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PTA Presents $8,000 in Grants

Twenty-three grants for classroom equipment and projects presented at BOE meeting

The Manchester Township PTA presented $8,000 in grants to teachers for classroom equipment and projects at the February BOE meeting.

Co-Presidents Christine Grille and Cara McAllister presented checks to each school principal. They said they had 36 applicants this year and awarded 23 grants.

The grants included funding for Kindle Fires, life skill materials for an autistic class, high school band equipment, small dry-erase boards for classrooms, a puppet theater, audio books for "daily 5" centers and an iPad. Teachers and amounts are listed below.

Superintendent of Schools David Trethaway remarked, “We are very fortunate in Manchester to have an outstanding PTA.  Whatever funds you raise you always give it all back to the schools. There are so many programs we wouldn’t have without you and we can’t thank you enough.”

He presented Grille and McAllister with Hawk pins in appreciation of their efforts.

2013 PTA Grant Awards:

Ridgeway: Crystal Policastro-$180, Robyn Pilcher-$125, Elizabeth Balog-$350, Kathleen Antonelli-$600, Sonia Castro-$168, Samantha Greenstein-$135

M.T.E.S: Jen Gilbert-$200, Toni Basile-$200, Denise Kramer-$398, John Portuese and Sue Dyer-$250, Janice Carey-$250, Meredith Smisek-$500

Whiting: Donna Poland/Jamie Mnich-$75, Stephanie Boyd-$231, Skye Mulligan-$399. Kelly Stevenson-$200

Middle School: Maria Paparella-$915, Irene O'Reilly-$60, PE Teachers-$550, Joan Slater/Claire Rutz-$500, Claire Rutz-$730, Regina Raub-$250

High School: Lauren Delesky (Band)-$740

- from the Manchester Township School District.

Team Dawg March 06, 2013 at 11:44 PM
As character education workshop presenters and children's book authors we have had the pleasure of working with many PTA's and can definitely attest to the fact that they are a driving force in so many ways in our children's educations. The PTA is made up of true Team Dawg Everyday Heroes and we would like to thank you all for everything you do!

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