Woodstock Education Foundation

January, 2018 Newsletter

January, 2018 Newsletter

WEF Starlight Gala Sparkled Again! The Event Center at the Mansion at Bald Hill was the backdrop for Woodstock Education Foundation’s sixth annual Starlight Gala held on Friday, November 10th . This year’s Starlight Gala was an enchanted evening that sparkled beyond our wildest dreams. More than 190 enthusiastic supporters dressed in their finest, enjoyed wonderful cuisine, and danced and mingled with attendees and sponsors. There were many bidding wars for the 79 silent and 23 live auction items offered. Some popular items included Patriot tickets, a Lake Tahoe Ski Get-away, an escape to the Cape, a weeklong stay at Sugarbush in Vermont, three bikes, a Cocktail Party for 25 at the Mansion, and an Exotic Driving experience at Thompson Speedway. The event was a tremendous success, raising over $40,000 to support WEF’s mission. Since WEF’s inception twelve years ago, we have provided over $250,000 to fund programs at both WES and WMS. Thank you to all who attended and donated to such a wonderful cause…the children of Woodstock!

November / December Grants at WMS: The WEF is proud to have recently provided the following grants that help to enrich the curriculum at WMS. A special thank you to all who donated at the Gala and in our Annual Appeal thereby helping to make these grants possible! ● The Rainforest Art Link - 7th grade ● The Woodstock Middle School Musical ● The Woodstock Middle School Playground ● The HEAR Program (Helping Everyone Achieve Respect)- 5th grade. Stay tuned in our next newsletter for updates about grants at WES

Public Speaking: Public Speaking is in full swing at WMS! The next competition will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The competition will begin at 8:30 AM in the WMS cafeteria.

Honor & Preserve: Granite Brick Paver Project: WEF has opened new pathways to learning … brick by brick. WEF Brick Pavers are available for sale year round. What a wonderful way to celebrate a graduation or honor someone special.​ A gift that will last a lifetime! Pavers are available for sale year-round. Order online at www.woodstockeducationfoundation.org. For additional information, please contact Susan Fleck at susan.fleck@charter.net.

NEW 2017 WEF ORNAMENT…The East Woodstock Congregational Church The Woodstock Education Foundation proudly presents the eighth issue in a series of pewter Holiday ornaments depicting scenes from rural Woodstock, CT. For the 2017 ornament, we chose to represent the East Woodstock Congregational Church, located on Woodstock Road in Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner” of East Woodstock. In addition to our new ornament you can still order the other ornaments in the set including: the Woodstock Fair, Roseland College, Woodstock Academy, Quasset School, Palmer Memorial Hall, and the First Congregational Church. These one of a kind ornaments are $12.00 each. All the proceeds support the funding of educational grants that light the fire of curiosity in all WPS students! 

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