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Supporting Innovation in Learning
We have high expectations for the 2016-2017 school year and we are off to a great start!
Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union is once again our Innovation Partner.
Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union has donated $5,000 towards innovative ideas in our schools and they have offered a matching challenge of an additional $5,000. All individual donations (not those generated through an event) will be matched up to a total of $5,000, thus giving us $15,000 towards innovative projects.
Jim Dupont (top, far right) and Dr. Sawyer (top, far left) meet with students from 4th grade at Paton Elementary School who are using iPads n their classroom, thanks, in part, to Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union's ongoing support.
On November 19th, we hosted our 2nd Annual Farmer's Market & Artisan Fair, highlighting over 30 local businesses and crafters.
Hundreds of people attended our winter farmer's market, which offered a huge array of foods, like farm-fresh vegetables, fresh bread, homemade baked goods, pies and shrimp. There was also an amazing selection of hand-crafted gifts such as pottery, jewelry, goat milk soap, natural bath products, soy candles, hand sewn items, ultra-soft alpaca products, customized canvas bags and wooden signs, and books written by Shrewsbury students. Many people took advantage of the opportunity to purchase early holiday gifts as well as food for their Thanksgiving table. We will definitely continue to host this an annual event!
On November 29, the Colonial Fund joined in celebrating Giving Tuesday, a world wide day of philanthropy.
We sent the following message to our school families: "For the third year, the Shrewsbury Public Schools Colonial Fund has joined this movement, known as #GivingTuesday, to celebrate and encourage philanthropy.
While we recognize that you have many options available to you for year-end giving, we hope you will consider a local donation to the Colonial Fund, which supports the very schools your children attend or once did. All donations go towards funding innovative projects in our schools that would not otherwise be feasible.
Most recently, the Colonial Fund sponsored a showing of the movie “Most Likely to Succeed” which started the conversation about how students learn and gain 21st century skills in our district. Later this year we will continue this conversation when parents, business leaders, teachers, students and educators from higher learning gather to help us develop the "Portrait of a Graduate". The Colonial Fund has also helped to support the 2:1 iPad initiative in the 4th grade, STEM related classroom supplies, online digital tools and this year, will provide the funds for important equipment replacement at the high school TV studio that would not have otherwise been possible."
On April 9, 2017, we will host the 10th Road Scholars 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run
Since this will be our 10th anniversary, we are planning some very special things for the race and we will work had to bring in the most runners ever for Road Scholars! More information will be posted in the late winter.