Trivia Bee RAFFLE Update


UPDATE: THE RAFFLE WILL ALSO BE POSTPONED TO MAY 29, 2020. There are amazing raffle items this year and we hope that you will consider participating in the raffle; every dollar raised at by the raffle will go directly to fund teacher grants. We hope to draw the raffle live at our rescheduled Trivia Bee, but if the event is ultimately cancelled, we will draw the raffle winners live on Facebook Live.  If you wish to purchase raffle tickets, please call our office, 617-232-3846, to place a credit or debit card purchase. Tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.  [...]

Trivia Bee RAFFLE Update2020-03-17T12:23:57-04:00

BEF Awards 19 New Idea Lab Grants Throughout the District


The BEF Idea Lab grants committee awarded 19 new Idea Lab grants last week. After hearing teachers give their pitches for their hands-on ideas to be carried out in the classroom this year, the committee awarded 19 grants to teachers from many schools in the District, ranging in grades from pre-K through the high school. The committee was excited to see some great, creative ideas from the enthusiastic and motivated applicants. Some examples include a Spanish teacher using improvisation to get her students to feel more comfortable to speak a foreign language, [...]

BEF Awards 19 New Idea Lab Grants Throughout the District2020-01-27T13:51:10-05:00

Margaret Metzger Fellowship Event


On Friday, October 4th, over 200 people joined us for the 2019 Margaret Metzger Fellowship Event where our 6 Fellows read their essays to a packed house! While the essays were varied reflections on teaching and working with students; all were extremely touching. We are so lucky to have such thoughtful educators in Brookline Schools. Margaret Metzger Fellows for 2019 Mireille Blau, CCS, Social Studies Rebecca Hayden, BHS, English Paul Epstein, BHS, Social Worker Lauren Ockene, Pierce, EL 4th Grade [...]

Margaret Metzger Fellowship Event2019-10-10T11:42:29-04:00

BEF Gift to Brookline Schools


Last year, the Brookline Education Foundation gave "A Gift of Music" to the Performing Arts Department of the Public Schools of Brookline, under the leadership of K-12 Curriculum Coordinator Kenny Kozol. This gift was funded through the 35th Anniversary Gala of 2016. After an application and evaluation process, the BEF funded this musical project, recognizing that the Performing Arts department is an important and valuable part of the curriculum and provides alternative opportunities for students to explore and develop creative talents. World-renowned composer and conductor Jim Papoulis was commissioned to create original songs with and for Brookline students, [...]

BEF Gift to Brookline Schools2019-10-02T13:26:56-04:00

Saker Author Lesa Cline-Ransome visits Brookline Schools


On October 24th and 25th, children's book author, Lesa Cline-Ransome, visited four Brookline School Libraries. The author of award-winning Finding Langston, as well as Game Changers about Venus and Serena Williams, Satchell Paige, and Before She was Harriet gave presentations at Baker, Lincoln, Runkle, and Driscoll. She spoke about her early beginnings, what is involved in writing a children's book, and how she began writing for children, as well as reading from a few of her books. Several of the Brookline schools librarians had seen her speak [...]

Saker Author Lesa Cline-Ransome visits Brookline Schools2019-10-29T11:55:41-04:00

Run the Boston Marathon with Team Brookline


Have you always wanted to run the Boston Marathon? Team Brookline is a great way to get an official bib number the historic Boston Marathon and raise money for a great cause all at the same time. Team Brookline is a group of local non-profit organizations that receive official bib numbers in order to help them fundraise.  The Brookline Education Foundation is lucky enough to be one of these five organizations. We are looking for 5 runners who believe in the BEF's mission and want to be part of a great team of people - many of them running their [...]

Run the Boston Marathon with Team Brookline2019-09-23T10:44:25-04:00