EEF NEWS December, 2020

$24,222 in Classroom Grants Awarded!

Teaching looks very different this year. Teachers like Megan Fielder have to be creative and find the most effective ways to explain and demonstrate material. This is why she was awarded an EEF Classroom Enhancement Grant for her $1,360 project "Math E-tools for Virtual Learning." The entire math department at Pioneer Middle School will now have access to on-line resources that will help provide new instructional opportunities and activities to help students stay engaged.

The EEF granting committee awarded 19 grants to teachers, many requesting materials and equipment in response to needs during Covid-19 remote learning. These grant awards include a $6,700 grant that will provide social emotional learning materials to every classroom at Tonda Elementary. Discover Middle School will receive a grant to purchase curriculum that will help students strengthen their executive functioning skills. At high school level, the EEF will provide technology so Black Student Union can initiate a tutoring program allowing students in the club to virtually connect and tutor other district middle and high school students.

Additional grants included funds for district media centers to purchase culturally diverse books and books that will better support English Language Learners.

The EEF has awarded over $623,000 in classroom grants since it's incorporation in 1985. This is only made possible thanks to the generous Plymouth and Canton communities including event sponsors, individual donors, and community partners. The EEF is grateful to Community Financial Credit Union who donated $10,000 of their Community Shares Program to support classroom grants. Delta Kappa Gamma also generously donated $1,000 to sponsor a grant request.

You can donate to support the classroom grant program by clicking here.

"Thank you so much for this exciting news!! I cannot wait to put the project in motion, it is going to help our students so much."
 - Megan Fielder, Pioneer Middle School


GRANT OF THE MONTH

SMARTS Executive Functioning Curriculum
Meagen Hudson
Discovery Middle School
$600

The counselors and student support at Discovery Middle School have found over 150+ kids that are struggling with motivation, work completion, and organization especially during virtual learning. In response to this, Discovery will be receiving a subscription to SMARTS, an evidence-based executive functioning curriculum that will come complete with all the necessary lessons and materials for the students.

The lessons can be used with special education and general education students.

The program teaches students executive function strategies that help them master challenging academic tasks, e.g., studying for tests, juggling homework and projects, reading and analyzing challenging material, and shifting flexibly especially when moving between in school, hybrid, and remote learning environments.

More about SMARTS can be found HERE



UPCOMING EVENTS
Park Players Present "A Christmas Carol" on 88.1 the Park

The Park Players Theatre Company will become the latest talented thespians to present their version of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale when they present Phillip Grecian’s exclusive radio adaptation of A Christmas Carol on P-CEP's student-run radio station, 88.1 the Park. The broadcast is a fundraising effort for the Park Players.

To make a gift of support to the Park Players, click HERE

Saturday, December 19
2:00 PM

88.1 the Park

Plymouth Walk of Trees

Enjoy trees lining the walkways of Kellogg Park decorated by local businesses and organizations in the Plymouth Community. The trees are officially lit the day after Thanksgiving and remain up until the New Year. Come enjoy the trees, shop for the Holidays and enjoy a wonderful meal outside or via take out at one of Plymouth's many restaurants

November 27, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Kellogg Park, Plymouth


The EEF will be closed during the P-CCS holiday break beginning Monday, December 21st and will re-open on Monday, January 4th.

Wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season!
WHO WE ARE
The Educational Excellence Foundation (“EEF”) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1985, for the exclusive purpose of providing financial and other support for students in Plymouth-Canton Schools.
Our mission is to help students achieve their highest potential through strong community partnerships that enhance the P-CCS educational experience.