Award Recipients Announced for 2009 Grant Cycle

The awards for the winter grant cycle of the Trumansburg Central School District Foundation (TCSD) have been awarded to grant recipients. TCSD Board members individually presented each recipient with the awards totaling close to $2,500. The programs being funded are for projects developed by teachers of the Trumansburg Central School District that applied for the Teaching Grants which were the focus of the winter grant cycle through TCSD. Of the numerous grant proposals, four projects were chosen to receive funding.

The projects receiving the awards consist of the following:

A fifth grade project “Canadian Culture” which will welcome Canadian residents to interact and share with students various aspects and experiences inherent in Canadian culture.

“Eat Well, Live Well,” is a project that will acquaint fourth grade students with healthy living habits by learning to use the public transportation system, TCAT, to travel to Wegmans and taste and learn about nutritious foods.

“Sensory Materials” is a project that will address sensory processing disorders. Serving the K-2 and 3-4 grade elementary school classes, this project will provide the school with the resources to help detect sensory processing disorders early which will be able to prevent more serious behavioral problems in the future.“More Peas, Please,” is a collaborative program between the Trumansburg Kindergarten classes and Tompkins Community Action’s Head Start program that will develop a garden project that aims to teach science, math, socialization skills, and well being by exposing children to learn about where food comes from.

Of all of the proposals received and reviewed by the Trumansburg Central School District Foundation, each was for a project developed by district educators that directly involves and benefits students, and would otherwise not be funded through existing avenues of school district support.

Tara Masters, President of the Board, states,

“Many teachers presented wonderful project ideas and we are excited to award these grants that will allow our teachers in the Trumansburg School District to carry out their work with the kids. The children in the district will be directly impacted by these projects. The experiences they have will be something for them to draw on for years to come. We want to thank everyone who contributed that helped to make this possible.”