At a recent Board of Education meeting, Tanger Outlets General Manager Nancy Larson was on hand to present mock checks representing grants awarded to two of the district’s schools as part of the TangerKIDS grants program.
The first grant was awarded to May Moore first-grade teacher Pamela Arcuri, who applied for a grant to buy iPads for her classroom. According to Arcuri, the iPads will be used to differentiate instruction in various skills, including sight word recognition and number fluency.
The second TangerKIDS grant, to John F. Kennedy Intermediate, will assist the school in acquiring microscopes for its fifth-grade science lab.
“Fifth-graders will be able to visit the science lab weekly to perform science experiments which accompany the weekly science lessons delivered in their general classrooms,” said JFK Principal Susan Bonner, who plans to purchase the microscopes over the summer and begin their use when school reopens in September.