MEF grant deadline is March 15, 2013

MEF giving away funds for STEM grants

MEF is ready to grant monies to fund or support STEM efforts in Mansfield's public shcools. NOW is the time for your teacher to contact the district to be included in this opportunity! Elementary teachers should contact Kathy Podesky (who is at Jordan/Jackson) while QMS and MHS teachers should contact Janet Hogan (who is at MHS). The deadline is March 15, 2013.

At MEF, we're continuing to focus on the district's STEM needs. Recenlty, we welcomed a donation from Mansfield Crossing which will bolster funds needed to provide science, technology, engineering and math equipment for our schools. THANK YOU Mansfield Crossing and WS Development!

MHS receives $10,000 in MEF grants to purchase new science equipment

Computers, balances, and other STEM equipment...

“We believe that providing newer technology for the teachers and students in the Mansfield schools will help excite and generate innovative thinking while helping prepare kids for their futures,” MEF President Marybeth Cragan said. “Our grant program provides a solid first step in improving technology programs offered in the Mansfield public schools.”

Read more: http://www.wickedlocal.com/mansfield/news/x1806114509/MEF-grants-fund-Mansfield-school-technology#ixzz2YAoUDGJ3 

Your individual donations, corporate sponsorships and participation in MEF frundraisers - like the Secret Shop - have allowed our organization to grant more than $10,000 toward STEM equipment needed in the high school.

 

There is still more to do, however. MEF is looking to partner with businesses and groups to fund additional STEM equipment needs in the district. If you or your company would like to contribute to this effort, please contact us today.

List of STEM needs
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math needs at QMS and MHS.
STEM List 2013.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.6 MB]

MEF awards $2,500 to Robinson Elementary for new playground equipment

Previous Grants Awarded through MEF

The 2012 Grant Recipients:

 

  • Patty Coyne, Jordan/Jackson, Mobi and CPS Pulse System
  • Scott Gagnon, Robinson, HoverCam T3 Document Cameras
  • Christine Harrison, MHS, CPR Certification for Future Healthcare Professionals
  • Tara Kanevski, Robinson, Community Art Display
  • Jacqueline Prester, MHS,  What Does It Take to Run a Restaurant? Simulation Software

    The software included nine lessons for the students to practice with before opening their own restaurant.  Students had to read background information and complete various tasks within an existing restaurant for each lesson, attempting to turn the business around to be profitable.

    The students were then challenged to open their own restaurants in the simulation and make all of the decisions associated with running that restaurant.  Students had to complete the following to successfully run their restaurants:

    • Conduct market research
    • Select a restaurant location within a given city
    • Prepare and analyze financial statements
    • Choose the restaurant’s offerings and design a menu
    • Calculate prices for the food items
    • Maintain a purchasing plan to not overbuy or underbuy
    • Layout the restaurant’s guest tables and kitchen
    • Monitor staffing levels and employee satisfaction
    • Conduct marketing to attract and retain customers
    READ MORE about Ms. Prester's class here. 

 

The 2011 Grant Recipients:

 

  • Bill Deasy, Mansfield High School, Improving Geography Education Software
  • Lisa DiSangro, Robinson, Document Camera and Writing Tablet
  • Rayna Freedman, Jordan/Jackson, Click It to Win It
  • Robin Organ, Qualters/Mansfield High Schools, Green Schools Summit
  • Kathy Podesky, Jordan/Jackson, Enhancing STEM in the Curriculum
  • Jacqueline Prester, Mansfield High School, Be an Entrepreneur!
  • Eleanor Vaughn, Jordan/Jackson, Hand Chimes for All

One Fund Boston receives donation from students thanks to MEF grant

The 2012 Grant Recipients:

 

  • Patty Coyne, Jordan/Jackson, Mobi and CPS Pulse System
  • Scott Gagnon, Robinson, HoverCam T3 Document Cameras
  • Christine Harrison, MHS, CPR Certification for Future Healthcare Professionals
  • Tara Kanevski, Robinson, Community Art Display
  • Jacqueline Prester, MHS,  What Does It Take to Run a Restaurant? Simulation Software

    The software included nine lessons for the students to practice with before opening their own restaurant.  Students had to read background information and complete various tasks within an existing restaurant for each lesson, attempting to turn the business around to be profitable.

    The students were then challenged to open their own restaurants in the simulation and make all of the decisions associated with running that restaurant.  Students had to complete the following to successfully run their restaurants:

    • Conduct market research
    • Select a restaurant location within a given city
    • Prepare and analyze financial statements
    • Choose the restaurant’s offerings and design a menu
    • Calculate prices for the food items
    • Maintain a purchasing plan to not overbuy or underbuy
    • Layout the restaurant’s guest tables and kitchen
    • Monitor staffing levels and employee satisfaction
    • Conduct marketing to attract and retain customers
    READ MORE about Ms. Prester's class here. 

 

The 2011 Grant Recipients:

 

  • Bill Deasy, Mansfield High School, Improving Geography Education Software
  • Lisa DiSangro, Robinson, Document Camera and Writing Tablet
  • Rayna Freedman, Jordan/Jackson, Click It to Win It
  • Robin Organ, Qualters/Mansfield High Schools, Green Schools Summit
  • Kathy Podesky, Jordan/Jackson, Enhancing STEM in the Curriculum/Robotics Kits
  • Jacqueline Prester, Mansfield High School, Be an Entrepreneur!
  • Eleanor Vaughn, Jordan/Jackson, Hand Chimes for All

Students Receive CPR Training

Congratulations to the Healthcare Club members who are now CPR certified! During the 2012-2013 school year, a grant from MEF allowed 20 students to become certified in CPR. Congratulations to the following students:

Keren Shechter, Monica Rhein, Emma Dion, Jess Sachat , Alexandra Becker and Brooke Harrington (pictured above). Anton Dodov, Adriana Yancey, Louise Amsterberg, Megan McCloud, Nzinga Sumrall (not pictured).

MEF wins award

MASFAA, Massachusetts Assoc. of Financial Aid Administrators, has honored MEF for its efforts to benefit the children of Mansfield public schools. The award was presented Nov. 8. at MASFAA's annual conference.

MEF and Comcast Center Partner for Teacher Recognition Gifts

MASFAA, Massachusetts Assoc. of Financial Aid Administrators, has honored MEF for its efforts to benefit the children of Mansfield public schools. The award was presented Nov. 8, 2012, at MASFAA's annual conference.