The EFEE Board of Directors would like to give a sincere thanks to the Enfield Board of Education for inviting us to be a Board guest at the November 22, 2016 Board of Education meeting.
Mat Post, our Vice-President Public Relations, presented our mission, events and projects to the Board of Education and audiences. Please take a look at the PowerPoint presentation here.
It was a warm, pleasant evening on June 16th.
Those who attended the Blue Skies Big Band concert enjoyed a mired of musical treasures and fabulous entertainment. These musicians and entertainers were nothing short of exceptional in performance and musicianship. They were also a dream to work with and extremely gracious.
We want to thank the Blue Skies Big Band for their concert, and thank you to those who attended the concert. Because of your generosity, EFEE raised $283.00 in profit. That's enough to sponsor a school event or part of an education grant.
This Spring, EFEE awarded a grant to the Hazardville Memorial School to fund a visit by the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation. The students learned about service dogs and how they contribute to our society. This program was a supplement to the One School, One Book initiative.
EFEE was pleased to receive pictures from the visit and a large envelope of handwritten thank you notes from appreciative Hazardville students. We read and loved every one of those notes! One student asked,
'where did you get the money?' How sweet of you to ask. We get the money to help bring these special programs to your school from people who care about Enfield's children! We are so glad you enjoyed the program.
For the fourth year, EFEE hosted the Honor an Educator donation program. Families who participated made a donation the EFEE in the name of a special teacher! This year, EFEE delivered 128 personalized thank you messages to school teachers and staff members who have made a difference in the lives of Enfield’s youngest community members.
EFEE sincerely thanks families who made donations to support EFEE’s mission and sends and extra special thank you to all of Enfield’s superlative educators and school staff.
EFEE was started in 2009 by a small group of dedicated residents who had a vision to enhance the Enfield educational experience beyond the ‘usual’ classroom experience. To date, we have awarded nearly $25,000 in grants and program funding and another $2,000 in scholarships. The donations made through this and our other donation programs and fundraisers will help EFEE continue to provide funding for innovative educational resources and programs. Past EFEE grants include the Connecticut Invention Convention, JFK 7th Grade Cafeteria Murals, Parkman's Rachel's Challenge Puppet Theatre, sponsorship of the One Book, One School programs at Prudence Crandall and Hazardville Memorial, Kindergarten Learning Stations in all elementary-level public schools, and much more.