End of school year gift: An apple for the teacher

Above: If you make an SEF Red Apple donations, your kids can color in a “Beastie” picture like this to give their teachers. (Image submitted)

As the end of school approaches you often hear parents asking each other, “What are you giving the teachers”?

Here’s one popular choice from the Southborough Education Foundation.

An Apple for the Teacher
Southborough Education Foundation is holding it’s semi-annual fundraising drive: Red Apple Awards

A donation to SEF can be made in the name of any teacher or staff member of the Southborough public schools or Algonquin Regional High School.

Money raised is used to fund grants for special school programs and resources.

A terrific way to support your children’s education and recognize their teachers’ great work this holiday season is through the SEF’s Red Apple fundraiser. This is a tax deductible contribution that supports our schools and meets the teacher gift‐giving provisions of the State Ethics Commission.[*] 

Each recipient of a Red Apple Award receives a certificate that includes your child’s name; you’ll also receive an email with a “Red Apple Beastie” created by Mr. LaChance that your child can personalize and present to their teacher.

In addition to that unique “thank you”, that staff member knows that you’ve made an investment in their hard work by funding innovative education programs in the schools.

Your contribution can honor more than one teacher or staff member. Use the Red Apple Award to show your appreciation for the teachers and staff that make such a difference in your children’s education.

Click for printable pdf

To learn more about SEF and their work, you can click here for their community profile. And here you can look at the long list of programs they supported through grants over the past few years.

*(Note: If you need a refresher on the district’s restrictions for teacher gifts, click here.)

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