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NEF FUNDS ART PROGRAMS FOR K-6
Thanks to the generous support of Nahant Education Foundation, the Johnson School has put in place visiting artist programs for Kindergarten through 6th grade. Starting on September 28th all grades will be having art workshops one day a week until the end of May.
In grades Kindergarten through 3rd, Allison Jason, a former art teacher and Nahant resident, who also worked last year with the younger children, will work on Mondays with the children. Allison Jason is a Massachusetts State Certified Teacher for grades K-8. She received her BA from Colby Sawyer College in 1999. For the next seven years she had the unique experience of pursuing a teaching career in several different states while her husband completed an active duty military obligation. She taught K-6 art in Fort Meyers, FL, 5th grade in Morehead City, NC, and was the kindergarten teacher at the Clark School in Danvers, MA. In 2006 she took a break from full time teaching to focus on raising her children Fiona and Ethan, both Johnson School students. Between parenting and volunteering at the Johnson School she is also a locally commissioned mural artist and teaches private art lessons for children.
We would also like to welcome Ali Miller who comes to us from RAW in Lynn who will be working with the 4th-6th graders on Friday mornings.
NEF Funds $6,500 in Teacher Grants for Fall 2012
The Nahant Education Foundation is pleased to announce the funding of four grants in the fall of 2012 for the Johnson Elementary School, totaling over $6,500. The first grant, funds the renewal of the school's license for the popular Study Island computer program instigated two years ago, to help prepare students for state assessment testing (MCAS). This is a website that all children in grades 2nd-6th can use from home to support and supplement learning in school. The second grant is for “Green Infusion” which is an all school assembly that brings an environmental message to students through puppet skits and singing. The third grant is for I Pass, which is a web based system that allows the school to keep an accurate record of vital student information used by the office and teachers. The fourth grant is to support ELA workbooks for grades 1st through 3rd.
Our success as a community, with a top rated, strong, vibrant school system, depends on all of us....parents, teachers, the administration, and the community as a whole. The Nahant Education Foundation has accomplished a lot in just two short years, but there's so much more to do! As the french writer Simone De Beauvoir once said, "One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius."
2012 Annual Campaign Update
The Nahant Education Foundation was launched over 4 years ago and is proud to have raised over $90,000 thanks to donations of community members and parents
"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned." - P. Marshall