ENCOURAGING A HEALTHY FINANCIAL LIFESTYLE
Martha's Vineyard Bank is committed to supporting and encouraging a healthy financial lifestyle. Several studies indicate that there is a connection between financial security and physical and emotional health.
The Bank has dedicated these pages to financial education, and has included some activities in honor of National Teach Children to Save Day, Friday, April 24, 2020.
Martha's Vineyard Bank teaches financial education beginning in Kindergarten.
Each year we host the Martha's Vineyard Bank "Teach Children to Save" essay contest: a contest where kids have won up to $200.
- Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth Elementary Schools participate in School Savings Program.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) provides a wealth of information.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) features innovative standards-aligned curriculums that can be incorporated into subjects such as English language arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Special features of each curriculum are:
- Multiple lessons that can be taught alone or in combination.
- Ideas for grade-level modification.
- Real-life exercises and examples.
- Suggestions for optional books or online games/tools that can reinforce student understanding.
- Parent and Caregiver guides to engage parents.
Parent's savings information coming soon.
SCHOOL BANKING DAYS - LOCATIONS AND DAYS
Oak Bluffs Elementary School
Chilmark Elementary School
West Tisbury Elementary School
MV Public Charter School
Morse Pond Middle School
East Falmouth Elementary School
North Falmouth Elementary School
Teaticket Elementary School
Mullen-Hall Elementary School
Congratulations to our 2019 Essay Contest Winners!
- 1st Place $200 :Tobias Russell Schaeffer, 7th grader at the Edgartown School
- 2nd Place $100 :Agata Rodrigues, 6th grader at the Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School
- 3rd Place $50 :Grace Bennett-Rock, 5th grader at the Edgartown School
The contest was open to all students in grades 5, 6, and 7 in all Martha's Vineyard Schools (including those home schooled) as
well as the Morse Pond Middle School and Lawrence Junior High School in Falmouth.
This was the PROMPT: Imagine you had the opportunity to provide a family with all its basic financial needs for one year.
What would you include in a family budget? Give your reasons for why these things would be important.
In your conclusion, explain how a bank could assist a family in reaching this budget for important items.
In the photo left to right:
Martha's Vineyard Public Charter School Principal Peter Steedman, Agata Rodrigues, Grace Bennett-Rock, Tobias Russell Schaeffer, Martha's Vineyard Bank President & CEO James Anthony, and Edgartown Principal John Stevens.
ACTIVITIES TO HELP TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE!
2020 ESSAY CONTEST
Win up to $200 in the Martha's Vineyard Bank "Teach Children to Save" essay contest!
Check back later for the 2020 prompt!
The 2019 contest has ended.
COLORING FOR KIDS!
Parents! Download this educational coloring sheet for your kids!
A TALE OF TWO BROTHERS: Todd's & Kyle's Money Journals
KIDS AS COINS:School Store Price List
What people are saying...
Patti Leighton, (MVSB Public Relations Director) has joined my 8th grade students during their personal finance classes, for several years. Her engaging and enlightening lessons have provided valuable information in the areas of: the different types of banks and their services and fees; the importance of keeping accurate track of deposits and withdrawals, not only for personal budgeting, but also to prevent fraudulent withdrawals; Identity Theft Protection; the use of debit and credit cards.
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Vineyard Haven, MA