TENNIS FESTIVAL -MAY 21, 2016 Rain date (MAY 22)

March 28, 2016 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

TENNIS FESTIVAL -Date : May 21 (rain date May 22)

Location: Jericho High School

FEE: $15 per person (Kindergarten to Adult)

A 3 hour Tennis festival sponsored by the JEF , USTA and SPORTIME Syosset

The format includes a variety of skill game challenges that can be done individually or in teams depending on what court/activity you are playing.

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The winners of the JEF Initiative Project are…

October 12, 2013 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation Initiative Project just awarded 5 grants (one grant was split to allow for a smaller additional grant to be added).  We had 16 applicants and we awarded one to Seaman, one to Jackson, two to the Middle School and two to the High School.

The following received the grants:

1) Jaqueline O’Neill – Robert Seaman Elementary School, Science Department

Title: Integration of STEM into the Science Program at Robert Seaman Elementary School

To be used for the purchase of STEM materials and equipment which would benefit all the students in K-4 at Seaman. The materials would reflect the essence of STEM and foster the students’ genuine excitement and enthusiasm for both science and engineering.

Grant total: $2500

2)Todd Benjamin – High School, School social worker

Title: The Syn-Nap Center at Cafe 126

A new school initiative designed to utilize current brain based science to reduce student stress, improve social and cognitive skills and introduce students to alternative snacks for improved health and well-being.

Grant total:$2500

3)Shana Kotlus and Erin Motkin, Jackson, Special Education

Title: Smart Tables

The SMART table is an interactive learning tool geared toward elementary school students. It’s a built in computer containing special software. It allows educators to customize lessons/activities towards the individual needs and skill level of each student. For students with disabilities, this will be particularly helpful.

Grant total:$2500

4) Joanne Verdino and Casey Snyder – Middle school, BRAVE Program

Title: Olweus Bully Prevention Program Class Meetings: Flexible Seating Initiative for Collaborative Learning.

OBPP is a comprehensive, school-wide program designed and evaluated for use in all school levels. The program’s goals are to reduce and prevent bullying problems among children, improve the social climate of classrooms, and contribute to student’ social and emotional development. The grant will be used to purchase books, resources, materials and “Back Jack” floor chairs to enable them to hold class meetings in a more flexible, collaborative manner.

Grant total:$2000

5A) Suzanne Valenza and Denise Ryder, High School, JerEcho Co-advisors

Title: Spreading the News To Increase Our Sense of Community and Spirit

To increase interest in the JerEcho, the journal of school life in Jericho, they are seeking to install ipads in secure display stands within the school that will only display the JerEcho and allow users to approach the stand and interact with the ipad. They will be able to watch video broadcasts, listen to audio reports and podcasts, view photo essays and read articles contained in each JerEcho edition.

Grant total: $1500

5B)Maureen Judge – Middle School, Reading Teacher

(In theory, grant #5 was split and we were able to award a small additional grant)

Title: Cartoon Making for Learning

For purchase of a wonderful on-line comic strip making program called bitstripsforschools.com which allows students to become cartoonists and writers, thus moving them from merely reading graphic novels and comics to becoming cartoonists and writers themselves.

Grant total $300

Congratulations to all our recipients!

The winners will be awarded their grants at the October 17, 2013 Board Meeting.

A Special thanks to our supporters!!!

October 10, 2013 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

The following companies have  supported and have donated their time and efforts to the JEF and Paving the Way to Excellence in the Jericho Schools!!!

Thank you for your support!!!!

Stasi Brothers

John Muscara Graphic Design

Hitchcock Printing

CMI Event Planning + Fundraising

Don’t forget to buy your brick before the November 22, 2013 DEADLINE

Just click on  https://bricksrus.com/order/JEF and order your brick today!!!  Don’t get closed out!

Introducing the New JEF 2.0

August 21, 2013 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation is an independent non-profit organization whose goal is to support and enrich the school and community by identifying, facilitating, and funding projects that will enhance the standard of educational excellence in the Jericho School District. At this time, the JEF already has 2 exciting projects underway for the 2013-2014 school year:

1. The Initiative Project-In June, we announced our fourth annual Initiative Project.  All faculty and staff across the school district have been invited to submit grant proposals for consideration by the JEF Board of Directors. Up to five proposals will be awarded grants for up to $2500 each. The emphasis of this program is to fund projects or ideas that inspire, enhance or enrich the standard of educational excellence for students within the Jericho School district. We are looking for ideas with creative  and innovative programming across all schools, grades, departments and subjects. The deadline for submission is September 13th and winners will be announced October 4th.

2. Paving The Way For Educational Excellence This is an amazing opportunity for all Jericho students, parents, alumni, and community members to make a lasting contribution to the Jericho Schools. The JEF has been granted approval to re-brick the circular entrance in front of the High School/Middle School. We will be selling engraved bricks beginning September 3rd through November 22nd with an estimated installation date of mid-May. The net proceeds from all brick sales will directly benefit the entire educational community from the elementary schools through the high school by providing the resources to create a completely wireless academic community.

JEF

Log on to https://www.bricksrus.com/order/JEF and order your brick today!

Space is limited! Deadline is November 24, 2013

3. Champions for Charity at Americana ManhassetSunday, November 24th and Thursday -Saturday December 5-7

Participating tenants of Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza donate a percentage of designated pre-tax purchases to the participating organization of the customer’s choice. Simply register for a CHAMPION CARD which is the quick and efficient way to participate in Champions for Charity® and designate 25% of your purchases to the charity of your choice.

The JEF has used 100% of the proceeds to enhance and enrich the Jericho School District Community, including our 2013/14 school year Initiative Projects!

The Jericho Educational Foundation has been asked to participate again this year in the Champions For Charity Holiday Benefit at the Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza shopping areas.

JEF Announces Charter Membership Drive

September 9, 2011 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

Through past fund-raising efforts and generous donations, the foundation has been able to undertake projects that otherwise could not have been addressed in our school’s budget.

  • Restoration of The Little Theater at Jericho High School
  • Donation of Athletic Field Scoreboards
  • Digital Sign Project for all five school buildings
  • Establishment of Annual JEF Student Film Festival
  • Creation of the JEF Initiative Project

We are asking for your financial support as the JEF embarks on its Charter Membership Drive. With education budgets under pressure in Albany, your charitable contributions help us continue the mission of supporting our Jericho schools. Among JEF ideas being considered are:

  • Health and Fitness Facility
  • Solar Panel Project
  • Parent Lecture Series

View Brochure (PDF)

JEF Announces 2010 School Year Annual Inititiave Project Winners

October 26, 2010 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

Expanding on the huge success of last year’s Jackson School Garden Project,  the JEF offered to fund up to five separate faculty developed Initiative Project proposals for the 2010/11 school year.   Each of these projects are devised and envisioned to seed an idea that will benefit the students of the Jericho School District.   Last year we received one proposal.  This year over TWENTY teachers submitted THIRTEEN ideas.  It is their passion, inspiration and vision that will allow the foundation to continue to enrich and enhance the educational excellence of our students.

We are happy to announce this year’s JEF Initiative Projects winners

1.     Reading Buddies – Rosanna Aloe and Jennifer Benderly- Cantiague

2.     Bocce court at Middle School/High School – Rosanna Gangidino

3.     Life Skills Program – Joseph Sapienza- High School

4.     Graphic Novels – Maureen Judge- Middle School

5.     Jackson School Garden Enhancement – Laurie Oddo, Lori Salzman, Lois Wittmann

Financial support from the community allows us to continue these rewarding projects.

Foundation participates in Annual Champions for Charity Holiday Benefit

October 21, 2010 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation has been asked to participate again this year in the Champions For Charity Holiday Benefit at the Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza shopping areas.
How it works…
Participating tenants of Americana Manhasset and Wheatley Plaza donate a percentage of designated pre-tax purchases to the participating organization of the customer’s choice. Simply register for a CHAMPION CARD which is the quick and efficient way to participate in Champions for Charity® and designate 25% of your purchases to the charity of your choice.

The JEF has used 100% of the proceeds to enhance and enrich the Jericho School District Community, including our 2010/11 school year Inititiative Projects!
Register Today:
REGISTERING FOR YOUR CHAMPION CARD:
Registration for your 2010 CHAMPION CARD will begin October 1, 2010. You may register online, by phone at 800.818.6767, or in person at our Concierge Store located between Gap and Theory on the south side. You will receive your CHAMPION CARD by November 25, 2010. www.championsforcharity.com

JEF’s Initiative Project at the Jackson School Garden Continues to Thrive

October 21, 2010 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

The winners of the 2009 JEF Initiative Project from the Jackson School, Lois Wittmann, Lori Salzman and Laurie Oddo provided a chance for each and every child to participate in the planting, harvesting, donating, learning and enjoying of their spectacular garden.

Jackson School Photos:     http://www.jerichoschools.org/jackson/school/09-10/summerpics/bk.htm

School News:                       http://jerichoschools.org/community/pressreleases/Jericho_School_News_2_201010.pdf

JEF Film Festival Fall 2009

October 15, 2009 · Filed Under Events · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation is proud to announce that we will be hosting the Second Annual Student Film Festival.

Event Night
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2009
Time: 7:30pm
Place: The Little Theater at Jericho High School

Jericho Student Film Festival 2008

February 4, 2009 · Filed Under Events · Comment 

The Jericho Educational Foundation held its first student film festival on November 14th, 2008 in the High School Little Theater.

Twenty-three films were entered into competition and another twenty five Media Art students submitted their 1 minute ‘Shadow and Light’ video projects. In total, over 100 students participated in the writing, directing, editing and production of the festival’s films. The community strongly supported the event as turnout was beyond expectations. Family, friends and film lovers packed the house as local merchants and others purchased Sponsor Advertisements which were shown as the audience arrived.

Rebecca Gottesman’s Honor Society students sold candy, water and popcorn before the show and raised money for their cause as well. The theater and hallway were resplendent with red carpet runway and film-themed decorations.

The eight “best in category” winners were chosen by the Film Festival’s esteemed panel of film and arts industry professionals.

Special guest Sean Brogan addressed the audience and spoke about how his introduction to film-making at Jericho led him to be a film major at a local college. Mike Malkush, MS and HS teacher and other technology teachers were instrumental in supporting this fantastic event.

Money raised from the event will go into the JEF’s general fund to be used toward enhancing and enriching the educational excellence of the school district.

AND THE WINNERS ARE…

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