Fiber Arts and Project Based Learning with Preschoolers


IdeaLab Grant winner Molly Richard received BEF funds this year to purchase a sewing machine, a loom, and other fabric arts supplies -- and she taught her pre-K students to sew! The classroom quilt they created together was unveiled just prior to the end of school, at a playground celebration with students, parents, educators, and BEF representatives. Each student created a section of the quilt, and a matching fabric square to take home as a keepsake of this special learning experience. And one lucky family will win the quilt! Raffle ticket revenue goes to the Brookline Food Pantry. Thank you, Molly, [...]

Fiber Arts and Project Based Learning with Preschoolers2022-06-29T12:11:39-04:00

2022 Caverly Award winners honored!


The BEF welcomed educators and donors to our annual Celebrating Teachers event on May 10 at the Lincoln School. All recipients of grants and awards were acknowledged at the event, in particular this year's winners of the Ernest R. Caverly Award for Excellence in Teaching. Nicole Chasse, kindergarten teacher at the Florida Ruffin Ridley School, and Joslyn Vendola, math teacher in the ExCel program at Brookline High School, were this year's winners. They were introduced by their principals, Jen Buller and Anthony Meyer, respectively, with additional remarks from Catherine Burke, the BEF's president, and Dr. Linus Guillory, Brookline's Superintendent of Schools. [...]

2022 Caverly Award winners honored!2022-05-27T11:20:19-04:00

Six Team Brookline Runners Supporting the BEF


We're so grateful to Crystal Chang, Emily Edgar, Claudio Nahmias, John Nwosu, Sarah Reilly and Zoe Spearman for running the 126th Boston Marathon in support of the Brookline Education Foundation! They are working so hard to get ready, and we can't wait to line the race route on Beacon Street and cheer them on. They include a Heath parent, a Driscoll parent, a Lawrence parent, and a Pierce paraprofessional! They are all deeply committed to excellence in education and we couldn't be more excited to watch them run. Please visit their fundraising pages and support them!

Six Team Brookline Runners Supporting the BEF2022-04-07T11:04:46-04:00

Teacher and Collaborative Grants Awarded!


The BEF Teacher and Collaborative Grant Committees have awarded grants that will impact over 100 educators in the coming year! Please visit the Grants section of our website to learn more about the newest projects our educators are preparing to embark on! Thank you to our donors for making this exciting work possible!

Teacher and Collaborative Grants Awarded!2022-05-27T11:23:32-04:00

Congratulations, Fifth Grade Spellers!


The annual BEF Fifth Grade Spelling Bee was held on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Brookline High School. Congratulations to the winner, Kris Barbarin of Heath School, and to the runners-up, Rav Amin of Baker School and Felice Vittolo of Pierce School! The winning word was etymology. The BEF is so grateful to all of the volunteers who made this event possible! Thank you to our pronouncer, Brookline Librarian Caroline Richardson, and to our Head Judge, Meghna Chakrabarti, and our Judges, Sergeant Casey Hatchett and Officers Katie McCabe and Bear.

Congratulations, Fifth Grade Spellers!2021-11-17T13:53:36-05:00

Congratulations to the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows!


The 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows event was held on Friday evening, October 15, 2021 at the Lincoln School. Click here to watch the event! Congratulations and thanks to all of this year's participants, including John Andrews, English Department Chair at Brookline High School, and the 2021 Fellows:

Congratulations to the 2021 Margaret Metzger Fellows!2021-10-25T10:45:32-04:00

Meet Steph Guseh – today’s featured BEF Team Brookline runner!


Meet today's featured BEF Team Brookline runner - Stephanie Guseh! Here's a note from Steph: Hello! My name is Steph Guseh and I am training for my first ever marathon in support of the Brookline Education Foundation! I have 3 kids - Jamie (7), Nora (5) and Mae (2) who all love Runkle. Jamie is thrilled to be in Mrs. Chen's class in 2nd grade this year and Nora is loving Kindergarten with Mrs. Henry. After a long year and half, our kids have truly never been happier than to be back in school at Runkle with their friends [...]

Meet Steph Guseh – today’s featured BEF Team Brookline runner!2021-09-20T14:21:59-04:00

Meet Chima Ikonne: today’s Featured BEF Team Brookline Runner!


We are so grateful to all six of the Team Brookline runners who are raising funds to support the Brookline Education Foundation. Today we're highlighting Chima! Both a Lawrence parent and a Heath educator, Chima knows firsthand the value of the BEF's support of teachers. Here's a note from Chima: As a late entrant into the world of distance running, I was 40 when I ran my first marathon in Chicago. I made it a goal to run the Boston Marathon, and the opportunity came in 2019 when I signed up to be a charity runner for the Brookline Education Foundation. [...]

Meet Chima Ikonne: today’s Featured BEF Team Brookline Runner!2021-09-17T14:05:58-04:00

Introducing BEF’s Team Brookline Runners for 2021!


The BEF is honored to have six dedicated parents training and running to support public education in Brookline. This will be a historic October in-person running of the 125th Boston Marathon on Monday, October 11, 2021. With this year's runner field limited to just 20,000 runners, we are fortunate to be able to be supported in this way! Meet our runners and help them to meet their fundraising goals!

Introducing BEF’s Team Brookline Runners for 2021!2021-09-20T14:27:06-04:00

BEF Honors our School Nurses


As we are closing out this school year, a year like no other in our lifetimes, it’s amazing to think about where we started the year and how far we have come. In large part, we owe the fact that we are safely back at school to our amazing school nurses, led by Tricia Laham, Coordinator of School Health Services at the District level, who worked tirelessly all year. She and her team of 21 school nurses were in touch with families, conducted [...]

BEF Honors our School Nurses2021-06-17T14:01:25-04:00
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