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Providence Elementary receives more than $6,000 in grant money

By Jessica Dryden
Nov. 17, 2016

Cheers erupted from Providence Elementary on Monday as the Cache Education Foundation delivered $6,200 in combined grant money to the school. The grants will be used to purchase non-consumable items used in the classroom.

Terri Lewis, the Cache Education Foundation executive director, delivered 32 small grants to Providence Elementary school alone.

“The best part about delivering the grants is to watch the teachers receive their award card and see how excited they get,” Lewis said. She explained that classroom budgets are usually tight, and teachers often use their own funds to supplement their classrooms.

“When someone steps up to help them with much-needed resources, they are over the moon,” Lewis said.

Lindsey Feux, a sixth grade teacher at Providence Elementary, said she will use the grant money to purchase science equipment for her classroom. Two microscopes, glass slides, and square lens covers are on her list.

“I am so excited and thankful for this grant because this year we learn about microorganisms,” Feux said. She explained that the microscopes purchased with the grant money will give her students the chance to see what they are learning about.

“It makes the learning and experience so much more real to my kiddos,” Feux said. “I know the microscopes will be a big hit with my class.”

Feux’s sixth grade class plans to test out the new equipment after they collect water from sources all over Cache Valley.