The Medfield Coalition for Public Education is inviting the community to participate in its biggest fundraiser of the year on April 27 – a spring fling.
"The entire community is invited to join us in a night of dancing, drinks, hors-d’oeurves, and small auction; all in an effort to plant seeds of enrichment for our children in the years to come," said Joy Moon, a publicity representative for MCPE.
The Spring Fling will be held at the Endicott Estate in Dedham and invitation and ticket information can be found online at www.medfieldcoalition.org. If you purchase your tickets before March 9, you will receive one free raffle ticket for a Bose Soundlink Wireless Mobile Speaker. One raffle ticket will be given for every ticket purchased before March 9.
The Medfield Coalition for Public Education (MCPE) is an independent, non-profit organization that strives to provide support for academic excellence and enrichment in the Medfield public schools. All school staff, administrators, counselors, and parents are eligible to present a grant to the board for review. The MCPE awards grants to support the development of innovative programs, curriculum and enrichment. Awards favor projects that meet student needs and increase motivation to learn, as well as stimulate creativity in the classroom.
Some grants from the 2011-2012 school include:
- Presentations to parents and students on the subject of teen substance abuse ()
- A Flamenco dance workshop and a lesson on flamenco's cultural history by a professional dance instructor for students in Spanish II (Medfield High School)
- A theatrical and interactive presentation to students about bullying ()
- The purchase of a Macbook and software for a fine arts website for the school district, which will also serve as a viewing forum of student work (Blake Middle School)
- The purchase of eight document cameras which enable teachers to present materials more effectively, and allows students to share their work with the rest of the class ()
- The purchase of textbooks for a Professional Development course focused on at-risk readers (/ Schools)
- The purchase of 6 additional Geo-Motion Mats and DVDs to enrich the physical education curriculum (Wheelock)
- The purchase of laptop computers, document cameras, and age-appropriate Smartboard technology (iRover) in order to provide an interactive and engaging learning environment in the classrooms. (Memorial); This was a collaborative effort with the Memorial School CSA.