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Posted on: May 3, 2015 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

Giggles thank you!

We’d like to thank those who purchased tickets to the Giggles comedy night on Friday, and especially thank Dr. Creeden for joining us (and for sparring with the comedians!). We were able to raise just over $1,300 for our school programs – these funds will help fund grants that our teachers …

Posted on: January 5, 2015 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

The Gift Card Auction

We’d like to thank everyone who donated gift cards to BEST for our Gift Card Auction. We did not receive enough cards to be able to hold our auction, and instead we will be using the donations as part of the fundraising for the Giggles Comedy night. Thank you again …

Posted on: December 18, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

$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 directly benefit the teachers, staff, and children at our schools. …

Posted on: November 24, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

Snowflakes for Education Program

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 class gift. However, contributions to a charitable …

Posted on: November 21, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

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 it by clicking on the name of your current charity …

Posted on: November 5, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

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 art class are using iPad to create paintings. Students in …

Posted on: November 1, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

$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 from teachers. We’ve received almost $13,000 in grant requests from …

Posted on: October 24, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

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 to our school. For example, in 2009 BEST funded a …

Posted on: October 18, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

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 a problem: at the moment, we don’t have enough money to be …

Posted on: October 17, 2014 Posted by: boxfordbest Comments: 0

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 other groups of children or individuals are working independently. The …