Announcements for Dec. 7, 2017

  • Announcement

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Apply for book grant

The Children’s Literacy Foundation invites elementary schools in New Hampshire to apply for its Year of the Book grant, which provides $25,000 in literacy programming throughout the school year. Programming includes author/illustrator visits and workshops with CLiF’s more than 60 professional presenters, family literacy celebrations and seminars, and exciting new literacy initiatives. The grant also provides high-quality new books for classrooms and both the school and local public library (selected by the teachers and librarians), and 10 new books for each child to choose and keep. Schools with at least 25 percent of students scoring below proficient on reading and writing assessments and with at least 30 percent of students qualifying for free/reduced lunch are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31 at clifonline.org/year-of-the-book.

Apply for outdoor teaching grant

Schools teaching pre-school through 12th grade wishing to integrate and extend their curriculum to the schoolyard or a nearby natural area may apply for a N.H. Schoolyard Action Grant. This grant can support planning, implementation, and curriculum development for engaging students in schoolyard studies. Grant applications are being accepted through Jan. 15. To read the details, visit nhaudubon.org/learn/schoolyard-habitat-exploration-grants.

Hopkinton Trees for sale

The Hopkinton Lions will sell Christmas trees at the Contoocook Railroad Depot every Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Christmas. All proceeds benefit the Hopkinton High School Scholarship Fund. They have a great selection and all sizes of trees.

Concord Bringing cheer to homeless veterans

Candidate Jilletta Jarvis is teaming up with Area 23 in Concord to collect gift items for veterans residing at Liberty House in Manchester. Liberty House provides safe, substance-free housing for veterans transitioning out of homelessness. Items are being collected until Dec. 19 and can be dropped off at Area 23, 254 N. State St., Concord, or at Jarvis4NH headquarters at 394 Main St. in Sandown. Suggested gifts ideas include winter coats (M to XL), hooded sweatshirts (M to XL), shaving gear, toiletries, and stocking stuffers. To find out more, email campaign@jillettajarvis4nh.com.

Derryfield Parent series offers advice on college

Director of College Counseling, Brennan Barnard, will discuss with parents how they can help their students prepare for college on Saturday, from 9 to 10 a.m. Barnard will teach parents how they can focus on helping their children prepare for college and how to deal with issues such as competition and high costs. After two decades of helping high schoolers, more than 90 percent of his students are admitted to their top of the list four-year school. On Jan. 6 from 9 to 10 a.m., Dr. Mary Halpin Carter will hold a conversation about how parents can teach their children to navigate into adulthood from childhood. This program is called Teach Your Children to Sail Their Own Ships, explain how parents can teach their children to grow into independent adults.