The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will celebrate its 22nd season of Toast to the Teachers between May 25 – June 22.
MFEE Toast to the Teachers is a long-standing tradition of the Montclair Public Schools. These family-hosted parties not only celebrate those who nurture and shape our children, but they also help raise critical funds to support teacher grants that fuel classroom innovation.
Every dollar raised from Toasts directly funds everything from cutting-edge science equipment to alternative seating that increases student focus to school-wide enrichment programs to inspire writers.
Toast proceeds allow MFEE to award approximately $75,000 in Educational Excellence grants each year either as classroom-based initiatives or school-wide programs.
MFEE Executive Director Masiel Rodriquez-Vars explains, “Toasts are the heart and soul of MFEE. They combine two of our key objectives: celebrating school/community heroes and funding educational innovation. So sign up to attend an ice cream sundae party with your kids or to sip a cocktail with fellow parents so that you can continue to fund the exciting things happening in our schools!”
Families who would like to Host a Toast to help MFEE raise funds and to honor an amazing educator, may do so by filling out this registration form.
Families are also encouraged to Attend a Toast to celebrate the Toast Honoree and raise funds to support Educational Excellence grants. A listing of all the Toasts can be found here.
New this year, MFEE is offering a TOAST PASS for $125, which allows 2 adults and their children to attend as many toasts as they’d like!
Families who can’t host or attend a Toast, but still want to fund innovation may donate here. On the page, you’ll see a sample of the resources that your donations help fund. 100% of your donations to Toast to the Teachers 2018 will fund an Educational Excellence grant submitted by school staff.