November 2015

Enhancing Public Education for 25 Years

This year, AEF is celebrating our 25th Anniversary!  The AEF Board of Directors invites you to come raise a glass and celebrate with us at our annual fundraiser on November 23rd.

Annual Fundraiser - 25th Anniversary!

November 23, flora restaurant, 6-8pm

Join us to celebrate 25 years of enriching the Arlington Public Schools.  Special AEF grant guest speakers include:
- Susan Franchi, Nursing Director, Arlington
  Public Schools, Innovative Care Coordinator
- Eileen de Rosas and Meoldy Wolfe Thomas,
  Artisits and Educators, Art. Food. Community.
Suggested donation: $100/person; $150/couple
Hors d'oeuvres, cash bar.  RSVP and info.

AEF Technnology Initiative Awards Additional $106,000 

Over the summer, AEF's three year Technology Initiative came to a close.  We raised $106,000 in our third and final year - and a grand total of $190,000.  New this year, the High School has a Digital Arts Lab and Mobile Scientific Workstations.  In addition, we funded additional equipment for the award winning Tech program at the Ottoson Middle School. 

Continuing Scholars Award Profile:
Trauma, Body and the Brain: Restoring the Capacity for Rhythm and Play

Over the summer, Meagan Burke, a Social worker at Dallin School, attended a workshop on the importance of rhythm and play to help children recover from trauma and develop skills for coping with daily stress.  Read more about Ms. Burke's experience and how she has already taught Dallin students the concept of mindfulness through 'healing flowers'. 

STARS Program Goes Online 
Deadline is December 4th

Looking for a way to say 'Thank You' to your child's teacher or specialist?  Consider a STARS certificate.  This appreciation program is a win-win: recognizing great teachers and supporting AEF!  New this year - give your STAR online

Welcome new Board Members
AEF welcomes three new board members to our team this fall - Julia Schilling, Dan Sheldon and Paula DiMattia - as well as Teacher Representative Christina Perkoski.  Come say 'Hi' at our fall fundraiser on November 23!

Thank you
AEF would like to thank Joy Spadafora for donating her expertise and designing the invitation to our annual fall fundraiser.  Thank you Joy!

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P.O. Box 80, Arlington, MA  02474

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