EWEA is fortunate to have a very strong PRIDE and FAST program.
Our PRIDE/FAST Chair is Angela Castaneda. She is totally committed to working on getting EWEA lots of PRIDE/FAST grant money for many activities next year. Last year, we received over $45,000 in PRIDE/FAST grant money!!
PRIDE grants are for general community events like the Hightstown Harvest Fair (October 1), RISE events, specific school events (WCB’s Fall Fun with the PTO, EMK’s Carnival, Drew’s Donuts for Dads, HHS Musical, Homecoming game, and Honor Society Induction, etc.) and more. Our presence and participation at these activities gives US the opportunity to connect with the community and show them that their teachers and other educators are #1!
FAST (Families and Schools Together)is a program that works as a bridge between the families of our bilingual students and our schools. Our goal is to get the families into our schools and feeling comfortable there so that we can help them help their children. Although the program was mostly at the McKnight School four years ago, our brothers and sisters at Kreps got the fever too. For the 2022 – 2023 school year, we would love to branch out to our other schools so we can spread the magic across the district!
We need YOUR help! Come to one of our FAST events and see how wonderful it is when we are all working together towards a common goal. Join a committee at your building. Volunteer to participate in a PRIDE or FAST event. It’s really just saying “hello”, distributing free “giveaways”, and taking “attendance” from community members. Yes…we need YO
Be on the look-out for an email from Angela asking you to help at one of the events. It can’t happen without YOU!