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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Spring Innovations Grants Awarded

The spring AEF Innovations in Education grants have been awarded!  Congratulations to the eight grant recipients who will enhance our schools through music (ukuleles!), public art, cutting-edge technology, mindfulness and LGBTQ+ programs.

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Thank Teachers through the STARS Program

Say ‘Thank you for a great year!’ by giving your child’s teacher a STARS teacher appreciation certificate.  With a $20 donation to the AEF STARS program, we’ll send your teacher a STARS Certificate.

Ottoson and High School Families – the AHS and OMS teachers that receive the most STARS will be awarded the coveted STARS Teacher of the Year award!

Donate by June 3 to ensure delivery by the end of the school year.


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Arlington Teachers are STARS!

AEF’s STARS teacher appreciation program recognizes great teachers and benefits AEF.  Tell your teacher ‘Thank you for all you do’ with a STARS certificate.  Deadline is April 28 to ensure delivery before Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-5).  Learn more or give a STAR now.

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AEF’s April Newsletter

See what we’ve been up to lately in our April newsletter!

– Trivia Bee winners
– Teacher Leadership Initiative
– Business Sponsors
– and more!

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AEF Receives $5,000 Donation

Dr. Melita, a longtime AEF supporter, Dallin parent and owner of Belmont Orthodintics and Belmont Pediatric Dentistry, is AEF’s 2017 $5,000 Platinum Sponsor.   Thank you Dr. Melita for supporting AEF’s work and the students and teachers of Arlington!  More

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Stratton Smarties, Dallin 5th graders win Trivia Bee; Event raises nearly $20,000

With a record 36 teams participating and nearly 400 attendees, the atmosphere was electric at the Trivia Bee on March 26th when 5th grade teams were introduced.  Participating for the first time, teams from each elementary school eagerly took the stage to challenge their knowledge.  In the end, the Dallin School 5th grade team won.

Wearing creative, modular-shaped hats, the ‘Stratton Smarties’ – principal Michael Hanna and parents Stewart Deck and Leslie Meltzer – set a Trivia Bee record by answering every question correctly and winning the 2017 Trivia Bee Championship.  More

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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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