MSF Selling Sensational Summer Raffles
Winner will be pulled on the last day of school
The Mahwah Schools Foundation is currently selling tickets for it's last fund-raiser of the year- the MSF Sensational Summer 50-50 Raffle, to be drawn at Mahwah High School on the last day of school! Tickets are $20, and are on sale from MSF Trustees, at each school main office, and at various year-end school events.
The Mahwah Schools Foundation, an organization comprised wholly of parent volunteers, has worked for 13 years to support the pursuit of innovation, creativity, and excellence in all Mahwah classrooms. According to Prema Moorthy, MSF President, "We do this by affording teachers the flexibility to request funding for equipment, materials and programming that the school budget does not cover."
The MSF works year round and has granted $1.3 million to the Mahwah Schools, since its inception.
"The support of the MSF has become increasingly significant as school budgets are challenged more each year to meet the total needs of the student. We are very fortunate to have a organization like this in our district. It really makes a difference and not every town has one. My thanks go out to all of the volunteers that put their effort into this organization, and also to all the business and community supporters that are there for us every year," said Suzanne Curry, Board of Education Member and Liaison to the MSF.
Through the years, the MSF has granted funds to the schools for Science Programs and Chemistry Equipment, Innovative Math and Literacy programs, Robotics and Assembly programs, district-wide Author Days and Writer's Workshops, as well as much needed technology, in every school.
Children in all schools are positively impacted by the MSF. Through the summer and into the fall, the MSF will launch a new marketing plan, including a new PATCH blog column entitled "MSF Grants in Action." The goal is to increase parent awareness to the short and long term impacts of MSF grants. Programs and item grant in one year enrich not only the school experience where a child currently attend school, but improves over the years, the school environment where each child will attend in the future.
During last month's Spring Grant cycle, the MSF approved $58,000 in grants to schools including Multimedia Equipment for Language, Science Workshops, Visiting Author for 2012-2013, Digital Media class Equipment, Multimedia for Physics, Multimedia for Practical Arts, Online Encyclopedia, and Computers for Health and Physical Education, to name a few.
Since schedules sometimes present challenges for families to attend MSF fund raising events, MSF raffles provide a means for everyone and anyone to support the MSF. Tickets can be purchased in any school office, from MSF trustees, at various school events or by contacting raffle chairpersons, Janet Puzo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Juliann D'Elena at email@example.com. Get more information at the Mahwah Schools Foundation website.
The above was submitted by the Mahwah Schools Foundation.
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