What we Believe
REF is dedicated to supporting unique educational opportunities for students at the Rye elementary and junior high schools. REF believes in working collaboratively with teachers, school administrators, the Rye School Board, and members of the community to ensure the education at the elementary and junior high schools will continue to be inspiring and creative, and that unique programs will not be limited by the restrictions of the schools’ budget.
REF is proud to consistently maintain a strong operating budget, allowing the Board of Directors the opportunity to sponsor programs and activities that benefit the Rye elementary and junior high schools, as well as the larger community. Recent examples of sponsorships are the Talents-by-the-Sea publication, Celebration Graduation for the high school seniors, and the school enrichment programs.
Welcome to the RYE Education Foundation
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted to the REF Grants Committee by the November 1st or April 1st deadlines – all applications should be left at the office of either the RES or RJH; the Chair(s) of the Grants Committee will pick them up. Applicants should submit the completed Grant Request Summary Sheet along with a brief 2-5 page typed proposal. Read More…
The Lee Ingraham Reading Grant was established in 1999 to honor former Rye Elementary School principal, Lee Ingraham, and her dedication to the education of the children of Rye, as well as her lifelong interest in reading. The REF will award this grant to the one staff member who proposes an innovative project which is deemed by the Foundation members to have the greatest potential to improve and enhance students’ reading skills and comprehension. Read More…
Marguerite Kelly Scholarship In addition to grants, the REF annually awards the Marguerite Kelly Scholarship in memory of Marguerite Kelly, a longtime educator (serving for more than 30 years as a teacher and school board member) with the Rye School System. Applicants must write an essay on the topic of the significant influence a particular teacher has had on the student’s school life and how that influence may apply in the applicant’s future. Read More…
Rye Fifth Graders Welcome New Computers
RYE — Thanks to fund-raising efforts of the Rye Education Foundation and parents of Rye students, $13,000 was raised to increase technology in the town’s schools.Students in Eric Ross’s fifth-grade classroom were excited as Tim Moynahan, director of technology, wheeled in 20 new Hewlett Packard mini-notebook computers the week before holiday break.The mini-laptops will be shared by two classrooms, and each student will be assigned his or her own machine to work on. Students will use the computers for different projects and will be able to save their data on the school’s hard drive. A new Eno interactive whiteboard was also purchased by the foundation for the junior high.
-seacoastonline.com January 13, 2011
The Rye Education Foundation raised close to $13,000
RYE — The Rye Education Foundation raised close to $13,000 at its annual gala Saturday. The money will go toward the purchase of a new set of Computers on Wheels for Rye Elementary School and an Eno board for the junior high.
Liz Rubin, president of the REF board, said technology has been a top priority for the foundation for several years.
“Technology is expensive,” she said. “It changes so quickly. The school budgeting process has about an 18-month lead time, and during that time new technology emerges. (REF) is very fortunate to raise money to support what schools have identified as a need to support teachers and curriculum.”
Computers on Wheels, or COWs, are carts stocked with five to 25 computers that are typically wireless and can be moved from classroom to classroom. Rye Elementary School already has two sets shared by grades 3 to 5.Read More…