Most meetings in Truro are remote. Go to truro-ma.gov and click on the meeting you want to watch. The agenda includes instructions on how to join.
Thursday, Dec. 15
- Open Space Committee, noon
- Charter Review Committee, 4:15 p.m.
- Truro School Committee, 5:15 p.m., Truro Central School
Friday, Dec. 16
- Finance Committee, 8:30 a.m.
- Library Board of Trustees, 3:30 p.m., Public Library
Monday, Dec. 19
- Human Services Committee, 1 p.m., Town Hall
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
- Board of Health, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
- Planning Board work session, 5 p.m.
- Walsh Property Community Planning Committee, 6 p.m.
Truro Central School teachers have been awarded a total of $2,100 in educational “mini-grants” from Cape Cod Five Savings Bank.
Stephanie Costigan, the superintendent and director of student services, and John Dundas, select board clerk, announced the recipients of the grants at the select board’s Dec. 13 meeting.
Amelia Rose, a second-grade teacher, will get $150 to bring more play-based learning into the classroom, Costigan said. Science teacher Stacey Klimkosky was awarded $500 for a “Three Season Cutting Garden.” Josh Paul and John Burns, fifth-grade teachers, were granted $500 for “Growth Mindset,” an initiative to grow the classroom library.
Sherri Stockdale and Hannah King, fourth-grade teachers, were awarded $450 for a program called “U.S. Geography.” They will buy interactive jigsaw puzzles to help students memorize the regions of the United States and the capitals, King said. “We know that jigsaw puzzles are really good for cognition,” she added.
Jennifer Spoor, who teaches reading, received just under $500 to buy some more decodable books, she said. “Decodable books are books that students can read by tapping the sounds out,” Spoor said. She added that they help with phonetic understanding, which builds comprehension more than just pictures do.
“We’re very proud of our teachers for applying for these grants and enriching our learning environment,” Costigan said. —Sophie Mann-Shafir