Fall Fundraiser at Tryst, Nov. 19th

Thanks to all who joined us to celebrate the accomplishments of Arlington Public Schools at our Fall Event on November 19th!

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AHS and Ottoton Stars of the Year!

Congratulations to our 2018 AHS and Ottoson Star Teachers of the Year!

  • Michael Byrne, Arlington High School, Drama
  • Heather Mahoney, Ottoson Middle School, 6th grade English

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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

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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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