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Teacher Grant Awards 2015-2016

The Ironia PTO is proud to announce the 2015-2016 Ironia PTO Grant Award Recipients! Thank you to all Applicants for taking the time to write and submit a grant proposal. We appreciate your continued dedication to our children.

 

Ironia 2016 PTO Grant Winners

From left: Dr. Randazzo, Mrs. Feliciano, Ms. Brembs, Mrs. Cirella, Miss Quigley, Mrs. Sgalia-Friedland, Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. Pace, Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Pizzi

 

Dr. Randazzo – All Grades – Peaceful Playground - $2,000

  • Create a fun and exciting environment at recess by providing an interactive play space with physical, social and educational benefits.

Mrs. Rodriguez – All Grades – Ironia Makerspace - $700

  • Students can tinker and build in a Makerspace environment.  Student’s ability to work independently and creatively enriches their STEAM experience.

 Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Cirella, Mrs. O’Rourke, Mr. Cervona, Mr. Kennedy – 5th Grade – Storyworks Subscription - $659 

  • Subscription to Scholastic Storyworks magazine that includes informational and narrative nonfiction, short fiction, poetry, debates and read-aloud plays based on myths, classic literature and history.

Mrs. Andrews, Mrs. Cirella, Mrs. O’Rourke, Mr. Cervona, Mr. Kennedy– 5th Grade – NewsELA PRO Subscription - $1,280

  • Online database of current event stories, tailor-made for classroom use.  Indexed by high-interest with broad themes (including War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money and Sports), stories are both student friendly and can be assigned by different reading levels without changing the content.

 Mrs. Rubin, Mrs. Feliciano, Mrs. Bourke – 4th Grade – NewsELA PRO Subscription - $1,280

  • Online database of current event stories, tailor-made for classroom use.  Indexed by high-interest with broad themes (including War and Peace, Arts, Science, Health, Law, Money and Sports), stories are both student friendly and can be assigned by different reading levels without changing the content.

 Ms. Brembs – 2nd Grade – Stability Classroom - $360

  • Chairs were replaced with stability balls to allow children to channel their physical energy in a positive way by stimulating the brain, improving focus and maximizing productivity in order to benefit student’s overall physical and mental health.

 Mrs. Cirella – 2nd Grade – Flexible Seating- $311

  • Rethink the classroom experience by giving students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them. Flexible seating maximizes learning opportunities and creates meaningful experiences. 

 Mrs. Feliciano – 4th Grade – Math Worksheetland - $30

  • MathWorkSheetsLand.com is a common core website designed to offer teachers common core activities, which include guided explanation, guided practice, independent work, and assessments.

 Mrs. Murphy – 1st Grade – Standing up for Kids - $440

  • Enable students to remain on task and focused through the use of standing desks.

 Mrs. Pace, Ms Quigley and Mrs. Sgalia-Friedland – 1st-3rd Grade – Hokki Stools - $1,779

  • The Hokki stool is an ergonomic seating solution that transforms stationary sitting into an activity, ideal for active sitting environments.

 Mrs. Pizzi – Kindergarten-1st Grade - Language Learning Disabled – Cozy Shades - $159

  • Provide students with softer lighting in the classroom to provide a comfortable environment where they can work their hardest toward reaching their individual goals.

Ironia Teacher Grant Program 2015-2016 - Total Grants Awarded: $8,998

A special note regarding Storyworks Subscriptions:

In prior years, the Ironia PTO Grant Committee has been fortunate enough to be able to purchase a Storyworks subscription for the 5th Grade.  Given the success of the program, the subscription has been requested for 3 years.  In working with Mr. Kricheff, a portion of the 2017-2018 budget will now be allocated for the Storyworks subscription!  Thank you Mr. Kricheff!

 

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Telephone: 973-584-8588
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