May 2020 Newsletter
This year, we are offering two ways to honor your teacher:
Choose a special teacher, para, coach, or other community member you would like to honor. Come up with a creative way to do this virtually. Consider a bingo night, a scavenger hunt, a cocktail night or art project party. MFEE is happy to host your party on Zoom, or skip the ZOOM and create a virtual craft project families can make and share in FlipGrid or photos. The ticket price of your Virtual Toast will fund MFEE’s Fall 2020 Teacher Grants. Visit our website for more ideas, or join us on June 2 at 7:30pm on Zoom to bounce around ideas and get support from us. We are happy to brainstorm with you! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will send you the link to the call.
Can't host or attend a Virtual Toast but still want to honor your teacher while funding educational innovation? Give a Teacher Tribute! Donate ANY amount, and your teacher will receive a special card notifying him/her of your donation, and you can include a special message!
If you donate $250, we'll treat him/her to a special lunch! We'll send a gift certificate with a special thank you message from you.
If you donate $500 and up, we'll send your teacher a $50 Gift Card with a special thank you from you OR create a unique video montage for him/her that includes photos from the class.
Why donate to MFEE now, when there is so much need all around us?
A core priority for MFEE has always been to fund teacher innovation in the classroom, and the single biggest source of this funding is our Teacher Toasts. Click here for examples of past grants!
Every fall, teachers submit grant ideas to MFEE in three different categories (Educational Excellence, Social and Emotional Development, and Professional Development).
Your donations fund everything from Breakout EDU kits to alternative seating to poetry slams to hydroponic gardens.
Distance learning has fueled teachers' new ideas to support students and enhance learning, and you can help us build a robust fund to nurture those ideas.
For MFEE to fund teacher innovation in our Montclair Public Schools in Fall 2020, we need your support today. And teachers deserve special thanks for all the time and energy they have given to their students in this drastic and sudden shift to remote learning.
Click here to register to host a Toast or to buy a Teacher Tribute. Your teachers will appreciate your gratitude now and again in the fall.
Have more questions? Email us at email@example.com.