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The Fourth Annual Viking 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Caley Elementary School.
More information will be posted here when available!
UPPER MERION AREA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONThe Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation (UMAEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, funded through donations and an annual fundraising event. The purpose of the Foundation is to offer mini-grants to teachers in the Upper Merion Area School District, via an application process, that supplement as well as complement basic educational programs in the areas of Technology, Arts, Scholastic Enhancement and Cultural Enrichment.
We are looking for individuals in our community who are passionate about the education of our children. If you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, feel free to contact any of the current Trustees listed below.
2017-2018 Board of Trustees:
Eileen Ching, President - firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy McDonald, Treasurer - email@example.comHeather Francis, Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.orgRobyn Briggs - email@example.comTodd Brown - firstname.lastname@example.orgAlice Budno Hope – email@example.comScott Haley - firstname.lastname@example.orgHeather Jones – email@example.comMichael Keeley – firstname.lastname@example.orgSusan Silver, Ed. D – email@example.comJohn Toleno, Ed. D, Superintendent – firstname.lastname@example.orgIf you would like to donate to our foundation, please send your payment (make check payable to “Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation”) to:
Upper Merion Area Educational Foundationc/o Michael Keeley
435 Crossfield Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Upper Merion Area Education Foundation Awards 2017-2018 Mini-GrantsAt the November School Board Business Meeting the Upper Merion Area Education Foundation presented thirteen mini-grants that will benefit specific program ideas in all six District Schools. Congratulations to all the winners!!
Title of Project
Celebrating Diversity Through the Arts:A Journey to North Africa and the Middle East
9th Gr Digital Academy
Ozobot Bits - Programming in the Classroom
7th & 8th Grade
Motivational Speaker/Author: Farah Ahmedi
9th-12th Grade Science
Transforming the Biology Laboratory Experience Using Vernier CO2 Gas Sensors
8th Grade Social Studies
Upper Merion Present - Pieces of Americana
Karen Kulp, Nancy Cilli, Eden Callahan, Angela Cressor
Sphero SPRK+ STEAM Educational Robot
10th & 11th Grade
ActivelyLearn.com for High School
Follett Lightbox (E-books and traditional books)
General (Classroom) Music
Piano Keyboard in the Classroom
General (Classroom) Music
Teaching Guitar to Students with Special Needs using an adaptive/assistive device called ChordBuddy
3rd & 4th Grade
Gifted and ELL Support
Gregg Matzner & Jen Wert
Using littleBits Circuits to teach BIG (21st Century) Skills
Hands-on Guided Math with Diverse Learners
K - 4th Grade
Digital Resources for every classroomOn behalf of the Board of Trustees for the Upper Merion Area Educational Foundation, we would like to thank everyone who participated, volunteered, or donated to the 3rd Annual Viking 5k & Family Fun Run.
Thanks to you, we were able to raise $12,500! All of those proceeds will directly benefit students in all six schools of the Upper Merion Area School District. The funds will be used to enhance the education in the District through programs in the areas of Technology, Arts, Scholastic Enhancement, and Cultural Enrichment.
With your generous support, some of the projects we have been able to fund for the 16/17 school year have been:
- Every Teacher is a teacher of literacy: The Studio Library – supporting the Art programs in Roberts, Candlebrook, Bridgeport, and Caley Elementary schools.
- Social skills library to support critical thinking – Bridgeport Elementary & UMAMS
- Greenhouse & Gardening project – UMAHS Science
- Gizmos and Gadgets! Unleash your inner inventor - Roberts Elementary School
- Strengthening Reading Skills and Creating a Culture of Reading in the Home – Candlebrook ESL
This is just a small sampling of the wonderful and innovative programs that have been made possible through the Foundation and we cannot wait to see what experiences we can help bring to the classroom next year!
If you want to learn more about the Educational Foundation, you can visit us online at www.umasd.org/umaef.
Interested in joining our Board or volunteering to help with next year’s event? Contact Eileen Ching at email@example.com.
Thank you again!