Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Chatham Education Foundation President encourages residents to support the efforts of CEF.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
To The Editor: I have had the privilege of living in Chatham Borough since 2002, and it is now my honor to represent the Chatham Education Foundation as this year's President. I cordially invite you all to attend CEF's largest fundraising event of the year - the 11th annual Taste of Chatham - to be held on Monday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park. Since its inception in 1997, the Chatham Education Foundation has been a leading provider of private funding to the School District of the Chathams. We support innovative and creative educational programs and special projects that are designed to enrich the mind and body of the approximately 3,980 K-12 students enrolled in the District’s six public schools. Our…
Monday, August 1, 2011
PTOs, the Chatham Education Foundation and individual residents gave money to various purposes at Chatham schools.
The Board of Education of the School District of the Chathams voted in their last two meetings to accept $32,886.64 in donations from various school Parent Teacher Organizations, the Chatham Education Foundation and individual residents. The donations show an emphasis from donors on outdoor programming and equipment at Milton Avenue School, and on technology at Southern Boulevard and Lafayette Avenue Schools. Over $18,000 was donated from the Chatham Education Foundation alone. Broadcasting and Media The Lafayette Avenue School PTO donated $3,973 to the school. The funds are specifically earmarked for equipement for the Lafayette Broadcasting Club and is intended to "enhance the learning experiences for the students and the quality of the …
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Various nonprofit organizations set up booths on Saturday for good causes.
Among the nonprofit booths at Saturday's Fishawack Festival was the Chatham Education Foundation. According to Stacey Ewald who was helping “man” the booth, the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) “raise[s] private funds to support Chatham Public Schools which these days is needed more than ever.” Barbara Cappucci, who also helped run the booth, said that they are “just hoping to spread the word about Chatham Education Foundation.” As part of the day's activities, CEF is offering a free drawing for a Nook (a device that holds e-books). They are also asking individuals to participate in a survey to gauge how much the public knows about their organization. Karen Rosenzweig had a booth at Fishawack for the Avon Walk for breast cancer. “This…
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Chatham Education Foundation helps provide iTouches for Chatham classrooms.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Over the last few years, the Chatham Education Foundation fundraised to provide several schools with new Smartboards. Now, one Chatham teacher finds that other technological advances can help her educate students, and the CEF helps provide her with those tools. In districts like the Chathams, with a local education foundation, the parents’ fundraising group is called on to meet needs like upgraded technology that the district can’t budget for. During the past school year, the Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) awarded more than $70,000 in grants to teachers and schools. Not all of that was for computers or other technology. But over the last decade, the CEF has given out dozens of grants for various tech-related projects. For instance, one…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Two scholarships are available to Chatham High seniors.
The Chatham Education Foundation (CEF) has two scholarships of $1,500 open to college-bound seniors from Chatham High School. The CEF funds numerous projects and grants within the School District of the Chathams, including over $20,000 in grants since January 2011. Scholarships will be awarded to the two college-bound seniors who submit the best 750 to 1,000 word essays on how their education in Chatham was positively influenced by a project, program or equipment funded through the CEF. Seniors who wish to apply for the scholarship can pick up the complete 2011 Scholarship Application package from the School Counseling department and complete the supplemental essay for the Chatham Education Foundation Scholarship. The application is due …
Friday, January 28, 2011
The funds will be used at Chatham High School, Washington Avenue School and Lafayette Avenue School.
The Chatham Education Foundation recently donated over $20,000 dollars to the School District of the Chathams for use in three schools. Chatham High School was granted $9,997.66 for the purchase of several netbook computers, an addition to several netbook computers already available for student use. Another $9,740 was donated to Washington Avenue school to purchase 13 SMART document cameras, which "[allow] documents to be magnified, viewed and annotated directly on the SMART Board," according to the CEF's Fall/Winter 2010 newsletter. The CEF also donated $720 to Lafayette Avenue School for fifth grade teacher Erik Yates. This is Yates' third CEF grant. Yates said that the model of CEF allows for tools to get into the classrooms without an …
Monday, September 27, 2010
'Concerned parents' and others help keep Chatham district among state's elite.
Abigail Maddi is worried about Chatham schools. As President of the Chatham Educational Foundation (CEF) and the mother of two middle school students, Maddi wants to attract the best teachers to Chatham. With the latest Board of Education-approved salary increases for the teacher's union the lowest in decades, Maddi worries that teachers may go where they have a chance to earn more. "We need to look towards private funding to maintain the kind of education that we're accustomed to here in Chatham," Maddi said. Only the Best Chathamites are accustomed to a very high quality of education. Chatham High School was recently ranked the No. 8 best high school in the state by NJ Monthly, a jump of two spots from No. 10 in 2008 (the last year …