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Grant Opportunities

Dollar Store Grants for School Libraries:
Beyond Words Grant with ALA

Dolan Family Foundation

The Dolan Family Foundation makes grants that benefit schools and youth, including general operating support for private schools.  The Foundation's primary focus is Long Island and other New England areas but other areas may be funded if of interest to the Dolan children.  Grantseekers are advised to call the Foundation and discuss their project prior to submitting a proposal. Robert F. Vizza is the president of the Dolan Family Foundation which is located at 1 Media Crossways, Woodbury, NY 11797.  The Foundation's phone number is (516) 629-2103 and their fax number is (516) 629-2183.


First Union Foundation

First Union Foundation funds innovative programs in communities where they do business that have a measurable impact on education. They look for programs that expand the availability of educational resources, improve the quality of education, and/or help children and youth reach their full potential. Special consideration is given to programs that have a high level of First Union employee involvement and those that are collaborative efforts that will leverage their investment. First Union makes education grants to eligible 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations in the following areas:  

  • special programs for public preK-12 school systems (no capital projects or operating costs will be funded); 
  • public education funds that effect positive, systemic change in education; and 
  • education-related projects such as Junior Achievement and drop-out prevention programs. 
  • They also provide funding to private and public institutions of higher education.

First Union also supports visual and performing arts organizations, public libraries, and various youth organizations.

First Union funds programs that are in their operating communities in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  Two page letters of interest should be submitted to the contributions office in the state in which the proposed project is located.  We received guidelines from First Union Foundation by emailing a request to Tricia Murawski.


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Verizon Thinkfinity

As a Verizon Thinkfinity trainer I firmly believe in the value of the teaching and learning materials offered for teacher and parent use. The lessons, activities, materials and more that are available are free for your full use and are aligned with state standards. Please visit the content partners site link and Thinkfinity for access to incredible teaching resources.

If you would like training or assistance with Thinkfinity please contact me at

Use Search Engine below to find great lessons for your class!

Patt Squicciarini 

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Webpage Resources and Tools

This page will house links and information related to your Smart Schools webpage and Smartboard. As your tech advisor I can be contacted to assist you with your webpage and Smartboard.

There will also be classes offered on webpage design so watch for information about the dates and times.

If you don't see what you need here please contact me at 

Animated Gifs

Clip Art


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Whiteboard/Smartboard Resources

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