Honor A Teacher!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 -10, 2024 and is an annual observance dedicated to recognizing the contributions of educators to society. This is the perfect time to recognize our incredible teachers that have made a difference in students’ academic life. 


Beverly Education Foundation’s annual “Honor a Teacher” campaign is the perfect way to celebrate and show appreciation for educators and the contributions they make to education and society. Honorees will be notified with a certificate or notecard of your wish to honor their dedication. 

positive impact. 


Who could you honor this year? All exemplary educators may be honored, including: teachers, paraprofessionals, librarians, art, music, media, physical fitness and science specialists, coaches, guidance counselors, nurses, support staff and custodians throughout our district who have made a difference in the life of a Beverly student.

 

Where does the money raised go? All monies raised during our annual Honor-a-teacher campaign goes directly to fund the annual Teacher/Parent Grants which will be awarded in June.

 

To learn more and to donate please visit: Honor-a-Teacher Today!


BEF Teacher Grant Project Showcase:

Cove Elementary School

"Family Math Night"


Awarded in June 2023, the

Family Math Night

Grant's goal is to create a partnership between parents, teachers, and students within the Cove Elementary School community.

 

 

Holding regular Family Math Nights will meaningfully promote family engagement to student learning, build strong family-school partnerships, and create a sense of community.

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This grant provided Cove Elementary School the opportunity to purchase "Nifty Numbers" Math Night materials that can be reused for many more Family nights

to come!


The Math Night materials include a variety of fun & different games, card decks & teacher/parent resource packets.


All games are easily modified to accommodate Kindergarten through Grade 4 learning!


Cool stuff!



Cummings Foundation Grant Update

The Beverly Education Foundation is so very grateful for the Cummings Foundation support of our mission to enhance and enrich public education in Beverly.


These funds are being put to great use!

Here is one recent example of these grant funds in action:


At Beverly Middle School, Alix Woznick (BMS Librarian) has used the grant funding to purchase a variety of Diverse Award Winners to add to the BMS Library.

These are all recently published books that feature a range of characters and topics with varying backgrounds and lived experiences so kids can see aspects of themselves reflected, or can better understand the lives of others in our world.


They are now available for all BMS students to check out of the BMS library.


See descriptions of the books



Thank you North Shore Bank!

Thank you to North Shore Bank for your $2,500 contribution to our Foundation - we sincerely appreciate your continued support!



More Ways to Support BEF!



We have T-shirts!

Sizes S, M, L available. $15 each.

Please contact info@bevedfoundation.org to get yours today!








Additional Donation Opportunities

  • Matching Donations: Many workplaces powerfully leverage your donation by matching contributions to BEF. Check whether your employer has a matching gift program.
  • Corporate Donations: Mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses and private organizations empower BEF to provide greater support for Beverly Public School students, to strengthen academic programs to provide a greater impact in the Beverly community.
  • Estate & Trust Donations: Leave a legacy gift by directing an estate contribution to BEF. You can plan now for a future gift to the Foundation by including a bequest provision in your Will or Trust.
  • IRA Gifts: Assets such as Individual Retirement Account (IRA) benefits, 401(k) benefits, and life insurance benefits can be donated by naming the Beverly Education Foundation as the designated beneficiary of your contract.
  • Gifts of Stock: When you arrange the gift of appreciated stocks directly to the Beverly Education Foundation, you can avoid capital gains tax which would be incurred if you sold the same securities outright.


To discuss these opportunities, please contact BEF at info@bevedfoundation.org

Thank you for your continued support!

Board of Directors:

  • Doug Walker – President
  • Anna Green – Vice President
  • Andy Cooper – Treasurer
  • Catherine Barrett – Clerk
  • Ann Gavin – Beverly High School representative
  • Rachel Redman – Beverly High School representative
  • Janna Dwyer – Beverly Middle School representative
  • Kate Twombly – Beverly Middle School representative
  • Elizabeth Ciampa – Beverly Citizen representative
  • Natalie Pommersheim – Cove representative
  • Lisl Hacker – Hannah representative
  • Sarah Aiello – Ayers representative
  • Tara Fitzpatrick – North Beverly representative
  • Mike Osborne – Centerville representative 


Advisors (Non Voting):

  • Lorinda Visnick, School Committee Representative, Ward 6
  • Scott Houseman, City Councilor, Ward 4
  • BHS Student Representatives – Graham Gavin, Nola Redman

The Beverly Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1997 to support public education in Beverly.


During the past 27 years, the Foundation has supported teacher innovation, piloted new educational programs, inspired students, and supported equal access and educational opportunities for all. For more information about the Beverly Education Foundation or to make a donation, please visit:

 www.bevedfoundation.org

 

Beverly Education Foundation PO Box 407 Beverly, MA 01915


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