Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Callers for the Barrington Education Foundation might be contacting you tonight and Wednesday night and asking for your support for grants for the schools.
The annual two-night telethon for the Barrington Education Foundation starts tonight. Answer your telephone. The BEF telethon runs today and tomorrow, April 2-3, said Kimberly Hutchings, telethon chairwoman. The foundation appreciates your support. Proceeds from the telethon usually make up more than 50 percent of the total funds raised by BEF each year, Hutchings said. The cash is distributed to the Barrington Public Schools in the form of grants for a host of programs and materials. The fund drive actually started a few weeks ago with a mailing sent home to families with students and a mailing to other past supporters. Paper and electronic fliers then followed those mailings. BEF’s team of volunteer telephone operators now will be …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Teams of telephone operators will be contacting on April 2-3 residents who have not yet donated to the Barrington Education Foundation.
Answer your telephone next Tuesday and Wednesday night and say “yes” to a caller from the Barrington Education Foundation. The BEF is holding its annual telethon on April 2-3, according to Kimberly Hutchings, telethon chairwoman. Your support is always appreciated. Proceeds from the telethon contribute more than 50 percent of the total funds raised by BEF each year, Hutchings said, and the cash is distributed to the Barrington Public Schools in the form of grants for innovative programs and materials. The telethon fund drive actually started a few weeks ago with a mailing sent home to families with students in the district and a mailing to other past supporters. This was followed up with paper and electronic fliers going home from the …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Barrington Education Foundation is offering its STAR (Staff, Teacher Appreciation Recognition) program again for the holidays; deadline is next Friday, Dec. 14.
Make a favorite teacher or staff member a STAR for the holidays. The Barrington Education Foundation is offering its STAR (Staff, Teacher Appreciation Recognition) program again to anyone who wants to reach out and thank their teachers and staff in a meaningful way during the holidays. Parents (and alumni, etc) can purchase a STAR for any amount (minimum $10), and a beautiful recognition certificate will be delivered to the honoree. “This is a perfect way to express gratitude for all of the wonderful things our teachers and staff do for our children and community," said Maureen Johnson, a BEF board member and creator of the STAR program. "The teachers appreciate being recognized, and the schools benefit from the far-reaching grants …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
The annual fundraiser for the Barrington Education Foundation sees 1,071 tickets sold -- each one representing a bright yellow rubber ducky that races across Woods Pond.
Rain held off on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, for the annual Rubber Ducky Race of the Barrington Education Foundation -- celebrating its 20th year. The annual event drew hundreds of families, numerous Barrington school officials and a handful of politicians to the Peck Center and nearby Woods Pond. Exactly 1,071 tickets were sold, according to organizers, beating last year's total. Gray skies did not seem to damper the fun. And the float of the duckies across the pond drew hundreds of onlookers with expectant faces. See the video of the 2012 Rubber Ducky Race to see for yourself.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Busy Saturday in Barrington includes the annual Rubber Ducky Race, a Harvest Fest in Bay Spring, Booster Day, another Drug Take Back and the farmers market at the 'White Church'.
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Friday, September 28, 2012
Here are five things you should know about heading into this weekend in Barrington.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The thousand rubber duckies that race each fall in the Barrington Education Foundation fundraiser turn into scores of educational opportunities for schools.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
A thousand rubber duckies racing on Woods Pond on Saturday will have a big impact on the lives of Barrington school children. That’s the message from the Barrington Education Foundation, which holds its annual Rubber Ducky Race fundraiser on Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 pm. The rubber duckies race at 3 pm sharp. Each year the race and accompanying festival raise about $10,000 that goes into Barrington’s schools, said Carolyn Greeley, communications chair for the BEF. Tickets for each ducky are $10. You can buy 6 duckies for $50. “The Rubber Ducky Race is probably the most visible and memorable of our fundraisers,” said Dara Iserson, co-president of BEF. “It’s a great way for us to engage with the community in a fun way, and try to get BEF’s …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Here are 5 things you should know about this week in Barrington; mark each one on your calendar.
What’s coming up in Barrington this week, Sept. 24-30, the first full week of autumn, that you should know about for your calendar.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The annual fundraiser for the Barrington Education Foundation is Saturday, Sept. 29; you can buy a ducky through school flyers, online and on the day of the race.
The rubber duckies go to the starting line this year in 12 days. Yes, it's time for the annual Rubber Ducky Race on Woods Pond on County Road just south of the Town Hall. The race got the official go-ahead from the Barrington Town Council last Monday night. The annual fundraising event for the Barrington Education Foundation runs this year on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 2 to 4 pm. Race time is 3 pm. There is a rain date this year for the first time, Sunday, Sept. 30, said Julie Chalue, race chairwoman. “It’s all coming together,” said Chalue. “We hope to hit 1,500 ducks this year. We had well over 1,000 last year.” Here's how it works if you're new to the race. You buy tickets at $10 each or 6 for $50. Each ticket purchased enters a bright …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Barrington Education Foundation threw a fundraising party Thursday evening to support theater and performing arts in the schools.
The performing arts at Barrington High School took center stage at a special fundraising party thrown by the Barrington Education Foundation Thursday evening as part of its 20th anniversary celebration this year. It was titled "Spotlight on the Arts" -- and approximately 225 guests donated $50 each and bid on a variety of silent auction items at the Rhode Island Country Club. "This was an incredible display of talent," said Maureen Johnson, chair of the event for BEF. "And it was an incredible display of community support. This is testimony to how people in Barrington support its schools." Entertaining guests from the schools were the Barrington High School Choral Ensemble; solo singers, dancers, and a violinist from grades 3 to 10; …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
The Barrington Education Foundation's fundraiser for the performing arts at the high school is Thursday night at Rhode Island Country Club.
It should truly be a “Spotlight on the Arts” on Thursday evening, June 14, at the Rhode Island Country Club. It’s the Barrington Education Foundation’s fundraiser to benefit the music and theater programs at Barrington High School. It runs from 7 to 10 pm with plenty of refreshments and entertainment. "We are really excited about the amazing lineup of student talent that will be performing -- from third grade all the way up to the high-school level,” said Maureen Johnson, chair of the event. “Guests will be entertained by a host of local talent,” Johnson said, “starting with a piano and woodwind sextet, the BHS Choral Ensemble, and outstanding soloists who will be singing, dancing, acting, and playing violin and piano. “There will be a…