New Community Partner – Arlington Orthodontics

During the month of February, Arlington Orthodontics pledged $5 to AEF for every new Facebook ‘like’ to their page.  arlington orthoAs a result, Arlington Orthodontics donated $465 to AEF.  Thank you and welcome to the community!

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AEF Trivia Bee March 22

Join us for our annual Trivia Bee!  Over 20 teams representing schools, community groups and local organizations will Foxes in Soxestest their trivia knowledge on sports, literature, pop culture, Arlington trivia and more!  The event will take place on March 22, from 3-5pm at Town Hall.

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Black Crow Yoga Class Benefits AEF, Feb 7

Black Crow Yoga logoAEF will be the beneficiary of Black Crow Yoga’s February Karma Class on February 7th, 2-3pm.  Karma Classes are a monthly series of benefit classes through which Black Crow supports local organizations doing important work in our community.  The classes are donation-based, with a suggested donation of $10, and 100% of your donation will go to AEF.  More details


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$12,000 in ‘Innovations in Education’ Grants Awarded to Schools

We are pleased to have recently awarded $12,297 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools. Awarded at the elementary, middle and high schools, the six ‘Innovations in Education’ grants from our Fall grant cycle will fund a wide variety of projects including art, languages, science and student leadership.  More


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Join us at upcoming Technology Initiative Events

AEF’s Technology Initiative is accelerating the use of technology in the Arlington Public Schools and preparing students for careers in STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.   Come to an AEF event to talk to Arlington’s technology and curriculum leaders and see student demonstrations.Tech Initiative Event Graphic_Feb27

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2014 Accomplishments

We think you’ll be inspired by this short video of our 2014 accomplishments.


Thank you for supporting Arlington’s teachers and students!  Without donations from parents and community members like you, these grants would not be possible.

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Grant Profile: High School Digital Imaging Mini Studio

As a result of two AEF Innovations in Education grants, the Visual Arts department !cid_4F19A9C1-A957-4F72-91F6-F5CE0339DAACat the High School now has a professional-grade mini digital arts studio.  With AEF’s help, technology has transformed the visual arts department and the new mini studio better prepares students for a  career in digital imaging.  Read full profile

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Grant Profile: Nicola Davies: Zoologist and Children’s Author

Writing is hard.  But stick with it and don’t give up.  This advice came from IMG_8753_cNicola Davies, a British zoologist and writer, who visited Bishop Elementary School in late October through a grant from the Arlington Education Foundation.  The international author of over 40 children’s met with each individual classroom to talk about creative non-fiction writing.  More


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Annual Fall Fundraiser set for November 24

It’s time once again to gather together to support our schools!  Join us at our annual fall event to learn first-hand about the new programs and projects AEF is funding in our schools.  From the Ottoson School Improvement Grant to an innovative shadow puppet grant at Stratton School, to our pioneering Technology Initiative.  More

AEF Board and School Reps

AEF Board Members at the 2013 Fall Event.

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Ottoson Tech Program Wins Award

Technology and Engineering is ALIVE at Ottoson Middle School!  OMS Tech Program6th graders test rocket designs.  7th graders manufacture whirlybirds.  8th graders race dragsters.  AEF’s Technology Initiative helped to fund apps, 3D printers and iPads for the cutting edge Tech program at Ottoson that just won Program of the Year from MassTEC.  More


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