The BMEF is happy to announce the following grants that were awarded for the 2016-2017 year:


Leslie Newman – Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand will be used for sensory awareness, fine motor, creativity, stress reducing, relaxing, therapeutic and maintains attention to enhance the Kindergarten curriculum.  The sand will be used in letter writing, number writing, creative building (STEM) and cooperative work. 


Tara Phethean – Digital Photo Frames

Grant is for two Aluratek 14 inch Digital Frames to display photos from the author visit and video book talks in the Todd School Library. 


Audrey Curly and Dorene Tomaskovic - Optimal Choices in Alternative Seating

This grant is to further the first grade vision for the LATI Classroom ( Learner/Active Technology Infused Classroom).  This classroom design will promote a project based, student directed, fluid learning environment. 


Jeanne Smith and Bonnie Seligson – STEM Based Indoor Recess

The grant is for the whole Kindergarten grade and will be stored in a closet available in the K-2 cafeteria.  The objective is to provide the children with STEM play opportunities during the long winter months when they do not have access to go outside to play. 


Anna Correia – Flexible Seating for the Second Grand Classrooms

Grant is for the entire Second Grade team and calls for six different types of seating options for the students that will allow them to continue to transition into a flexible seating environment.


A.J. Thau – Middle and High School Fitness Center Upgrades

This grant will be replacing cardio equipment that was purchased in 2002.  These new items will enable the PE Department to teach life time fitness and wellness throughout the year with an emphasis on emotional, social and physical well-being of our students.


John D. Brooks – Digital DSLR Cameras

This grant is for ten Nikon DSLR camera kits to expand the capabilities of the Briarcliff High School digital photo class, computer art design class and the Photo II class.  As well as in the Middle School for the computer art classes.