The Quincy School Community Partnership’s16th annual Teacher Mini-Grant Awards Ceremony was held on November 3, 2016 at The Neighborhood Club in Quincy.  This exciting event was held in celebration of Quincy Public Schools teachers who were awarded grant funding for their Mini-Grant proposals.  This year, 174 Quincy Public School teachers, representing preschool thru high school, submitted proposals in one of     3 grant categories ~ the David Ezickson Excellence in Education Grants, the George G. Burke ~ Teacher Team Grants, and the Quincy School ~ Community Partnership Grants.  Each grant was read and scored.  Upon review, 104 mini-grant proposals were selected for funding and shared in $32,000.00 in mini-grant funds.  New items purchased for the classrooms include:

  • Multi-purpose headphones with volume control
  • Hands-on Math games and manipulatives
  • Digital recording camera, webcam, and related equipment
  • Blind Stitch Sewing Machine
  • Google Chromebooks
  • Keyboarding ~ A Skill for Life Video
  • Supplemental materials for Handwriting without Tears
  • Break Box ~ A Sensory Tool Kit
  • New motors for robot bodies
  • Supplies for an After School Junior Garden Club
  • A library of Jazz Music
  • Yoga balls, bean bag chairs with lap desks, standing desks and balance chairs
  • Digital Thermometer Probes
  • Kindle Fire Tablets for Guided Reading Centers
  • Bacterial Testing Kits

Grant funding was once again made possible through the generosity and support of our Community Business Partners who have donated over $324,000.00 in mini-grant funds over the longevity of the Teacher Mini-Grant Awards Ceremony.  This year’s Quincy School  Community Partners included the Quincy Education Association, Quincy Retired Teachers Association, Arbella Insurance, BlueCross BlueShield of MA, Wessling Architects, Granite City Electric, General Dynamics/Bluefin Robotics, Quirk Auto Dealerships, Boston Scientific, Quincy Mutual Fire, Cerebral Palsy of Massachusetts, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, National Association of Government Employees (NAGE), Brewster Ambulance, Attorney George G. Burke, Quincy Credit Union, Quincy College, Callahan Construction, MountainOne Bank, State Street Corporation, WB Mason, South Shore YMCA and Rural Masonic Lodge.