Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Moriarty to Raise Money for a Track

Please help us raise funds to provide Moriarty Magnet Elementary School and the Norwich community with an outdoor track! 

Moriarty Magnet Elementary School leads students to make mindful choices for their personal well-being through fitness, nutrition and social-emotional learning. To continue to meet this vision, we are striving to provide our students with the highest quality services including advancements in health education and offering various opportunities for physical activity within physical education classes, recess and after-school programs. The completion of a new outdoor track will enrich physical education instruction, promote increased physical activity, and ultimately benefit the wellness of Moriarty’s 450 students. The outdoor track will also enhance the Norwich community since it will be made available to the public before and after school hours.

Physical activity directly benefits student learning by improving energy, mood, enhanced concentration and attention. As a result, students will be able to regulate their behaviors in the classroom with an increased focus on subject matter. Physical activity regulates body weight, combats health conditions and diseases, and promotes better sleep. 

An outdoor track will provide Moriarty Elementary students with an engaging way to be physically active along with enriching the surrounding Norwich community.

Thank you in advance for your generous donation. Every little bit helps us to achieve our goal!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

2nd Annual Art Auction & Dessert Tasting - Apr 26

The NPS Education Foundation's 2nd annual Art Auction & Dessert Tasting promises to be another fun night out! Please Note: Our location has changed: The Art Auction & Dessert Tasting will take place at Kelly Middle School: 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich. Come enjoy delicious desserts, coffee and fine art from artists with Norwich ties including Bill Diodato, Merrill Park Keeley; Gabe Lipman; Marge Izbicki; Zach Turner; Susan Matera; and more. In addition, student artists from NFA; Norwich Tech and Norwich Public Schools will exhibit their fine works.

In addition to the desserts and art, the Foundation will also officially announce the start of three exciting grant programs available to NPS faculty. A 'School Community Grant' program has been generously funded by an anonymous donor who cares deeply about the Norwich community and Norwich Public Schools. This program will award $1,500 to an NPS school-based team supporting student instruction & enrichment; parent engagement; and educator professional development.

The second grant program will award no less than five and no more than eight $250 grants to NPS teachers for projects supporting student achievement.

The third grant program, from the Joseph S. Catania Science Grant Program, a Foundation partner, will award up to $500 to an NPS teacher or team for a project that supports a science-based curriculum initiative.