Posts Tagged ‘ Southington Education Foundation ’

Cyber Knights will kick off the SEF community spelling bee on April 30

April 17, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Citizens, town government officials, teachers, police officers, fireman, and many more will compete in teams of three at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) fifth annual Community Spelling Bee. The event will take place in the high school auditorium on April 30 at 7 p.m. This year, representatives from the Southington High…

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SEF awards $2,500 grant to SHS book club

February 26, 2015
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Taryn Meenan performs a back flip on the beam during a recent varsity competition.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A group of Southington High School students who participate in book clubs shared their experiences with Southington Education Foundation (SEF) board members during a reception to celebrate a $2,500 SEF grant for the book club programs. “My guidance counselor recommended me to join book club to increase my reading and to…

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$30K worth of success for Education Foundation’s gala

November 7, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation’s sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala was a success, according to chairman of SEF Jan Galati. According to her, 250 “fans” attended the gala for a night of tailgating and bidding in auctions. “The tailgating food stations were great, because people met each other along…

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Education foundation to hold annual gala

October 6, 2014
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Todd Piro, of NBC, center, with microphone, was a guest at last year’s Southington Education Foundation (SEF) Fan of the Foundation gala.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) will host its sixth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m., at the Aqua Turf. Foundation Chairman Jan Galati said this is the SEF’s largest fundraiser of the year. “It’s an event for supporters of the foundation and when…

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Foundation hands out more grants

June 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco
Marion Virello, left and Ellen Bellinger, of South End School, were given a grant to work on an indoor organic vegetable garden.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) celebrated its tenth round of grants last week, during a presentation made by several teachers who received funding for different STEM-related projects. The SEF gave grants to first grade teacher Ellen Bellinger and Food Services Manager Marion Virello of South End School, who created an…

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Education foundation unveils virtual STEM

June 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Innovative, creative and experiential are three words described by the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) when reflecting on the lessons that over a dozen teachers in the district created for Virtual STEM University (VSU). Last week, nine teachers unveiled their projects during a launch event held at South End School where…

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Nature center under construction at Sloper

April 10, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
John Scheibenpflug and Peter DiNello of Aztech Builders work on the new nature center.

For the last few years, a community collaboration between the Southington Board of Education, the Southington Education Foundation and YMCA Camp Sloper has been the key to giving every fourth grader in town the opportunity for a hands-on science experience. The program, called Science at Sloper, started as a pilot program funded by SEF to…

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SEF looks to spell fundraiser

March 16, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the community’s help in spelling fundraiser. The SEF is hosting its fourth annual Community Spelling Bee next month. Teams are forming now. “Every year we seem to build on the foundation of the previous year,” said SEF Chairman Dawn Miceli. Teams consist of…

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Tailgate and fundraise at the SEF gala

October 7, 2013
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The Southington Education Foundation gala mixes fundraising with tailgating.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation welcomes the public to its fifth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Oct. 25. With a theme of “Tailgate at the Turf,” the event gives attendees an opportunity to dress in their favorite sports gear and apparel while eating tailgate-style appetizers and entrees. The…

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SEF awards more grants; Foundation gives $6,000 to six proposals

June 20, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor South End Elementary School extended day kindergarten teacher Paula Gorham loves to tell stories, be it to her children or her students. This joy helped her craft the Interactive Storytelling Experience program that was recently awarded a $400 grant from the Southington Education Foundation (SEF). “I love storytelling,” Gorham said. “I…

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