The Gloucester Education Foundation drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District.
The Gloucester Education Foundation provides our community with a tangible way to have an impact on our schools through donations to GEF, which we then convert into grants for innovative programs and enriching experiences for Gloucester’s children.
GEF is a local non-profit that serves as an innovative thought partner of the Gloucester Public School System. We encourage teachers to think big about what could be possible and we look for ways to expand learning opportunities for students.
GEF's third annual Power of Play Festival yesterday drew another packed crowd (200 + families!) to the Gloucester High School Field House for three hours of fun games and activities! It's becoming another Gloucester tradition and a great way for our children to have fun the good old-fashioned way! A great big thank-you to Gloucester parent Beth Calomo, who chaired the Power of Play committee this year, and a big shout-out to our awesome parent volunteers who brought this event to life: Serena Low, Aria McElhenny, Erica Keyes, Amy Racofsky, Heather Widfeldt, Robyn Salvanelli, Katie Costa, Christine Kaye, Kristin Michel, Kathy Clancy, Sarah Oaks, Traci Thayne, Melissa Francis, Joe Calomo and June Steel. Thanks also to the GHS Interact Club members, GHS Honors Society students and other student volunteers who were on hand throughout the day. Special thanks to Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann Savings Trust and Financial Services Department--they sponsored the event and were on hand to serve refreshments to our families and volunteers.