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NEED, Inc. has awarded over $56,000 over the past 7 years!



President  Gretchen Stalters

Vice President  Angel Doyle 

Treasurer  Rick Marcotte

Secretary  Beth Blakeley

Webmaster  Tom Golota

Directors  Donna Ross, Sheila Mackie, Rick Marcotte, 
Lori Hill, Karen LaCamera

This website is dedicated in memory of Kathy Voegtlin, co-founder of N.E.E.D., Inc. who passed away June 2009

Each year NEED,Inc. has given additional monies to all school art departments and the business Dept at NHS since they have worked with NEED members on fundraising projects done through the school year. Please click here to see the complete list of present and past recipients.

Thus far NEED, Inc has awarded over $56,000 over the past 7 years to teachers to run programs or purchase pieces of technology or equipment that has been requested to help provide great educational experiences for Norton’s children.



Children in the elementary schools (JCS, LGN, HAY) are working on their artwork to be submitted in February in time to order for the spring. 

$200 were given to the Elementary Art teachers to help with the purchase of art supplies this fall.

Questions with these orders? 
Please contact Beth Blakeley at


THANK YOU to all the families who "Thanked your Teacher" in June, 2014. We were able to raise approximately $1,720 and teachers received a nice certificate with a poem about the importance of teachers in our lives.

If you would like to receive information updates:   
Contact NEED at nortonneed@gmail.com
Contact Gretchen Directly at camtwins@comcast.net 


$552 grant awarded to 3rd grade teacher Sarah Alves and 3rd grade teachers at the JC Solmonese School to purchase 8 Document Cameras

$3,500 awarded to the Norton Middle School teachers Julie Dalzall, Jayme Hamann and Chris Cummings for purchase of 5 iPads which will be added to present and future iPad purchases for the school.

$1,777.40 awarded to Music Teacher Nicholas Krafks from NHS/NMS for purchase of 20 Fender guitars for music class and for a Guitar Club

$1,376.77 awarded to Shannon Taylor JC Solmonese Kindergarten Teacher for purchase of 3 iPads with 3 Big Grips


Mass Department of Education Profiles

School Committee Information

Norton Public Schools

Dr. Joseph F. Baeta, Ed.D. Superintendent of Schools


Norton Special Education Parent Advisory Council

Town of Norton

Norton Embracing Education Development, Inc. (N.E.E.D.)
64 West Main Street
Norton, MA  02766

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