Pennsbury Education Foundation Announces Grant Awards

The Pennsbury Education Foundation (PEF) recent­ly award­ed eight grants to schools across the Pennsbury School District, total­ing over $12,000. The PEF is a 501©3 orga­ni­za­tion that relies on dona­tions and sup­ports the pur­pose of improv­ing teach­ing and learn­ing in Pennsbury through inno­v­a­tive edu­ca­tion­al ini­tia­tives. Grants are award­ed through an appli­ca­tion process that occurs twice each year.

The fol­low­ing grant recip­i­ents were announced by PEF President, Annette Young:

  • Charles Boehm Middle School Principal Travis Bloom and school coun­selor Donna Bradshaw — $1,750 was approved to pur­chase 50 wig­gle seats and boun­cy bands for stu­dent seat­ing.
  • Pennsbury High School West Principal Lisa Becker and teacher Robert Roach — $5,157.43 to pur­chase the Anatomy in Clay Learning System.
  • Pennsbury High School East Principal Reggie Meadows and teacher Mary Beth Dillione — $150 to pur­chase a rock­ing chair and weight­ed blan­ket for stu­dents with spe­cial needs.
  • Penn Valley Elementary School Principal Barbara Hidalgo and teacher Timothy Behe — $267.93 to pur­chase Brain Train and Beyond: Speed Cup Stacking mate­ri­als; and Ms. Hidalgo with teacher Janice Portland — $250 to pur­chase Reader’s Theater Stage Microphones.
  • Quarry Hill Elementary School Principal Richard Rebh and teacher Katie Veneziale — $298.97 to pur­chase a Silhouette Cameo 3 machine and sup­plies.
  • All ten Pennsbury ele­men­tary schools will host “Eyes of the Wild” live-animal assem­blies with a focus on ani­mal adap­ta­tions. The appli­ca­tion for an approved grant total­ing $2,750 was sub­mit­ted by Afton Elementary Principal Dr. Joseph Masgai and teacher, Kristin Slota, on behalf of all of the schools.
  • The Pennsbury Technology Department received a grant of $1,611 to pur­chase ten Q‑balls (microphones-in-balls) as teach­ing aids in all ten Pennsbury ele­men­tary schools. The appli­ca­tion was sub­mit­ted by Brad McCormick, Director of Technology, and teacher/administrative intern, Amanda D’Amico.

In addi­tion to gath­er­ing gen­er­ous dona­tions from local fund­ing sources and indi­vid­ual donors, the PEF also par­tic­i­pates in the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program, which awards tax cred­its to busi­ness­es mak­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the PEF. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it the fol­low­ing site:

https://dced.pa.gov/programs/educational-improvement-tax-credit-program-eitc/