Presenting the 2018 Woburn’s Awesome Teachers!

The Woburn Community Educational Foundation is pleased to present the impressive list of Woburn Educators honored this year with a Woburn’s Awesome Teacher Tribute.  In total, 188 tributes were received for 151 educators, raising $4325 to support the Educator Grants Program.

We wish to thank the Woburn community for their generous support of this important program, which not only raises important funds for the Woburn Public Schools, but also reminds our awesome teachers that their efforts are noticed and appreciated by their colleagues, community, students and families, both past and present.

The mission of the Woburn Community Educational Foundation is to increase private investment and community involvement in the Woburn Public Schools.  Our goal is to support educational programs and initiatives that empower teacher creativity and drive innovation in the classroom beyond that which is possible with public dollars.  We are a volunteer organization which works to bring new resources to our schools.

To view the full picture gallery, visit www.woburnedfoundation.org/teacher-tribute

WCEF Updates Community on 2018 Accomplishments and Announces Woburn Hall of Fame

Each year the WCEF is invited to attend a meeting of the Woburn School Committee to provide an update on the past year’s activities and news of future projects.  We are proud to this report with the Woburn community.

Educator Grants:  This year, through the generosity of our community, for the first time we were able to fund 100% of the grant requests received through our Educator Grant Program.  In total, more than $23,000 has been gifted to the schools to support 27 new and innovative projects; WCEF funds are now at work supporting Woburn educators at every school in the district.

In just four years, the Woburn Community Educational Foundation has raised funds in excess of $175,000 and invested these resources back into our schools.  Our Educator Grants Program has funded 75 new school based projects that could not be funded by the regular school budget.  Winning Home, a local foundation formed to support programs for Woburn children, has invested a total of $20,000 specifically to support new initiatives for our most at-risk students.  In year 2 of our Cummings Foundation “100k for 100” grant, almost 500 children in grades K-5 at every elementary school in the district continue to improve their reading skills with the Lexia Program.  And again this year, every kindergarten student received a brand new book as a way to welcome them to our schools and encourage reading in the home.

All that we have accomplished has only inspired us to do more. During this past year members of the WCEF Board joined with members of the administration at WMHS to forge a partnership to develop a new program to benefit our schools:  a Woburn Hall of Fame for Achievement, Community Contributions and Athletics.

Woburn Memorial High School has a proud and distinguished tradition of educational excellence and athletic achievement.  This Hall of Fame has been established to recognize those individuals whose integrity, achievements, sportsmanship and character have enhanced the overall educational experience of our youth, and inspired pride in our community.

The Woburn Hall of Fame will honor contributions in sports, and will include categories for individual athletes, teams, coaches, and community members.  It will also honor distinguished alumni who have achieved remarkable success in industry or have made outstanding contributions to society.

In the fall of 2018, the Woburn Hall of Fame will open for nominations from our community. Details on the guidelines and the application process will be made public at that time.  The first slate of candidates to be inducted will be announced in the Spring of 2019, with formal ceremonies in June.

We look forward to bringing our community an event that will duly honor those who have sustained Woburn Memorial High School’s proud and distinguished tradition of educational excellence and athletic achievement as well as invest in the next generation of outstanding scholars and athletes.

Because Every Woman Should Own at Least One Red Purse…

We are closing this year’s purse raffle preview with a classic from Michael Kors!  This East/West Hamilton Satchel in Red Saffiano Leather has double 5″ drop handles and an 11″ shoulder strap and features 2 roomy interior compartments with an additional interior zipped pocket for security.  Function and style in a color that will set the right mood, day or evening.

This purse is sponsored by Little Folks Day School, 600 West Cummings Park, Woburn

This stylish and functional purse is just one of the 16 fabulous handbags, tote bags, cross bodies and satchels we have assembled for this year’s raffle! 

To Enter, Get Your Ticket Today to the Women’s Forum Event!

Buy Your Tickets Online NOW!

 

Presenting Our 2017 Woburn’s Awesome Teachers

In total, 196 heart-felt tributes were made to 144 of Woburn’s Most Awesome Teachers.  We are grateful to our community for its outstanding support of this wonderful program, which raised more than $4,000 this year for Educator Grants.

To our 2017 Awesome Teachers:  Congratulations and Thank You for the Difference You Make for Your Students Everyday!

For the full gallery of award presentations, visit our Teacher Tribute page!

WCEF Educator Grant Funds Historic Art Panels at Reeves School

In the spring of 2016, WCEF awarded a grant to Reeves School art teacher Marie LaCour to fund the creation and installation of three mosaic panels to commemorate Woburn history.

Under the supervision of visiting artist Cynthia Fisher, working with Ms. LaCour and parent volunteers, students from the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades created three mosaic works of art.

Carefully made from pieces of tile and glass, each depicts a scene from Woburn’s history:  settlement, colonial times and the rise in industry.

The panels were recently installed in the school lobby to be enjoyed by the entire Reeves community.

We applaud the efforts of the teachers and students -thank you for inviting WCEF to share in this project!

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Thank You for Supporting Our 2016 Women’s Forum Event!

We are so grateful to our community for its continued support of our annual event, the Women’s Forum & Purse Raffle!  This commitment is making a real difference in our schools, as all proceeds pay for new programs and initiatives that cannot be funded by the regular school budget. 

A very special thanks to our featured keynote speaker, Emily Riemer, who stepped up at the last minute and impressed everyone in attendance with her wit, energy and honesty about her personal and professional life.  Emily is a rising star on the air and a busy mom at home; we thank her for volunteering to spend her Sunday afternoon with us!     

We could never call the Women’s Forum a success without leadership support from our community!   These leaders include our Platinum Sponsor J. Mulkerin Realty, and Keynote Sponsors Rick Metters & Maura Embler, Salem Five Charitable Foundation and SBLI, the Savings Bank Life Insurance Company.  Special thanks also goes to Michael Mulrenan, who sponsored this year’s floral centerpieces, and Bay State Tee Shirt Supply, which donates a Woburn sweatshirt each year for our keynote speaker.      

This year’s Purse Raffle was our most success yet, due to the generous support of our Purse Donors and Sponsors, to include:  E. G. Barker Lumber, Joe & Audrey Crowley, Bob & Carole DeNapoli, Mark & Julie Donovan, Little Folks Day School, Robert E & Karen Maguire, Michael Martini, Massachusetts Independent Bankers Association, Kevin P. Mooney DDS, PC, Donald & Janet Queenin, Rockland Trust, Stanton & Company, CPA’s, Winchester Savings Bank, and the Woburn Teachers Association.   

And a special thank you to all in attendance, for your support of WCEF and the Woburn Public Schools! 

See you next year! 

This Street Style Bag from the Frye Company Closes Out Our 2016 Purse Preview!

This Heidi Fringe Bucket Handbag is made of the softest Italian leather, molded and fringed into true street style fodder. With a stylish attitude, this bucket bag upholds the Frye tradition with its impeccable craftsmanship and quality. This is the bag you sling over your shoulder as you run for the bus, grab your morning cup of coffee, or hop on your bike for a great fall ride!

This vintage leather purse was donated to our Purse Raffle by Stanton & Company CPA’s of Woburn.

In total, we have 15 high end and designer purses on our Raffle Table!  Raffle tickets are sold at the event only for $5 each or 6 for $20.

Doors Open for our 3rd Annual Women’s Forum event tomorrow at 11 am!  Get your tickets online NOW or call Maureen at 781-281-9589 to make sure your name gets on the list!   

Tickets to Women’s Forum event are $50 per person and include one entry in our fabulous Purse Raffle.  Additional tickets to the purse raffle are sold at the event only, so secure your seat at the Women’s Forum today! For more information, including online event ticket purchases, visit our Women’s Forum event page!

Pats Fans, This Purse is for You!

This Dooney & Bourke leather wristlet is perfect for Patriots Nation!  Just the right size when you only want to carry your necessities, this wristlet can handle your cash, cards, and almost any size phone!  

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Donated to our Raffle by Bob & Carole DeNapoli , it is the only wristlet up for grabs this year! 

Raffle tickets are sold at the event only for $5 each or 6 for $20.

Our Women’s Forum event is THIS SUNDAY  – get your tickets online NOW to make sure your name gets on our list!   

Tickets to Women’s Forum event are $50 per person and include one entry in our fabulous Purse Raffle.  Additional tickets to the purse raffle are sold at the event only, so secure your seat at the Women’s Forum today! For more information, including online event ticket purchases, visit our Women’s Forum event page!

Our Purse Preview Continues with a Classic Red Satchel from Dooney & Bourke!

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This classic beauty is a Dooney & Bourke “Zip Zip” Satchel in red pebble grain leather!  Renown for its rich texture and exceptional durability, the modern dome shape of this bag makes it perfect for everyday.  

Donated to this year’s Purse Raffle by Bob & Carole DeNapoli, this great purse can be yours, but only if you attend our Women’s Forum event on October 16th!  

Raffle tickets are sold at the event only for $5 each or 6 for $20.

Our Women’s Forum event is THIS SUNDAY  – the last day to get your tickets is Wednesday, October 12th!  

Tickets to Women’s Forum event are $50 per person and include one entry in our fabulous Purse Raffle.  Additional tickets to the purse raffle are sold at the event only, so secure your seat at the Women’s Forum today! For more information, including online event ticket purchases, visit our Women’s Forum event page!

We will preview 2 more purses before our event – stay tuned!

2016 Purse Raffle Preview #3: A Kate Spade Classic!

This polished and playful Adrien bag in Cobble Hill stripe features 2 outside pockets and a roomy main compartment with pockets for all your essentials.  Made from ribbed woven cotton fabric with pebbled leather trim, with double handles and a removable cross-body strap, this purse is perfect from day into evening and spans all seasons!

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A classic Kate Spade original, this purse is sponsored by Kevin P. Mooney DDS, PC, and can only be yours if you join us at our Women’s Forum event on October 16th!

Raffle tickets are sold at the event only for $5 each or 6 for $20.

Our Women’s Forum event is less than 2 weeks away – Get your tickets today!  

Tickets to Women’s Forum event are $50 per person and include one entry in our fabulous Purse Raffle.  Additional tickets to the purse raffle are sold at the event only, so secure your seat at the Women’s Forum today! For more information, including online event ticket purchases, visit our Women’s Forum event page!

More Purse Raffle Previews are Coming Soon!