Join us at the Beauport Hotel (55 Commercial Street, Gloucester) as we celebrate ten years of enhancing Gloucester’s schools.
GEF’s 2016 Annual Report is now available. Along with details on the programs funded during the 2015-2016 school year, this edition explores what motivates GEF volunteers and donors as well as the Gloucester educators and students who benefit from GEF’s work.
Click here to read a copy online. Hard copies are available at our schools or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:45 AM: Dancing Through the Decades workshop with Sarah Swift – City Hall
11 AM-1 PM: Collage Art Project – Cape Ann Museum Courtyard (inside the Museum if raining)
11:15 AM: Mad Hot Ball Demonstration – City Hall / High School Culinary Reception – Sawyer Free Library
11:45 AM: Elementary Schools Recorder Concert – City Hall / 3D Printing Demonstration – The Hive
12:15 PM: Ukelele Demonstration by East Gloucester Elementary School – City Hall
12:45 – 1:45 PM: Pottery Wheel Demonstration – Cape Ann Art Haven / Gloucester High School Chorus – Sawyer Free Library Amphitheater
1:30 PM: Poetry Reading by Middle and High School Students – City Hall
2:00 PM: Into the Woods Prologue by High School Drama Students – City Hall
2:15 PM: O’Maley Middle School Band – City Hall
2:45 PM: GHS Docksiders Jazz Band – City Hall
3:15 PM: GHS Docksiders with O’Maley Middle School Band – City Hall
3:30 PM: Closing Remarks – City Hall
All Day Visual Art Displays
Elementary Schools – Cape Ann Museum
West Parish Elementary – Toodeloos!
Middle School – City Hall & Pleasant Street Tea Co.
High School – Sawyer Free Library
High School Woodworking – City Hall
The year-end holidays are upon us, and so it’s the season of giving and showing appreciation for special people your life.
Gloucester Education Foundation’s Honor a Teacher program is a great way to say “Thank You” to those teachers and other people in your child’s school who have had a positive impact on his or her education and school experience over the past year. When you make a gift through this program, GEF will prepare a special letter of appreciation to your child’s teacher with your personal message. Your gift will honor your child’s teacher and will help support the innovative and exciting programs that GEF funds in all of Gloucester’s schools.
Gifts in any amount are welcome and much appreciated. All gift amounts are always confidential and never disclosed to the honoree. It’s easy, just click on the link below to download a form or to make your donation through our secure website.
Thank you for honoring our teachers and supporting innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools!
Is there an unused trombone taking up space in your closet…a violin gathering dust under your bed…or maybe a trumpet or flute cluttering up your attic? Please consider “playing it forward” by donating your gently-used musical instruments (functioning or in need of minor repair) to the Gloucester Public Schools Citywide Band.
Donations will be added to the band’s loaner library and give students who want to learn music access to affordable instruments.
According to a study conducted at Northwestern University’s Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, learning to play musical instruments can do much more than build a love of music in our children— it also helps to develop healthy brain functioning and enhances learning.
So please, consider donating your unused instrument and give a child the chance to discover the many wonders of music.
Donors will receive a tax receipt from the Gloucester Education Foundation.
Call Carlos Menezes at (978) 281-9850, ext. 26339 or the Gloucester Education Foundation at (978) 282-5550 for more information and to make arrangements for transferring your donation.