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 Our Spring Initiatives:

 

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1st Annual Excellence in Education Dinner

Date: April 27th

Location: Doubletree by Hilton , CT. Ave

Time: 5:30-7:30pm

Eventbrite - Excellence in Education Dinner

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Save the Date: NEF  fundraiser  Wednesday May 3rd

 

 

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      Fifth Annual O’Neill’s 5k, In Memory of Annie Curtin

             To Benefit the Norwalk Education Foundation                                                                                                                              NEF

Sunday May 21,  11 A.M.

                              O’Neills Pub & Restaurant                                                                                                                        93 North Main Street                                                                                          South Norwalk, CT

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3rd Annual Shark Tank: 

Winners will be announced on April 15th!

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The Shark Tank competition requires students to “sell” a proposal to enhance their school.  In the past, ideas have addressed academics, extra-curricular activities, social-emotional well being, physical health/nutrition and safety.

 

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SAT Prep Class:

DATE:  April 29th

TIME:  10- 2:30pm

LOCATION:  Norwalk High School

COST: Free

Click here for more info

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Teacher Mini- Grants: 

Congratulations to the winners of the Teacher Mini-Grants:

Teacher School Project Title
Jacqueline DellliSanti, Lisa Heimerle, Melissa O’Donnell
BMHS
Vocabulary Building Trip for ESL students
Jacqueline DellliSanti
BMHS
Common Core Reading Library
Diana White
BMHS
Bringing Drawings to life with 3-D Technology
Covilakath Pivazyan,Sobha Kizhakke
BMHS
 Science Olympiad Team
David Rich
BMHS
Process oriented guide inquiry learning
Sal Bryk
NHMS
A Natures Classroom experience for those not attending NC
John Skopp
Roton
Electric Car-Class Pack
Stephanie Tom
Roton
Middle School Amusement
Dean Vaccaro,Mark Jackson
Roton
Makin History Come Alive
Catherine White,Robin Gredinger
Fox Run
Super Flex Academy
Jennifer Cobbs
Cranbury
Access for All
Jacquelyn Lamb
Marvin
Social Thinking
Kimberly Helthaler
Tracey
Seminar on Co-Teaching and Resilence
Caitlin DeForest
Wolfpit
New Wooden Table
Lisa Malizia
Fox Run
Marine Biology in Kindergarten
Iziar Mikolic
Naramake
Building Friendships Game Cart
Kerry Rice
Rowayton
Enhancing Student Engagement
Lisa Chadha
Columbus
Mystery to Every Lesson
Stefan Steiner
Tracey
Alternative Classroom Seating
Dee Walters
Columbus
Full Steam Ahead with Osmos

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Overview

Norwalk Education Foundation

  • Mission

The Norwalk Education Foundation is committed to providing support for student learning experiences and enriching teacher practices.  Our mission is accomplished by collaborating with community partners to fund programs that enhance student learning, promote student well-being, and expand teacher resources and innovation.

  • Teacher Resources and Innovation

NEF offers teacher mini-grants to develop and implement instructional projects that motivate and challenge students to learn. Proposals must support unique classroom projects that enliven and enrich the curriculum.

  • Enhance Student Learning

The Shark Tank competition requires students to “sell” a proposal to enhance their school.  In the past, ideas have addressed academics, extra-curricular activities, social-emotional well being, physical health/nutrition and safety.  We awarded several thousand dollars to support 30 student proposals in the past 2 years.

  • Community Collaboration

The College Essay Mentor program began in 2015.   Teachers, administrators and volunteers from the community, were trained by a college essay consultant to coach high school seniors.  After the first year, an admissions officer from UCONN contacted Norwalk High School to say she has never read such great essays from Norwalk.

NEF partners with community organizations to host community outreach workshops.  This fall, we are hosting a College Admission Workshop and a Stress Management panel for teens and parents.

  • Student Social and Emotional Health

NEF’s newest initiative addresses the high levels of stress that research has identified as a major difficulty for adolescents. In 2015, we piloted a program to teach kids stress-reduction techniques like meditation. Based on the positive data collected through this pilot program, NEF plans to offer such workshops to all middle and high school students in the fall.  NEF also partners with Norwalk ACTS working with the Health and Wellness workgroup to bring mindful meditation to the high school students.

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