The following is a press release.
State Representative Dave Yaccarino (R-87) and State Senator Len Fasano (R-North Haven) today applauded Governor Dannel Malloy for announcing the State has awarded a $50,000 Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant to upgrade and replace the playscape at Montowese School.
“The Montowese Elementary School playscape is a gathering place for many of our families. I was honored to support the school committee in its fundraising efforts and I am glad this grant will help them reach their goal. This project will be a great addition to the community for all to enjoy,” said Sen. Fasano.
“I want to thank the Governor for making this money available to replace and upgrade the playground at Montowese School so our children have a safe, fun place to play for years to come,” Rep.Yaccarino said.
“Our school playground facilities promote physical exercise and unstructured play which are an important part of the educational process.”
Montowese School, opened in 1957 and serving more than 350 students in grades K-5 on 145 Fitch St., is one of four elementary schools in North Haven. There are seventeen classroom teachers and also full time specialists in the area of general music, instrumental music, physical education, art, and library/media.
Montowese School is dedicated to the arts with monthly art displays and several musical concerts throughout the year. All children receive general instruction in music and fourth and fifth graders can choose to participate in chorus and band on a weekly basis.