Dear Parents and Friends of the CEF,
It’s October: the leaves are changing, school is well underway, and we are looking forward to another great year in Cohasset. As Thanksgiving approaches, we have a lot to be thankful for at the CEF. We closed out the last academic year having achieved our stretch goal of raising $250,000 to transform the Middle High School library into a 21st century Learning Commons. This sizeable project was the culmination of years of planning and months of fundraising, promotion, and most importantly, community collaboration. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results and look forward to a public reveal on November 7! Look out for an email invitation to the open house and we hope that you will stop by to check out the beautiful new space.
With the Learning Commons project complete, this year we will continue our quest to provide opportunities for enrichment across all of our public schools. We are so fortunate to be a part of a community that values education: our families are incredibly involved in the schools, our teachers are top-notch, and our administrators really care about the well-being of our students. One way to think of the CEF’s mission is as “the icing on the cake.” It’s the CEF’s job to make a good thing even better and that’s a pretty fun job.
Speaking of good things, we’re just a few weeks away from the 10th Annual Spelling Bee sponsored by the CEF which features Deer Hill Students. There’s nothing cuter than these eager-bees with their pipe cleaner antennae, funny “hive” names like “Bit O Honey” and “The Bee-lievers,” and earnest attempts to spell eight letter words. It’s a fun day—don’t miss it if you have a Deer Hill student or are just looking for an opportunity for a perma-grin.
As we launch this year’s annual campaign, seeking innovative new ways to ice the cake, we hope that you will join us in our quest to provide excellence in education. With the inspiration of our educators and the generosity of our community, there is nothing we can’t accomplish!
Jen Ognibene, President