In coordination with the teachers and principal, the Foundation provides funding for the Engage New York Math curriculum from Eureka Math. This curriculum is the most widely used math curriculum in the United States and focuses on understanding mathematical concepts. Children are taught to think about math conceptually so that the same techniques they internalize for basic arithmetic can be used to not only solve but to conceptually understand algebraic equations. This understanding provides the foundation from which the children can later understand calculus and advanced mathematics.
Language Arts Curriculum
In coordination with the teachers and principal, the Foundation funds Language Arts programs for all students. Kindergarten and first grade use the Reading Eggs program to engage children in reading. The purpose of this program is to both teach children to read and to help them develop a love of reading. Second, through fifth-grade students use the Renaissance Accelerate Reader Program. This program is designed to further advance children’s reading by allowing them to select books specifically at their level and easily track their growth.
In coordination with the teachers and principal, the Foundation provides funding for music, yoga, lacrosse, soccer, and basketball. These enrichment activities were selected to integrate into and complement the other curriculum elements. In other years, we have funded, computer programming, Spanish, and science lab.
Each year the Foundation funds a literary consultant to work with each class in the Library. The literary consultant teaches the students how to use the library and provides short grade-level-appropriate educational units about cultures, science, and other topics. The Foundation also funds a grant for library supplies
Grade Level Grants
Each year the Foundation provides grants for the teachers at each grade level to select on or off-campus experiences, supplies, or other programs that they feel will most benefit their students. These grants are allocated on a per-child basis and provide for field trips, visiting performances, and other non-book-learning experiences.
Each year the Foundation provides grants to each classroom to assist in the purchase of classroom supplies that will be used during the year. These grants combined with the teachers’ personal purchases and your donations to your child’s classrooms allow the teachers to continue to provide high-quality education.