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10 Nov
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WWPEF Announces Two Major Grants

Continuing its focus on large, district-wide initiatives, WWPEF is pleased to announce two large grants to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District.  The first grant, totaling almost $17,000, will benefit all fifth grade students in the district.   This grant will fund a program utilizing Pro-Bots to integrate mathematics and computer programming. Cleverly disguised as a race car, Pro-Bots offer students an enticing, engaging, and hands-on experience with Logo programming as well as robotic controls. This builds on our successful funding of the mini-maker program for all fourth graders last year.

Our second grant, which at almost $28,000 is our largest grant to date, benefits high school students.  With this grant, we purchased equipment for a fabrication lab for the new course “Principles of Engineering.” High School South had been without a lab since the construction of the New Theatre in 2007. Our funding allows a consistent experience for students at both high schools and enabled the offering of this popular and important new course.

These programs, plus our continued funding for the popular and successful StarLab portable planetarium, and our Excellence in Education mini-grant program, are only possible through your continued support.  We hope you will continue to support our students as part of your year-end charitable giving. Donations can be made online through our website or by mail. All donations are fully tax-deductible and will qualify for most corporate matching gift programs.

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01 Jun
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Mini-Maker Grant a Rousing Success!

As its largest grant to date to the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District, the $19,000 grant to Rebecca McClelland-Crawley and Russell Wray to purchase Makey Makey boards and littleBits Classroom Kits for every 4th grade class in the district has been a rousing success!

Allowing the 4th grade students to get hands-on experiences with electronic circuits as part of the electricity and magnetism unit in the science curriculum, the grant has shown the importance of providing experiential learning to the district students.

The program has received national attention, with a case study on the littleBits website and an appearance by our students at Digital Learning Day in Washington, DC – the only school group in the country to appear!

Congratulations to Rebecca and Russell for their innovative grant!

Please see a video about this grant that Russell presented to the Board of Education at https://vimeo.com/124975550.

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12 May
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WW-P’s Got Talent!

The WWP’s Got Talent Show was a tremendous success! Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and advertisers for your support and thank you to the performers for putting on a terrific show!

And, a very special thank you to our terrific Youth Committee for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm – you did a fantastic job! Lastly, a big thank you to all the parent mentors – we appreciate your time, wisdom, guidance and dedication throughout the entire process.

Until next year!

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13 Mar
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EDP Kidzscience Grant in the WW-P News

Our grant to the district’s Extended Day Program was highlighted in the February 6th issue of the WW-P News. The grant was designed to bring more hands-on science projects to the after school program. Thank you again to Daniela Nita for her grant application and success with this program!

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