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.

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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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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

Read more

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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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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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