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STRIVE PTO awards HVRSD staff with mini grants that may be used for the purpose of funding a project, activity, or materials and supplies for classroom and curricular activities. 

Grants competitively awarded with preference given to the applications with goals that push the boundaries of standard school instruction or activity.

Grants are reviewed and voted on during scheduled monthly PTO meetings.


Grant Awarded in 2023-2024

  • Patricia Riley and Paulette DiNardo, for CHS: Materials for Student Wellness Center

  • Antoinette Tighe, HES CST: Sensory Mural & Light Coverings for Comfort Corner

  • Greta Gennace, TMS: Wall decor, lighting covers, sensory items to create reset & recharge space

  • Jay Billy, BT: Equipment needed to create sensory room

  • Michelle Dailey, Language Arts, white board

  • Amber Miller, district CST: Supporting Parents and Caregivers of Classified Students Workshop

  • Christina Davies, TG Resource: flexible seating

  • Melissa DeStephano, TMS SPED teacher: Reading nook materials & appropriate books

  • Nicole Seckinger, SB SPED teacher: Countertop Oven for Community Based Teaching Program

  • Michelle Maglione, BT LDTC, Orton Gillingahm book collection

  • Michelle Brennan & Meaghan Chaves/CHS Academic Essentials: Treadmill

  • Beth Hoffman for Autism/MD Program at SB: Shirts for community field trips

  • Erin Pean, SPED Teacher: 5 copies of an OG Morpheme resource book

  • Holly Kaufman & Nicole Mangone, Best Buddies Club: End of year inclusion dance at CHS.

  • Debbie Booz, TG ICR: Flexible Seating

  • Arianna Stevens, SB ICR: Ten week yoga series for joined 4th grade ICR & Autism classes

  • Arianna Stevens, SB ICR: Flexible seating

  • Debra Burd, TG ERC: Flexible seating

  • Susie Birardi, District PT for TMS: two sets of adaptive Fatwheels

  • Katie Schooley & Stephanie Capasso PAL TMS: Visit to Club Dreams

  • Samantha Pasterick, Olivia Ludwig, Ashton Edelschein, Sharon Cohen, & Ilene Astemborski PEECH teachers: Alphabet sequencing cards

  • Victoria Giacino, BT ICR: Sensory floor tiles for 3rd grade pods

  • Brenda Pfau, HES ICR: Kindle readers

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