Dear Readers:

The 4th grade student’s journey began on July 5th and after 5 weeks of math instruction, their journey ended on August 3rd at the Shoreline Trolley Museum. There the students boarded a trolley, went for  a ride from East Haven to Branford and back, celebrated their graduation with a pizza party, received a backpack loaded with school supplies, and received their Math Stars Certificate of Completion.

Thanks to our instructors, Jen Oliveria and Susan Flynn, tt was a wonderful celebration of their achievements.


Please note:

On average, the students’ math literacy improved by 40.5% in just 5 weeks.

100% of the students’ attitude toward math showed improvement.

Of the students that graduated, 11 had perfect attendance.

When asked what was their favorite day? The students, in unison, replied all of them.

During the 5 weeks, the instructors did not encounter 1 disciplinary problem. The students were sorry to see it end.

We wish to thank AVANGRID/United Illuminating Holdings, the Carolyn Foundation, and Pfizer Inc. and Connecticut Laboratories for donating the financial support for this summer math program.

We would also like to thank the CfAL Board of Directors for hosting the 2017 summer math program and helping us become Math Stars.


Math Stars Class of 2017