A letter from Brendan D. Lynch, Grade 5 Teacher, Thompson Brook School Avon
I just wanted to give you an update on the Escape Classroom grant that helped me purchase the Escape Classroom kits.
"Book Publishing Project" Grant recipient and Thompson Brook School teacher, Brendan Lynch, and his fifth grade class wrote and published a book of advice for kids. It's called Just Don't Do It: 1,665 Things You Should Never Do and it's for sale at Amazon and Barnes & Noble at these links: Just Don't Do It: 1,665 Things You Should Never Do (Amazon) and Just Don't Do It: 1,665 Things You Should Never Do (Barnes & Noble).
The Avon Education Foundation has been funding educational opportunities across town since its inception in 2004.
The nonprofit was started by Sue Durant when the town's school budget passed in 2003 at an amount that was less than requested. And at the time, Avon had no foundation to help give educators extra funding for programs that weren't included in the budget.