This month, the Woodstock Board of Education would like to announce the Woodstock Education Foundation’s (WEF) fourth annual spring event, A Midsummer’s Night, which will be held on Saturday, June 13th. This event will kick off with a late afternoon Poetry Jam featuring students from the WEF funded 2008-2009 Public Speaking program at 4 p.m., with each student performing a piece recently done in competition. Public Speaking is just one of the twenty-plus programs funded annually by the WEF. Parents, families, friends, and community members are welcome to attend this free afternoon event and enjoy milk and cookies provided thanks to a generous donation of the beverage from The Farmer’s Cow and Fairvue Farms. A Midsummer’s Night will continue with an evening event from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., which features dinner from the Vanilla Bean, a silent auction and cocktails. This fundraising event is being held at the home of Valerie and Philip Law in Woodstock. The attire is summer casual. Tickets for the evening are $40.00 per person and must be purchased in advance by June 9 (see contact information below).
The spring event is one of the Woodstock Education Foundation’s top fundraising activities for the year. Funds raised from both this event and from the WEF’s annual appeal in the fall are used to support a variety of school and community programs and partnerships. During the 2008-2009 school year, the WEF was able to: purchase a Smart Board interactive whiteboard for Woodstock Elementary school; fund programs featuring visiting professionals and performers at both schools; and fund extra curricular activities including the chess club, a fuel cell competition, the student literary publication, and the annual 7th grade Civil War week. Read the rest of this entry »