Friday, October 27, 2006
Carlisle School receives $13K in CSA grants
It was announced at the October 18 Carlisle School Committee (CSC) meeting that the Carlisle School Association (CSA) has given $13,206 in teacher/staff grants to the school. The money, raised by CSA memberships as well as fundraisers, will allow the school to purchase many requested "enrichment" items for all areas of the school.
• No more dirty plates? Sue Robichaud, Director of Food Service, requested $1,000 for compartment lunch trays. Using the trays will eliminate the need for plates, which will in turn cut down on the use of washing water.
• Math. Grants for math-related items include math games and assessment kits for grades k-8.
• Library. Carlisle School Librarian Sandy Kelly requested $1,569 for series entitled "Animals of the World," and "Countries and Cultures of the World."
• Technology equipment. Technology requests include $490 for 14 sets of speakers and $350 for DVD/VHS players for the middle school.
• Reading and writing received three grants: grade two will receive $500 to purchase "browsing boxes" for leveled readers, $1,000 will be given to grade five for "Writers Workshop" materials, and the preschool and kindergarten will use $1,000 to purchase "Handwriting Without Tears."
• Science grant items include $1,000 for grade four to purchase four microscopes, and a grade-three grant of $330 to purchase binoculars.
• Art. In fine arts $550 was granted to purchase new music for the band and choral groups, and $2,200 was awarded to fund a visiting artist from South America and fund maintenance on the potter's wheel.
• Special Education grants include $310 for replacement of a small trampoline, $300 for reading material in the special education library, and $1,060 for reading program resources.
• Health and fitness. The physical education department received $714 for "wellness media." The medical staff will use $325 for an automatic external defibrillator interactive training device.
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