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MFEE is proud to have helped get this program started!

"For Legman, who teaches an elective called “Mural Painting” in the fall and spring, one of the best things about the project is just walking through the hallways, and seeing the transformation of the building from an institutional style to something filled with color."

MFEE Calendar of Events 2019 - 2020
MFEE Calendar of Events 2019 - 2020

MFEE has some innovative and exciting plans to support our teachers, students, and community in the 2019 - 2020 school year!
The Amazing FundRACER, grants to support our teacher and students, a Mini-Conference for our oldest students and families, a community film watch group, and an exciting talent show extravaganza are just a few examples of the important work MFEE will do this year!

Your support and donations help us achieve these goals!

After taking a year off to host the Showdown Montclair, a talent show competition and lip sync battle fundraiser, The Montclair Fund For Educational Excellence (MFEE), the town’s educational foundation, is bringing the MFEE Amazing FundRACER back on Sunday, May 19th and it promises to be Bigger, Better, and Bolder!

Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is proud to announce that Showdown Montclair has received the award for “Outstanding Achievement in Fundraising” from the New Jersey Education Foundation Partnership (NJEFP).

MFEE Executive Director Masiel Rodriquez-Vars, a member of St. Peter’s added, "Dr. Johnson's talk on ‘Derailing Racism’ was a powerful way to celebrate MLK's legacy. St. Peter Claver is home to some of the families who helped launch our magnet schools and continues to serve a diverse community. Her insight and resource-sharing inspired us and gave us concrete ways to continue Dr. King's work."

Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) is in the midst of its “Publicly Proud” Annual Appeal to raise funds to support the Montclair Public Schools. The ambitious campaign seeks to recruit 500 donors who believe in the power of public schools to transform lives, our community, and our country.

Eight new members were appointed to serve on the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE), Board, the local education foundation that supports the Montclair Public Schools.

Parenting is often a lonely, stressful job.

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, in partnership with some other groups, wants to help make it feel a little less lonely and stressful.

Next month, the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will present “You Got This,” a series of workshops for parents of young children. The conference will take place at Nishuane School on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Congratulations to Ms. Dharsi on her Governor's Educator of the Year Award!
Congratulations to Ms. Dharsi on her Governor's Educator of the Year Award!

MFEE sends a big shout out of congratulations to Ms. Smita Dharsi, a 2nd grade teacher at Edgemont Elementary School, for being named the 2018 Governor's Educator of the Year for Essex County!

Ms. Dharsi is a former MFEE Educational Excellence grant recipient!

According to the NJ Department of Education, Ms. Dharsi was recognized because, "Smita designs her classroom to provide students with an opportunity to be independent, make discoveries, and think critically to maximize learning. Her multicultural and multilingual experiences from four continents gives her a unique perspective on children's lives, backgrounds, and learning styles," among many other outstanding educational methods.

Through its Educational Excellence grants, MFEE supports exemplary teaching and gives teachers the resources to excel. Your donations to MFEE fund innovation and help nurture Montclair's extraordinary teachers!

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE), the Montclair Public Schools, and The Montclair Community Council for Young Children (MCCYC) are excited to launch “You Got This!”, an engaging mini-conference for Montclair families with young children on Sunday, October 28, from 1:30PM – 5:30PM at Nishuane Elementary School (32 Cedar Avenue).

Showdown Montclair showed just how rich Montclair is when it comes to talent (as well as good sports) last Saturday when Montclair Fund For Educational Excellence (MFEE) held its first ever talent showcase event to raise funds for Montclair schools at the Women’s Club in Upper Montclair.

Think your voice is on par with Beyoncé or Justin Bieber? Is there some hidden talent you possess that needs to be revealed to the world?

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence thinks it's time to show and prove your attributes — and do it for a good cause.

A group of students at Buzz Aldrin are learning to think outside the box. Actually, they are learning how to break into the box. Shivan Persad and Jacqueline Brower, teachers at Buzz Aldrin Middle School, recently introduced their classes to a lock box game created by the company Breakout EDU and funded by MFEE.

Failing is OK.

That was just one of the many lessons both teenagers and parents heard from the many speakers at MFEE’s Life after High School Conference, held at Montclair State University on Saturday, Jan. 6.

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence hopes to make magic during the holidays with its annual fundraising effort and a youth conference.

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence gave a grant to several teachers across the district to buy “alternative seating.”