Family Math Night teaches students that math can be fun…REALLY!

by June Portnoy

Whether students were solving puzzles, multiplying numbers or drawing pentominoes, one thing was very clear; students at Wrightstown Elementary School were learning that math truly can be fun, and that is the goal of the school’s annual Family Math Night, this year held the evening of January 28th.

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Learn2Earn get kids excited about reading!

Learn2Earn is an online school fundraising platform that gets kids excited about reading while raising money. Both the fundraising tool, Reading-Raiser, and the teacher tool, Whooo’s Reading, combine social learning and gamification to encourage kids to read more and get rewarded for it.

Afton Elementary School ran a successful program this fall and earned $28,000 in just two months! Raising this money allowed them to purchase 30 laptops and a charging laptop cart for their school.

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The Village Library of Wrightstown

The Village Library of Wrightstown Library, nestled in the historical center of Wrightstown Township, has become the community meeting place for its home and neighboring townships. Although it is a small library, it offers programs and services that rival far larger libraries, community programs, and even arts programs. The Library not only offers access to all materials throughout the Bucks County Library System, but it also offers several desktop computers and Wifi access, so that patrons can remain on top of the latest in all literacy, arts, sciences, and community events.

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Senior Adults for Greater Education (S.A.G.E.)

Senior Adults for Greater Education (S.A.G.E.) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization “devoted to uniting youth and seniors in their quest to enrich education and leave a legacy for future generations.” S.A.G.E. recognizes the wisdom of older adults and integrates their contributions into the school community in a variety of intergenerational activities for the mutual benefit of youth, seniors and the community.

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Peace Valley Nature Center

Peace Valley Nature Center (PVNC) is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to providing outdoor educational opportunities for people of all ages to promote a better understanding and appreciation for the world of nature. Along miles of nature trails surrounding Lake Galena, guests can visit diverse habitats and spot animals, tracks and abundant plant life.

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Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation

Since 1956, the Pennsbury Scholarship Foundation (PSF) has been helping Pennsbury graduates pay for higher education. In 2014, the PSF awarded $130,000 in scholarships to 85 graduates. Over the past 59 years the PSF has awarded approximately $2.3 million in scholarships to nearly 1,400 Pennsbury graduates.

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Southampton Free Library

Founded in 1921 by the women’s Club of Southampton, the Southampton Free Library moved to its current location at 947 Street Road, Southampton, in 1971. For its vision of the future, the Southampton Free Library will be the go-to place for all types of resources.

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Doylestown Nature Club

The Doylestown Nature Club has been an integral force for environmental awareness in the Doylestown community for 105 years. The purposes of the non-profit club include encouraging a love of nature; protecting birds, animals and wildflowers from ruthless destruction; conserving our natural resources; beautifying the community, and educating about nature.

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Friends of the Delaware Canal

The Friends of the Delaware Canal (FODC) is an independent, non-profit organization working to restore, preserve and improve the Canal and its surroundings. Its primary goals are to ensure that the Canal is fully watered and the towpath trail is usable over its entire length from Easton to Bristol, PA.

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Morrisville Student Loan Fund

The Morrisville Student Loan Fund is a non-profit organization established in 1954 by the Parent Teacher Organization. Their purpose is to make interest-free loans available to graduates of Morrisville High School who are pursuing advanced education. Grants may also be awarded to first-time loan recipients.

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