Mini-Grants In Action!

March 18, 2020

Dear Currituck Education Foundation, Inc.,

Thank you so much for the $200 grant that you awarded my class for the implementation of a relevant and functional reading program for my Exceptional Children's classroom at Currituck Middle School. This program is called News-2-You. You can find more information about this program at https://www.n2y.com/news-2-you/. The program provides grade-level current event articles at a level that struggling students can easily understand. There are cross-curricular activities that go along with each article, and students can practice reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and other activities each week. I love this program because the content is relevant to my middle school students, but it's presented in a format that is easily accessible for all types of learners. The program includes SMARTBoard activities as well as paper/pencil worksheets that enhance the skills we are learning. All of the activities are tied to the NC Standard Course of Study. Additionally, while the schools are closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, I am able to use the activities in order to reach my students remotely. Attached you will find a copy of the receipt of payment for the program, documenting how the funds you granted were spent. Also, some pictures of my students using the program (Pre-COVID-19), both on the Smartboard and the paper activities. Thank you again for your wonderful grant.

Shelby Hughes
Currituck County Middle School

December 2, 2019

Dear Currituck Education Foundation Board,

I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Currituck Education Foundation's grant in the amount of $500 for the Light Table Project. Your generosity has given us the monetary means to purchase a Light Table, a set of Light Table Pegs and Pegboard, and a set of Crystal Climbers from Lakeshore.

As the children use the light table during their center time, they are practicing the skills and goals they will need as lifelong learners:
• Attentiveness, effort and persistence
• Problem solving and flexibility
• Curiosity, information-seeking and eagerness
• Developing a sense of self and a sense of self with others
• Motor development
• Learning to communicate
• Scientific exploration and knowledge
• Mathematical thinking and expression
• Social connections
• Creative Expressions
• Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Enclosed you will see pictures of the children, in my class, finding joy in learning with these wonderful new tools. Preschool wholeheartedly thanks you for your generosity and support. We are so truly thankful.

Danna L. Pierro
Exceptional Children's Preschool
Shawboro Elementary

Practicing social skills and communication as we explore.

Using the light table to refocus and reset
after having big feelings and emotions.

Discovering that our table changes colors.

Dear Currituck Education Foundation Members,

Here are a few photos showing you what Currituck County Middle School students have been making with the new Makerspace tools and supplies we bought with the grant money you so generously gave us this spring. In these particular photos, students were working on a passion project - a self-directed project where they could make really anything they wanted to! You will see how creative they were... thanks again for supporting the teachers and students here at CCMS.

Cindy Walker, Library Media Coordinator
Currituck County Middle School

Mini-Grant Recipients
October 2019

In October 2019, CEF awarded four mini-grants for projects in the Currituck County Schools. The grants were awarded as follows: $500 to Danna Pierro, $500 to Sarah Lindsay, $300 to Jamie Miller, $200 to Shelby Hughes.

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Mini-Grant Recipients
February 2019

CEF awarded 2 mini-grants of $250 and 2 mini-grants of $500 for projects in the Currituck County Schools. The grants were awarded to Judy Bulkley, Cindy Walker, Valerie Person, and Anita Rubino.

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Mini-Grant Recipients
April 2018

The Currituck Education Foundation recently awarded four mini-grants of up to $250 for projects in the Currituck County Schools. The grants were awarded to Maria Del Acqua, Brittney Barefield, Diane Davenport, Helen Taylor, Sandy Reynolds, and Carly Osmon.

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Currituck Education Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 74
Coinjock, NC 27923

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