Monday, June 3, 2013
The Westborough Education Foundation recently supported 11 grants totaling more than $21,000.
"App-titude" -- and six other staff-driven efforts -- will matter at Westborough High School next year, thanks to the Westborough Education Foundation. The nonprofit foundation recently awarded 11 grants totaling more than $21,000 for the next school year, according to a recent press release. Much of the funds came from the foundation's annual Trivia Bee fundraiser, as well as its CARE (Celebrate and Appreciate Remarkable Educators) program. Seven grants went to Westborough High staff, including speech teacher Kit D’Angelo-Carley for "App-titude matters." School Superintendent Marianne O'Connor recently told the school committee the foundation's support will do "some amazing things to supplement our budget." The foundation honored all the …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Westborough Education Foundation thanks supporters.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
To the Editor: The Westborough Education Foundation would like to thank area businesses and the Westborough community who came out in record numbers to support the Fifth Annual Trivia Bee. The event raised more than $16,000 to support educational grants to teachers and administrators from across all six of Westborough’s public schools. We thank Town Moderator Joe Harrington, who posed questions; our judges: Superintendent Marianne O’Connor, Library Director Maureen Ambrosino and Police Chie, Al Gordon; Matt Travis of Athletic Revolution; and high school students in the Jazz Combo and Harmony in Heels. We also thank the DoubleTree Hotel; Roche Bros.; Wegmans; Stop and Shop; and Panera. The WEF also thanks the following who sponsored …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Wondering what to do today in Westborough? Consider these ideas.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today? 1. Support Westborough High School athletics: 2. The Westborough Education Foundation's fifth Trivia Bee is at 6:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Boston. Admission is $5 per person, with a $15 family cap. Westborough Patch previewed the event here. 3. The Fales School Council meets at 8:30 a.m. 4. The Westborough Council on Aging meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Westborough Senior Center. The agenda is here. 5. A book discussion group will discuss "North River," by Pete Hamill at 7 p.m. at the Westborough Public Library.
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Westborough Education Foundation's event is Monday night.
An upcoming fundraiser will answer some of the most trivial questions. To help the Westborough public schools address needs. The Westborough Education Foundation's fifth Trivia Bee is at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Admission is $5, with a $15 family cap, which covers pizza, dessert and a beverage, board member Linda Townsend said Thursday. Additional refreshments, as well as raffles, will be available as well. The event typically raises about $15,000, which the foundation disperses during its grant cycle, which starts in January, Townsend said. Grants are awarded in early spring. Team sponsorships contribute to the $15,000, Townsend said. The trivia bee is the foundation's first since 2010, Townsend said. A …
Friday, January 13, 2012
The group funds school programs that fall outside of the Westborough Public School budget.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Information courtesy of the Westborough Education Foundation. Westborough Education Foundation (WEF), founded 17 years ago, is seeking new members. The foundation's mission is to establish a permanent fund while allocating grants yearly for innovative programs not funded by the Westborough Public School budget. Grant money is used in a variety of ways. It is offered to all grade levels and areas of study. Among the programs funded by WEF this year: the first Robotics team at the high school, Family Book Club for ESL families, IPads and apps for students with autism, CSI program at the middle school, Video Announcer's Club at Mill Pond School, Backyard Birding and the Teddy Bear Exchange Program. As public funding decreases, teachers …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Organizer said the event will return in 2012.
The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) annual Trivia Bee has been cancelled for 2011. The decision resulted from a scheduling conflict for the planned Oct. 17 event, which coincided with the Town of Westborough Special Town Meeting. “The decision to cancel was a difficult and heavy-hearted one,” said WEF President Lisa Edinburg in a statement. “The members of the board would like to apologize for any and all disappointment this action has caused.” The Trivia Bee is one of the major fundraisers for WEF. Money raised helps to fund innovative and collaborative education programming that otherwise would not exist. The group plans to hold the event in the fall of 2012. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on the latest …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Westborough Education Foundation is accepting donations in honor of teachers.
Westborough Education Foundation is accepting donations for its C.A.R.E (Celebrate and Appreciate Remarkable Educators) program. These donations support creative programs that would not otherwise be funded. Typically each year, about 90 teachers are honored in the fall and 90 in the spring. This spring, the C.A.R.E. form was sent out through the Virtual Backpack rather than on paper. According to WEF board member Maureen Johnson, this caused a lower response than normal. "There is still plenty of time to make a contribution in honor of your favorite teachers! You don’t even have to leave your home to buy a year-end gift. Just print the form that's here on Patch, and send it with your donation," Maureen said. For the past 16 years, …
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Westborough Education Foundation is accepting donations in honor of exceptional educators.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events and reminders to help you organize your day. 1. The Westborough Education Foundation (WEF) CARE (Celebrate and Appreciate Remarkable Educators) Program is accepting donations in honor of teachers, principals, counselors and other school staff members. A form for donations can be found on the Westborough Public School website. WEF will use the funds to provide innovative educational programs for students that are outside of the realm of the normal school system budget. 2. The Westborough branch of the Digital Federal Credit Union is holding a free shredding event to help anyone who is looking for a safe and easy way to get rid of …