Woodstock Education Foundation

November 2019 News

November 2019 News

The WEF is a volunteer organization formed by parents and community members concerned about preserving important school programs and enriching K-8 education. The WEF is a non-profit corporation, organized in 2005 and governed by a Board of Directors who work to privately raise much needed funds to support its mission. As of November 2019, the Board has granted almost $450,000 for educational enrichment programs for children attending Woodstock Public Schools. View our list of 2019-2020 Grants Funded, some of the most recent of which include:

  • WES: Classroom "Muzzy" BBC Spanish Program - Grade 1
  • WMS: Mathematical Olympiads – Grades 6-8
  • WES: CT Historical Society Presentation - Grade 2
  • WMS: U.S. History Civil War Program – Grade 8
  • WES: "Native Americans in Early Connecticut" Program - Grade 1
  • WMS: Tour Guides for Washington DC Class Trip – Grade 8
  • WES: History Detectives: Exploring Native American Life – Grade 3
  • WES: Roger Williams Zoo Field Trip - Grade 3
  • WMS: National Geographic Bee – Grade 7

Grants in Action - Public Speaking Program

This year's first public speaking competition will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 8:45 in the Woodstock Middle School cafeteria. Four times each year, students in grades 5-8 prepare pieces and compete in one of six categories: Impromptu, Storytelling, Poetry, Persuasive, Expository, and Dramatic and Humorous. Public Speaking, one of the most popular programs at WMS with approximately 70 students participating, is made possible through a grant funded by the Woodstock Education Foundation. 

Starlight Gala

The 8th annual “Starlight Gala” will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Mansion at Bald Hill Event Center and promises to be a spectacular evening! The Gala is one of the WEF’s primary fundraising events, and it relies on monies raised to fund teacher-initiated grants throughout the school year. Guests can bid on many live and silent auction items, including original artwork created by 3rd and 4th grade art classes.

Tickets can be purchased at www.woodstockeducationfoundation.org. The WEF is grateful to all who have purchased tickets or made a donation to the WEF, with special thanks to our 2019 Starlight Gala Donors.


Give the Gift of a Holiday Ornament  


The Woodstock Foundation has a series of eight pewter holiday ornaments depicting scenes from rural Woodstock, CT for sale: East Woodstock Congregational Church, Chamberlin Mill, First Congregational Church, Palmer Memorial Hall, Quasset School, Woodstock Academy, Roseland Cottage, and the Woodstock Fair. Your purchase of a Woodstock Holiday Ornament helps to support valuable enrichment programs at Woodstock Public Schools.

Annual Appeal

The Woodstock Education Foundation invites you to continue to support our efforts as we work to fund the arts and educational programs in Woodstock Public Schools. We CAN make a difference! As 2019 quickly comes to a close, we ask you to consider a year-end tax-deductible donation to the WEF.

For information about the WEF, please visit woodstockeducationfoundation.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. See how the WEF helps light the fire of curiosity for Woodstock students!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

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