Abing­ton Ed­u­ca­tional Foun­da­tion host­ing plan­ning ses­sion

The Globe - - POLICEREPORTS - By Jar­reau Free­man

Many in the Abing­ton School District care about the schools and the stu­dents, and want to see both thrive. In an ef­fort to build a stronger school district, the Abing­ton Ed­u­ca­tional Foun­da­tion will hold a spe­cial strate­gic plan­ning ses­sion Jan. 5.

The pur­pose of the strate­gic plan­ning event is to as­sem­ble school district RI­fiFLDOV DnG FRPPunLWy mem­bers to dis­cuss ways to “pro­vide sup­ple­men­tal re­sources that in­spire and stim­u­late stu­dent achieve­ment,” ac­cord­ing to a let­ter from the foun­da­tion to event par­tic­i­pants.

Ap­prox­i­mately 60 stu­dents, par­ents, alumni, com­mu­nity lead­ers, school board mem­bers, school ad­min­is­tra­tors and AEF board mem­bers are an­tic­i­pated to at­tend.

“This is the first time the foun­da­tion has in­cor­po­rated a di­verse num­ber of peo­ple like this in strate­gic plan­ning,” As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent Leigh Al­ta­donna said. “We thought it would be an op­por­tune time to see what the foun­da­tion could be­come and gar­ner projects and grants to the foun­da­tion for staff and the school district.”

Al­ta­donna said that in the past AEF has been pro­vided small grants to teach­ers and pro­vided a A100,000 grant to the school district to sup­port tech­nol­ogy ini­tia­tives.

“At the meet­ing, we want at­ten­dees to give in­put in the di­rec­tion we should go as a foun­da­tion,” he said.

The event will be held in the Abing­ton School District Ad­min­is­tra­tion Build­ing, lo­cated at 9T0 High­land Ave., Abing­ton, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dur­ing the ses­sion, guests will hear pre­sen­ta­tions from Al­ta­donna, AEF Co-chair­woman Phyl­lis Jablonowski, Abing­ton Su­per­in­ten­dent Amy Sichel and Abing­ton School Board Vice Pres­i­dent Jef­frey Bates. The day’s events will be fa­cil­i­tated by the pres­i­dent of Well­be­ing Sys­tems Inc., Ray Wells.

Dur­ing the day, guests will ex­plore topics that fo­cus on the fu­ture of the foun­da­tion, in­clud­ing an ac­tiv­ity ti­tled “What is our Vi­sion of the AEF for 2023?” which will give guests the op­por­tu­nity to share their in­di­vid­ual hopes and goals for AEF. Guests will also be able to dis­cuss ways they want to par­tic­i­pate in mov­ing AEF for­ward in the years to come.

The day will not be all work, at­ten­dees will re­ceive a com­pli­men­tary break­fast and lunch pro­vided by Chartwells and have the op­por­tu­nity to net­work with other guests.

7hH $EF LV D nRnSUR­fiW or­ga­ni­za­tion de­signed to “raise funds that pro­mote pro­grams, and ac­tiv­i­ties that en­rich, and ex­pand the cur­ricu­lum, arts and cul­tural pro­grams of the Abing­ton School District.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Al­ta­donna at 215881-250T.

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