WEEFC - Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee

Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee 

 

WEEFC, a sub-committee of the School Committee, 

raises and distributes funds to support innovative and creative programs for our schools.

 

Allison Abrams (WEEFC Chair) @ 339-222-2676

John Henry (School Committee representative) @ 781-893-1737

 

 

WEEFC Elementary School Fundraiser

Thursday, March 9

6:30-8:30pm

Weston Golf Club

 

Join Country, Woodland and Field School

families for a night of fun and community!

 

The children have put their hands in creating some great auction items - let’s put our hands in to support them, our schools, and WEEFC!

 

$50* per person

Admission includes lite bites & cocktails

Attire: Business Casual, NO DENIM

 

To purchase tickets click here or bring a check, made out to WEEFC to your school office

 

 

 

 

 

 

s there a special teacher, coach, aide, or staff member who made a difference in your child’s life? Celebrate the extraordinary dedication and excellence of any Weston school employee by honoring them with a WEEFC STAR award. Award recipients will receive a special certificate from the Superintendent and also be entered into a year-end drawing where they will be eligible to win additional valuable prizes. All funds collected through the STAR program will be used to fund professional development grants. Name one or multiple Weston school employees to receive STAR awards by making a single tax-deductible donation to WEEFC. 

 
Click here to purchase a STAR award online now.  In addition, donation forms are available to download.

 

 

 

Two generous WMS families have offered to match up to $20,000

of all new donations or increases in donation amounts from last year!
Don’t delay!
WEEFC is taking a year off from its Annual Spring Auction so
make your donation today and meet the match!

Click here to donate now! Don’t remember what you gave last year?

Contact weefc02493@gmail.com

 

 

Your financial support of WEEFC has a direct and

significant impact on your child's education.

 

To donate, send a check (payable to "Town of Weston - WEEFC") to 89 Wellesley Street, Weston, MA 02493, or give online

 

All donations to WEEFC are fully tax-deductible.

 

Follow us on Twitter for updates on WEEFC programs.

 

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MISSION of the WESTON EDUCATION ENRICHMENT FUND COMMITTEE

 

  • To award enrichment grants for programming which falls outside of the annual school budget, as requested by administrators, teachers, and students, subject to School Committee approval
  • To solicit tax-deductible donations on an annual basis for school enrichment programs in grades Pre-K-12

                                                   

 TYPES OF GRANTS

  • Grants to fund programming, equipment and supplies to support innovation in the classroom
  • Grants to support programs in music, performance, and visual arts
  • Project grants for larger expenditures that advance system-wide goals
  • Teacher development grants through the Professional Development Academy

 

 FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES

  • Annual Fund Solicitation mailed to parents and residents
  • STAR Award
  • Social activities organized by WEEFC volunteers
  • Donations accepted to Ben Sandalls Memorial Fund

 

                                     

 

 

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Weston Students Grab Regional
and National Art Awards

 

WEEFC Proudly Supports The Visual Arts

 

 

DSLR - CarouselThe Art Department at the High School offers Weston students interested in the visual arts a wide range of options including photography, clay, animation, graphic design, drawing and painting, television studio and video production. Over the years, WEEFC funding has enhanced this programming with purchases of much of the equipment used in the classes, such as digital cameras, clay wheels and kilns, and video cameras. In addition, WEEFC has supported many visits to the school by a variety of professional artists who share inspiring stories and practical tips to help students improve their work.

Students must be heeding the advice of these visiting artists because they are creating some very high quality pieces of art! 

  • Three Weston students garnered Gold Keys in the regional Scholastic Art Awards and will now compete for a national award.
  • Fifteen students were recognized as winners in the 2013 Boston Globe Art Awards.
  • One student's work was accepted in the 2012 Drexel University National High School Photo Contest.
  • Students in video production classes have won national awards for Public Service Announcements they produced.
  • Several students' photographs were selected to display in a local gallery. 
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Whether chosen as a winning piece or not, all students benefit from art study. Creating art teaches patience and persistence, as students work with challenging materials and explore complex ideas. Although all artists enjoy outside recognition, it is never guaranteed, and should not be the motivation behind the making of the work. Thus, teachers stress that students work with pride and recognize that judging is subjective and should not diminish the reward of the process.

WEEFC is thrilled to have played a role in the fantastic achievements of these students and wishes them continued success in future creations.
 

 

 

 

   

 

 

SUPPORT WESTON SCHOOLS!

PLEASE MAIL DONATIONS TO:

WEEFC - 89 WELLESLEY STREET * WESTON * MA * 02493

                                                                                                                                                                

 

History of WEEFC

 

The Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee (WEEFC) was established by vote of Town Meeting in 1985 as a permanent sub-committee of the Weston School Committee.  In anticipation of budget constraints following the passage of Proposition 2 1/2 in Massachusetts, Weston resident, Ed Taff, proposed a charitable foundation to receive tax-deductible contributions for the enrichment of the town's public school programs.  Unlike many other towns with similar educational foundations, WEEFC's status as a sub-committee of the School Committee ensures that the programs funded are compatible with the district's curriculum and educational standards.  This oversight also ensures that only programs that cannot be funded by the district's operating budget are approved.

 

WEEFC consists of ten members appointed by the School Committee, including a sitting member of the School Committee.  WEEFC is responsible for fund raising, soliciting grant applications and the initial review of the proposals.  The Assistant Superintendent must approve all applications before recommending them to the School Committee for final approval.  Proposals are reviewed at each of the School Committee's regular business meetings.

 

Weston Public Schools are indeed fortunate to have the generous support of its community.  WEEFC's growth in both funding and participation over the years has resulted in significant enrichment throughout the district in every facet of education and at every level of teaching and learning.

 

 Please click this link to email us with any questions, concerns or comments 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 
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