood Middle School

Support

Theresa Collier – Shrewsbury High School
Pat Tighe – AA Transportation, Bus #53


SEFCarePackageLooking for a Teacher/Staff Gift?

How about a Care Package!

Show an educator that you care
with an “In Your Honor” Care Package

Sponsored by the Shrewsbury Education Foundation
and Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar

Honor someone on your child’s team this holiday season with a gift to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation. We will recognize your $25 donation with an In Your Honor Care Package, hand-delivered to that “special someone” on your child’s school team.

Your gift to SEF helps fund grants to school staff to create innovative projects in the classroom! Each person you honor—teacher, aide, specialist, crossing guard, bus driver, office staff, nurse, principal—will be presented with a gift bag of holiday treats, personal care items, and a $5 gift certificate to Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar. Each gift bag is tagged with a special card honoring the recipient on your behalf.

Apple Spice Juice Bar

The SEF thanks Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar for generously providing the gift certificates.

To donate and purchase Care Package(s), please go to our “In Your Honor” page.

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Shrewsbury Education Foundation’s tax identification number is 04-3168554.


Community Service Award Announced!

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces annual awards and fundraising dinner honoring grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients as well as this years Community Service Award honoree: Dr. Joseph Sawyer

Joseph and Laurence Sawyer

Community Service Award honoree, Joseph Sawyer (L) with his wife, Laurence Sawyer (R).

Shrewsbury Education Foundation invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s Educational Grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools at the Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA.

SEF is an all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom. Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students.

SEF will also celebrate the recipients of the John P. Collins Awards for Excellence. This award honors the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The award is named for former Superintendent, John P. Collins, PhD, who served for 16 years in Shrewsbury (1978-1994) and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Community Service Award is granted to a town leader who, goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding services to the community and to the Shrewsbury Public Schools. Dr. Joseph Sawyer has been an integral part of the community since 1997 when he became the assistant principal at Floral Street School. In his current role as superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools, there is no bigger champion of public education than Dr. Sawyer. He is passionate about education and spends significant time beyond the normal work day and job requirements to ensure that the children of Shrewsbury receive an excellent education. During the recent Proposition 2 ½ override campaign, Dr. Sawyer played a pivotal role in providing the community with clear and concise information regarding education practices and costs. Dr. Sawyer’s clear understanding of the educational needs of the community coupled with his patience and guidance became critical instruments leading to the success of the override campaign.   SEF is grateful to Dr. Sawyer for his leadership and unwavering dedication to our community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools.


Fundraising and Grants Award Dinner

Please join us in honoring this year’s grant and award winners.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club – Boylston, MA

Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner at 7:30 PM

Tickets for the dinner are $70.00 per person. Please send your check made payable to:
Shrewsbury Education Foundation
c/o Sandra Fryc
21 Pheasant Hill Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Full Dinner Details


JPC Awards logoJ.P. Collins awards announced

J.P. Collins Awards Recipients, 2014 – 2015​

Leadership

Todd Bazydlo – Shrewsbury High School

Paraprofessional

Andrea Collins – Oak Middle School
Lynn Skavis – Calvin Coolidge Elementary School

Professional

Maura Egan – Oak Middle School
Brenda Filiere – Shrewsbury High School
Pamela Johnson – Shrewsbury High School
Kelly O’Connell – Sherwood Middle School

Support

Theresa Collier – Shrewsbury High School
Pat Tighe – AA Transportation, Bus #53


SEFCarePackageLooking for a Teacher/Staff Gift?

How about a Care Package!

Show an educator that you care
with an “In Your Honor” Care Package

Sponsored by the Shrewsbury Education Foundation
and Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar

Honor someone on your child’s team this holiday season with a gift to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation. We will recognize your $25 donation with an In Your Honor Care Package, hand-delivered to that “special someone” on your child’s school team.

Your gift to SEF helps fund grants to school staff to create innovative projects in the classroom! Each person you honor—teacher, aide, specialist, crossing guard, bus driver, office staff, nurse, principal—will be presented with a gift bag of holiday treats, personal care items, and a $5 gift certificate to Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar. Each gift bag is tagged with a special card honoring the recipient on your behalf.

Apple Spice Juice Bar

The SEF thanks Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar for generously providing the gift certificates.

To donate and purchase Care Package(s), please go to our “In Your Honor” page.

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Shrewsbury Education Foundation’s tax identification number is 04-3168554.


Community Service Award Announced!

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces annual awards and fundraising dinner honoring grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients as well as this years Community Service Award honoree: Dr. Joseph Sawyer

Joseph and Laurence Sawyer

Community Service Award honoree, Joseph Sawyer (L) with his wife, Laurence Sawyer (R).

Shrewsbury Education Foundation invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s Educational Grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools at the Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA.

SEF is an all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom. Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students.

SEF will also celebrate the recipients of the John P. Collins Awards for Excellence. This award honors the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The award is named for former Superintendent, John P. Collins, PhD, who served for 16 years in Shrewsbury (1978-1994) and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Community Service Award is granted to a town leader who, goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding services to the community and to the Shrewsbury Public Schools. Dr. Joseph Sawyer has been an integral part of the community since 1997 when he became the assistant principal at Floral Street School. In his current role as superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools, there is no bigger champion of public education than Dr. Sawyer. He is passionate about education and spends significant time beyond the normal work day and job requirements to ensure that the children of Shrewsbury receive an excellent education. During the recent Proposition 2 ½ override campaign, Dr. Sawyer played a pivotal role in providing the community with clear and concise information regarding education practices and costs. Dr. Sawyer’s clear understanding of the educational needs of the community coupled with his patience and guidance became critical instruments leading to the success of the override campaign.   SEF is grateful to Dr. Sawyer for his leadership and unwavering dedication to our community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools.