c/o Nashua Chamber of Commerce
142 Main Street, 5th Floor
Nashua, NH 03060

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2012

For More Information Contact:
Edwina Kwan, (603) 886-5740

Nashua, New Hampshire (February 20, 2012). The Nashua Education Foundation has awarded two mini grants to Amherst Street Elementary School. The grants will be used to purchase math enrichment materials for students to take home.

Teachers who requested the funds believe the math enrichment kits will bring home excitement for math and enable family members to learn the terminology and strategies used to teach math in the classroom. Carolyn Duquette, third grade teacher at Amherst Street School says, “Having these kits allows families to provide support in a fun and enjoyable way.” 

Teacher Nancy Bozek agrees with the impact. “Not only do the games provide fact and operation skills practice, but they also involve areas such as money exchange, geometry, logic, and probability and chance,” she says. In addition, “children will be explaining familiar game rules and strategies which would reinforce classroom instruction.”

The Nashua Education Foundation is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization that provides resources to support innovative programs that enhance learning opportunities for Nashua Public Schools students.

For grant information, contact Beth Kreick, at grants@nashuaeducationfoundation.org
To donate to NEF, contact Tim Hogan, at donate@nashuaeducationfoundation.org.