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We are in need of community members willing to give an hour of time once a month to help benefit the children of Norfolk. NEST (Norfolk Elementary Schools Trust) is a group of concerned community members who organize fundraising events in the community to create grants to fund innovative programs for the students of HOD and F/K that go above and beyond the basic curriculum. The mission of NEST is to bring our schools from good to great with these extra programs. Meetings are typically every third Monday at town hall from 7 to 8pm. Please contact Jennifer at if you are interested or check out our website at:


Our mission is simple: To provide the best for our children. Through funds that we raise, we work with the faculty of the schools to ensure that our children continue to grow and thrive.

In conjunction with the School Department: We help to provide an education that inspires life-long learners and cultivates caring and productive citizens of our ever-changing world. 

"Since 2004, Norfolk Elementary School teachers have received grants from the Norfolk Elementary Education Foundation (NEEF). In 2011, the foundation was renamed as the Norfolk Elementary Schools Trust (NEST). NEST has a new membership, a new web site, and a new grant application. NEST's mission is to provide grants to teachers for projects and programs that demonstrate educational innovation and foster creativity while supporting the goals and curriculum of the Norfolk elementary schools. In the coming weeks, please look for information regarding grant applications and community fundraisers."

We are also exploring corporate sponsorship options and other teacher recognition ideas.

The email address is