Pictured above: The 3rd grade classes of Mullen-Hall visited various locations in the community to share the book Ishi, about a rock who teaches strategies and develops happiness. During each visit, they read the story of Ishi, helped create Ishis and filled out rock birth certificates. Classes visited Woods Hole Child Center, Sandpiper, the Falmouth Public Schools pre-school classes and Atria Woodbriar. To see more about the students' visit to Atria Woodbriar, click on the powerpoint
Teacher Opportunity Fund (TOF) Mini-grants are awarded throughout the academic year. FEF is in its fifth year of awarding these grants to teachers and administrators who discover during the academic year that they want to undertake an unanticipated activity with their students, attend a conference or purchase supplies or equipment. This program of mini-grants may make these possible. If you haven't seen our wonderful video about the TOF program, or if you want to see it again, click here.
can be submitted between September 1 and May 15. Responses to applications are usually made within two weeks.
can range from $25 to $300. They must be used in the current academic year.
need letters of support from your principal. Teachers in grades 7-12 will need to get approval from their department head as well as their principal.
Before applying for a mini-grant, please note that grants are only for:
unexpected activities that enhance or impact learning.
opportunities that are not part of the school's regular budget.
activities that do not require any parental/guardian funding.
reimbursement. The reimbursement form can be found here: FEF reimbursement form (The exception are for those requiring transportation for students.)
You can submit up to three applications for mini-grants a year. Please make sure that you have submitted an assessment report on any prior grants before requesting a new grant. The assessment report is brief and can be found here: assessment report