2017 Grant Highlights Video

Thank you for a great year!  View this short video of grants that YOU brought to life in the Arlington Public Schools in 2017.  It’s not too late to donate to AEF!

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AEF Invests $200,000 in Behavioral Health

The AEF Board has committed to awarding $200,000 over the next three years to support the district’s ‘Safe & Supportive Schools‘ initiative to create a comprehensive behavioral health program.  A $100,485 grant in the first year will fund:

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid training for 300 staff
  • Ongoing work on ‘Safe & Supportive Schools’ action plans for each school

Read the press release and the Advocate article about this strategic, multi-year partnership with the Arlington Public Schools.  YOU, our donors, made this grant possible.  Thank you!

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AEF Awards $30,000 grant for Gibbs School Planning

A $30,000 grant will provide the necessary funds for planning stipends and professional development that will enable the new Gibbs staff to plan for a unique, 6th grade school with social emotional support, project-based learning, and a strong community.  Learn 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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Nearly $17,000 in Grants Awarded

We recently awarded $16,928 in grants to the Arlington Public Schools in two categories: Innovations in Education and Continuing Scholar Awards.  The grants will enhance teaching and learning in math, science & art and will also raise cultural diversity awareness and support the social and emotional health of students.  Read the full release.

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Annual Fundraiser Raises Nearly $10,000

Thank you friends and supporters!  Our annual fundraising celebration on November 20th raised $9,440.  All funds raised directly support our work.  At the event, AEF President Amy Speare presented Superintendent  Kathleen Bodie, Director of Social Emotional Health Sara Burd and Assistant Superintendent Rod MacNeal with a check for $82,485 to as a first installment for Youth Mental Health First Aid training for 300 staff this fiscal year.  Read more.

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Fall Fundraiser Set for Nov. 20th

Join us at our annual fundraiser that celebrates all that we have accomplished together for the Arlington Public Schools.  This year, we welcome Arlington’s newest leaders as our special guests:

  • Roderick MacNeal Jr., Assistant Superintendent
  • Sara Burd, Director of Guidance and Social Emotional Learning

Learn more and RSVP.

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AHS Unity Project Represents Diversity

The Unity Project was created to raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and others and explore how those labels both support and limit building interconnected communities.  AHS students created a larger-than-life temporary structure on the front lawn of the High School celebrating uniqueness and strengthening students’ ties to each other.  The Unity Project was awarded the 2017 AEF Dawn Moses Memorial Innovations Grant for it’s commitment to social responsibility.

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2017 STARS Teachers of the Year Announced

Introducing the 2017 Teachers of the Year! These two women have been recognized by AEF donors as top notch. Congratulations Ms. Raad and Ms. Sancinito!  Read more

   

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Programmable Wearable Computers

Ottoson 6th graders program CodeBugs – programmable wearable computers – in Digital Media & Literacy class.  Learn more

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Ottoson Science Fair Club Prospers

Three Ottoson Science Fair Club students will head to state competition on June 3rd. It’s amazing to see how this 2014 Innovations grant has prospered!  Read more

 

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