Grants Overview

CSF awards grants to fund innovation in the Chappaqua Central School District.   CSF Grants fund initiatives take place in in all six schools during the school day, which impact a significant number of students and which are not able to be funded through the school district budget.  Chappaqua teachers, administrators, parents and students may apply for grants from CSF.

CSF Grant Options

Traditional Grants

Traditional Grant are for grants in excess of $2500 or which require significant district support to implement must use the traditional grant application process and if approved are in place for the subsequent school year.

InstaGrants

InstaGrants are grants for less than $2500 and approved throughout the year allowing for a fast track review of smaller requests and for grant implementation during the current school year.

 

Our Newest 2017 Traditional Grants


District Wide

Software Tools to Enhance Literacy Instruction ($12,720)

A district-wide grant which will fund two software programs (Co-Writer Universal and Snap and Read Universal) designed to enhance literacy instruction and student text accessibility, for use by all students in the district for the 2017-2018 calendar year and will fund teacher training in use of the software.

Jillian Parke, Ellen Moscowitz, Jenny Gieras, Amy Kaiser, Mary Crewe

Horace Greeley High School

Language Department Virtual Reality ($10,704)

This grant funds a virtual reality pilot program at Horace Greeley High School. Four foreign language teachers will use this grant to expose their students to language and culture through a new type of real and authentic space while allowing students to be active participants in their learning.

Lauren Reisner, World Language Department, Horace Greeley High School

Middle Schools

Curious Inventor Coding Blocks ($12,518)

This grant will provide the art departments at both middle schools with SAM Labs coding blocks that will allow for the incorporation of coding and technology into art projects in the 5th and 8th grade and will provide an important basis for the development of STEAM curriculum integrating technology and art.

Carolyn Elwood, Amanda McDonough, Art Teachers, Robert E. Bell Middle School and Seven Bridges Middle School

Get Moving! ($37,028)

This grant funds the purchase of kinesthetic furniture for 34 classrooms or other student learning areas at both middle schools. In piloting various types of kinesthetic furniture through other CSF grants, middle school teachers have found furniture which enhances the student learning experience and this grant will allow all teachers who want to incorporate kinesthetic furniture into their classrooms to do so in a way that works with their subject matter and classroom environment.

Mary Comparetto and Sara Kenney, Special Education Teachers, Timothy Doyle, Assistant Principal, Robert E. Bell Middle School; Tricia Greco, Special Education Teacher, Andrew Corsilia, Principal, Seven Bridges Middle School

This grant provides for the replacement of outdated robots used in technology classes allowing for the continuation of the robotics program and the development of richer technology curriculum.

Robert Raguette, Technology Teacher, Robert E. Bell Middle School

This grant provides for the redesign of a mathematics classroom to create an environment which will foster the development of creative and critical thinking skills and will allow for differentiated learning.

Megan Barnes, Math Teacher, Robert E. Bell Middle School

21st Century Transformative Classroom Design  ($21,695)

This grant provides for the redesign of a sixth grade english and social studies classroom at Seven Bridges Middle School to create a space which fosters collaboration and communication, critical thinking, comfort and creativity.

Pauline Daglio, English and Social Studies Teacher, Seven Bridges Middle School

Elementary Schools

Elementary Innovative Learning Spaces ($40,200)

This grant funds the redesign of two classrooms at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School to provide for flexible, moveable, comfortable elements with the intent of creating a more collaborative, personalized, active learning environment.

Jamie Edelman, Principal, Douglas Grafflin Elementary School

Elementary Classroom Redesign ($40,707)

This grant funds the redesign of two classrooms at Roaring Brook Elementary School to pilot classrooms which are more innovative, flexible and comfortable allowing for more choice, collaboration, independence and differentiated learning.

Amy Fishkin, Principal, Roaring Brook Elementary School

Fourth Grade Commons ($36,381)

This grant provides for the redesign of the fourth grade commons space at Westorchard Elementary School to provide fourth grade teachers and students with the space, furniture and educational tools to enhance collaboration and independent learning and to support the fourth grade curriculum.

James Skoog, Principal, Westorchard Elementary School

Poster Maker ($4,045)

Elementary students will benefit from the production of quality materials for instruction and learning through teachers use of this specially designed oversized printer.  Visual displays enhance and stimulate student learning and support development and execution of curriculum instruction.

Miriam Longobardi, Ann Marie Scalici, Fourth Grade Teachers, Roaring Brook Elementary School


2016-2017 School Year InstaGrants

Horace Greeley High School

Women in STEAM Art, Paul Bianchi, Science Teacher, Horace Greeley High School

STEAM Hydroponics, Mike DeBellis, Science Teacher, Horace Greeley High School

Sewing Machines, Jennifer Schmidt, Art Teacher; Madison Rosenthal, Nancy Wei, students, Horace Greeley High School

Middle Schools

Bell Science Department Microscope Enhancement, Jessica Sansavera, Science Teacher, Robert E. Bell Middle School

Hispanic Heritage Book Clubs, Amy Durante, Caitlin Murphy, Foreign Language Teachers, Robert E. Bell Middle School

Indoor Hydroponics, Dana Dince, Teaching Assistant, Linda Bosco, Parent, Robert E. Bell Middle School

Tiny House Project, Chris Stasi, Technology Teacher, Seven Bridges Middle School

FitStep Pro Pedometers, Christine Catapano, Brady Kittredge, Physical Education Teachers, Seven Bridges Middle School

Elementary Schools

Move to Learn/The Flexible Classroom, Ann Marie Scalici, Meghan Keeler, Fourth Grade Teachers, Roaring Brook Elementary School

Westorchard Nature Trail and Inspirational Garden, Stephanie Kasulka, Eileen Trotta and Emma Terjesen, Students, James Skoog, Principal, Westorchard Elementary School

Innovative Chairs, Sandi Schassler, Yvonne Davies, Marissa Boniello, Debbie Lenaghan, First Grade Teachers, Grafflin Elementary School