Hamilton PTA announces grant awards

Jerry Nelson, representing the Hamilton Township PTA, reads a list of the grants at the Hamilton Township Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Charlie Pritchard / For The Current

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — The Hamilton Township PTA announced the awarding of $10,484 in grants at the Hamilton Township Board of Education meeting Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Jerry Nelson announced the first trimester grant awards on behalf of the PTA.  

“The grant program provides discretionary funds to staff to enhance the educational experience for students in our district,” Nelson said.

“The funds are intended to cover areas not covered by existing budgetary allotments or dedicated funds. We are proud to present grant awards for a total of $10,483.65.”

The grants include two standing desks for a classroom at the Davies Middle School, and a prekindergarten and kindergarten Mother Goose assembly program at the Joseph Shaner Elementary School.

Grants were awarded to the George Hess Education Complex for emergency evacuation supplies for the pool, a second-grade Green Magic assembly, third-grade Ben Franklin assembly, fourth-grade Brain Wash assembly and a fifth-grade Number the Stars assembly.

The school was also awarded money for a Prismatica Extravaganza assembly and a wall tile project, both of which are for all grades.

The district was also awarded funds for the Strengthening Families Program child participant incentives.

Superintendent Frank Vogel praised the PTA for its contributions.

“Their commitment and support is unparalleled,” he said. “They provide many things that we would not be able to within our budget, which we truly appreciate. It is an awesome organization.”

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