Exciting news for this year’s BEF Bash Strikes Back!

By popular demand, the incomparable Shannon Dillon of Creative Images Boston will once again be in attendance taking sure-to-be-unforgettable 80’s photos! We thank Shannon for donating her time and energy for the second year in a row to support innovation and creativity in Bedford’s schools!


Click here to see some of Shannon’s photos from last year’s Back to the 80’s BEF Bash!


Thank You to Our Donors

The Bedford Education Foundation would like to thank our generous donors for their contributions to the Winter Bash.

A Big Thank You to:
Alice Rouse, Ann Marie Bernardon, Atlantis Sports Club, Bedford Car Wash, Bedford Chamber of Commerce, Bedford Cupcakes, Bedford Department of Public Works, Bedford Farms, Bedford Fire Department, Bedford Florist & Gifts, Bedford High School Music Department, Bedford Historical Society, Bedford Police Department, Betsy & David Boschetto, Blue Cape Cookies, Bob Segal, Boston Bruins, Boston Marriott Cambridge, Boston Sports Club, Bruegger’s Bagels, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Café Luigi, Caitlin De Santi, Callahan’s Karate, Carole Charnow Grainger, Catch a Falling Star, Chip In Farm, Chipotle, Claire White, Concord Toy Shop, Courtyard by Marriott Billerica, Denise Waldron and Mike Feinstein, Disney, Donny White, Doubletree Bedford Glen, Einstein’s Workshop, Essential Skincare, Firebox BBQ, Flatbread Company, Get in Shape for Women, Ginger, Great Road Gallery & Framing, Greenwood Tree Farm, Gretchen Kind, iDance Boston, Ilsa Gottlieb, iRobot, James Kostas, Jen Rosier, Jim Hurley, Joan Turnberg, JGMS Music Department, Jump on In Woburn, KA Tennis, Kamate Fitness/Nancy Griffiths, Karine Marino, Ken’s NY Deli, Kevin Latady, Kristen Manning, Laura Keating, Lazer Craze, Lea Ann Knight, Linda White, Lisa O’Brien-Bumbacca, Lore and Scott Griffith, Marge Heckman, Mary Hurley, Mary Murphy, Meg & Mike McAllister, The Melting Pot, Mike Feinstein and Denise Waldron, New England Olive Oil, New England Patriots, Organic Nail & Spa, Organix Spa & Salon, Panera Bread, Patriot Landscaping, Philip Ciampa Salon, Preferred Car Services, Prince Street Café, Ralph Hammond, Randy Robertson, Red Sox, Renzo’s, Robin Grace, Sandy Morvillo, Seasons 52, Serenity Yoga, Simply Your Home, Suzanne Schmuhl Koller, The Discovery Museums, The Edge, Vicki Markuse, Waxy O’Connor’s, Wicked Good

Skype Cameras at Davis and Lane

Thank you to Progress Software!  Progress Software funded a grant for 16 Skype cameras to be used in second and third grade classrooms at Davis and Lane Schools.

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The cameras will enhance typical curriculum goals in Social Studies.
Specific benefits include:

  • Developing partnerships between second and third grade classrooms.
    Each second grade class at Davis will be partnered with a third grade class at Lane.  This will help ease the second graders transition to Lane as well as increase the third graders’ leadership skills and self-esteem, as they mentor their second grade partners.

  • Expanding students’ knowledge of video conferencing etiquette
  • Communicating with classrooms within the United States and around the world

Thank you for your support

Thank you to the Bedford community who supported the Barnes & Noble Book Fair sponsored by the BEF, BHSPA, MSPA and BEST on December 13th & 14th.

We also thank the many performers from our schools who made the Book Fair so special — the Grade 2 readers, BEF BHS Board members who worked with the Grade 2 students, Davis School Principal Nancy Peterson and Lane School Principal Rob Ackerman who held Story Time, Katherine Parker who directed the Lane Student Chorus and the Combined Davis and Lane Teachers & Staff Chorus, the Bedford High School String Quartet and Santa Bob.

Ackerman Reports on BEF Grant

We’d like to share a note from Rob Ackerman about the success of a project we funded at Lane School.

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