MCPE Kicks Off 2016-2017 with $90,000 in Grants
Dear Medfield Families,
As part of the Medfield Public School community, you will receive periodic updates from MCPE, to share information about the grants we've funded, upcoming fundraisers, and other opportunities to support our schools.
We begin the 2016-2017 school year with great enthusiasm for what lies ahead. The community's embrace of our recent Fall Ball and Online Auction was incredible. Countless volunteers shared their time and talents; many local businesses donated their products and services. Together, we raised over $70,000 - all of which will be invested directly in our children's education!
Since this start of our fiscal year in June, we have made 17 grants totaling $90,000. While the grant subjects are varied, they all share a spirit of creativity and innovation, and a goal of enriching the academic experience for students in Medfield.
P lease read below, or visit our website, to learn more about MCPE and our initiatives. As always, we appreciate your support of our fundraising efforts, and look forward to sharing more MCPE news in the coming year.
Colleen Hawley & Laura Mulready
MCPE Co-Presidents

$90,000 Already Granted in 2016-2017!
Through its standard grant process and direct contributions to "Fund-A-Grant" requests made at the Fall Ball, MCPE has already made $90,000 in grants across the five public schools. Grant highlights:

MEMORIAL SCHOOL
  • "Booming at Memorial" - 96 student headphones with boom microphones
  • "Outdoor Learning Center" - 16 foot gazebo with built-in benches
  • "Makerspace Computer Tables" - mobile furniture to support collaboration
WHEELOCK SCHOOL
  • "Standing Desk Pilot" - four standing desks with stools
  • "Bring Back Bren" - muralist Bren Bataclan to decorate second floor hallway
DALE STREET SCHOOL
  • "#makerspace #beproudbedale" - Dale Street Library Media Center makerspace
  • "Dale Street Collaboration Centers" - 28 dry erase marker collaboration tables
  • "Dash & Dot Addition to Library Media Center" - 10 new codeable robots
BLAKE MIDDLE SCHOOL
  • "Disc Golf" - 9 disc golf baskets to begin a disc golf course
  • "Heart Rate Monitors" - 62 Polar M200 watches for 6th grade P.E. students
  • "Point-Click-Create" - presentation tools including wireless microphones
  • "Learning and the Brain" -  seven educators attend neuroscience/education conference 
MEDFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
  • "Learning Commons" - new library furniture for collaborative learning
  • "Math Department 3-D Printer" - 3-D printer for use by geometry classes
  • "3-D Design & Printing" - 3-D printer for use by art & technology classes
MULTI-SCHOOL
  • Latin Music Artist in Residence - visit/workshops with experienced Latin musician
  • "ACTFL Conference" - 14 educators attend foreign language conference
October 26: Speaker Michael Thompson, Ph.D.
In conjunction with  Medfield Talks , MCPE will host renowned speaker Michael Thompson, Ph.D. on  October 26 . Dr. Thompson, who is a prominent consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families, will speak to Medfield middle and high school students during the day, work with school staff in the afternoon, and present observations and recommendations to parents and the community at 7:00 pm at the MHS Auditorium. Don't miss this important dialogue on student mental health and well-being.

Medfield Orthodontics Referral Program
MCPE and Medfield Orthodontics are excited to be "Partners in Education," working together to support the Medfield Public Schools. Medfield Orthodontics will generously donate $100 for each new patient referred by MCPE

To participate in the program, please print out and complete the Partners in Education referral form, and bring it to your initial consultation.

Support Our Corporate Sponsors!
Please thank and support the Corporate Sponsors that generously donate to MCPE.
Warrior Sponsors ($2,500+)
Hometown Weekly
Medfield Orthodontics
Needham Bank
Rockland Trust
Starr & Glick
Century 21
 (D. Cox, M. Cusano, K. Devlin, D. Matthews, K. Murray, E. Osborn, K. Pitrus, D. Tlapa)

Scholar Sponsors ($1,000 - $2,499)
Clay Family Dealerships
Compass Project Management
Everwood Day Camp
GetReady Web Marketing
Kidsborough
L.C. Anderson, Inc.
Middlesex Savings Bank
Personal Best Karate
Roche Bros. & Brothers Marketplace
Sports & Physical Therapy
Subway, Medfield
Honors Sponsors ($500 - $999)
Daedalus
G&R Construction
Hurley Testa Construction
Medfield Smiles
The Goddard School
More Ways to Support MCPE
Support MCPE with AmazonSmile
As always, please support our local businesses. For those items you can't purchase locally, consider shopping on AmazonSmile in support of MCPE.
 
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Put the Fun in Fundraising with E4E!
Pick a date, have a party (big or small, adults or kids, themed or not!), invite your friends and ask for a donation to MCPE as their "ticket" to the event.
 
Upcoming Events!
October 21, 2016: Community Trivia Night
October 26, 2016: Speaker Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. 
January 30, 2017: Treasured Experiences Auction
March 24, 2017: Left-Center-Right Tournament
April 4, 2017: Annual Spelling Bee (2nd - 5th grades)