Welcome to FEF’s Inaugural Newsletter
We are excited to bring our first newsletter to you and hope you will enjoy receiving up to date information on the Falmouth Education Foundation and events. Our purpose is to promote innovative educational programs and initiatives that benefit the students and community of Falmouth. We hope that you will join us in supporting our schools and community.
Falmouth Education Foundation was founded in 1993 by a group of community members committed to enhancing the educational lives of our Town’s students. Limited budget funds meant students were missing out on many opportunities. Motivated parents and community members worked together to find a way to provide those opportunities in athletics, the arts and academic programs.
Over the last 25 years, FEF has funded over $1 million in grants to various programs and initiatives within the Falmouth schools and community that directly benefit our children. In the last several years we are proud to have contributed funds for the Falmouth Memorial Library’s new teen and children’s center as part of their renovation initiative, funding for the Community Greenhouse buildt on the Falmouth Schools’ campus, startup funds for the popular High School Forensics course, as well as numerous smaller grants that support our students and teachers. FEF offers two grant cycles each year in the fall and spring.
Please support us as we continue to provide funding for projects large and small and work to fulfill our long-term endowment goal. To learn more about FEF or for more information on how to apply for a grant, please visit our website at: www.falmoutheducationfoundation.org
Save the Date:
February 7, 2019!
Save the Date for FEF’s 2nd Annual Family Valentine Dance. We had so much fun last year with our Valentine Dance. Bring your child or children out for a special night of dancing and celebrating. The Valentine Dance is a special twist on the traditional Father/Daughter dances. All members of the family are invited and welcome. Snow date will be February 8. Information on tickets coming soon!
Fall 2018 Grant Awards
Falmouth Education Foundation awards grants in the Fall and Spring each year. We excited to announce the recipients of the Fall 2018 grant awards:
Girls Ice Hockey Booster – Girls Hockey Locker Room
Falmouth Aeronautics Club – National Drone Competition
Middle School Low Ropes Course Facilitator
FHS Library – Quiet Space and Gallery essentials
Maine POPS Concert Band – Grade 8 Collaboration
Freshman Advisory – Mindfulness My Intent Word Kit
Dave Barton – Fifth Grade Standing Desks
hackME 2019 – High School Hackathon
Tutoring Center at FHS – ADHD and Anxiety Equipment
Katie Coppens – Sixth Grade Social Issues Book Club
The next round of grants will be awarded in Spring 2018. For more information on how to submit a grant application please go to http://falmoutheducationfoundation.org/grants/
FEF Paver Project
Falmouth Education Foundation invites you to purchase an engraved paver to place your student’s mark at the entrance of Falmouth High School. This is a great way to honor your student, a favorite teacher or community member! The proceeds of each paver contributes to the endowment of the Falmouth Education Foundation and furthers our goal of providing innovative educational opportunities for students and community. Click here to find out more information and to order: http://falmoutheducationfoundation.org/pavers/
2018 FEF Color Run
September 23, 2018 marked another successful Color Run! It was a beautiful fall day and runners of all ages gathered to run the course around the Falmouth campus. Many thanks to all the families that came out for the fun and supported FEF and its mission. We look forward to next year!
Dates to Remember:
February 7, 2019 – Valentine’s Family Dance
March 17, 2019 – Spring Grant Application Deadline
June 2019 – FEF Celebration of Excellence Gala (Date TBD)
Thank You Sponsors!
We’d like to extend a special thank you to our Sponsors! Without them, we wouldn’t be able to provide the many grants we fund each year that enhance our schools and community. We thank them for their generosity and hope that in return our community will support them as well.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2019 calendar year. Pick a sponsor level that is best suited for your business! For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.