2016/2017 Programs That Were Funded by Mountainside Education Foundation:
Program that provides an on-line interactive leveled book library.
K – 2nd Grade
IMAX at Liberty Science Center
Students to watch IMAX movie while attending the Liberty Science Center on their class trip.
Instructional materials and lesson plans for programming courses for the Beechwood students.
Presentation by author, Corey Schwartz, who discussed where the ideas came to write The Three Ninja Pigs followed up by a martial arts course led by Master Kyle Freeman, teaching the importance of respect, discipline, perseverance and self-confidence.
Program encourages students to ask questions and form ideas in the STEM, Social Studies, Reading/Writing, Health and Arts subjects.
Blankets for Babies
Students learned how to make quilts that were donated to Project Linus who distribute these blankets to children in area hospitals.
The aquaponics garden is meant to enrich the 6th grade Science and Life Skills curriculum by allowing students to design and manage a functional closed ecosystem. Although the 6th graders will be designing and maintaining the aquaponics garden, it will be housed in a public area at Deerfield School, which is accessible to all Deerfield students.
5th grade students learned how to identify every planet in the solar system in dramatic flights towards each world. They were introduced to Greek mythological characters and saw how they can be found in the stars.
Music in the Parks Festival
The Deerfield 8th Grade Chorus, 6th and 7th Grade Chorus, Middle School Band, and Jazz Band performed in front of a panel of veteran music educators, who provided feedback which was partially funded through a MEF grant.
Deerfield School Musical
MEF is happy to provide a grant to be applied towards the production of Deerfield’s annual school musical.
Listing of all grants that MEF funded during 2016/2017:
|Grant Request||Amount Paid||Grades|
|Blankets for Babies||$ 724.93||8th|
|Sky Dome||$ 895.00||5th|
|Tynker||$ 1,000.00||K - 2nd|
|Author Visit||$ 375.00||2nd|
|Author's Day||$ 2,412.50||3rd - 4th|
|Reading Rocks Magic Show||$ 650.00||K-2nd|
|Liberty Science Ctr Visit||$ 2,130.00||6th - 8th|
|Yoga Mats||$ 149.98||K - 2nd|
|STEAM||$ 1,195.00||4th - 5th|
|Broadway Experience||$ 1,690.00||8th|
|Deerfield Musical||$ 3,000.00||5th - 8th|
|Hoboken Scavenger Hunt||$ 990.00||DF stud coun|
|Arts for Learning||$ 755.00||4th|
|Arts for Learning||$ 970.00||3rd|
|Poetry Residency with BJ||$ 750.00||5th|
|Music in the Parks Festival||$ 3,000.00||Band/Chorus|
|Raz Kids 3-4 and inclusive for 5th||$ 395.82||3rd - 5th|
|Raz Kids K-2||$ 1,500.00||K- 2nd|
|Aquaponic Garden||$ 1,389.90||6th|
|Aquaponic Garden||$ 35.42||6th|
|Brain Pop K-2||$ 1,350.00||K- 2nd|
|Brain Pop 3-5||$ 1,695.00||3rd - 5th|
|Scholastic||$ 448.03||3rd - 6th|
|BW Playground Equipment||$ 3,000.00||Peak - 2nd|