Posts Tagged ‘ Southington Education Foundation ’

SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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SEF Gala at the Turf

October 1, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Locals packed into the Aqua Turf on Friday, Sept. 25 for the 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala. The event featured a live auction and a silent auction to raise funds for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF). All proceeds raised from the event will be used to support SEF’s commitment to…

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SEF hosts their 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala

September 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation, Inc., (SEF,) will host its 7th Annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser each year. The non-profit organization, established in 1996, aims to…

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SEF announces annual gala on Sept. 25

July 24, 2015
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is hosting its 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala this fall. The gala will be held at the Aqua Turf on Friday, Sept. 25, from 7 p.m. to midnight. Guests are encouraged to dress in jerseys and sports gear to show off their favorite team in honor of the…

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Early Bird registration for Sept. 25 SEF gala

July 7, 2015
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The Southington Education Foundation’s (SEF) 7th Annual Fan of the Foundation Gala will be held on Friday, Sept. 25th from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. This year the SEF is offering Early Bird Registration for their major fundraiser. Through Tuesday, Sept. 1, ticket prices will be reduced from $75…

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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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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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