COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 36

May 28, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Toshiba America Foundation K-6 Grant Opportunity

 

The Toshiba America Foundation invites applications for small grant programs for K-6 science and mathematics education. The Foundation has announced that it will award 75 grants of up to $1,000 each for the purpose of encouraging hands-on teaching of science and mathematics.

 

Any K-6 teacher in a public or private school is eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded to the teachers school and will be restricted for use by the teacher in his/her classroom. Not more than one application per teacher is allowed. Projects must be in addition to the teachers science and mathematics teaching units in grades K-6 and must occur during the school day. Before-school, after-school, or take-home projects are not eligible. Projects should take place over at least three class sessions.

 

Funds may be requested for the purchase of project materials for student use only. Computer hardware and field trip expenses may not be included in the budget.

 

Applications for the grant and additional information are available through the Toshiba America Foundation website at:http://www.toshiba.com/about/taf/smallgrants.html.

 

For further information, please contact Karen Grass (kgrass@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary mathematics specialist, at (804) 225-3458 or Eric Rhoades (erhoades@mail.vak12ed.edu), elementary science specialist, at (804) 225-2676.

 

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