The first project in our Technology Initiative is the new STEM Lab at the High School. Read the Advocate’s cover story about the lab, and learn more about our 3 year Technology Initiative whose goal is to accelerate the infusion of
technology into the Arlington Public Schools.
Belmont Orthodontics and Belmont Pediatric Dentistry are offering a ”Halloween Candy Buy Back Program” November 1-15. They will “buy back” candy and give $1/pound to the donor and $4/pound directly to AEF! The program is open to all.
Tryst Restaurant has brought back their special off-menu dinner on Tuesday nights from 5-10pm where $1 from each dinner will be donated to AEF. Last spring, this program generated $500 for AEF. Thank you Tryst for your support!
Innovate, Develop, Expand: Celebrating AEF
Please join AEF Board members and fellow supporters as we celebrate AEF’s new projects and programs with special guests: Dr. Matthew Janger, Arlington High School Principal, and Catherine Ritz, World Languages Director.
Monday, November 18th from 6-8pm
190 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
Suggested donation: $100/person, $150/couple
hors d’oeuvres & cash bar
Teachers, principals and department heads…
- What do you dream of bringing to your classroom?
- What ways do you wish you could inspire students?
- What do you imagine could happen if only…?
It’s time to get that idea off the ground with a little help from AEF. Learn more about our Innovations in Education Grants. Awards range from $250-$3,000.
Calling all teachers! Here’s the chance for you to study with the help of AEF.
Renew yourself with a program. Pursue a passion. Go deeper into a subject. This grant category is awarded to Arlington educators to support education experiences that will in turn benefit their students. The Award will fund seminars, courses, workshops, trips, or expeditions sponsored by universities, schools, institutes, or professional development organizations. more…
AEF is thrilled and honored to be one of the 2013 recipients of the Town of Arlington’s Cyrus E. Dallin Award for outstanding and meritorious service in the area of education, art, culture or philanthropy.
How can fourth graders relate to the work young people did in the Lowell Mills in the early 19th century? How can third graders comprehend what life was like for colonial women who made clothing and home goods from scratch?
The AEF Innovations in Education grant ‘Weaving Understanding – Past and Present’ has brought a hands-on element to the Social Studies curriculum at Thompson Elementary School by funding the purchase of a Japanese SOARI loom.
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Congratulations to our 2013 Ottoson Middle School and Arlington High School STARS Teachers of the Year:
- Cassandra Mea, Ottoson Middle School World Languages
- Sabato D’Agostino, Director of the Arlington High School Jazz Band, Orchestra and Symphonic Band
Sabato D’Agostino Cassandra Mea
AEF has awarded $39,355 in grants this spring to the Arlington Public Schools in three categories:
- Continuing Scholars Awards – A new award, given directly to teachers
- Development & Expansion Grants – two awards, supporting 1 to 1 technology at Thompson and Literacy at Ottoson
- Innovations in Education Grants – six new awards supporting poetry, visual arts, high school suicide prevention, and more