Little Silver, N.J., June 2019 – The Education Foundation of Little Silver (EFLS) is proud to announce that it has raised over $130,000 for the Little Silver Public Schools, which will fund critical grants at both Point Road and Markham Place. This funding, raised through generous donations from the local area businesses and Little Silver residents, ensures that teachers and students can access innovative educational tools and current technology without raising the district’s cost structure and local tax burden. Donations were obtained primarily through the EFLS’s annual fundraiser, held in April at the Navesink Country Club in Red Bank, NJ.
The EFLS is excited to use the proceeds from the April event in a variety of ways in the schools. First, they will be used to help support the school administration through the purchase of a six year license for Social Studies Digital Courseware for Grades K-4 that will replace the current resources that are more than ten years old. The funds will also be used to continue to fund the district’s One to One Initiative: providing each student in grades 1-8 with their own chromebook for the school year. Many of the grants that the EFLS approved are to replace old technology within the schools that has proven disruptive to the learning environment. Through replacing this outdated and failing technology, the teachers can provide more seamless instruction. Additionally, the EFLS Board approved several items for our Technology and STEM programs at Point Road to assist the younger grades with hands-on learning in coding, replace well loved robots, and further encourage our students’ curious minds. In addition to courseware and technology, the EFLS board also approved the purchase of additional ukuleles for our Music classes as well as upgraded technology for our Art classes .
The goal of the EFLS is to further support innovative programs and activities in science and technology, fine and performing arts, language research and culture, and other educational issues. We believe that through these grants we have achieved our goals and it could not have been done without such amazing support from the parents and community.