ion Bank St. Patrick's Day Road Race
2014 Race Sponsor's Race Registration
Registration is now open for the ion Bank St. Patrick's Day Road Race
and Festival to go off March 15, 2014 at 10:00 am. The race course is
different this year starting and ending downtown at the Town Hall, and
we now have mostly flat, fast 5K and 10K races as well as a walk and
fun run. Participants will still get a corned beef sandwich and a beer at
the finish (or a hot dog and a soft drink) as the festival grounds are
adjacent to Cooke's Cafe and the Pour House. All proceeds from the
race help fund our grants to students and teachers of Naugatuck. For
City Hill Online News Site Thanks NEF
Last year the NEF awarded students from City Hill Middle School over $3000 to start an online news site. The funding provided two Macbook laptops, a digital camera, a scanner and more. The students involved in the grant recently sent the NEF thank you letter, the text of which is available here: CHMS Thank You. You can also visit the CHMS Online News Site to see the fruits of their efforts.
Grant Applications Due Monday January 20, 2014
Teachers are reminded that grant applications are due January 18, 2014. Last year NEF distributed more than $10,000 in grants including the following:
This year we hope to give as much and even more. See our grants page for details.
Eve Before the Eve Rings in the New Year With Class!
Thanks to all who came out to the Eve Before the Eve Saturday December 28th at the Crystal Room. Over 200 friends and family enjoyed food, drink, great music, a spectacular raffle, and the ever-popular photo booth. Special thanks to our event sponsors: The Fire and Police Unions, and to the Crystal Room for their donation to the foundation. Also to our many raffle basket donors.
Welcome New Board Members
NEF has recently added three new board members. Andy Bottinick, Kevin McSherry, and Allison Trisko were instated at the November meeting.
Our Mission Statement
The Naugatuck Education Foundation (NEF), in partnership with the community, encourages and supports excellence in education by providing funding for innovative and creative learning opportunities for students.