Taunton Public Schools and UNO Pizzeria & Grill today announced the “GET BRIGHTER TAUNTON” fundraising program with CCS Presentation Systems New England and Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1. The program will help improve public education and give teachers and student… s more access to cutting edge technology. From March 2, 2015 through April 17, 2015, UNO Pizzeria & Grill located at 904 County Road in Taunton, MA will host the “GET BRIGHTER TAUNTON” fundraiser for Taunton Public Schools. To participate, guests of UNO who present a fundraiser ticket with their order will automatically give 20 percent of their total bill to the school of their choice through UNO’s generous donation. The funds raised from this program will allow Taunton Public Schools to further enhance its curriculum and supplies.

The school that raises the most funds at the end of the program will receive an Epson BrightLink® 575Wi interactive projector, including installation and training, generously donated by Epson, CCS New England and UNO. Designed to meet the needs of K-12 classrooms, the BrightLink® 575Wi is an ultra-short throw interactive projector delivering advanced connectivity options, PC-free interactivity capabilities, interactivity over the network, Moderator software for ultimate collaboration, and 2,700 lumens of color brightness and 2,700 lumens of white light brightness2.

Its 3-chip technology delivers amazing, true-to-life color and detail for powerful presentations. The Epson BrightLink 575Wi projector also offers dual interactive pen technology for writing, navigating and controlling interactive functions at the same time. The value of this prize is $4,000. Taunton Public Schools sees tremendous value in creating technology-rich schools and hopes to eventually install Epson projectors in all classrooms. The winning schools will be announced on April 30, 2015. A “GET BRIGHTER TAUNTON” Celebration Party will be held in mid-May 2015 to celebrate the winning school and the success of the program. The entire local community will be invited to celebrate.

Parents, students, local businesses and members of the local community are asked to consider UNO Pizzeria & Grill of Taunton as their restaurant of choice from March 2, 2015 – April 17, 2015 to show support for Taunton Public Schools. “GET BRIGHER TAUNTON” fundraiser tickets are available on the Taunton Public Schools website, www.tauntonschools.org and on the UNO Taunton Facebook page at www.facebook.com/unotaunton. “GET BRIGHTER TAUNTON” fundraiser tickets are valid for use in the restaurant and bar, as well as for take-out, delivery and event catering. Fundraiser tickets may be printed or viewed on a smartphone.

Participating schools include: Edmund Hatch Bennett School Joseph C. Chamberlain Elementary School East Taunton Elementary School Benjamin A. Friedman Middle School Harold H. Galligan School Hopewell School Edward F. Leddy School Joseph H. Martin Middle School James L. Mulcahey Elementary School John F. Parker Middle School Elizabeth Pole School Taunton High School Taunton Alternative High School About Taunton Public Schools: “Academic excellence for every student, in every classroom, in every school” Taunton’s educational community is actively committed to the welfare of all its children. Our mission is to work together as a team to give every student a chance to excel academically and to reach his/her potential as a person. Each and every day, we recommit ourselves to our Core Values supporting our belief that education is the key to a brighter and more promising tomorrow. We will not waiver from the belief that our 8,200 students deserve this opportunity. The involvement of caring and nurturing adults in our community affords our children with the best possible education experience.

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