Tryst Restaurant is offering a special off-menu dinner on Tuesday nights from 5-10pm. $3.00 of each order sold will go directly to various Arlington based nonprofits including the Arlington Education Foundation, Arlington Center for the Arts, and the Arlington Boys and Girls Club.
Guests will get 2 pieces of fried chicken marinated in buttermilk, double dredged and double-fried to a perfect golden crisp, along with a side of house-made whipped mashed potatoes with pan gravy, fresh coleslaw and a warm from-scratch buttermilk biscuit for only $20.00!
If we want to reduce incidents of drunk driving, should we raise the alcohol tax? This and other real-world economic policy questions are debated in the Syracuse University Project Advance dual enrollment economics class at Arlington High School, which was funded by an AEF Innovations in Education grant.
In their discussions, students learn that economic policies can have unintended consequences and issues like these need to be thoroughly examined. Teaching these real-world thinking skills is critical to the Arlington Public Schools’ goal of developing smarter, educated citizens.
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Town Hall was a hive of activity on March 24th at the AEF Trivia Bee, where nearly 30 teams donned creative hats and displayed courage, wit and wisdom in a battle to the last fun fact. The “AFC Toddler Wranglers,” Arlington Family Connection volunteers Louise Friel, Lauren Magoun and David Brecht, were crowned the 2013 Trivia Champs.
This year’s community event raised $8,200 thanks to our many generous sponsors. All proceeds from the event support AEF’s work.
What is ZaRex?
What was Menotomy Rocks Park’s original, more ominous name?
Test your trivia knowledge at AEF’s Annual Trivia Bee, Sunday March 24, 3-5pm at Town Hall. Teams representing schools and local organizations will face questions about history, sports, science, literature, art and Arlington trivia. There will be trivia, design challenges, activities and prizes for kids and audience members too!
Join this fun community event – as a team or as a spectator!
Music. It inspires us. It calms us. In classrooms all over the world, children respond to teachers singing, often better than they do to ordinary speech. But for children with disabilities, music can do much more. With the aid of music, children with limited spoken language or physical disabilities initiate communication and participate in group activities.
Music Therapy in Preschool Classrooms, Arlington Education Foundation’s (AEF) first grant to the Menotomy Preschool, funds music therapy classes for special and regular education students enrolled in the school’s full day program.
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AEF is pleased to award over $9,000 in ‘Innovations in Education’ grants. These grants will support the Ottoson math curriculum, a new Kindergarten social studies curriculum, World Languages and more. More…
- Math Support for Ottoson
- Dallin School Literary Journal
- Kindergarten Around the World
- World Languages Differentiated Learning Strategies
- Statistics at Ottoson
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters who joined in our annual celebration of AEF’s work in the Arlington Public Schools. Without you, we would not be able to support the wonderful innovative and forward thinking programs that Arlington’s teachers share with our children.
A special thank you our special guests of the evening: Dr. Laura Chesson, Assistant Superintendent, and Judith Packer, 2012 Ottoson STARS Teacher of the Year. Judith’s poem to AEF was especially touching.
What do building efficient windmills, erecting strong bridges and packaging a plant to withstand being thrown across a room all have in common? They are engineering challenges that all of Arlington’s first, second and third graders will face this year as part of a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum called Engineering is Elementary (EIE). The district is rolling out EIE thanks to a grant provided by the Arlington Education Foundation (AEF).
The EIE program, developed by the Boston Museum of Science, provides hands-on, experiential learning at the younger elementary levels. Children in very early grades can engage in scientific and engineering practices by using EIE’s simple five-step engineering design process: ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve. Students work collaboratively in groups to solve problems, collect data and learn from mistakes, getting both an academic and a social learning experience. Since a solution to the engineering problem allows multiple solutions, each student can arrive at a unique solution.
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It’s Time for Innovations!
The school year is in full swing, and teachers and specialists have certainly started envisioning ways to ramp up the curriculum — small changes or even big ones that could make a real difference in the classroom this year. And the Arlington Education Foundation is here to help!
The deadline for proposals for AEF’s Innovations in Education grants is November 15. Awards range from $250 to $3,000, so the field is wide open for classroom enhancement ideas.
For Every Child in Arlington
Please join AEF Board members and our special guests Dr. Laura Chesson, APS Assistant Superintendent, and Judith Packer, Ottoson Middle School’s AEF STAR Teacher of the Year, to celebrate AEF’s work with the Arlington Public Schools.
Monday, December 3rd from 6-8pm
303 Broadway, Arlington
$50 per person
hors d’oeuvres & cash bar