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SEF Spelling Bee raises over $2000 for school programs

winnersSHREWSBURY – The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) held a Community wide, Adult Spelling Bee Saturday, February 6, 2010 and High School students were also eligible to enter.

Hank Stolz from WRCN830 AM:  Wake up Worcester Show was masterfully served as Master of Ceremonies.  Ten teams took part and the winning team came from Coolidge Elementary called the Coolidge Buzz and their team was sponsored by McCarthy, Hargrave & Co and RCN Trucking.

Other teams included the Beal Bees, Shrewsbury Social Club, The Paul Mitchell highlighters, Alpha Bees, Oak Middle School’s Bee Dazzlers, School Administrators the Magic Spells; Citizens for a Better Shrewsbury, Floral Lovin Ladies and a team of High School students called Team Oscar Mike.

The SEF rose over $2,000 in this first of what is hoped to be an annual event.  For more information regarding the work of the SEF, please visit http://www.shrewsbury-edfoundation.org/

About SEF

The Shrewsbury Education Foundation (SEF) works to stimulate, strengthen and support the creation and implementation of innovative educational programs and enrichment activities that benefit students of the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Since its inception in 1992, SEF has awarded over $250,000 in grants to Shrewsbury Public schools for innovative programs reaching students at every level, from preschool to high school.

Through its all-volunteer effort supported by charitable contributions, SEF fills a vital gap for Shrewsbury students. SEF grants allow dedicated educators create new learning vehicles that cannot be supported as financial resources have tightened. SEF grants encourage creative approaches to educating the whole child—further meeting their intellectual, psychosocial and health needs.

Some recent programs that SEF has funded include:
• Floral Street School Goes Green at Floral Street School
• Interest Based Workshops at Oak Middle School
• Language Through Lyrics for preschool
• iRespond Clickers & Audio Books at the High School
• Informational Backpacks for schools throughout the district
• Bringing The World Into Our Classrooms at Paton School
• Magical Magnification at Coolidge Elementary School
• The Nuts and Bolts of Comprehension at Beal Early Childhood Center
• Lively Letter Learners for Kindergarden
• Coffee Cart at Sherwood Middle School

Tax deductible contributions can be sent to:  Shrewsbury Education Foundations, PO Box 282, shrewsbury 01545.

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