Five Grants Awarded During Semi-Annual Giving Event

The Trumansburg Central School District Foundation Inc., is thrilled to award a total amount of $5,695 to fund five proposals to benefit the students in the Trumansburg Central School District. The TCSD Foundation was able to award these funds with generous donations from the Tompkins Trust Company, The Gothic Eves Bed and Breakfast and with donations from private individuals.

"The generous gift given by Tompkins Trust Company has afforded us the opportunity to gather other resources and then grant these combined funds to many terrific endeavors in the Trumansburg School District," said TCSD Foundation President Tara Masters.

The grants awarded funded the following five programs:

  • A drug prevention and health and wellness speaker for a full assembly and parent talk at the Trumansburg High School. Dan Davis is internationally known and his programs focus on education, drug-free youth, youth leadership, team building and positive role modeling.
  • A Dell Notebook Storage Cart for the Trumansburg Elementary School for Technology Integration in the classroom. By adding this cart it makes it possible to house 10 laptops and create seamless rotation of laptops for instructional use in third grade classrooms.
  • Ten Playaway audio books for the Curiosity Center in the Trumansburg Elementary School Library. In addition to the Playaway books, which will be a core lending library, are nonfiction books which relate to BookFlix, an educational database, and supplies for the center. The center offers support to classroom learning and remediation and enrichment in literacy.
  • A “Brain Gym” program & “Brain Gym 101” training which activates neuro-physiological balance for children and adults. The training & program benefit teachers in our elementary school and all students.
  • Ten Pan-balance scales, four microscopes and five sets of weights to provide hands on math and science activities for the second grade Trumansburg students.

The TCSD Foundation had the pleasure of awarding the funds to the High School and Elementary School the last week of January 2008 as part of the Foundation’s semi-annual giving period.