April 2017


AEF funds $30,000 for Gibbs Planning Grant

AEF awarded a $30,000 grant to support planning for the new sixth grade only school to open in the current Gibbs School.  The grant focuses on professional development and teacher stipends to ensure the new school provides strong social-emotional support, incorporates project based learning and fosters a strong sense of community. 

2017 Arlington Trivia Bee -- a Stinging Success 

This year's Trivia Bee had a record thirty-six teams, including teams of fifth graders from all seven elementary schools.  Town Hall was packed with nearly 400 attendees for the lively family-friendly event that raised nearly $20,000 for AEF -- another record!  2017 winners were the 5th Grade Dallin team and the Stratton Smarties adult team.   Read more about the Bee and the 2017 champions.


Say Thank You to Teachers with a STARS Certificate
Nominate OMS and AHS Teachers for Teacher of the Year

Looking for a way to say 'Thank You' to your child's teacher or specialist?  The STARS appreciation program is a win-win: recognizing great teachers and supporting AEF!  The Ottoson and AHS teachers that receive the most STARS will be AEF's STARS Teachers of the Year!  Give a STAR online

AEF Supports Teacher Leadership Initiative   

The Teacher Leadership in literacy program was kick-started in 2015 by a $10,000 AEF grant.  In 2016 AEF granted an additional $30,000 to fund the expansion of the program.  The initiative offers training for Arlington public school teachers to become leaders in the reading and writing content areas and to provide teacher-led  professional development to their colleagues.


AEF Welcomes its Platinum Sponsor:
Belmont Orthodontics & Belmont Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Carolyn Melita, an Arlington resident and parent of two Arlington public school children, recently made a significant commitment to Arlington Public Schools by becoming the Platinum sponsor of AEF.  Dr Melita's gift of $5,000 builds on a decade-long relationship between Belmont Orthodontics & Belmont Pediatric Dentistry and AEF.  

AEF's Business Sponsors Donate $18,000!

A big shout-out to these local businesses that help to support our public schools!  Thanks to our business sponsors-- and individual donations -- AEF is able to grant approximately $125,000 annually to support the goals and endeavors of the Arlington Public School District.  

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