AEF Supports District’s Effort for a Comprehensive Behavioral Health Plan

A $10,000 Development & Expansion grant supports the Arlington Public School’s efforts to assess critical areas of need and to develop individual action plans for each school to create a truly inclusive and supportive pre-k – 12 environment.  Learn more about this multi-year innovative behavioral health initiative.

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Arlington Teosinte Sister City Project Update

teosinteA 2011 Innovations in Education grant funded the development of a town-wide 4th grade social studies curriculum about Teosinte, El Salvador.  Since then, this program has continued to grow and thrive, most recently by expanding to second grade.  Read more.

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Highlights of AEF Grants in Action

We think you’ll be impressed by this short video of AEF’s accomplishments in 2016. Thank YOU for making these inspiring grants possible! Donate TODAY!

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#GivingTuesday is November 29

AEF is proud to be a part of this growing global movement of giving.  We rely 100% on community donations and appreciate your generosity!  Learn more or Donate Now

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Tell Your Teacher He/She is a STAR!

AEF’s STARS teacher appreciation program recognizes great teachers and benefits AEF.  Tell your teacher ‘Thank you for all you do’ with STARS today.  Deadline is December 2 to ensure delivery before the holiday break.  Learn more or Donate now.

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Quad Cycles donates $1,400

Quad Cycles owner Rustem Gode presented Quad Cycles Rustem GodeAEF Board President Amy Speare with a check at AEF’s Annual Fundraiser November 21.  Quad Cycles’ annual bike swap this fall raised over $1,400 for AEF.   THANK YOU Quad Cycles for your generous support!

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Fall Fundraiser set for November 21

2015 AEF BoardCome celebrate with us and support AEF’s work on Monday, November 21 from 6-8pm at Ristorante Olivio.  Guest speakers will highlight the Inside OUT Ottoson grant and a teacher’s recent trip to Spain & Morocco.

We’ll also have interactive demonstrations of AEF grants in action – from drones to gardens.  Suggested donation: $100/person, $150/couple.  For more info or to RSVP.

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Candy Buy Back Program Supports AEF

Looking for a place for your kids’ Halloween candy1candy other than your stomach?  Drop by Belmont Orthodontics and they will buy it from you for $2/pound and donate that money to AEF.  We appreciate the continued generosity of Dr. Melita and her team.

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‘Inside OUT Ottoson’ Project Celebrates Diversity

Funded by an Innovations in Education grant, the Inside OUT Ottoson project is inspired by the ongoing Inside OUT project of French artist JR.   Facilitated by the Ottoson art teachers, the project uses the power of art to advance the conversation about accepting and respecting all members of the school community regardless of race, gender, ethnicity and personal identity.

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Quad Cycles Bike Swap, Sept. 24-25

Looking to trade in or buy a used bike?  Quad Cycles’ 3rd annual bike quadcyclesswap will take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25.  All proceeds from the event will benefit AEF.  Thanks to the generosity of Quad Cycles, last year’s event raised $1,600!  Have a bike to sell?  Bring it to the shop Friday night.  More

 

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