Lexington Children’s Place

Lexington Children’s Place

Lexington Minuteman - March 2019

Lexington Children’s Place receives School Community Grant

Lexington Education Foundation announced that Lexington Children’s Place, the Lexington Public Schools’ districtwide preschool, will now join Lexington’s nine K-12 schools as a recipient of an annual LEF School Community Grant.

Molly Rawding, Math Specialist at Fiske Elementary School

Molly Rawding, Math Specialist at Fiske Elementary School

Colonial Magazine - March 2019

Connections: The Key to Efficient and Enjoyable Math Education

In April of 2017, Molly Rawding, a math specialist at Fiske Elementary School for the past five years, was awarded a fellowship grant from LEF. The fellowship enable her to attend the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics(NCSM) conference, one of the top mathematics education leadership organizatons in the country.


Lexington Minuteman - February 2019

LEF thanks town, community for successful Unplug! event

At the third annual “LEF Unplug! A Re-energizing Family Afternoon” of technology-free activities held on Feb. 9 at the Lexington Community Center, over 300 children and adults spent the afternoon happily painting, singing, playing violin, practicing yoga, making origami and listening to stories.

Trivia Bee 2018 Volunteers

Trivia Bee 2018 Volunteers

Lexington Minuteman - December 2018

Volunteers made LEF Bee a Success

Lexington Education Foundation is grateful for the many volunteers who helped to make the 23rd annual 2018 LEF Trivia Bee an entertaining and education-supporting event.

Article by LEF Student Ambassadors

Article by LEF Student Ambassadors

LExington Minuteman - December 2018

LEF holds grantee reception
By Reyhan Ahmed, Michelle Wu and Marina Naumova

Every year, the Lexington Education Foundation(LEF) holds their Grantee Reception; a culmination of the great work conducted by grant recipients.

Trivia Bee Winners 2018

Trivia Bee Winners 2018

Colonial Magazine - December 2018

Lexington's buzziest night of the year! Lexington Education Foundation's 23rd annual Trivia Bee was sweet!

Community member and retired Lexington Public School's Coordinator of Performing Arts, Jeff Leonard, was Master of Ceremonies,asking and in some cases playing his instrument to pose questions.

Trivia Bee 2018

Trivia Bee 2018

Lexington Minuteman - November 2018

Lexington Education Foundation’s 23rd annual Trivia Bee was sweet!

Families, educators, volunteers and students nearly packed the Lexington High School auditorium Monday night, Nov. 5, to cheer on their favorite teams in the Lexington Education Association’s 23rd annual Trivia Bee.

Team Minuteman@Lex

Team Minuteman@Lex

Lexington Minuteman - August 2018

Lexington residents run Kids Triathlon

On the morning of July 15, thousands of young kids and their parents descended on the MIT campus for the 7th annual New England Kids Triathlon. This year the Kids Triathlon event organiser Shelda Moll, event MC Mr. Almon Gunter and LEF co-president Kim McCormick attended the party to thank the kids and parents for the active involvement in the event.

Celebration for Education

Celebration for Education

lexington minuteman - May 2018

Lexington Community Education to host Education Weekend

Lexington Education Foundation will host their Celebration for Education Weekend June 15-16, where residents can connect with friends, dance and play. Community support helps fund grants that “inspire” teaching and learning for Lexington Public School faculty and students.


Colonial Magazine - June 2018

LEF thanks the community

The Lexington Education Foundation(LEF) brings our community together to build and sustain the excellance of Lexington Public Schools. The following list shows the donations received by LEF between July 1, 2016 and July 30,2017. These do not include in-kind gifts.

Author Yaa Gyasi

Author Yaa Gyasi

lexington minuteman - March 2018

Foundation Gives Thanks

The evening was the climax of a new curriculum unit for the entire sophomore class, in which every student read Ms. Gyasi’s novel, “Homegoing” this year as the result of an LEF grant, and was made possible through a collaboration with Lexington Community Education (LCE).


Colonial Magazine - March 2018

LEF Grant Brings Young Author to Lexington

Yaa Gyasi's visit to Lexinton was envisioned by the sophomore English Department teachers at LHS.


Colonial Magazine - January 2018

Acclaimed Author Yaa Gyasi to Visit Lexington and LHS for a Daytime High School Student Workshop, and an Evening Community Talk

On Tuesday February 27, LEF and LCE collaborate to bring author Yaa Gyasi to Lexington High School to discuss her book Homegoing.


Colonial Magazine - January 2018

Lexington Community Invited to Unplug! A Re-energizing Family Afternoon

Unplug! is a free interactive and participative event that offers creativity, relaxation and fun without the use of technology.

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lexington minuteman - December 9, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation Awards $70k in Grants

Due to donations from Lexington community members and businesses, Lexington Education Foundation announced the awarding of School Community Grants and individual Fellowships through November.


lexington minuteman - November 24, 2017

Foundation Gives Thanks

Lexington Education Foundation congratulates the LEF 2017 Masters of Trivia! Clarke PTO-sponsored “Colony Collapse Disorder” team, Mark Waldeck, Audra Alexander, and Kenny Laxague, who are proudly bringing the title and trophy to Clarke Middle School!


lexington minuteman - November 20, 2017

Lexington Students Compete in 22nd Trivia Bee

Lexington Education Foundation’s 22nd TRIVIA BEE was held on Nov. 9 at the Lexington High School, where 42 teams participated in the competition in the auditorium. The energy level this year was unprecedented.


Colonial Magazine - August 2017

Kid Triathletes Earn Dollars to Benefit Lexington's Schools
By: E. Ashley Rooney
Sevent-four Lexington youth participated in the Kids Triathlon at MIT on Sunday, July 16. Lexington had the second largest team. After the race, the organizers held a post race party at the Bridge School playground, where those triathletes achieving three and four triathlons in a row were recognized and Lexington Educational Foundation (LEF) received a donation of $740.


Currents Magazine - Summer 2017

The Newcomer Project: Mentoring and Peer Leadership at Fiske Elementary School
By: Catherine Glennon Murphy
Newcomers enter our schools with rich culturaland linguistic experiences from their home countries, but they also bring anxiety and culture shock. As ELL teachers, we are responsible for these vulnerable students, but we also need the help of classroom teachers and other staff. At Lexington’s Fiske Elementary School, we are employing staff as mentors and students as peer leaders to help our newcomers transition into our school culture.


Lexington Minuteman - June 29, 2017

On June 10, over 500 adults joined LEF for their signature annual fundraising event. The night included international hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails prepared by Neillio’s, a performance by Lexington Chamber Ensemble and LHS Jazz Ensemble and raffle baskets created by Lexington school families.


Lexington Minuteman - May 31, 2017

The entire Lexington community is invited to the Lexington Education Foundation’s (LEF) “Celebration for Education: A Global Party!” on Friday, June 9 and Saturday June 10 under the tent and stars on the Hayden Recreation Center’s Lower Field.


Lexington Minuteman - May 30, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation will hold its annual Celebration for Education: A Global Party! on June 9-10 on the Hayden Recreation Center’s Lower Field at 24 Lincoln St., Lexington.

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Lexington Minuteman - May 2, 2017

Lexington Education Foundation will hold Teacher Appreciation Week from May 8 to 12. Staff and Teacher Appreciation and Recognition Awards provide a way to honor the teachers and school staff who have guided and supported children.