To apply for a grant from MEF you must be a N.J. certified teacher, administrator or support staff who is employed in the Mountainside School District, or a student, parent or member of the Mountainside Community. Please click here to download the grant application and process:
MEF Grant Application Packet – 2019-2020
To renew a grant from MEF, please click to download this renewal letter:
MEF Grant Renewal Letter – 2019-2020
2017/2018 Programs That Were Funded by Mountainside Education Foundation:
Program that provides an on-line interactive leveled book library.
K – 2nd GradeIMAX at Liberty Science CenterStudents to watch IMAX movie while attending the Liberty Science Center on their class trip.
Program encourages students to ask questions and form ideas in the STEM, Social Studies, Reading/Writing, Health and Arts subjects.
Blankets for Babies
Students learned how to make quilts that were donated to Project Linus who distribute these blankets to children in area hospitals.
Music in the Parks Festival
The Deerfield 8th Grade Chorus, 6th and 7th Grade Chorus, Middle School Band, and Jazz Band performed in front of a panel of veteran music educators, who provided feedback which was partially funded through a MEF grant.
Deerfield School Musical
MEF is happy to provide a grant to be applied towards the production of Deerfield’s annual school musical.
Listing of all grants that MEF funded during 2017/2018:
|Grant Request||Amount Paid||Grades|
|New Playground for Beechwood||$ 6,500||PEAK – 2nd|
|RazKids||$ 1,909||K – 2nd|
|BrainPop||$ 725||K – 2nd|
|IMAX Theater||$ 375||2nd|
|Second Grade Author Visit||$ 775||2nd|
|BrainPop||$ 898||3rd – 5th|
|Author’s Day||$ 3,500||3rd – 6th|
|American Revolution Performance||$ 755||4th|
|STEAM Museum||$ 1,195||4th – 5th|
|Poetry Residency with BJ Ward||$ 1,500||5th|
|Deerfield school Musical||$ 3,000||5th – 8th|
|Art Gallery at the Heart Notes Café||$ 726||5th – 8th|
|Scavenger Hunt||$ 1,020||6th – 8th|
|Cow’s Eye Dissection||$ 1,415||6th|
|Chemistry of the Stars||$ 715||6th|
|Blankets for Babies||$ 1,000||8th|
|Broadway Workshop||$ 2,511||8th|
|Music In the Parks Trip Subsidy||$ 3,000||8th|
|Total money for Mountainside schools in 2017/2018:||$32,018|