AEF Invests $200,000 in Behavioral Health

The AEF Board has committed to awarding $200,000 over the next three years to support the district’s ‘Safe & Supportive Schools‘ initiative to create a comprehensive behavioral health program.  A $100,485 grant in the first year will fund:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid training for 300 staff
  • Ongoing work on ‘Safe & Supportive Schools’ action plans for each school

Read the press release and the Advocate article about this strategic, multi-year partnership with the Arlington Public Schools.  YOU, our donors, made this grant possible.  Thank you!

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Arlington Orthodontics Donates $5,000

Dr. John Lindgren, owner of Arlington Orthodontics, has always believed in the importance of education.  This year, Dr. Lindgren donated $5,000 to AEF.   No other business has given more to AEF in their first 3 years of business than Arlington Orthodontics.  On behalf of Arlington Pubic Schools’ students and teachers – thank you Dr. Lindgren!

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$17k in Spring Grants Awarded

We recently awarded $17,540 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools.

Innovations in Education grants:

  • Discovering Our Voices with Literature Circles
  • Integrating Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy
  • Fun & Games with Math
  • Building a Multicultural Library
  • Beautiful Brain — AP Psychology Conference at MIT

Continuing Scholar Awards:

  • Deborah Campagna, K-5 art teacher at Stratton and Thompson Schools, “Art Retreat for Educators” at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program.
  • Liz Farese, first grade teacher at Dallin School, The Ron Clark Academy educator training
  • Stacie Greenland, Visual Art specialist at Dallin and Hardy Schools, Japanese Language and Culture Level 1 course at The Boston Language Institute.

Read more.

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Arlington Education Foundation awards $34,250 in funding for development, expansion

Teachers and administrators talk about 4 of our most recent grants addressing social & emotional health, World Languages and Computer Science in this Arlington Advocate article.

 

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Brackett Colors of STEM Display

Two Brackett parents were awarded an Innovations in Education grant ‘Colors of STEM’ that fosters diversity awareness about prominent American people of color in the fields of STEM.  Read more.

 

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Trivia Bee Champs!

Congratulations 2018’s Trivia Bee Champs: ‘Quizzical Responsibility’ and Stratton Elementary 5th graders!

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Four Development & Expansion Grants awarded, $34,250 total

Thanks to YOU, we awarded our largest lot of Development & Expansion grants in the last 4 years – totaling $34,250.  These grants support system-wide or strategic initiatives across the district.  
  • Trauma Sensitive Teaching Practice
  • Thematic Units in World Languages
  • Social Emotional Learning Through Mindfulness
  • Computer Science, Makerspace & Robotics across Grades 6-8

Read more

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Belmont Orthodontics Renews $5,000 Commitment

Since 2005, Dr. Carolyn Melita has invested in the teachers and students of the Arlington Public Schools. The owner of Belmont Orthodontics & Belmont Pediatric Dentistry has demonstrated that commitment by donating $5,000 to the Arlington Education Foundation for the second year in a row.

Looking for an orthodontist or dentist? Mention AEF and Dr. Melita will donate $100 to AEF (for new patients only).

Belmont Orthodontics & Belmont Pediatric Dentistry are the foundation’s single largest benefactors, having more than doubled the lifetime charitable donations of any other foundation business partner.   Thank you Dr. Melita!  More

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23rd Annual Trivia Bee March 25th

Get your silly hats ready and brush up on your trivia!  

This year’s Trivia Bee will include:

  • 5th grade team from each elementary school
  • over 20 teams of friends & community groups
  • laughter, costumes and prizes!

Learn more

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Nearly $17,000 in Grants Awarded

We recently awarded $16,928 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools in two categories: Innovations in Education and Continuing Scholar Awards.  The grants will enhance teaching and learning in math, science & art and will also raise cultural diversity awareness and support the social and emotional health of students.  Read the full release.

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2017 Grant Highlights Video

Thank you for a great year!  View this short video of grants that YOU brought to life in the Arlington Public Schools in 2017.

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