‘Check’-ing in with FTK

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Members of the For the KidsFoundation, now celebrating its 19th year, presented the district with a $45,000 check during an Oct. 8 board meeting. The donation was the result of a generous community and the group’s tireless passion for fundraising to generate resources for academic, cultural and recreational programs, with defining annual events from the recent FTK Carnival to the Black Tie Gala and Golf Outing .

Last year’s FTK’s donations served to restore crucial extracurricular activities including high school and middle school musicals, as well as important anti-bullying programs, technology and infrastructure around the district.

This year they were able to go back to the grant process, with FTK approved grants that include books that will enhance the Balanced Literacy program, the Guided Reading Program, and equipment for math, science, music, art, physical education, family and consumer science, technology and guidance.

“We are a community who is motivated and committed to the students of East Islip schools, and we are determined to make a difference,” said FTK President Nancy Goldfader.