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28 Jun
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Spring 2017 Grants Awarded

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29 May
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STARs Now Available! Honor Your Child’s Teacher!

Give a STAR of Appreciation to Your Child’s Teacher   STAR Certificate

STARs now available for a limited time!  Give a STAR to honor your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, Principal, or other staff person who makes a difference in your child’s life.

 

Make a tax-deductible donation to the WW-P Education Foundation and we will send your honorees a personalized STAR certificate.

 

Your donation helps fund our many grants which enrich your child’s education.  In the past two years, we’ve funded equipment for the new engineering program at both high schools, development of a fundraising enterprise, high school physical education program heart rate monitors, littleBits to foster creativity for makerspace, literacy programs and more.  Without your support, our students cannot benefit from these programs!

STAR certificates can be ordered online through our secure order form. How to order your STAR:

  • Donate securely online at www.wwpEducationFoundation.org by clicking on the Donate Now button;
  • Click on the amount of your TOTAL donation for all the teachers you are thanking ($15 minimum per teacher);
  • Scroll down to the STAR section to tell us the names of the teachers you are honoring and their school(s);
  • Go to the Program Designation option and choose STAR;
  • Donate! 

We must receive your STAR request by Friday, 6/9/17 to make sure they are delivered before school ends!

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06 Feb
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WW-P Education Foundation announces the 1st Annual Innovation Fair

This year, the West Windsor-Plainsboro Education Foundation’s primary fundraising event for 2017 will be the Innovation Fair, to be held on May 13, 2017 (10 AM to 3 PM) at WW-P High School North.

The Innovation Fair will showcase innovative and creative projects or talents in the areas of science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM), or any other area where a student has an innovative project or talent to exhibit or demonstrate. Participation in the Fair will be open to all students in grades K-12 and schools within the WW-P Regional School District, and open to any student who lives in West Windsor or Plainsboro. Participation is also open to teachers and administrators of the WW-P Regional School District.

The Fair will have an exciting mix of exhibits, invited speakers, demonstrations and activities for the entire community to enjoy. Experiences will include an art gallery, fashion exhibits, music and dance performances, science, technology and engineering exhibits, presentations from outside presenters, the community, and much more. In addition to these activities, local restaurants and food trucks will be present to offer healthy and delicious food for attendees.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, participant, advertiser, or food vendor at the inaugural Innovation Fair, please visit our website www.innovationfair.wwpeducationfoundation.org . We are also seeking volunteers to work with us. If you are interested in working on this event, please email innovationfair@ww-peducationfoundation.org .

To stay informed about the Innovation Fair and other fundraising events throughout the year, follow us on our Facebook page (West Windsor-Plainsboro Education Foundation) or visit our website http://wwpeducationfoundation.org/ for more information.

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01 Feb
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H.E.A.R.T. Campaign Begins

It’s that time of year again! Say thank you to your teacher(s) – honor them with a H.E.A.R.T. Your honoree will receive a beautiful personalized H.E.A.R.T. Certificate with both your and their name. All proceeds support the innovative programs we fund in the schools.

To order your H.E.A.R.T., click here.

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28 Nov
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Event and Fundraising Calendar for WWPEF Youth Committee

2016-17 Youth Committee Calendar

The WWPEF Youth Committee announces its 2016-17 fundraising and event calendar.

Please join us for these great events and have fun while raising money for our grants to the district! Also, keep an eye on our website for more information regarding our first annual Innovation Fair, which will be held on May 13th at High School North.

The WWPEF Youth Committee is a dynamic group of talented Middle School and High School students committed to the mission of the WWPEF. Through their work with the foundation, they learn valuable leadership, business and management skills. For more information on the Youth Committee, please see our page here.

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14 Nov
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WWPEF Maker Grant in the News at the NJEA Convention!

Rebecca McLelland-Crowley, the PRISM facilitator at Community Middle School, and our grant for a maker space was highlighted at the recent NJEA convention in Atlantic City.  The grant from WWPEF allowed the purchase of circuit boards and other kits to set up a Makerspace at Community to provide a hands-on STEAM experience for our students.  More information about the presentation can be found in the Atlantic City Press article here.

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06 Oct
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Fall Grant Cycle Starting Monday!

Grant CycleAttention teachers and supervisors!  WWPEF will be accepting applications for our Fall Excellence in Education grant cycle starting Monday, October 10th.  The application deadline is November 14th.  For more information and for the application, please see our information page here.

If you have any questions about this grant program, please email us at grants@wwpeducationfoundation.org.

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24 Apr
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WW-P’s Got Talent! Tickets Now Available!

Talent Show BannerTickets now available for WW-P’s Got Talent!

On May 14th, the West Windsor-Plainsboro Education Foundation will present its annual talent show – WW-P’s Got Talent!  Produced by our Youth Committee, the show is our main fundraising event and features the incredible talents of our district’s students.  All funds raised go towards the important programs WWPEF funds in STEM, literacy and the arts.

The evening starts with a pre-show reception at 4 PM, and ends with a buffet dinner supplied by area restaurants and stores.  The event will take place in the auditorium at High School South.  Tickets can be purchased online here, and are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

Won’t you please join us in supporting the students of our district?  We hope to see you on May 14th!

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17 Apr
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Spring 2016 Excellence in Education Grant Requests Now Wanted!

Attention all teachers!  We are now accepting applications for our Spring 2016 grant cycle. Please fill out our application (available on our website here) and also see our FAQ. Applications are due May 20th!

The Excellence in Education Grant Program funds proposals that offer novel concepts and strategies that will affect student learning and support positive values and healthy behavior. Proposals from all district schools, grade levels, and curriculum areas are encouraged. Proposals are evaluated, in part, based on their potential to positively impact students in the areas stated above.MiniMaker1

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29 Feb
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Anxiety and School Avoidance: A Primer for Parents – Dr. Allen Weg

On March 15, 2016, WW-P Community Education and the WW-P Education Foundation are hosting “ Anxiety and School Avoidance: A Primer for Parents.” Dr. Allen-Weg - Anxiety Lecture

This lecture will feature Dr. Allen Weg, a New Jersey licensed psychologist, who received his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University. This presentation is a practical guide for parents whose child is having difficulty going to school or is flat out refusing to do so. It reviews the different sources of school anxiety, and looks at very specific techniques and interventions that parents can apply in helping their child successfully negotiate anxiety in an effort to haven them return to school. It answers the very real questions, “What do I say?” and “What do I do?” Techniques will be demonstrated and/or illustrated, so you will have a clear idea of how to answer these questions. In addition, issues around dealing with the unmotivated and oppositional child, as well as parent/child boundaries, will be addressed. Finally, we will review how to work in tandem with school personnel regarding re-integrating your child back into school. There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

This lecture will be held on March 15th from 7 PM to 10 PM in the Theater at Grover Middle School. The program is free, but registration is required. Click here to register, through WW-P Community Education.

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