2017-01-26 / Neighbors

Donation from bank aids literacy program

Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, in partnership with the Eleanor Clare Paye Charitable Fund, donated $1,000 in support of the Title 1 literacy program at Governor John Fairfield School in Saco.

With the donation, the school will be able to provide iPads for Title 1 literacy teachers. Fairfield’s teachers will use the iPads, specifically the Seesaw learning app, to create individual portfolios for each student and upload the books they are reading in class. With access to the app on home devices, parents will be able to continue reading the same books with their children.

“This donation helps to build a critical component of Fairfield’s continual goal to increase communication with parents, in helping them support their child’s progress in reading,” said Maureen Talbot McMullin, principal of Governor John Fairfield School. “Saco and Biddeford Savings has been an incredible supporter.”

“We are proud to support Fairfield School as they continue to encourage their students to learn beyond the classroom,” said Kevin Savage, CEO of Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution. “It is important to all of us at Saco and Biddeford Savings to support the education and development of Saco’s youth.”

Fairfield School has offered the Title 1 Literacy program since 1965. With new iPads and the learning app, teachers will be able to connect with parents more efficiently about the progress of their students.

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