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June 11, 2013

Shrewsbury Education Foundation: “In Your Honor”

by Missy Hollenback, Shrewsbury Education Foundation

NEW! Shrewsbury Education Foundation has 2 OPTIONS FOR “IN YOUR HONOR”.  This program is a great way to thank that special school employee or teams and make a tax-deductible donation to SEF at the same time.  You might be concerned about budget cuts and want to make a long-lasting valuable contribution to Shrewsbury Public Schools. The registered non-profit, volunteer run Shrewsbury Education Foundation is celebrating 20 years of donating to Shrewsbury Schools.

Traditional “In Your Honor”

Give a gift donation in any amount for any number of school employees.  A letter will be sent to the teacher with your family’s name, your donation will be mentioned but not the amount.  This is a great way to honor those teams of staff in the middle schools and high schools or for a child with an IEP with extra help or support staff, without a huge expense. Please [ click here ] to download the traditional In Your Honor form.


A glass apple with the “In Your Honor” inscription and the year donated will be presented for a minimum $25 donation per school employee.   A letter will also be sent to the teacher with your name or the class name letting the teacher know a donation has been made to SEF in their honor.  The amount of the donation is not shared. This is a great way to for room parents or groups of friends to chip in and to give a gift of recognition which is truly “planting the seeds” for future innovative, and stimulating enrichment.  Please [ click here ] to download the An Apple for a Teacher form.

For more info to our or a to make a secure PayPal donation.  If you have questions please call Missy Hollenback 508/284-7314 or

December 19, 2012

Paton Wins Two John P. Collins Awards

The Shrewsbury Education Foundation has awarded two John P. Collins Awards for Excellence to the Paton staff.

Jayne Wilkin, Principal of Paton, was recognized for her work in Leadership.

Mary Benjamin, a child-specific aide at Paton, was recognized for her work as a Paraprofessional.

The Paton community is invited to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation Grants and J.P. Collins Awards Recognition Dinner to support our two educators. The dinner is also a fundraising event to support the grants, and will take place on Saturday, January 19 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club. The cost is $65 per person, plus there will be a cash bar.  A portion of the ticket fee is tax-deductible.

More information about the dinner will become available soon in the Community Bulletin which is sent out by the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

We hope to see all of you there!

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The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) works to stimulate, strengthen and support the creation and implementation of innovative educational programs and enrichment activities that benefit students of the Shrewsbury Public Schools.
Since its inception in 1992, SEF has awarded over $250,000 in grants to Shrewsbury Public schools for innovative programs reaching students at every level, from preschool to high school.
Through its all-volunteer effort supported by charitable contributions, SEF fills a vital gap for Shrewsbury students. SEF grants allow dedicated educators create new learning vehicles that cannot be supported as financial resources have tightened. SEF grants encourage creative approaches to educating the whole child—further meeting their intellectual, psychosocial and health needs
April 12, 2012

Spelling Bee Teammates Needed!

The Adult Spelling Bee needs a Paton team.

The Shrewsbury Education Foundation, which has provided grants to Paton teachers, hosts a major fundraiser on Friday, April 27.  It’s a spelling bee for adults!  Learn more about it [ here ].

The Paton Team can be Paton parents, adult alumni, or teachers.  The entry fee has already been paid, so you just have to come and have a good time.

We need four people for the team, and we’re struggling to fill it up.  Right now, we have two people, so we need two more.  (See, at least our math is good!)

You don’t have to be a good speller to join us!   Just the desire to have some fun for the evening.  You don’t stand up on a stage alone.  Instead, you work behind a table as a team.

Contact Mark Adler to learn more, ASAP.  Thanks!

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