GDEF Annual Giving Campaign Nearing Goal
Thanks to generous contributions from the community, Groton Dunstable Education Foundation is pleased to announce it has received over $24,000 in donations during this year's Annual Giving Campaign, closing in on its goal of raising $30K for enrichment grants to district schools.
At the end of January, GDEF received 10 new grant applications totaling over $75K in requests from district teachers and staff, and plans to announce those awards by the end of March. GDEF asks residents to consider a donation to help close the gap and fund as many classroom grants as possible this year. To make a gift, please visit www.gdefinc.org and click on the "Donate Now" icon.
In addition, GDEF has been awarding mini-grants for up to $500 on a rolling basis this school year, and will continue to accept those applications through April 30. To date this school year, GDEF has awarded 11 mini-grants totaling $4830, with the most recent grants funding the following:
a VEX Robotics kit for use in the high school's Robotics club and Engineering/Technology classes
updated materials for the Middle School Library covering "New World" countries
curriculum materials for the high school's Human Development
"Noodle Tools" online research tool for high school students
"Literacy through Music and Poetry" program for Swallow-Union first graders
support for the first parent-organized Elementary Science Fair on March 22
sound equipment for High School Senior Project students
a presentation by a costume historian for the High School's Women's History Month
GDEF is also pleased to have contributed a $1500 sponsorship toward the High School's third annual Women's History Month program. History teacher Tammie Reynolds and her student committee have planned a full schedule of speakers and events for the entire community throughout March, so be sure to visit the high school website for detail
GDEF's popular Trivia Night fundraiser returns for just one night on Saturday, March 15, thanks to the help of the High School's National Honor Society. Head to Main Street Café, Groton, for a fun night with friends and neighbors, hosted by DJ Bob. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner (BYOB), trivia begins at 7 p.m. with $10 admission at the door.