Grants in Action

FLEF’s ability to support grants is not possible without your donations and volunteer efforts. Also, thank you to our wonderful teachers, administrative team and the FLRSD School Committee for their commitment to our schools and efforts to bring these programs to life.  FLEF is pleased to announce the following grant recipients for the 2015-2016 school year:

Francine Veilleux and fellow first grade teachers, Freetown Elementary School
Collection of nonfiction leveled books for first grade classrooms to support reading development and expose students to interesting and relevant topics, ideas and concepts.

Kindergarten teachers, Assawompset Elementary School
Sand and water activity centers for kindergarten classrooms to be used for sensory exploration, teamwork, hands-on learning and experiments.

Nicole Gracia, George R. Austin Intermediate School
A collection of “Mathemetizing!” materials and texts to support and enhance math teaching throughout the fourth grade.

Taylor Lestage, Sarah Allen and fellow ELA teachers, George R. Austin Intermediate School
Teacher and student subscription for fourth and fifth grades for the “Flocabulary” program, to reinforce reading, writing, grammar, vocabulary and social studies lessons with engaging, contemporary songs and videos.

Nate Eleulerio, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
“Show Me” interactive whiteboard app, which enables sixth grade students to watch a video overview of a lesson made by their teacher, to review or get additional help on a topic at home.

Melissa Lever/Katie Gallagher, Freetown-Lakeville Middle School
Museum of Science heat and temperature presentation for eighth grade students.

Jonathan Kelly, Apponequet Regional High School
Vex Robotics kits to enable the high school to start up a new Technology and Engineering Club.


Grant recipients for the 2013-2014 cycle included:

Julie Mills, Apponequet Regional High School
To fund supplies and travel for students to compete in the Massachusetts Physics Olympics, an annual competition for high school students sponsored by the American Association of Physics Teachers.

Maura Erwin, Apponequet Regional High School
To fund a smart board projector for use by the Visual Arts Department to help students analyze, interpret and judge their own works of art and art from around the globe.

Amanda Nardi, Apponequet Regional High School
To fund headsets/microphones to enable language students to practice various exercises, and to prepare for and to administer the AP Spanish exam.

Jocelyn Lanyi, Freetown Elementary School
To fund an iPad to enhance curriculum for preschool students in the Freetown/Lakeville Early Childhood Center.

Lisa Cloutier, Freetown Elementary School
To fund supplemental materials, aps and iPad stylus for use with special education students.

Jennifer Phair, Assawompset Elementary School
To fund expanding the Social Thinking curriculum used by counselors and speech-language pathologists to the broader student base.