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2017 Spring Grant Round Opens February 27

By on February 27, 2017

Melrose Education Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications Applications from all Melrose Public School educators accepted on rolling basis   MELROSE, MA (February 27, 2017) – The Melrose Education Foundation has made $5,000 in mini-grant funding available to Melrose Public School

Thank Your Teacher for a Great School Year: Order Schoolhouse Rock Star Certificates by June 10!

By on May 31, 2016

As an end-of-year gift, show your appreciation to your child’s teacher with a Melrose Education Foundation Schoolhouse Rock Star certificate. Please order by June 10. For your $25 donation to the Foundation, your teacher will receive a lovely certificate, which

More Than $6K in 2016 Spring Mini-Grants for Melrose Public Schools

By on March 3, 2016

Melrose Ed Foundation funds social-emotional learning, STEM, and other learning materials during 2016 spring mini-grant round MELROSE, MA (May 2, 2016)—The Melrose Education Foundation is proud to announce that more than $6,000 in spring mini-grants have been made to educators

Press Release: Melrose Education Foundation’s Third Annual Fall Grant Round Breaks 100

By on December 11, 2015

Fall 2015 Grant Recipients Receive More than $30,000 in Grants MELROSE, MA (December 14, 2015) – The Melrose Education Foundation – in partnership with the City of Melrose – is pleased to announce that it has awarded more than $30,000

This holiday season, let your teachers know they rock! Order by December 16.

By on November 29, 2015

For your $25 tax-deductible donation, we’ll deliver a Melrose Education Foundation Schoolhouse Rock Star certificate along with a Melrose Education Foundation reusable grocery tote bag. Schoolhouse Rock Star certificates are a perfect way to say “thank you” to your children’s

Success Story:  Geography Card Games Help Students Create Their Own “Mental Map” of the World

By on November 20, 2015

Grant Year:  2014-2015 Recipients: Rob Mahoney (lead), Hannah Reagan, and Amy Dylengoski, MVMMS 6th Grade Social Studies Teachers Students were able to practice skills in different way than was previously possible; it made the learning fun.” – Rob Mahoney The sixth

Success Story: MHS Students Get Hands On with Electrical Engineering

By on November 20, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-15 Recipients: Elizabeth Giovanardi, CAD and Engineering Teacher, MHS David Carbonneau, Physics Teacher, MHS Teaching electricity without these kits in their hands is like teaching a 16-year-old to drive without being in a car.”  – Elizabeth Giovanardi Engineering

Success Story: MVMMS Rolls Out Active Seating Pilot

By on November 20, 2015

Sitting on stability balls helps students concentrate on schoolwork while providing an outlet for excess energy. By Christina Gagliano, co-president, MVMMS PTO Note: This article appeared in the Melrose Weekly News on November 27, 2015. Sitting on the stability ball has

Success Story: Science A-Z Readers and STEM Solar Robot Kits

By on November 3, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2015 Recipients: Susan Herook, Teacher, Winthrop School Students were able to problem solve with their teammates and use procedures to build a design. The class was excited to have the opportunity to put science and engineering skills to

Success Story: Impacting Students, Anytime, Anywhere

By on October 30, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2015 Recipient: Tom Scudder, Library Media Specialist, Melrose High School My original intention was to simply provide the library with a reliable and portable workstation… I accomplished much more than that. Beyond simple library work, I was able

Success Story: Increasing Student Comprehension of Rigorous Texts and Student Ability to Generate Complex Questions

By on October 30, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2015 Recipients: Adam Azia, Grade 7 ELA Teacher, and Charesah Agha, 7th Grade Special Education Teacher We were able to incorporate cold reading strategies into our classroom the week after the conference.” — Adam Azia, 7th Grade ELA Teacher Strong

Melrose Free Press: Students, Teachers Benefit from Melrose Ed Foundation Grant

By on October 30, 2015

By Maribeth Darwin “You are going where? To do what?” If you are living with a teenager, you have probably asked these questions. More than once. But rarely at 7am. On a Saturday. For a group of Melrose High School

Melrose Parent University, Saturday, November 14, 2015

By on October 12, 2015

Parent University Saturday, November 14, 2015 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose A morning of workshops for caregivers of students of all ages.  The event is FREE, but registration is required.  Parent involvement leads to

Press Release: Accepting 2015 Fall Grant Applications

By on October 11, 2015

Applications from Melrose Public School Educators Due November 9 at 5 pm MELROSE (October 5, 2015) – The Melrose Education Foundation – in partnership with the City of Melrose – is making $30,000 in grants available to Melrose Public School

Success Story: Supporting 21st Century Skills in Freshman Seminar through Chromebooks

By on October 3, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2015 Recipients: Kim Talbot, Global Language Director, Melrose High School The freshman seminar teachers are moving more and more toward using 21st century tools, such as Chromebooks, to guide students toward connecting their high school experience to the

Success Story: Advanced Placement Training for Teachers and Classes for Students

By on September 10, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2015 Recipient: Marianne Farrell, Melrose High School Master instructors, many of whom were AP graders, came to Melrose to teach Saturday classes to our students. This gave a different perspective on content and teaching styles.” — Marianne Farrell, Melrose

Press Release: Melrose Education Foundation’s 3rd Annual Night Out  at the Beebe Estate, Saturday, September 19

By on September 10, 2015

7 pm | Tickets $35 |visit www.MelroseEdFoundation.org for more information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 3, 2015 MELROSE, MA — The Melrose Education Foundation invites the Melrose community to support our educators and public schools by attending the 3rd annual Foundation

3rd Annual Foundation Night Out | Sat., Sept. 19, 2015

By on August 15, 2015

The Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose Doors open: 7:00 pm Tickets: $35 per person Rain or shine Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dessert Cash bar Bring cash, checks, or credit card and take part in the fast-paced Paddle-Up fundraiser

Flamingos Have Landed!

By on August 11, 2015

Join the flock by participating in this fun fundraiser until October 3. If your yard has been flocked during Oct 2015, you may place an order until Oct. 16th: How It Works

Melrose Free Press: Melrose Ed Foundation marks second birthday

By on June 24, 2015

By Aaron Leibowitz MELROSE (Posted Jun. 18, 2015 at 12:26 PM) – A lot of good can happen in just two years — just ask the folks at the Melrose Education Foundation, and the teachers and students who have benefited from

Melrose Free Press: World Cultures Fair held at Roosevelt

By on June 24, 2015

They organized the World Cultures Fair with the help of a grant from the Melrose Education Foundation.” By Aaron Leibowitz MELROSE (Posted Jun. 4, 2015 at 11:52 AM) – More than 80 students and their families celebrated their own cultures and

June 2015 Estate Planning Fundraiser to Benefit Melrose Ed Foundation

By on June 1, 2015

Estate planning fundraiser by Martino & Tramontozzi, plus a FREE estate planning seminar on June 23 MELROSE (June 1, 2015) – Make June the month you complete your estate plan and raise money for the Melrose Education Foundation at the same

Video Story: Expert in Residence at the Middle School

By on May 20, 2015

Birthday BBQ at Mt. Hood, Sunday, June 14 | 1-5 p.m.

By on May 20, 2015

Get Tickets for Our Birthday BBQ at Mt. Hood, Sunday, June 14, 1 – 5 pm 5 things we’d like you to know about our Birthday BBQ: • Everyone gets a Melrose Ed Foundation bracelet • Bring your dollar bills:

Create Your Estate Plan in June and Support the Foundation; Plus, FREE Seminar June 23

By on May 18, 2015

Start Your Estate Plan This Month! Protect your family and your assets. Martino & Tramontozzi are local, experienced Melrose Estate Planning Lawyers. Engage the firm to organize your estate plan during the month of June 2015 and Martino & Tramontozzi

PUBLIC LECTURE: New York Times bestselling author Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

By on April 27, 2015

“The Pressured Student: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life,” sponsored by Melrose Education Foundation, Melrose High School PTO, and MVMMS PTO MELROSE, MA(April 27, 2015)—Dr. Michael Thompson, renowned author, psychologist, and lecturer, is coming to Melrose to present

More than $5K in Spring Mini-Grants Awarded!

By on April 24, 2015

Melrose Ed Foundation Awards Spring Mini-Grants: All schools Receive Grants MELROSE, MA (April 24, 2015)—The Melrose Education Foundation is proud to announce that $5,200 in spring mini-grants have been made to Melrose Public Schools educators. Grants were awarded to all

Order Your Mother’s Day Flowers from Pepperberry by Friday, May 8th and Support Us at the Same Time!

By on April 24, 2015

Moms Love Flowers and Our Schools!  Order by Friday, May 8 Choose from THREE beautiful arrangements for pick up or delivery: Tulip Hedge: $50 (Colors may vary.) Pansy Orchid Planter: $75 Spring Garden Arrangement: $100   Two ways to order: Download

May 7, 2015 | “The Pressured Student” | For parents, educators, and teens | MVMMS Auditorium

By on April 24, 2015

For parents, educators, and teens, who want to better understand the psychological pressures K-12 students experience during their 13-year school journeys and the support they need along the way. Dr. Thompson is a New York Times bestselling author, clinical psychologist,

Press Release: Spring 2015 Mini-Grants

By on March 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 23, 2015 MELROSE, MA—Following another successful round of grants to educators this fall, the Melrose Education Foundation announces a spring round of mini-grants to Melrose Public Schools staff. The Foundation is pleased to make available a

Success Story: A Multi-Sensory Approach to Writing for Special Education and ELL Students

By on March 26, 2015

Grant Year: 2014-2014 Recipient: Alicia Serafin, Lincoln School A newcomer student with no English, who started late in the year, accessed the curriculum in her first classes with the use of picture-assisted writing using academic language, like tsunamis and volcanoes.”

How are we doing? Please take this quick survey!

By on March 22, 2015

Please take a few minutes to share your feedback on topics like communication, fundraising and educational forums with our stakeholder survey.  

Elementary Family Engineering Night | Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. at MHS

By on March 22, 2015

Discover the fun of engineering through hands-on activities for the whole family! All K-5 students and their families are invited to explore engineering together! Free admission | Have fun with your family! Date: Thursday, April 9th Time: 6:00-8:00pm Place: Melrose

Teacher Appreciation | Order Schoolhouse Rock Star Certificates and Mug by May 1

By on March 22, 2015

Now, each certificate comes with a cool coffee mug. Visit the “Schoolhouse Rock Stars” page of our site for more information and to order.

Save the Date: June 14, 2015 | Foundation’s Fun Family BBQ

By on March 21, 2015

Save the date for the Melrose Education Foundation’s Fun Family BBQ, from 1 – 5 p.m. at Mt. Hood. Join us for lawn games, food, and music by DJ Dee and kick off your summer while supporting the Foundation! More

January Grant Ceremony Celebrates 22 Grant Awards

By on March 6, 2015

Trying to teach electrical engineering without these kits would be like teaching a 16-year-old how to drive without a car.”  — Betsy Giovanardi, Melrose High School On Thursday, January 29, 2015, winners of the Fall 2014 Melrose Education Foundation grants

Schoolhouse Rock Stars Compete in The Bridge Melrose Trivia Bee, 7 pm, Saturday, March 28

By on March 6, 2015

Cheer on our team, the Schoolhouse Rock Stars, at the The Bridge Melrose Trivia Bee, 7 pm, Saturday, March 28 at Memorial Hall. The Bridge is a non-profit organization that recruits, screens, trains, and places volunteers in the Melrose Public

Success Story: Movement Activities Improve Students’ Focus

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Jennifer C. Papasodoro, Franklin ECC and Horace Mann “This grant has allowed me to show my students that practicing certain movement tasks over and over can help their brain to improve their focus and attention for

Success Story: Document Camera Helps Kindergarteners Learn New Skills

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Rebecca DiLeo, Roosevelt “My students always ask to share their work on the HoverCam. They love being the teacher and I love to see them excited to share and explain their thinking. Every classroom at every

Success Story: Elementary Students Have More Ways to Learn Sight Words

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Jennifer Sinapius, Hoover School “I have a more comprehensive understanding of the teaching and learning of phonetics. If one strategy does not work, I am able to use another.” — Jennifer Sinapius, academic interventionist More than

Success Story: Middle School Art Students Mix Art Theory and History with New Technology

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Heather K. Aziz, MVMMS “The students were introduced to artists and art-making processes that without the magazines they would not have been able to discover.” — Heather K. Aziz, visual art teacher With a Scholastic Art

Success Story: Document-based Writing Grant Gives MHS Students a More Complex View of History

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Hannah Edsall, MHS “Using a set of documents about Pearl Harbor, students examined the deeper reasons that Japan bombed Pearl Harbor.  These resources helped students not only view history through multiple perspectives, but truly illustrated the

Success Story: iPad Pilot Success Offers Franklin ECC Students More Ways to Engage with Content

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Jill Tully, Franklin ECC  “The potential for devices like these is truly limitless and we are excited to continue exploring how they can enhance our instruction to help meet the needs of all learners.” — Jill

Success Story: 2014 Summer Institute Prepared New and Veteran Educators with Best Practices and New Materials

By on February 27, 2015

Grant Year: 2013-2014 Recipient: Angela Singer, Melrose Public Schools The investment that we are making in the education and experience of our teachers is tremendous.” — Angela Singer, ELA director Funded by a grant from the Melrose Education Foundation, department

2015 Melrose Elementary Science Fair | 2/24 – 3/11

By on February 8, 2015

Once again, students across Melrose will participate in the Melrose Elementary Science Fair hosted at each elementary school. Learn more and register your students today. Here you will find great science project ideas for all elementary grades, as well as

Grant Awards Ceremony | Rescheduled to Thursday, January 29, 2015

By on January 14, 2015

  Due to the approaching snowstorm, we’ve rescheduled the Grant Awards Ceremony to Thursday evening. Please join Mayor Rob Dolan, Superintendent Cyndy Taymore and the Board of the Melrose Education Foundation to honor the 2014-15 recipients of Foundation grants. Educators from

Melrose Education Foundation Announces 2014 Grant Recipients

By on December 8, 2014

$27,000 in Grants Awarded; Public Ceremony Is January 27, 2015  MELROSE, MA (December 7, 2014) – The Melrose Education Foundation is pleased to announce that it has awarded over $27,000 in grants to Melrose Public Schools educators during its Fall

Amazing Grace Golf Makes Major Donation

By on November 19, 2014

$19,000 donation will support grants to Melrose educators  MELROSE – The Melrose Education Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a $19,000 donation from the Zinck family’s Amazing Grace Golf Tournament to benefit Melrose Public Schools’ students and

Melrose Free Press: ‘Blending’ Technology into Classrooms

By on November 3, 2014

By Elizabeth Christopher Technology has always been part of the classroom, from chalk boards to smart boards and calculators to Chrome books. As the technologies students are using become more digital, school districts across the country are looking at how

Now Accepting 2014 Fall Grant Applications

By on October 7, 2014

Applications from Melrose Public School Educators Due November 10 MELROSE (October 6, 2014) – The Melrose Education Foundation – in partnership with the City of Melrose – is making $20,000 in grants available to Melrose Public School educators and staff

Accepting Fall Grant Applications, Oct. 7 until Nov. 10.

By on October 7, 2014

The Melrose Education Foundation will accept online grant applications from Melrose Public School educators and staff beginning Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and ending at 5 pm on Monday, November 10. Melrose Education Foundation grants will advance the curriculum goals of

Flocking season has ended. Thanks for your support!

By on September 19, 2014

We can no longer accept new orders; however, we will continue to place previously ordered flocks onto lawns until October 23, 2014. How It Works For a small, tax-deductible donation, you can send a flock of flamingos to a friend, a

2014 Melrose Schools Leadership Forum: Recap of Key Findings

By on September 18, 2014

On July 23, 2014, the Melrose Education Foundation hosted the first Melrose Schools Leadership Forum. The forum brought together – for the first time – community organizations that actively support our public schools, including members of the school committee, site councils, PTOs,

Foundation “Meet and Greet” | September 29, 2014

By on August 11, 2014

Meet and Greet Monday, September 29 at 7:30 pm at Remax, 536 Main St. Calling All Foundation Supporters! Interested in getting more involved in the Foundation but not sure how? Come to our Meet and Greet and learn more about how

2nd Annual Foundation Night Out | Saturday, September 20, 2014

By on August 10, 2014

The Beebe Estate, 235 West Foster Street, Melrose Doors open: 7:00 pm Tickets: $35 per person Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and dessert made by local favorite, Absolutely Fabulous Music by Melrose High School’s string quartet A cash bar, featuring the must-try signature

Meet Us at the Victorian Fair | Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

By on August 9, 2014

Sunday, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm Be sure to stop by our table to learn more the Foundation, the grants we provided to Melrose educators in 2013-14, and how you can get involved as a volunteer.  Kids are invited to take

Video Story: Generation Citizen

By on June 23, 2014

Melrose Free Press: Melrose Ed Foundation Grant Helps Students Learn Math

By on June 13, 2014

By Elizabeth Christopher So much of the math we do every day depends on our ability to visualize numbers, quantities, and relationships. Every time you roll a pair of dice, you don’t count the number of dots to figure out

Shop Whole Foods in June and Support the Foundation

By on June 8, 2014

During the entire month of June you can support the Foundation when you shop at Whole Foods in Melrose. Simply remind your cashier that you wish to make a donation to the Melrose Education Foundation. Spread the word with your

Video Story: Designing the Future

By on May 23, 2014

Video Story: Melrose Professional Development Goes Live!

By on May 20, 2014

Melrose Ed Foundation Awards $3,000 in Mini-Grants

By on May 19, 2014

Awards fund summer professional development opportunities, technology purchases, new tools for classroom assessments, and curriculum materials. MELROSE, MA (May 17, 2014) — The school year may be coming to a close, but educators in the Melrose Public Schools are already

Melrose Education Foundation Receives $1,000 Grant from Macy’s

By on May 2, 2014

My Macy’s District Grants Program Recognizes Foundation’s Effort Toward Enhancing the Educational Experiences of Melrose Public School Students MELROSE, MA (May 2, 2014) ― The Melrose Education Foundation announced today it has received $1,000 from Macy’s through the My Macy’s

Melrose Free Press: Mini-grants offered to local educators

By on April 15, 2014

Following its successful round of grants to educators this fall, the Melrose Education Foundation announces the availability of mini-grants to Melrose Public Schools staff. The foundation is pleased to make available a limited amount of funding for smaller grants to

Mother’s Day Fundraiser: Order Pepperberry Flowers and Support Our Schools – Order by Tuesday May 6th!

By on April 9, 2014

Choose from two beautiful arrangements for pick up or delivery. Your payment benefits the Melrose Ed Foundation grants program. See the order form below for details.   Two ways to order: Download the  order form below and drop it off with payment

Now Accepting Spring 2014 Mini-Grant Applications

By on April 7, 2014

Following its successful round of grants to educators this fall, the Melrose Education Foundation announces the availability of mini-grants to Melrose Public Schools staff. For more information, visit: Application Guidelines Online Application The Foundation is pleased to make available a

Boston Globe: In Melrose, students learn how to make an impact with Generation Citizen

By on April 6, 2014

Note: The Foundation, in partnership with the City of Melrose, announced a grant  this fall to fund Generation Citizen at the high school and middle school.  The program is already up and running and having a big impact as the following

Melrose Free Press: Budget matters in Melrose

By on March 26, 2014

It’s Easier Than Ever to Weigh in on School Spending by Jen McAndrew Whether it’s your family’s budget, or that of a corporation or a nation, annual budgets answer basic questions about how we raise and allocate our financial resources:

Boston Globe: School data forum Wednesday

By on March 23, 2014

By Kathy McCabe Public school parents are invited to attend a forum on Wednesday to learn how student assessment is used to develop teaching strategies. Margaret Adams, the assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, will discuss how data is collected

Melrose Education Forum “Data in the Classroom” to be Held at the Roosevelt School, March 26, 7:00 pm

By on March 17, 2014

The public is invited to attend this free forum on how K-5 educators use student assessments to improve teaching and learning. MELROSE, MA (March 17, 2014) ― The public is invited attend “Data in the Classroom,” a free public forum

Public Forum: Data in the Classroom | March 26, 2014

By on March 12, 2014

How K-5 educators are using student assessments to improve teaching and learning Access the presentation slides here. Wednesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm Roosevelt School Cafeteria Student assessments are becoming part of daily life in the classroom. But what do

Volunteers Needed to Support Melrose Elementary School Science Fairs, February 26 – March 6, 2014

By on February 10, 2014

MELROSE, February 10, 2014 – Volunteers are still needed to support the third annual Melrose Elementary School Science Fairs, being held from February 26 – March 7, at all five Melrose elementary schools. Participating in the Melrose Science Fairs gives

Boston Globe: Family Math Night Thursday

By on February 2, 2014

By Kathy McCabe Family Math Night will be held on Thursday for elementary school children and their parents. Math coaches, school principals, and volunteers will run several game stations, where families can brush up on math skills. Margaret Adams, assistant

Have a “Titanic” Experience for a Worthy Cause on March 1 at The Davis Square Theatre

By on February 2, 2014

Special performance of new Irish play Jimmy Titanic to benefit Melrose Education Foundation MELROSE (February 3, 2014) – Calling all theatre, history, and Irish culture buffs: Come experience the story of the Titanic like you never have before! Tir Na

Boston Globe: Reception for grant recipients

By on January 26, 2014

By Kathy McCabe The Melrose Education Foundation on Tuesday will honor its first round of grant recipients during a reception scheduled for 6 p.m. at Memorial Hall. The nonprofit awarded $18,000 in grant money to fund programs and projects addressing

Melrose Education Foundation and Melrose Public Schools to Host First District-Wide Elementary School Family Math Night

By on January 26, 2014

MELROSE (January 26, 2014) – The Melrose Education Foundation and Melrose Public Schools will host a free Family Math Night for elementary school-aged students and their families on Thursday, February 6 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Melrose Veterans Middle School

School Science Fairs: February 26 – March 6, 2014

By on January 21, 2014

The Melrose Education Foundation is co-sponsoring this year’s citywide elementary science fairs. Learn more and register your students today. Here you will find great science project ideas for all elementary grades, as well as a helpful project worksheet and timeline

Acclaimed new Irish play “Jimmy Titanic” to benefit Melrose Education Foundation, March 1, 2014

By on January 20, 2014

Jimmy Titanic Saturday, March 1, 2014 7:30 pm | One Night Only Tickets $20 (all sales via our website benefit the Melrose Ed Foundation) Ticket sales now closed; contact  Elizabeth@oldsite.melroseedfoundation.org with questions. The Davis Square Theatre 255 Elm St. Somerville, MA

Family Math Night, Thursday, February 6, 2014

By on January 17, 2014

Please join us for a free Family Math Night for elementary school-aged students and their families in the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School cafeteria. The event will feature math game stations designed to entertain and challenge students and parents alike. Math coaches,

Melrose Education Foundation Announces 2013 – 2014 Grant Recipients

By on January 7, 2014

25 Grants Awarded; Public Ceremony January 28, 2014 MELROSE (January 6, 2014) – The Melrose Education Foundation has awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 to Melrose Public School educators during its inaugural grant cycle. Recipients were notified on December 20, 2013.

Grant Recipient Recognition Ceremony at Memorial Hall, January 28, 2014

By on January 1, 2014

The Melrose Education Foundation recognized Melrose public school educators who were awarded grants totaling nearly $18,000 on Tuesday, January 28 at Memorial Hall. If you missed the ceremony, you can catch it on MMTV on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm, Fridays

Please make your tax-deductible, year-end gift today.

By on December 9, 2013

You are part of a movement that is making a difference in education. Education Foundations all over the country are empowering schools to try bold, new ideas that enrich the learning experiences of all students. The Melrose Education Foundation shares

Slide and Video Presentation: Melrose Public Schools Budget Process

By on December 6, 2013

The Melrose Education Foundation would like to thank everyone who attended the Budget Forum at the Roosevelt School on December 3. The forum gave Melrose residents an introduction to the school budget process and the factors that impact its formation.

Melrose Free Press: Understanding the school budget process in Melrose

By on December 3, 2013

By Lory Hough Have you ever wondered how much of your tax dollars cover teacher salaries? Or what it would take to fund a librarian for all of the elementary schools in Melrose? Are you interested in how the school

Melrose Free Press: Educator grants can make a difference

By on November 27, 2013

by Kim Broberg A wonderful example of how a single grant can affect the larger community is  what Donna Rosso, current director of the Franklin Early Childhood Center (ECC),  did with the Innovation Grant she was awarded last year from

This holiday season, honor a schoolhouse rock star!

By on November 25, 2013

Let a Melrose Public School teacher, administrator, or staff member know you think they rock! For your $25 tax-deductible donation, we’ll send your honoree a Melrose Education Foundation Schoolhouse Rock Star certificate, with a thank you from you. Schoolhouse Rock

Boston Globe: Friday deadline to apply for education grants

By on November 24, 2013

By Kathy McCabe Friday at 5 p.m. is the deadline for public school teachers and staff to apply for grants from the Melrose Education Foundation. Professional development opportunities, project-based learning, guest speakers, and other ideas to enhance classroom learning will

“Join the Flock” is now finished

By on October 31, 2013

Orders for the “Join the Flock” flamingo fundraiser are now closed. Many thanks for your support!

The Melrose Education Foundation Now Accepting Grant Applications

By on October 25, 2013

MELROSE (October 21, 2013) – The Melrose Education Foundation announces the availability of its first round of grant funding. Melrose Public School educators and staff can apply for grants online at www.oldsite.melroseedfoundation.org/mef-grants. Grant applications must be submitted online by Friday,

The fall 2013 grant application submission period is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

By on October 22, 2013

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application during the 2013 Melrose Education Foundation fall grants cycle. The deadline to submit an application was November 29, 2013, at 5:00 pm. Grant recipients will be notified by Friday, December 20, 2013. Melrose

Boston Globe: Pink flamingos flocking to city in fund-raiser

By on October 18, 2013

By Kathy McCabe Always wanted to put a flock of pink plastic flamingos on someone’s front lawn? The Melrose Education Foundation can make it happen. The nonprofit, which raises money for the public schools, is sponsoring Join the Flock through

Letter to the Editor: Melrose Education Foundation thanks school supporters

By on October 15, 2013

Letter to the Editor: The Melrose Education Foundation thanks everyone who attended our Work Out-Night Out kickoff events on Saturday, Sept. 21. Many families started their day with a Work Out led by Joy Fay of Melrose Boot Camp to

September 21 Is Work Out / Night Out: Help the Melrose Education Foundation Start the Year Strong with Two Great Fundraisers

By on September 9, 2013

MELROSE, MA (September 9, 2013) — The Melrose Education Foundation is offering two great fundraisers on Saturday, September 21: a morning family workout and a night out at the Beebe Estate. Offered in partnership with Melrose Boot Camp, “Work Out” will

Melrose Free Press: New group invests in Melrose schools, community, August 30, 2013

By on September 6, 2013

by Elizabeth Christopher When I think about the 10 great ideas that got funded [through the Innovation Grants,] I’m excited that in a few years, instead of just 10 great ideas, we’ll have 30 and then 50 great ideas, and

Thank you Whole Foods-Melrose for supporting the Foundation

By on September 6, 2013

A big thank you to Whole Foods Market-Melrose and to everyone who shopped on opening day! Whole Foods generously donated a percentage of opening day sales to the Foundation and several other great local non-profits.  On August 28, 2013, Store

Saturday, September 21, 2013: Work Out / Night Out

By on August 26, 2013

Help the Melrose Education Foundation start the year strong: Work Out/Night Out offers you two ways to support the Foundation with a morning workout for the whole family with Melrose Boot Camp and an evening kick-off party at the Beebe

Sunday, September 8: Victorian Fair

By on August 25, 2013

The Victorian Fair is a Melrose tradition for the whole family and a great day of music, performances, food, rides, and opportunities to connect with community organizations. 11:30 am – 5:00 pm, Main Street, Melrose Visit our booth and learn

Whole Foods to benefit Melrose Ed Foundation on July 24th

By on July 22, 2013

Great news: on Wednesday, July 24th the Melrose Whole Foods will be opening its doors and donating 5% of sales to 5 local non-profits . . . and the Foundation is thrilled to be one of them! So, come on

Boston Globe: Melrose Education Foundation Formed

By on June 15, 2013

by Kathy McCabe The new Melrose Education Foundation aims to raise $10,000 to $20,000 to provide grants for public school teachers. The foundation is planning to give out the first round of grants in the fall and a second round

Melrose Free Press: Nonprofit created to foster learning in Melrose Schools

By on June 10, 2013

by Jessica Sacco Teachers have a new opportunity to implement their ideas for instruction and learning in the classroom by working with the Melrose Education Foundation. Click here for the full article.

Melrose Education Foundation Launches

By on June 6, 2013

Melrose educators have great ideas.  They want to challenge and engage their students and instill in them a love of learning.  They want to pursue professional development opportunities, try out new methods of instruction, and bring original projects to the

Science Fairs 2013

By on May 20, 2013

Over 650 students in grades K-5 participated in Citywide science fairs at all five Melrose Elementary schools this winter.  Students used the scientific method to test their own hypotheses about the weather, food, plants, animals and many other topics.  Students,

2nd Annual STEM Expo a Success!

By on May 20, 2013

Hundreds of Melrose students and their families packed the Melrose Middle School for the 2nd Annual STEM Expo on Saturday, November 17.  Children of all ages participated in a wide range of science, technology, engineering and math-related activities, including: building