2015 Grant Highlights

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AEF Awards Grants, Recognizes Teachers

AEF recently awarded over $10,000 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools and raised over $13,000 through the STARS teacher recognition program.

AEF’s Fall Innovations in Education grants include:

  • The Flexible Classroom: Designing Spaces for Personalized Learning, Ottoson School
  • Tools of Mindfulness for Stress Reduction, Brackett School
  • Mathematics Coaching through Video, all elementary schools
  • Standing Desks, Dallin School
  • Elementary Digital Art Expansion, all elementary schools

In addition, AEF awarded a Continuing Scholar Award to Eileen Catizone, Stratton School Reading Specialist and raised over $13,000 through the fall STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) teacher appreciation program – a 75% increase over last year.

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AEF Grant Profile: Elementary Coordinated Care Program

In spring 2015, the AEF awarded Dr. Susan Franchi, Nursing Director for the Arlington Public Schools, grant money to further develop the Coordinated Care program, with a primary focus on the elementary schools.

The overarching goal of the Coordinated Care program is to coordinate the care of students by using all available resources – including teachers, parents, health care providers, social workers and guidance counselors – in an effort to ensure that students are not prevented from attending school and/or accessing the school curriculum.

Read the full grant profile

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AEF and the Past 25 Years

As AEF celebrates 25 years of supporting the teachers and students of Arlington, we look back at how far we’ve come and all that we’ve accomplished.

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Interview with MassTEC Teacher of the Year Gary Blanchette

Arlington Public News interviewed Gary Blanchette, Ottoson Technology & Engineering teacher who won the 2015 MassTEC Teacher of the Year award.  “Mr. Blanchette and his colleagues will continue to have success thanks in large part to funding from Arlington residents”.   That funding was made possible by AEF and our generous donors!  AEF funded all of the technology (iPads, 3D printers, apps) in the Ottoson Tech program.

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Arlington Public News Segment on AEF

Learn more about AEF’s programs from this Arlington Public News interview with AEF Board Member Amy Speare.

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Cause + Event 5K – Registration is Open!

Registration is open for the Cause + Event 5K on May 22, 2016.  cause + eventThis unique race gives at least 50% of the runner’s registration fee to the charity of the runner’s choice.  Sign up to be a runner on Team AEF today!

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Annual Fundraiser Raises over $10,000

Thank you to the many friends and supporters that celebrated AEF Boardour 25th anniversary with us on November 23.  Our annual event raised $10,795 which will directly fund grants to the Arlington Public Schools.  More info and photos

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#GivingTuesday is December 1

We are happy to be part of the new AEF Giving Tuesdaytradition of practicing generosity on GivingTuesday. Whatever organizations you support, AEF thanks you for your support and for spreading the tradition of giving.

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Tell Your Teacher they are a STAR!

AEF’s teacher appreciation program is a win-win: STARS graphic

  • Lets teachers and staff know that you think they are STARS.
  • Helps fund amazing school enrichment projects in the arts, sciences, math, literacy, staff development and more!

Send your STAR by December 4th to ensure delivery before the end of the year.  New this year – give your STAR online!

 

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