Creating Possible
December 2019   

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Giving to SEF  
In this holiday season, we extend our deepest thanks to
all  of our donors who have made SEF's grants to the Summit schools possible. With the support of so many in our community, SEF is able to make a real difference in our schools. Thank you for your generosity! If you haven't yet donated in 2019, click here to do so online.
   
If you are thinking about a year-end donation to SEF, you may wish to consider a gift of  appreciated securities .
 
For stock held longer than one year, full fair market value can be deducted, regardless of the original purchase price for the shares. Stock donors also avoid paying capital gains taxes on donated securities (consult your tax advisor for further details). For instructions on how to make a gift of appreciated stock, please contact the
SEF Treasurer, 
Key Michel, at key.michel@gmail.com .


SEF Awards Fall 2019 Grants

The Summit Educational Foundation is pleased to announce our grant awards for the 2019 fall
grant cycle. With generous support from our member families, the Foundation approved 60  grants totaling over $180,000. The District, Elementary, Middle and High School levels received grants totaling $21,700, 
$123,886, $9,695 and $25,218 respectively.

A sampling of the approved grants includes:

* Ted Master class training for 10 teachers throughout the district, $2,400

* Site license for Reflexmath at Washington and Lincoln-Hubbard Elementary Schools, $5,932

* Classroom Audio Amplification systems for a variety of classrooms at all 5 elementary schools, LCJSMS  and SHS, $35,960

* Cubelets robot coding blocks for the Steam program at Jefferson Elementary School, $3,900

* One, Book, One School shared reading program at Franklin Elementary School, $1,680

* New flexible furniture in all 4 Resource Rooms at Brayton Elementary School, $18,964

* Colonial Reenactment programs for fourth grade students at Franklin and Lincoln-Hubbard
Elementary Schools, $2,000

* Virtual Dive presentation from ReefHQ Aquarium in Australia for students and their families at  LCJSMS, $250

* One Book, One School author visit with "New Kid" author Jerry Craft for 6, 7 and 8th grade  students
at LCJSMS, $2,500

* The "History of Jazz" performance and presentation by Peter and Will Anderson for 8th  grade students at 
at LCJSMS, $2,500

* Hands-on earth science materials related to new NGSS Earth Science curriculum in the 9th
grade at Summit High School, $1,046

* Debate Coach at Summit High School, $5,225

* Live performance of Julius Caesar by the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey for ninth  grade students at  Summit High School, $1,300

* Printing of the second addition of Summit High School's Art Magazine "The Artifact", $1,623

Click here to see a full list of the Fall 2019 grants.

More information about SEF grants and the approval process can be found on our website Grants section

Together, we can make possible a reality.