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#GivingTuesday is Fast Approaching!

#GivingTuesday is Fast Approaching!

date 11/23/2021
The FBE has just mailed our 2021 Annual Appeal, and this year our annual appeal is the major fundraiser of our fiscal year! Due to continued uncertainty and every-changing guidelines on hosting large indoor events, we will not be holding our traditional Spring Gala Fundraiser in 2022. Please do support us so we may continue to support our students in the Belmont Public Schools with innovative and enriching educational experiences.

FBE is the Local Cityside Subaru Share the Love Charity for 9th YEAR!

FBE is the Local Cityside Subaru Share the Love Charity for 9th YEAR!

date 11/18/2021
For the 9th year, Cityside Subaru of Belmont has selected the Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) to benefit from the Subaru Share the Love fundraiser. This national initiative by the car manufacturer has resulted in donations of more than $200 million to local charities across the U.S. In eight years, Cityside Subaru has donated more than $130,000 to the FBE through the Subaru Share the Love program. Thank you Cityside Subaru of Belmont!

Thank You for Making the FBE Apple Run a Super Fun Success!

Thank You for Making the FBE Apple Run a Super Fun Success!

date 10/13/2021
To everyone who contributed to this year’s FBE Apple Run, the Foundation for Belmont Education is extremely grateful. This year’s run attracted close to 800 participants, 689 pre-registered and 109 day-of registrations. The event would not have been possible without the support of our 60+ day-of volunteers, our volunteer run committee, our event sponsors, our Investors and Partners in Education, our in-kind donators, and of course, our runners! Thank you!

FBE Outstanding Teacher Awards Honorees for 2020 & 2021

FBE Outstanding Teacher Awards Honorees for 2020 & 2021

date 5/6/2021
In our world turned upside down by pandemic, the FBE and the Belmont Savings Bank Foundation honor the ENTIRE STAFF of the Belmont Public Schools as Outstanding Teachers and Staff for 2020 and 2021.  On May 4 and 5, to celebrate the Outstanding Staff, each school was presented with a large poster of this image composed of words of gratitude solicited from the entire community. The request for words of appreciation yielded over 600 words from nearly 200 responses!

Foundation for Belmont Education Announces Grants to Schools - April 2021

Foundation for Belmont Education Announces Grants to Schools - April 2021

date 4/28/2021
The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize grants that were recently approved for the 2020-2021 academic year. Attached is a summary of five new grants - two Learning Excellence Grants ($10,747) and three Professional Development Grants ($11,470) totaling $22,217.

Happy National Volunteer Week from the FBE!

Happy National Volunteer Week from the FBE!

date 4/21/2021
April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, and a timely opportunity to write about one of the biggest volunteer based organizations in town, the Foundation for Belmont Education. Aside from one part-time paid administrator, all the amazing work achieved by the FBE is done entirely by volunteers!

LAST CHANCE TO SPREAD SOME SUNSHINE!

LAST CHANCE TO SPREAD SOME SUNSHINE!

date 4/21/2021
LAST CHANCE! Place your order by 4/21/21. ORDER HERE to send a little sunshine to someone in town!

FBE Rapid Response Grant Awards and New Grant Applications

FBE Rapid Response Grant Awards and New Grant Applications

date 2/10/2021
The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce two new Rapid Response Grants awarded to Belmont Public Schools on February 5, 2021 totaling $2,608.  To date, the FBE has awarded seven Rapid Response Grants totaling $12,217, and we continue to encourage and accept applications for projects that address needs that arise from Covid-19 pandemic impacts in our schools. 

FBE Happy News!

FBE Happy News!

date 12/15/2020
Make someone’s day and thank that someone special for their service to our community during COVID-19 with a “You’re A Star’ Community Award. Honor exemplary educators or staff who have made a difference in your child’s education by sending them a STAR Award! Everyone LOVES getting these Awards - go ahead and make someone feel appreciated this holiday season. iCal

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia POSTPONED

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia POSTPONED

date 10/16/2020
We are sorry to say we have made the difficult decision to postpone this fun fundraiser, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020. We concluded this is just too busy a time for too many in our community, and we would love to save this really fun event for a more manageable time in the near future. We apologize for any inconvenience. Any registrations already made for the original date will be honored for the rescheduled event, or refunded at your request. Please email the Bee Keeper at beekeeper@fbe-belmont.org for a refund. Please keep a look out for our rescheduled date announcement!

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia - Calling All Bee Teams

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia - Calling All Bee Teams

date 10/13/2020
CALLING ALL BEE TEAMS! KIDS, TEENS & ADULTS. Register today our first FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia For ALL AGES! Game Night is SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, at Your House. FAMILY BEE: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm / TEEN & ADULT BEE: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm iCal

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia 2020 - Registration is Open!

FBE Virtual Spelling Bee & Trivia 2020 - Registration is Open!

date 10/6/2020
This year’s Spelling Bee is a spelling and trivia competition, and this year marks the 20th annual FBE Bee, but the first Virtual Bee for ALL AGES! The 2020 Virtual Bee will be divided into two segments: a Family Bee and a Teen & Adult Bee. Teams in both categories will be eligible for an assortment of prizes. While there will still be spelling, both Bees will now include trivia questions too! We will be using a combination of Kahoot!, which is an interactive game tool (either mobile app or website), and Zoom to enable teams to participate from wherever they are located. iCal

How The FBE Virtual Apple Run Will Work!

How The FBE Virtual Apple Run Will Work!

date 8/25/2020
FBE Virtual Apple Run Details. With 2020 being a virtual event, the 5K and 2K races will be run during a window that opens on Friday, October 2nd and closes at the end of the day on Monday, October 12th. To run AND be eligible for a PRIZE: Participants must run the Apple Run 5K or 2K routes during that window. Participants submit a GPS file or link from Garmin, Strava or other fitness trackers for verification, or there will be an option to sign up to be timed by a volunteer during the run window. Free Run Tracking apps iCal

Register Now for the FBE Virtual Apple Run 2020!

Register Now for the FBE Virtual Apple Run 2020!

date 8/17/2020
2020 COUCH-2-5K TRAINING PROGRAM - START TODAY! This year we are inviting you all to join in the Couch-2-5k training program at no additional cost. Please email our race co-director, ultra marathoner, finisher of over 180 events, and Couch-2-5K coach Scot DeDeo to receive training details via your email. Weekly emails include beginner and moderate training programs and articles, and they will also be posted weekly to the FBE Facebook page. iCal

Save-the-Date FBE Fall Events 2020!

Save-the-Date FBE Fall Events 2020!

date 7/28/2020
FBE FALL EVENTS 2020. Mark your calendars for the FBE VIRTUAL Apple Run, October 2-12, AND the FBE VIRTUAL Spelling Bee, November 7, 2020!

FBE Thank You with STAR Awards

FBE Thank You with STAR Awards

date 6/15/2020
The FBE would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the Belmont Public School teachers, staff, and administrators for an amazing year, and of course, a particularly incredible last three months! We wish you, and the Belmont community, a restful summer, and look forward to seeing everyone, hopefully in person, in September!

FBE Announces Grant Awards Totaling $29,547

FBE Announces Grant Awards Totaling $29,547

date 6/8/2020
Congratulations! The Foundation for Belmont Education (FBE) is pleased to announce and summarize the awards that were recently approved for the 2019-2020 academic year. Attached is a summary of twelve Learning Excellence Grants, awarded to Belmont Public Schools on May 29, 2020, totaling $29,547.

FBE Update & Thank You!

FBE Update & Thank You!

date 5/8/2020
The FBE sends a hearty THANK YOU to each and every teacher, administrator, and school staff member for helping Belmont’s students during this unsettling time. We greatly appreciate the amount of planning, teaching, and communicating that is happening during Phase II of the District’s distance learning plan. The FBE would also like to send our very BEST WISHES to the BHS class of 2020.

FBE Casino Royale Candy Giveaway!

FBE Casino Royale Candy Giveaway!

date 5/1/2020
Starting April 30th, the Foundation for Belmont Education will kick off a fun candy campaign via our FBE social media posts. Due to the canceled Casino Royale Annual Spring Fundraiser, we found ourselves left with large amounts of candy. Some of the candy was donated to the wonderful healthcare workers at Mt. Auburn Hospital, but we also have enough to share with our local community! Every Thursday, we will be post a jar of candy on Instagram and Facebook, and invite our followers to guess the numbers of pieces in the jar.

FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale Update

FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale Update

date 3/11/2020
On the recommendation of the Belmont Health Department, and with an abundance of caution during this fluid situation, the FBE has regretfully decided to CANCEL Saturday’s FBE Annual Fundraiser Casino Royale. iCal

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