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NEF Funds Six Winter Grants Totaling $32,541

At the Needham School Committee meeting last night, the Needham Education Foundation (NEF) announced the recipients of six grants totaling $32,541 in the winter grant cycle. Awarded grants include: ● Eighth grade students at Pollard Middle School will soon have the...

Navigation Games for Interdisciplinary Learning

A winter 2021 grant was awarded to Physical Education and Wellness Teacher Rob Tatro to bring orienteering to the K-5 curriculum at Sunita Williams Elementary School. Orienteering has many benefits in physical education: developing locomotor skills, physical fitness,...

“Playful Learning” in Mitchell’s Math Centers

Mitchell Elementary School Math Coach, Anjali Petersen, received funding for her grant entitled “Playful Learning: Enhancing Computational Thinking & Spatial Reasoning for All Learners through Mathematical Games.” The winter 2020 grant funded the purchase of...

2022 - 2023 Grant Deadlines

Apply for a grant for innovative or enriching projects that will benefit Needham Public Schools students. The Fall Grants deadline is October 14th, the Winter Grants deadline is January 13th, and the Spring Grants deadline is April 6th.