2022 FALL NEWSLETTER
an update from the Mamaroneck Schools Foundation
Dear Friends:

I first became involved in MSF when my daughters attended Murray Avenue School. I assisted several 5th grade teachers in writing grants requesting SMART Boards for their classrooms. They received the grant, and I was grateful to MSF for underwriting (the then) state-of-the-art technology that significantly enhance the classroom experience.
 
This type of grant is typical for MSF – teachers and administrators come to us to fund new ideas and our grants allow for proof of concept – letting a teacher/school/district try something out. Providing funding for such experimentation encourages our district’s teachers and administrators to excel and take bold steps in support of creating a more dynamic education for our children. Activating innovation in our educators leads to students being better equipped 21st-century learners. The SMART Boards that were funded years ago came at the beginning of what became a rapid expansion of tech-based learning initiatives in our schools. Today, MSF has partnered with the District to provide funding for key equipment that will be central to the new Elementary STEM Learning Hubs and the STEAM CoLAB at MHS, which will make their debuts later this fall. We are excited to share a stand alone update with you on these amazing spaces later this month!
 
MSF extends a warm welcome to all of the new families to the school district. Please visit our website to learn more about our organization, and we hope that you will join us at our Autumn Mixer later this month so that we have a chance to introduce ourselves in person. We also look forward to seeing our supporters there your donations, attendance at events and volunteering make it possible for MSF to continue to support innovation and the excellence in education in the Mamaroneck School District. Thank you for your generosity through the years!

Warmly,
Julie Konvisser
President, Mamaroneck Schools Foundation
YOU'RE INVITED!
WHAT: Autumn Mixer
WHEN: Thursday, Oct 27 @ 7-9pm
WHERE: Bonnie Briar Country Club

Join us as we kick off the 2022-23 school year TOGETHER on what will be a beautiful fall evening with friends. Enjoy catching up with friends old and new in celebration of the return to school and hear about all that MSF has planned for our 26th anniversary year!

Click through to reserve your tickets -
this event will sell out!
MSF would like to express our gratitude to event sponsor, Kaitlan Cantwell:
MSF JR. TRIATHLON - A SUCCESS!
Under blue skies and ideal course conditions, the Mamaroneck School Foundation’s 16th Annual Junior Triathlon was held on Saturday, September 17. Over 300 racers aged 7-13 years enthusiastically swam, biked, and ran to the finish line as community members cheered them on. The celebration continued as the athletes were awarded medals and treats, while a lively DJ provided a festive backdrop for all.
 
An event of this magnitude requires the coordinated efforts of so many. Triathlon organizers Lindsey Anderson and Becky Gray worked closely with MSF leadership and Elite Feats – a professional race coordinator – to plan the event. Hommocks School custodial staff went over and above to ensure that all was ready for the day’s activities. Over 100 community volunteers, which included families, students, and teachers, together with the professional support provided by Town of Mamaroneck and Village of Larchmont agencies ensured that the event ran smoothly and safely.  
 
Robust support also came from local businesses and organizations in the form of generous sponsorships. MSF particularly recognizes Badger Sports Camp, which has faithfully taken on the role of Lead Sponsor for the triathlon for several years. Visit our triathlon page for a full list of our community sponsors!

Thank you. Thank YOU. THANK YOU.
KINDERGARTEN BOOKS ARE HERE
MSF welcomes our youngest learners! 
All kindergartners in the school district received a copy of The Caring Me I Want To Be by Mary DiPalerma, courtesy of MSF. 

In the story, readers are reminded that being kind not only spreads good – it also feels great. Yet sometimes we don't know how to be kind in the moment. In this sweet, rhyming story, a child shares how she tries to practice kindness every day – a timeless life lesson.

Welcome to Mamaroneck Schools - we are so happy you are here!
CALLING ALL INNOVATIVE MHS 10-12 GRADERS!
It's Student Grants Season - Apply Today!
We know our high school students are big thinkers and entrepreneurs, and the MSF Student Grants program offers a great opportunity for you to make your mark on MHS and our community. What program, tool, or experience would you like to see MHS offer students - submit a grant application and make it happen!

Here's what you need to do:
1) Visit the Student Grants info page of our website. Here's where you will find all the need-to-know info to help develop your idea and submit an application. You'll also be able to read about previous student grants for inspiration!
2) Contact the Student Grants Liaison, Robert Hohn (rhohn@mamkschools.org). Mr. Hohn is available to talk through ideas as well as partner students with appropriate faculty sponsors, a requirement for each application.
3) Submit your application by the November 1, 2022 deadline.

Any questions about the program? Contact us at MSFoundation@mamkschools.org.

"The MSF Student Grant Program is such a unique initiative that enables our students to explore their passions. As the Liaison for the program, I'm looking forward to seeing all of the creative ideas that students come up with!
- Robert Hohn, District STEM Director & MSF Student Grants Liaison
SUPPORT MSF WHILE YOU SHOP!
DeCicco's Store Rebate Program is here!
Each year the DeCicco Family donates over $100,000 back to the community, and MSF has been fortunate to be one of its beneficiaries. 

The rebate program has gone digital - no more receipts in boxes to tally! Follow the steps below to start earning donations for MSF! NO CUSTOMER CARD IS NEEDED!

  1. Click here to sign up for the program.
  2. DeCicco & Sons will donate 1% of your purchases from now through June at no cost to you.
  3. Simply submit your customer card or a phone number at check out!

Yes, it's that simple!
MSF ANNOUNCES CREATION of ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Calling all MHS Alumni!
Are you a graduate of Mamaroneck High School? Whether or not you still have your old "yearbook" on your book shelf or "Tigers" sweatshirts, you will want to join us as we build our new Alumni Association to celebrate MHS alumni and the high school's past, present, and future!
 
The MHS Alumni Association will strive to:
  • Act as a network and resource for alumni of the Mamaroneck School District by providing a structured platform
  • Build further goodwill toward the Mamaroneck school community by honoring and respecting past students and their achievements
  • Benefit current district educational goals and practices, and current and future student bodies, by celebrating Alumni as powerful role models
 
High School Reunion Information
Are you organizing an upcoming MHS reunion? We are creating a page to publicize MHS alumni events and class reunions; to include your event link or event contact, please send information to alumni@mamaroneckschoolsfoundation.org.
 
Join Fellow Alumni
We are currently building a secure alumni database from information gathered through past outreach. If you missed the opportunity and would like to be included, register using the link below. 
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Comments, kudos, or questions?
We'd love to hear from you! Contact us at: info@mamaroneckschoolsfoundation.org