January 2023

Join SPEF as we celebrate those in our community who are dedicated to enriching the lives
of students and families in Stamford Public Schools. 

The 16th Annual Excellence in Education Awards is coming up! On April 27th, 2023, join SPEF at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa as community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies gather to celebrate the power of public education.

This year's event will celebrate our community's commitment to literacy and the importance of inspiring a passion for reading in all students. We are thrilled to be honoring the following with our SPEF Leadership in Literacy Award: 

Amy Beldotti, Associate Superintendent, Teaching and Learning, Stamford Public Schools

Alice Knapp, Chief Executive Officer, Ferguson Library

Reading is Fundamental

Bring friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to this celebration of public education in our community!

All proceeds benefit the Stamford Public Education Foundation’s educational programs.


New and Noteworthy at SPEF

Wrapping Up SPEF's 2022 Annual Appeal

Thank you to all who donated in December towards SPEF’s 2022 Annual Appeal. We are excited to announce that due to your support, we exceeded our goal of $60,000! Your donations help SPEF provide resources, programs, and more to students in our community. As we remain committed to addressing the needs and challenges faced by families and students in Stamford, we thank you for your continued support of our mission.

Spotlight On Middle School Mentoring

SPEF's middle school mentoring program has been nationally recognized for over a decade! Powered by college, community, and corporate volunteers, students meet one-on-one with a mentor, who helps them set and achieve attainable goals. Mentors aid students in improving academic standing, engaging in after-school activities, and more. Students also have access to support services, enrichment opportunities, and family resources through our TutorU and Here-to-Help programs. Currently, we have over 45 students enrolled across 3 schools.

Books Across Stamford is Almost Here!  

Parents with students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to spend an afternoon of fun at the Ferguson Library! On Saturday, January 28th from 1:00-4:00pm, the Stamford Public Education Foundation and Ferguson Library are presenting a Winter Wonderland Book Giveaway. Located in the Dudley N. Williams, Jr. Auditorium, this free event provides students with the opportunity to select up to three new books from hundreds available. There will be snacks, winter themed crafts, a winter wonderland themed photo booth, and more. Join us!


         ~ End Note~ 

NEW YEAR'S STAFF LUNCH: On Thursday, January 12th, SPEF's Board of Directors treated our staff to a Holiday Lunch at the Stamford Police PAL Center, the home of our new student center. Nearly all SPEF staff were able to attend and celebrate another successful year of making change in our community. SPEF is incredibly grateful for its dedicated staff and is looking forward to an extraordinary 2023. Thank you to our Board of Directors for making this event possible and putting together a wonderful afternoon. Happy New Year! 


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