The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of Dollars for Scholars, is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Teacher Grants to encourage mathematics achievement in the classrooms in Somerville. Again, the members of the board were pleased with the quality of the applications this year and with the exciting things that are happening in the Somerville classrooms. Through the generosity of John Bullock and the Apple Tree Fund, The Somerville Mathematics Fund was able fund a record number of wonderful projects this year.

The Math Fund wants to thank John Bullock and the Apple Tree Fund for generously underwriting the following teacher grants:

• Georgia Arvanitis at Winter Hill Community School for “iXL Software” (3rd)

•Annette Fiore Bassett at Winter Hill Community School for “K-2 and 3-5 Math Nights”

•Yasmina Belatreche at Winter Hill Community School for “Graphing Calculators” (7th & 8th)

•Sally Brith at Next Wave for “Algebra Curriculum Materials” (8th)

•Charlene Buckley at West Somerville Neighborhood School for “Math Closet” (1st & 2nd)

•Catherine Cannan, Patricia Murphy-Sheehy, Lily Ma, Justine Hebert, Jennifer Davis, and Maureen Halpenny at Somerville High School for “Kuta Software”

•Frances Carino at Winter Hill Community School for “Scanner and Math Games” (4th)

•Maureen Cronin at Winter Hill Community School for “Math Book of the Month” (2nd)

•Susanne Douglas at A D Healey School for “K’nex Mathematics Materials” (1st)

•Donna Driscoll & Joan McGinty at West Somerville Neighborhood School for

“Kindergarten/Preschool Math Center and Games Sharing Library”

•Sandra Dumas at Brown School for “Math Center Materials” (5th)

•Kristin Fraser at Winter Hill Community School for “Scanner” (1st)

•Sandy Hong at Winter Hill Community School for “Algebraic Thinking Manipulatives” (6th - 8th)

•Debra A Hurley at J F Kennedy School for “Marilyn Burns Classroom Math Library” (1st, 2nd)

•Danáe Jacobs at A D Healey School for “Mobile Teaching Center” (7th & 8th, and 5th & 6th after school)

•Jonathan Killeen at Argenziano School for “TI-73 calculators” (7th & 8th)

•Eileen MacDonnell at A D Healey School for “Think-Tanks Problem Solving & Number Sense Materials” (3rd & 4th)

•Theresa MacVicar at East Somerville Community School at Cummings for “Algebra Models” (7th & 8th)

•Kimberly Murphy at West Somerville Neighborhood School for “Family Math Nights for Pre-k -2 and 3-5”

•Charlene O’Neill at Winter Hill Community School for “Scanner and Math Games” (4th)

•Michelle Perry at Winter Hill Community School for “Marilyn Burns Mathematics Library” (3rd and 4-6th)

•Ana Potter and Mary McGivern at Winter Hill Community School for “Scanner” (5th)

•Julie Scafidi at Winter Hill Community School for “Graphing Calculators” (7th & 8th)

•Celia Taylor at A D Healey School for “10th Annual Kindergarten through Second Grade Family Mathematics Night”

•Allison Walton at A D Healey School for “K’nex Mathematics Materials” (1st)

•Linda Wiegenfeld at East Somerville Community School at Edgerly for “Math Night (3rd & 4th) and Math Enrichment Club (2nd-4th)”

•Noelle Yankov at A D Healey School for “Mathematics Manipulatives” (2nd)

The Somerville Mathematics Fund, an affiliate of the national scholarship organization Dollars for Scholars, was chartered in 2000 to celebrate and encourage achievement in mathematics in the city of Somerville, Massachusetts. Over ten years, the math fund has awarded $47,921 in teacher grants in the city of Someville.

In early April, the fund will be seeking applications from students who reside in Somerville for college mathematics scholarships. Copies of the scholarship application form is available at www.somervillemathematicsfund.org For more information, to volunteer or to make a tax-deductible contribution, please contact Erica Voolich (666-0666 or mathfund@gmail.com).