Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports William E. Sheehan Elementary School

The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $3,240 to the William E. Sheehan Elementary School located in Westwood. The grant will support monthly enrichment boxes that include books by diverse authors along with posters, craft projects and other materials. This subscription will allow each teacher to fully engage and lead meaningful, age-appropriate conversations with their students about identity, culture and belonging.


The William E. Sheehan Elementary School is part of Westwood’s elementary program. The Elementary School is aligned to the MA Curriculum Frameworks. Teachers work with their grade-level partners as well as building-based literacy and math specialists to continually revise curriculum, improve the quality of instruction,

and increase student learning.  As part of this collaboration, teachers collaboratively examine student work and assessment data to determine student needs and next steps for instruction.  In a student-centered learning environment, classroom teachers differentiate the curriculum and their instruction to meet the needs of all learners.  Teachers in Westwood are committed to helping all students to meet or exceed the learning standards. 


The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, Westwood and contiguous areas.  Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations.  The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.

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