Teach Children To Save

Thursday, April 22, 2021 is National Teach Children to Save Day.

Please join Martha's Vineyard Bank in the Celebration!

2021 STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST

Win up to $200 in the Martha's Vineyard Bank "Teach Children to Save" essay contest!
The contest is 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. Additional rules and guidelines can be found on the entry form.
PROMPT: Imagine that Massachusetts is considering such a law to make sure every citizen has adequate money. Your class has been assigned to write an essay for the state legislature. Your essay will be sent to lawmakers who will then decide whether to draft the new law and put it to a vote. What would you tell them about how money could be used to make sure every family has basic needs met?
Essay Contest Entry Form

(Deadline May 3, 2021)

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, Thursday, April 22th, 2021.

RESOURCES:

Martha's Vineyard Bank teaches financial education beginning in Kindergarten.

YOUNG ADULTS:
CHILDREN:
  • Martha's Vineyard and Falmouth Elementary Schools participate in School Savings Program.
IN GENERAL:
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.
IN GENERAL:

Parent's savings information coming soon.

ACTIVITIES TO HELP TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE!

2021 ESSAY CONTEST

Deadline May 3, 2021
Win up to $200 in the Martha's Vineyard Bank "Teach Children to Save" essay contest!
Imagine that Massachusetts is considering such a law to make sure every citizen has adequate money. Your class has been assigned to write an essay for the state legislature. Your essay will be sent to lawmakers who will then decide whether to draft the new law and put it to a vote. What would you tell them about how money could be used to make sure every family has basic needs met?

COLORING FOR KIDS!

Parents! Download this educational coloring sheet for your kids!

MORE RESOURCES

Money as You Grow a Reading list for parents and educators.
Read more about History of School Banking through Martha's Vineyard Bank.

POWER POINTS

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.

Alice Robinson
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
Tisbury School
Vineyard Haven, MA

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