West Essex Foundation for Education
Celebrating a Successful Fourth Year!
West Essex Foundation for Education 2013-2014
A Special Letter from WEFE President Cari Moscowitz
WHAT IS WEFE?
I am asked that question all the time. Basically, WEFE (The West Essex Foundation for Education) is a parent-driven organization, which was formed to enhance the quality of education in the West Essex Regional School District. We raise funds throughout the year. The teachers submit grant applications and we do our best to fulfill their wishes. We strive to provide our teachers with the tools needed to make their classrooms the most technologically advanced learning environments possible.
But we can’t do it alone...
Many of our original members youngest children have graduated and more will graduate this year. We are hoping to get a new generation of parents involved.
I invite you to join me at my home Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 in the evening, 178 Rensselaer Road, Essex Fells to learn more about WEFE and to see how you get involved.
A small amount of your time can go a very long way. I thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you Sept. 25.
Help spread the word, forward this email to anyone who you think may be interested in attending this BRIEF meeting. Please contact me with any questions or comments you may have.
To date, $50,000 has been raised and donated directly to our classrooms! As I write this, I reflect back on our beginnings just three years ago. WEFE held its first meeting in October 2008 when a group of enthusiastic supporters of West Essex Regional School District gathered together and this Foundation was born. Our mission remains the same today; to enhance the quality of education in The West Essex School District by providing financial support for innovative programs that enrich student achievement and promote excellence in education.
WEFE holds several fundraising events each year including the “Trotting for Technology “ 5K Run/Walk, and a golf outing in the fall. Whatever your interests, there is an event for everyone to show their support for our school.
Thanks to all of our supporters for your participation in WEFE’s events, the financial contributions made, and the endless hours of volunteering that have made our mission a success.
WEFE recently elected new trustees to our Executive Board. I would like to extend a warm welcome to Lois Hammer, Anne, Irene Haramis, Christine Grasso and Jane Raso-Salmon. Each trustee brings their own spirit and talent to our efforts. Many thanks to past members Lee Boveroux, who served as secretary for our first two years, Nancy Dainesi, who served as our community outreach chairperson and Shannon Corcoran, who served as trustee. Their time and service is most appreciated.
WEFE’s contributions have made West Essex a better place for our students, our teachers and our community. I look forward to another successful year.
Treasurer and Past President
The mission of the West Essex Foundation for Education is to enhance the quality of education in the West Essex Regional School District by providing financial support for innovative programs that enrich student achievement and promote excellence in education.
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