June 6, 2018, New Bedford, MA, South Coast Today: North Elementary receives grant for sensory tools http://www.southcoasttoday.com/special/20180606/north-elementary-receives-grant-for-sensory-tools Somerset, MA: North Elementary School was awarded a $2,500 grant by BayCoast Bank last Friday to purchase sensory tools for classrooms. North Elementary School Principal Paula Manchester said the school has sensory tools in some of its classrooms, but the grant will allow the school to have sensory tools in all of its classrooms…. Manchester said the sensory tools will be for all students at the school. She said children sometimes come to school with stress or anxiety. Manchester said the sensory tools can help them to refocus and get their schoolwork done. She said sometimes students just need a break…. Manchester said she wants students to learn to reflect, relax and regulate in classrooms. “We want kids to learn to do that for themselves and that’s what we’re trying to build,” Manchester said….