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Shop at Vince to Benefit BCSD Students!

    The clothing store Vince (women’s and menswear) at the Westchester Mall store is offering customers a 15% discount to FAME friends and they will donate 10% of the evening’s sales to FAME. The event will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 6 – 9 pm ONLY. RSVP at: bforchetti@vince.com

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Author Jack Gantos visits PRES

It’s not every day that a Newbery Medal-winning author visits a local school—which made Wednesday, December 12, 2012 a very special day at Pound Ridge Elementary School. Jack Gantos was named the 2012 Newbery Medal winner for Dead End in Norvelt, a semiautobiographical middle-grade novel that takes place during the summer of 1962, when narrator Jack Gantos turns 12 and spends most of his days grounded until he is assigned to help an elderly neighbor with a most unusual chore. Mr. Gantos has written book favorites, such as the Rotten Ralph and Joey Pigza series and many other novels and...

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Creating an Outdoor Classroom

Due to funding by Bedford FAME, students from the Hillside Program were able to join a master carpenter in constructing a handicapped-accessible potting bench that will be donated to MKES and a bench that will be placed in the school’s garden along with a lighting system to aid the growth of plants. The students were also able to decorate bird houses and bee homes that will be used to pollinate the garden. Students were able to work cooperatively and develop skills with tools such as the circular saw.

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Pound Ridge Elementary School Garden

The PRES fifth grade was able to carry out a special project in their school garden due to a grant from Bedford FAME. They were able to learn about the importance of naturally occurring plant species in North America by creating a Native Species Garden. The students were educated about the importance of native plants; teaching them about the plants ecological and environmental importance.  The students then created the new garden space, planted over 40 native plants and have maintained the space.  In addition, the students have recorded data on different bird species that they have observed...

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Middle School Jazz Trio Supports FAME

Middle School Jazz Trio Supports FAME

Jazz Trio Raises Funds for Music Department On Sunday June 16th, Nolan Vernon and two of his fellow jazz band musicians played outside Scotts Corner Market to raise money for the Fox Lane music department.  With Nolan on trombone, Drew Gregory on keyboard and Sam Sussman on bass, the trio played for two hours and received donations of $201. The music also brought a smile to many faces. The students have donated the money that they raised to F.A.M.E. We thank them for their...

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Carnevale 2013

Carnevale 2013

“Live in Color”  Our class celebration of Carnevale was so much fun! We made masks, learned about the origin of Carnevale, and watched videos, learning about the long held traditions, of mask making contests, and the Piazza San Marco Angel flight. We learned all about the different ways Italians celebrate during this great festival. We all especially enjoyed making masks, designing them and getting to be creative with all the feathers, colors, and jewels. Thank you for the funding for the materials and allowing us to take part in the amazing celebration of...

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