$1,915 for Snowflakes!

We are happy to announce that this year’s Snowflakes for Education program raised $1,915.00! Donors used the Snowflakes for Education program to honor teachers, staff members, learning topics, and even bus drivers. Donations to the program will be used to...
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Snowflakes for Education

You may have received the email notification limiting gifts for teachers and school  staff. The state guidelines are fairly strict: no more than $50 from a family during  single 365 day period, and no more than $150 total for a...
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Shop at Amazon, Support BEST!

Did you know that when you shop at Amazon, you can support BEST? All it takes is a few easy steps: #1 Visit smile.amazon.com to set up your charity. (If you already have a charity set up, you can change...
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BEST donations at work in our schools

The Principal of the Harry Lee Cole School recently shared some wonderful examples of BEST donations at work in our classrooms: The students in the Library were learning about how to access literature, using a SmartBoard donated by BEST. Children in...
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$2,400 in donations!

We have received $2,400 in donations from 35 Boxford families. Thank you so much! Your donations will be used to fund innovative teaching tools and professional development in our schools. Our first priority will be this fall’s 2014 grant requests...
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Weather Station in the classrooms

BEST’s mission is to fund innovative teaching tools that bring new educational opportunities to our schools. In recent years, that has meant a lot of technological investment: Smart Boards, laptop computers, and iPads. However, BEST welcomes grants that bring other tools...
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The Fall, 2014 grants are in!

The Boxford Elementary Schools Trust has received grant application from five different teachers, totaling almost $13,000. Requests are coming from the STEM program, the SPED program, from the Spofford technology team, and from the Multiage team at Cole. But we have...
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iPads in the Multi-Age classrooms

In the spring of 2013, the multi-age classrooms at the Cole school submitted a grant to BEST asking for 6 iPads for each classroom.  In the grant they wrote: The multiage teachers frequently teach the students in small groups, while...
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Ms. Suther’s class Grant report

In 2013, Ms Suther approached BEST with a grant request for six iPads for her first grade classroom, to be used in small workgroups. In her grant application she wrote: “The iPads will be used to provide engaging activities in support of...
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BEST Funds Art at Spofford

In April of 2014, Ms. Ashmore-Davis (the Art teacher at Spofford Pond Elementary School) received an iPad cart, with funds provided by BEST from the Harriet Ernst Endowment fund. Students went to work right away with the iPads, using them for...
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