Showing posts with label FEF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FEF. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) invites the community to join in a day of giving on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, as Franklin celebrates the birthday of public-school advocate, Horace Mann, and the amazing work of our local educators. 

Since 1997, FEF has funded hundreds of educational grants totaling well over $300,000, to inspire innovative and sustainable programs, and to further support excellence in education within Franklin Public Schools. The educational grants support engaging, diverse and sustainable preK-12 learning opportunities and resources including a Franklin Family Resource Guide, Box City, Family Astronomy Night, Franklin High School Empty Bowls Project which are just a few of the many amazing projects that have benefitted students, families, educators and the community-at-large over the decades.

 However, none of these innovative programs and resources would be possible without the financial support of area businesses, organizations, families and individuals. The Franklin Education Foundation is entirely dependent on the generosity of sponsorships, financial donations, and in-kind donations. We welcome contributions all year long and hope you will consider participation in our day of giving to the Franklin Education Foundation to support innovative programs that truly enhance student learning in Franklin Public Schools. 

Contributions can be made directly to the Franklin Education Foundation website under the donate tab https://www.franklined.org/get-involved/donate, or by mailing a check to Franklin Education Foundation at P.O. Box 531, Franklin, MA 02038. 

You can learn more about the Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) on their website at https://www.franklined.org/. For more information about FEF please contact FEF co-chair, Pandora Carlucci at pandora.carlucci@gmail.com

The Franklin Education Foundation thanks you for your continued support.

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving
Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) - May 4 - Day of Giving


 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30

Join us next Wednesday, from 5:30-7:30, at La Cantina for a night of wine and music.  
 
Portions of each sale of wine will go to support the Franklin Education Foundation.  
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
Follow e Facebook event for additional info https://t.co/QIAIEaxB6i



Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30
Franklin Education Foundation - Autumn Wine & Music Social - Sep 30

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) awards 17 grants totaling $30K

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) has awarded 17 grants totaling $30,904 for 2020 to teachers in the Franklin Public School (FPS) system. A committee composed of FEF representatives and FPS staff evaluated 28 proposals through a blind review process and selected the awardees. Final approval was made by the full FEF board at its December meeting. 

“Consideration was given to need, innovation, impact, and integration with other school programs when selecting applications for funding. These 17 grants will provide needed funding for innovative programs at the elementary, middle, and high schools that would not otherwise be possible”, stated Kit Brady, Ph.D., Chair of the FEF Grant Review Committee.

This year’s recipients at the elementary school level are (lead applicant listed first): 

  • Davis Thayer Elementary School – Lauren Diez and Jennifer Auld, Digital and hands-on resources to enhance school science curriculum; 
  • Lisa Ladd, Rebecca Ballinger and Robin Towle, Flexible seating options to help facilitate students self-regulation skills, readiness and availability for learning, and ability to attend to academic tasks; 
  • Christina Renaud, Makerspace for elementary students; 
  • Parmenter Elementary School – Shannon Barca and Tanya Lamoureux, Support the school’s new passion project initiative for grades K-5; 
  • Julie Doyle, Combine movement and the fundamental STEM skills in the physical education environment; 
  • Jefferson Elementary School – Sarah Klim and Debbi Winterroth, Garden for 1st grade life science curriculum; 
  • Keller Elementary School – Britt Dubendris and Staci Rogers, Playground signage designed to increase independence and enhance social communication with students during recess.


At the middle school level are:  

  • District-wide - Erin O'Leary and Dan Moriarty, Author visits to all FPS middle schools (Year 2); 
  • Annie Sullivan Middle School – Stephanie Ahearn and Emily Day, Establish a middle school Spanish reading program for middle school students; 
  • Remington Middle School – Carol Martin and Lisa Hayes, Leveled readers for the Spanish classroom.


At the district-wide middle and high school levels is 

  • Carla Loukota and Diane Plouffe, "Moxie Strings" string workshop via artist in residence for orchestra students grades 6-12.


At Franklin High School are: 

  • Brenna Johnson, Art installation for FHS main entrance (Year 2); 
  • Rosanne Achin-Housman and Hannah Bialer, Strengthen the FHS gay straight alliance; 
  • Trevor Barron, Integrating the use of the Arduino processor in the AP computer science principles course; 
  • Laura Evans, Classroom library of comprehensible readers/novels for 10 world language classrooms; 
  • John Leighton, Purchase a camera with photography training and materials for use by the Pantherbook staff; 
  • Carolann Tebbetts, Amanda Notz, Mailli Scott, Rebecca Ringrose and Jenn Briggs, Mosaic tile stepping stone installation in the courtyard adjacent to specialized high-needs programs.


Since its inception in 1997, the FEF has awarded approximately $430,000 in grants to FPS. Yearly fundraisers such as November’s Harlem Wizards basketball game as well as an annual fund campaign provide much appreciated support from businesses, families, and organizations for the FEF grants. 

To see a list of programs the FEF has funded over the years, visit www.franklined.org

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/franklined.org/), Twitter (https://twitter.com/FranklinEdOrg) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/franklinedorg/). 

The Franklin Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All gifts are fully tax deductible. New members are always welcome – see our web site for an application or email: franklined.org@gmail.com

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) awards 17 grants totaling $30K
Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) awards 17 grants totaling $30K

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Harlem Wizards play Team FPS - Nov 22

"Please join us at Tri-County Regional High School, located at 147 Pond Street, Franklin, MA.
The game begins at 7:00 PM and the doors will open at 6:00 PM. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $14 for students and $17 for adults. An online processing fee of $1.25 per ticket will be added to your final total.
THE ONLINE BOX OFFICE FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES AT 11:59 PM THE NIGHT PRIOR TO THE GAME.
If you purchase tickets online, you will receive your ticket via email. You MUST print the ticket(s) and bring them to the event. Your ticket will be scanned for entry."

Tickets available online
https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/151533?fbclid=IwAR0FWAozSTROMUqGRt725pDui8o44pWoTe1G__wLLKh97VoQ_Y6i-l6__Co

Harlem Wizards play Team FPS  - Nov 22
Harlem Wizards play Team FPS  - Nov 22

For more about the Franklin Education Foundation  https://www.franklined.org/

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Author to visit the three Franklin Middle Schools in November






Download your copy of the flyer:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AiJPm1t1wZyOB-U07wxc3RZnsLR03Bfg/view?usp=sharing



Author to visit ALL THREE Franklin middle schools in November
Author to visit ALL THREE Franklin middle schools in November

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Call for Sponsors of the Harlem Wizards vs. Team FPS basketball fund raising event - Nov 22

Harlem Wizards Vs. Franklin Public Schools 
(“Team FPS”)
a Community Basketball Event & Fundraiser
to Benefit Franklin Education Foundation

Opportunity for Sponsorships

WHEN: Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 7:00 PM

WHERE: Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Gymnasium, Franklin, MA

WHAT: The Harlem Wizards will bring their team to Franklin to compete against “Team FPS” for a 2-hour tournament. The Harlem Wizards brand of “Trick Hoops & Alley Oops” entertainment basketball has been packing gyms across the globe for over 50 years! Their show includes amazing slams, world-class tricks, precision teamwork and humor.

WHO: “Team FPS” will include teachers and staff from Franklin Public Schools. We sell out every year with a crowd of 1,200 students, parents and children!

WHY: FEF fundraisers have raised over $350,000 which has been distributed to Franklin Public Schools in the form of special grants. All Franklin Public School staff members are eligible to submit creative, innovative ideas for programs or activities that would not traditionally be funded by tax dollars. To see a list of programs FEF has funded over the years, visit http://www.franklined.org/grants.

OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORSHIPS: This is FEF’s largest and most visible fundraiser of the year. Your sponsorship will highlight that your business supports Franklin Public Schools and the larger Franklin community. We have numerous opportunities at various levels to support the fundraiser and promote your business to the Franklin community. The attached flyer provides more details about the event and sponsorship levels. Thank you for considering supporting FEF and FPS!

Sincerely,
Franklin Education Foundation

Down your copy of the Sponsor Letter
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczX1pza2xkY3UxcVVfekVHeFRFVXBsWmVnR2lz/view?usp=sharing



Call for Sponsors of the Harlem Wizards vs. Team FPS  - Nov 22
Call for Sponsors of the Harlem Wizards vs. Team FPS  - Nov 22

Monday, June 17, 2019

Franklin School Committee recap - June 11, 2019

The School Committee meeting of Tuesday, June 11, can be summarized as follows:

The Superintendent's Report can be found online
https://www.franklinps.net/sites/franklinmaps/files/uploads/superintendents_report_to_school_committee_june_11_2019.pdf

    

FEF Presentation



SEPEC Presentation



Student Services Tiered Focus



Student Services SEL Improvements Preliminary Report



Additional details can be found in my notes reported live during the meeting:


FEF meeting schedule for the coming school year 2019-2020
FEF meeting schedule for the coming school year 2019-2020

Saturday, April 27, 2019

FEF Paint Night - May 3

Fundraiser for FEF grant program. Come enjoy making wonderful art with your kids while supporting FEF's grant program for Franklin Public Schools!

Open to all students grades 3-5 and their adult VIP.

Cost: $38 for 1 adult and 1 child

Each adult/child pair will work collaboratively to design and create an acrylic canvas painting. Please wear painting clothes or bring a smock.

Register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-night-with-franklin-education-foundation-tickets-59829655109

FEF Paint Night - May 3
FEF Paint Night - May 3

Monday, March 18, 2019

FEF Wine Social. at La Cantina, March 22 - 7:00 PM

FEF Wine Social at La Cantina, March 21, 7:00 PM

Come and relax with your friends and great locally made wine!!! 

Your FEF support benefits all of our kids in the Franklin Public Schools. We'll have door prizes & raffle items. 

PLUS - buy 3 bottles of wine and receive a gift!

FEF Wine Social. at La Cantina, March 22 - 7:00 PM
FEF Wine Social. at La Cantina, March 22 - 7:00 PM
Shared from Twitter
https://twitter.com/FranklinEdOrg/status/1107323089803718659

Thursday, March 7, 2019

On this date: Mar 7, 2012: 15th Trivia Bee to be held

Stepping into the archive for March 7, 2012 we find that the FEF 15th Annual Triva Bee was being announced to be held on March 15.

How cool is that! the 15th event coincidentally on the 15th!

The FEF has turned from the Trivia Bee to the Harlem Wizards and other fund raising activities


https://www.franklinmatters.org/2012/03/15th-annual-trivia-bee-march-15.html

So set the date for No 22 and the next visit of the Harlem Wizards

set the date for No 22 and the next visit of the Harlem Wizards
set the date for No 22 and the next visit of the Harlem Wizards

Franklin Education Foundation
Franklin Education Foundation

Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Franklin Education Foundation Announces The 2019 Grant Awardees

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) has awarded 10 grants totaling $25,905 for 2019 to teachers in the Franklin Public School (FPS) system. A committee composed of FEF representatives and FPS staff read all proposals through a blind review process and selected the recipients. 

Final approval was made by the full FEF board at its December meeting. “Consideration was given to need, innovation, impact, and integration with other school programs when selecting applications for funding. These 10 grants will provide needed funding for innovative programs at the elementary, middle, and high schools that would not otherwise be possible”, stated Kit Brady, Ph.D., Chair of the FEF Grant Review Committee.

The committee also awarded this year’s FEF Pinnacle Award to Mary Cotillo and Erin O'Leary of Horace Mann Middle School for their proposal to enhance classroom libraries in Grades 6-8 to support the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) social emotional competencies curriculum. The Pinnacle Award provides up to $5000 for the project budget.

This year’s other recipients at the elementary school level are (lead applicant listed first): Kennedy Elementary School – Chris Banks, Epson projector set up for physical education and health lessons; Parmenter Elementary School – Stephanie Consilvio and Shannon Barca, Design thinking and digital literacy makerspace.

At the middle school level are: District wide - Erin O'Leary and Mary Cotillo, Author visits to all FPS middle schools; Remington Middle School – Dan Chase and Susan Richards, Video production studio (Year 2); Jane Pichette, Celebrate diversity art installation; and Jane Pichette and Jeff Chaffee, Interdisciplinary program to create a mosaic art installation (Year 3).

At Franklin High School are: Dawn-Marie Fernandes, Language lab for English learners; Brenna Johnson, Art installation for FHS main entrance; and Patricia London, Celebrate fandom for reading.

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF)
Franklin Education
Foundation (FEF)
Since its inception in 1997, the FEF has awarded approximately $400,000 in grants to FPS. Yearly fundraisers such as November’s Harlem Wizards basketball game as well as an annual fund campaign provide much appreciated support from businesses, families, and organizations for the FEF grants. 

To see a list of programs the FEF has funded over the years, visit www.franklined.org. Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/franklined.org/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/FranklinEdOrg). 

The Franklin Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All gifts are fully tax deductible. New members are always welcome – see our web site for an application or email: franklined.org@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

FEF Wizards game tickets now on sale!

Back again-the Harlem Wizards are coming to town to play Team FPS! Game is Friday, November 16 at 7 PM.

Support the Franklin Education Foundation and have a great night out! 

To get tickets, go online to https://harlemwizards.thundertix.com/events/133283

Or http://www.harlemwizards.com/schedule-tickets/

Order your tickets soon before the game is sold out!


FEF Wizards game tickets now on sale!
FEF Wizards game tickets now on sale!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczOERVMjdRek1QYVhTRUJzcXBPX2FEYXFaRnpn/view?usp=sharing



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczOERVMjdRek1QYVhTRUJzcXBPX2FEYXFaRnpn/view?usp=sharing



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

FEF Wine Tasting - La Cantina Winery - Friday Aug 17

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) Wine Tasting at La Cantina Winery on Friday Aug 17 at 7:00 PM

Always a great night to hang out with friends and others interested in Franklin Public Schools (FPS) over a great glass of wine. All proceeds go to the FEF grant program for FPS! See you FRIDAY!

FEF Wine Tasting - La Cantina Winery - Friday Aug 17
FEF Wine Tasting - La Cantina Winery - Friday Aug 17

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Opportunity For Sponsorships: Harlem Wizards Vs. Franklin Public Schools - Nov 16

Harlem Wizards Vs. Franklin Public Schools 
(“TEAM FPS”) 
A Community Basketball Event and Fundraiser 
To Benefit Franklin Education Foundation
Opportunity For Sponsorships

WHEN: Friday, November 16, 2018 @ 7:00 PM

WHERE: Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School Gymnasium, Franklin, MA

WHAT: The Harlem Wizards will bring their team to Franklin to compete against “Team FPS” for a 2-hour tournament. The Harlem Wizards brand of “Trick Hoops & Alley Oops” entertainment basketball has been packing gyms across the globe for over 50 years! Their show includes amazing slams, world-class tricks, precision teamwork and humor.

WHO: “Team FPS” will include teachers and staff from Franklin Public Schools. We sell out every year with a crowd of 1,200 students, parents and children!

WHY: FEF fundraisers have raised over $350,000 which has been distributed to Franklin Public Schools in the form of special grants. All Franklin Public School staff members are eligible to submit creative, innovative ideas for programs or activities that would not traditionally be funded by tax dollars. To see a list of programs FEF has funded over the years, visit http://www.franklined.org/grants.

OPPORTUNITY FOR SPONSORSHIPS: This is FEF’s largest and most visible fundraiser of the year. Your sponsorship will highlight that your business supports Franklin Public Schools and the larger Franklin community. We have numerous opportunities at various levels to support the fundraiser and promote your business to the Franklin community. The attached flyers provide more details about the event and sponsorship levels. Thank you for considering supporting FEF and FPS!

Sincerely,
Franklin Education Foundation


Download a copy of the sponsor info here or use the PDF shown below
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0wjbnXDBhczYnNMbGU2SzJZWXZvSk43SnRlRjlwbmVpWDln/view?usp=sharing

Opportunity For Sponsorships: Harlem Wizards Vs. Franklin Public Schools - Nov 16
Harlem Wizards Vs. Franklin Public Schools - Nov 16




Sunday, June 10, 2018

Franklin, MA: School Committee - Agenda - June 12, 2018

Vision Statement
The Franklin Public Schools will foster within its students the knowledge and skills to find and achieve satisfaction in life as productive global citizens.

A G E N D A
“The listing of matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.”


1. Routine Business
a. Review of Agenda
b. Citizen’s Comments
i. In the spirit of open communication, “the School Committee will hear public comment not related to an agenda item at the beginning of each regular School Committee Meeting. The Committee will listen to, but not respond to any comment made. A Committee member may add an agenda item to a future meeting as a result of a citizen comment” – from Policy BEDH
c. FHS Student Representative Comments
d. Superintendent’s Report

2. Guests / Presentations
a. Recognition
b. Community Group Updates

  • SEPAC – Jennifer Hiscoe, Sara Mulcahey
  • FEF – Kit and Lisa Brady

c. Athletics Recap – Tom Angelo, FHS Athletic Director

3. Discussion / Action Items
a. Collaborative Board Appointments

  • ACCEPT Collaborative - I recommend the appointment of Dr. Sara Ahern to the ACCEPT Collaborative Board for the 2018-19 school year.
  • BICO Collaborative - I recommend the appointment of Dr. Sara Ahern to the BICO Board for the 2018-19 school year.

b. Appoint of Assistant Superintendent of Schools
I recommend Dr. Ahern’s selected candidate to be appointed as Assistant Superintend
c. Attendance Area – The Westerly
I recommend that students residing at Woodview Way, at the Westerly Apartments be assigned to the Jefferson/Remington district within Franklin starting in 2018-2019.
d. Policy – First Readings
I recommend moving the following policies to a second reading as discussed:

  • JQA – Financial Assistance Policy
  • JQA-R – Financial Assistance Application & Procedures
  • EFD – Meal Charge Policy
  • EFD-R – Meal Charge Policy & Procedures
  • JFAA-R – School Admission/Residency

e. MASC Summer Institute
I recommend the approval of Denise Schultz’s attendance at the MASC Summer Institute in July, 2018.
f. Travel Expense Approval
I recommend that the Committee approve my acceptance of paid travel expenses for the purpose of attending the Study Tour and Educational Leadership Symposium in Helsinki, Finland and Berlin, Germany July 8 to July 16, 2018.

4. Discussion Only Items
a. SWAC (School Wellness Advisory Committee)

5. Information Matters
a. School Committee Sub-Committee Reports (e.g. Budget; Community Relations;
Policy; Transportation; Public Schools Advocacy; Ad Hoc Superintendent’s Evaluation)
b. School Committee Liaison Reports (e.g. Joint PCC; Substance Abuse Task Force; School Wellness Advisory Council [SWAC]; MASC)

6. New Business
a. To discuss any future agenda items

7. Consent Agenda
a. Minutes
I recommend approval of the minutes from your May 22, 2018 School Committee meeting.
b. FHS Scholarships
I recommend acceptance of 6 checks totaling $2,715.00 for FHS Scholarships as follows:

  • ASMS PCC $500.00 ASMS Alumni Scholarship
  • Carol Merchant $115.00 Circle of Friends/Best Buddies Scholarship
  • Attleboro Arts Museum $100.00 Sponsor Title Award/Scholarship
  • Franklin Food Pantry $500.00 Empty Bowls Club (2 - $250.00 Scholarships)
  • Friends of the Franklin Library $1,000.00 FHS Scholarship
  • John and Elizabeth Ombelets $500.00 Mock Trial Scholarship

c. Davis Thayer Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $744.18 from the DT PCC for Supplemental Supplies as detailed.
d. FHS Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $2,406.33 at FHS as detailed:

  • Ahold $ 413.33 for supplemental supplies
  • Class of 1968 $1,993.00 for in-house enrichment

e. Parmenter Gift
I recommend acceptance of a check for $50.00 from a Parmenter parent for supplemental supplies at Parmenter as detailed.
f. Keller Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $520.04 for Keller Elementary School as detailed:

  • Keller PCC $250.00 Field trips
  • O’Connor Portrature $270.04 In-house enrichment

g. J.F. Kennedy Gifts
I recommend acceptance of two checks totaling $2,293.64 for JF Kennedy Elementary School as detailed:

  • JFK PCC $ 262.50 Field trips
  • JFK PCC $2,031.14 Supplies

8. Payment of Bills Dr. Bergen

9. Payroll Mrs. Douglas

10. Correspondence – Budget to Actual, Miriam Goodman, School Business Administrator

11. Executive Session
a. Negotiations with Non-Union Personnel

12. Adjournment


The documents for this agenda as released in advance of the meeting can be found
http://franklinschool.vt-s.net/Pages/FranklinCom_Packets/l6-12-18%20SC%20Packet/

Franklin Education Foundation

Special Education Parents Advisory Council

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Paint Night with Franklin Education Foundation - May 4

Open to all students in grades 3-5 and their adult VIP.

Each adult/child pair will work together to collaboratively design and create one acrylic canvas painting. All art supplies are included. Please make sure to wear painting clothes or bring a smock.

Register here  Tickets $38
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-night-with-franklin-education-foundation-tickets-45184950403

Paint Night with Franklin Education Foundation - May 4
Paint Night with Franklin Education Foundation - May 4

Friday, April 27, 2018

Wine Tasting and Open House at La Cantina Winery benefits FEF - Apr 27

No need to go to Napa to do a winery tasting.

A fun night out, while supporting Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) and Franklin's own La Cantina Winery. Learn more about the amazing projects that FEF has funded in Franklin Public Schools.

When:
Friday April 27, 2018 @ 6:30!

Where
La Cantina Winery
357 Union St, Franklin


Wine Tasting and Open House at La Cantina Winery benefits FEF - Apr 27
Wine Tasting and Open House at La Cantina Winery benefits FEF - Apr 27

More about FEF can be found on their webpage
http://www.franklined.org/

More about La Cantina can be found on their webpage
http://www.lacantinawinery.com/

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wine Tasting and Open House at La Cantina Winery benefits FEF - Apr 27

No need to go to Napa to do a winery tasting.

A fun night out, while supporting Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) and Franklin's own La Cantina Winery. Learn more about the amazing projects that FEF has funded in Franklin Public Schools.

When:
Friday April 27, 2018 @ 6:30!

Where
La Cantina Winery
357 Union St, Franklin


Wine Tasting and Open House at La Cantina Winery benefits FEF - Apr 27
Wine Tasting and Open House at La Cantina Winery benefits FEF - Apr 27

More about FEF can be found on their webpage
http://www.franklined.org/

More about La Cantina can be found on their webpage
http://www.lacantinawinery.com/

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) Receives $50,000 from Middlesex Savings Bank

The Franklin Education Foundation (FEF) today announced it received a $50,000 gift from Middlesex Savings Bank. The support will allow FEF to increase the level of funding for next year’s grant program for Franklin Public Schools.

FEF distributes funds to Franklin Public Schools in the form of special grants. All Franklin Public School staff members are eligible to submit creative, innovative ideas for programs or activities that would not traditionally be funded by tax dollars. To see a list of programs FEF has funded over the years, visit www.franklined.org/grants.

“This extremely generous donation by Middlesex Savings Bank will allow us to fund even more innovative programs in Franklin Public Schools next year” said Lisa Brady, FEF President. “Fundraising by nonprofit education foundations gets tougher every year, and this donation from Middlesex Savings Bank supports FEF’s financial stability to be a reliable source of funding for innovative educational programs developed by our very talented Franklin educators.”

“Middlesex Savings Bank has great respect for the education foundations in our community,” said Michael McAuliffe, President and CEO of Middlesex Savings Bank. “They work hard to support projects and programs that foster learning and creativity. We hope these donations will make their jobs easier this year and are excited to see their existing academic programs flourish or new ones come to life.”


About Franklin Education Foundation
Franklin Education Foundation
Franklin Education Foundation
Founded in 1997, FEF consists of a diverse group of individuals from many segments of the Franklin community. Members include community leaders, local organizations, educational institutions, business and industry, and families. Each member of FEF supports the Foundation’s fundamental goal of providing a forum and means of achieving academic excellence for the school children in Franklin Public Schools. Since its inception, FEF has raised over $350,000 which has been distributed to Franklin Public Schools in the form of special grants.

About Middlesex Savings Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank
Middlesex Savings Bank
Founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., Middlesex Savings Bank has been right there with its community for nearly 200 years. The Bank takes a customer-first focus when it comes to offering products, technology, and an unparalleled level of customer service. Middlesex Savings Bank provides funds to local nonprofits and organizations through corporate giving and community sponsorship, as well as through its philanthropic arm – the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 30 branch offices located in 25 communities – Acton, Ashland, Bedford, Bellingham, Boxborough, Concord, Framingham, Franklin, Groton, Holliston, Hopkinton, Littleton, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, and Westford. For more information, please visit www.middlesexbank.com, www.facebook.com/connectwithmsb and www.twitter.com/middlesexbank.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Live Reporting: Town Administration Report to Closing of meeting



K. Town Administrator's Report
K. Town Administrator's Report

Town recognized for saving approx $60K 
Cherry sheet came out today, off approx $25K
awaiting for health insurance numbers, so maybe mid-February should be ready to talk budget

L. Future Agenda Items
L. Future Agenda Items
none

M. Council Comments
M. Council Comments

Pellegri - listening to the Audit report good position and audit, should give thanks to the Administration and they good work
go Pats!

Jones - reading letter from Middlesex Savings Bank on $50K for the grant program (full letter to be posted later)

Golden Rain Drop Award for Brutus Cantoreggi for his work in storm water

N. Executive Session
N. Executive Session

None Scheduled

O. Adjourn
O. Adjourn

motion to adjourn, second, passed 9-0