News from kids’ programs and schools and a parish.
St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Mamaroneck has retained The Rev. Will Fisher as Associate Minister for Youth. He will be serving the parish along with Rector Deborah Tammearu and Deacon Lynn Werdal. The addition of Fr. Fisher to the clergy of St. Thomas reflects the recent growth in the number of children and young families joining St. Thomas parish. Fr. Fisher, a graduate of Brown University who received his Masters in Divinity at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, was previously the Associate Rector and Youth Minister for St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Encinita, California. At St. Thomas, Fr. Fisher will preach as well as coordinate activities and education for youth and families in the parish. He will share in the pastoral care of St. Thomas, and Pastor Deborah Tammearu says she “… is delighted to have Fr. Fisher as her newest colleague on staff.”
Smart Music hums along in New Rochelle schools.. NY State Senator Jeff Klein presented the district with a $100,000 grant, enabling it to expand the use of Smart Music to students in elementary band and string, and middle and high school string programs.
A whole lot of Smart Boards . . . $275,000 given in 31 grants for the 2010-11 school year, bythe Mamaroneck Schools Foundation. The grants will affect all six district schools and affect science and mathematics, technology, art and music, literacy and enrichment, community outreach and more.
Tri-County Expo, here they come. Chosen at Rye Neck’s FE Bellows School Science Fair to represent the school at the April Expo are Fourth Graders Ryan Francavilla, Bennett Taylor, Griffin Wollowitz, Sophie Gibson & Jessica Gottlieb, Eloise Smith, James Lord and Anthony Maulucci; and Fifth Graders Nadine Eenkema van Dijk, Will Stastny, Robby Alter, Will Sambrook, Shantanu Jha, Reed Peterson and Benjamin Banker.