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CONTACT: Jean Scothon, Grant Committee Chairperson, (440)777-4265, email@example.com
FAIRVIEW PARK EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SPRING 2017 GRANT AWARDS
Fairview Park, Ohio – On April 20, 2017, the Fairview Park Education Foundation Board of Trustees approved $2286 in grant awards for teachers and staff of the Fairview Park City Schools. The awarded grants included:
- $491 awarded to Nicole Pruente and Austin Fleischer at Gillis-Sweet Elementary School to purchase creative materials for the Gillis-Sweet STEAM Lab. These materials will “increase the availability of various building materials in the lab to allow for an entire class to build and create simultaneously. This will allow the students to further invent and explore engineering, design, and construction. “
- $141 awarded to Clair Mayfield and Kelly Baughman at the Early education Center to purchase instruments to help “create an environment for the children to self-discover new instruments, explore how to use them, and identify the sounds created while developing critical thinking skills.”
- $109 awarded to Clair Mayfield at the Early education Center to purchase 100-Piece Orbrium Toys Triple-Loop Wooden Train Set, track expansion pack, and storage containers. This would replenish broken pieces of their current train set. The train set helps students with fine motor skills, creativity, and to work together with peers.
- $350 awarded to Clair Mayfield at the Early Education Center to purchase Hardwood Hollow Blocks. “ The objectives of the block play program are to grow both delayed and non-delayed students ability to think critically, team for success, and plan out physical projects.”
- $1195 awarded to Graham Codney at Gillis-Sweet Elementary School to purchase Ozobots. “Ozobots are miniature programmable tou robots to help kids develop coding skills and acquire STEM fundamentals through fun activities and play.” These would be used with 3-4 grade students in the computer lab or STEAM Room “ to develop their critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration skills.
The Fairview Park Education Foundation provides grants for the enrichment of the Fairview Park City
public schools for the enrichment of school curriculum, the enhancement of instruction, and the implementation of other appropriate activities to achieve specific education goals. The grants are funded through individual donations and through proceeds from various fundraisers.