Peg Romano and Cathy McDonald, Co-Chairs
The Events Committee plans and manages the Foundation’s social events. Our Foundation hosts two annual events, an adult-oriented event in the fall, and a family-friendly event in the spring. Volunteers on this committee research venues and opportunities, determine appropriate entertainment and refreshments, create invitations and approach local businesses for involvement in our fundraising activities. New volunteers are always welcome. Send us an email to get involved!
How Children Learn Mathematics
Ever been stressed helping your kids (of all ages) with their math homework? Join us on Monday, May 6 from for a free presentation by Professor Mahesh Sharma. Dr. Sharma is founder and President of the Center for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics in Framingham and Berkshire Mathematics in England, as well as former President and Professor of Mathematics Education at Cambridge College, where he taught mathematics and mathematics education to undergraduate and graduate students for more than 35 years. This event will be held on Monday, May 6 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Oakmont Regional High School Auditorium. This event is sponsored by AWFAE and is free. Please do not bring children to this presentation. If you have any questions about this event, please email email@example.com
Let's Get This Summer Started Outdoor Movie Night
On Friday, June 21 (rain date is Thursday, June 27), Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence board members invite families to load up their cars and head over to Oakmont Regional High School with blankets and lawn chairs for our second annual outdoor movie, shown by FunFlicks. FunFlicks will present the movie Despicable Me. This event will be held on Friday, June 21 at Oakmont Regional High School. Gate opens at 7:30pm. Movie starts at approximately 8:30pm. The cost is $10 per carload (please do not drop off unattended children).
With less than a handful of drive-in movie theaters remaining in Massachusetts (there were 94 of them in the 1950s), it's likely that the Let's Get This Summer Started Outdoor Movie Night at Oakmont is the closest the youth of Ashburnham and Westminster have ever been to the drive-ins! At just $10 per carload, this is an inexpensive night out that is sure to create fun family memories! FunFlicks, a company with locations in 25 states, will present the movie on their 26' inflatable movie screen with a premium sound system, so our outdoor movie presentation will be clear, intense and exciting!
Foundation board members and volunteers will be working in the Booster Club Grill Shack with pizza, popcorn, ice cream and glow-in-the-dark novelties for sale. Timed to coincide with the end of the school year, this evening will be a fun way to start the summer and get together with friends before vacation season begins.
Please RSVP to both of these events so that your friends and neighbors can join in on our fun and informative programs. If you have any questions about or suggestions for future events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Night for Excellence 2012: A Smashing Success!
The Ashburnham Westminster Foundation for Academic Excellence Board of Directors thanks parents, teachers,business supporters and community members for making our fourth annual A Night for Excellence a successful fundraiser and awareness raiser! We were very pleased with the number of teachers and administrators in attendance.Grant recipient Dave Lantry gave an impressive demonstration of how AWFAE has helped the Robotics Program at Oakmont.
Event sponsors include Wachusett Brewing Company, The Colonial Hotel, Aubuchon Hardware and Rollstone Bank and Trust. Thanks also goes out to the always popular Mr. J. Band for providing the entertainment for the evening.
AWFAE, was established to promote educational excellence in the Ashburnham Westminster Regional School District. Our goal is to enhance each student’s capacity for success and fulfillment in school, in the community, and in life.
The Foundation provides private financial support for exemplary educational projects and programs that benefit public school educators and students in the two communities. It is governed by a volunteer group of dedicated citizens from Ashburnham and Westminster committed to fostering the educational experiences of district students.
“During the 2009-2012 school years, the Foundation awarded almost $30,000 in grants to teachers in the district thanks to the generous donations of community members and their support for its annual fall event,” said Mike Sunderland, Vice-President and Chairperson of the Grant Committee.