The Fall, 2014 grants are in!

The Boxford Elementary Schools Trust has received grant application from five different teachers, totaling almost $13,000. Requests are coming from the STEM program, the SPED program, from the Spofford technology team, and from the Multiage team at Cole. But we have...
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iPads in the Multi-Age classrooms

In the spring of 2013, the multi-age classrooms at the Cole school submitted a grant to BEST asking for 6 iPads for each classroom.  In the grant they wrote: The multiage teachers frequently teach the students in small groups, while...
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Ms. Suther’s class Grant report

In 2013, Ms Suther approached BEST with a grant request for six iPads for her first grade classroom, to be used in small workgroups. In her grant application she wrote: “The iPads will be used to provide engaging activities in support of...
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BEST Funds Art at Spofford

In April of 2014, Ms. Ashmore-Davis (the Art teacher at Spofford Pond Elementary School) received an iPad cart, with funds provided by BEST from the Harriet Ernst Endowment fund. Students went to work right away with the iPads, using them for...
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Does your company give?

You may not realize it, but BEST raises funds every year by writing grants. We have written grants to several foundations who have, over the years, kindly made donations to BEST. Last year, we raised over $6,000 by writing grants. This...
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Fall Grant Deadline is almost here!

The Fall, 2014 grant deadline for BEST has almost arrived. Teachers need to complete their Grant Application by October 8 and submit them to the principal, who will review and approve them. The grants will be reviewed by the BEST Grant...
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BEST Funds Art at Cole

In the fall of 2012, Ms. Dalton (Art teacher at Cole school) approached BEST with a grant for a few iPads that she could use in small workgroups, during the children’s WIN block. That program was so successful, that she...
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Get your weather from Spofford Pond School

In 2009, BEST funded a Weatherbug Tracking Station for the Spofford Pond elementary school. This weather station is on the roof of the school. You can check on the weather at Spofford via WeatherBug any day. The Weatherbug Tracking Station technology...
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