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F.C. Education Foundation Awards $67,000 in ‘Super Grants’

George Mason High School art teachers Sarah Gurgo and Marc Robarge received a $1,100 grant from the Falls Church Education Foundation for The Memory Project as part of the foundation’s Super Grants program. (Photo: Courtesy of Marybeth Connelly/FCCPS Photo)
George Mason High School art teachers Sarah Gurgo and Marc Robarge received a $1,100 grant from the Falls Church Education Foundation for The Memory Project as part of the foundation’s Super Grants program. (Photo: Courtesy of Marybeth Connelly/FCCPS Photo)

The Falls Church Education Foundation awarded more than $67,000 in grants to Falls Church City Public Schools programs on Thursday, Oct. 22 as part of its Super Grants program. There were 18 applicants requesting over $100,000 in funding for a wide variety of Pre-K – grade 12 programs.

Among the winners were programs at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and Thomas Jefferson and Mt. Daniel Elementary Schools. Mary Ellen Henderson received a grant of $10,000 for its Fountas and Pinnell Leveled-Literacy Intervention System, which allow extension of the program to grades 6‐8 to provide consistency to students who need intensive reading support.

Thomas Jefferson and Mt. Daniel Elementary Schools received a $20,000 grant Jan Richardson’s “The Next Step in Guided Reading” professional development program.

Super Grants are made possible through Academic Booster donations as well as sponsorship and community participating in the Falls Church Education Foundation’s annual gala and auction and Run for the Schools. For more information, visit fcedf.org.