Rockford Education Foundation

Rockford Education Foundation calendars available now

September 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

  The Rockford Education Foundation Community Events Calendar is available at a school, business or community organization near you right now. Look for student artwork each month and a 10% off coupon for a Rockford Community Education class. Do you want to know when the Rockford Harvest Festival takes place? Are you interested in the dates for conferences, school holiday [...]

Zumba Exercise also REF fundraiser

May 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Second grade teacher Natalie Maj works hard to motivate the students in her Meadow Ridge Elementary School classroom. But it’s her second job that stretches the limits of her ability to motivate. Maj is a Zumba instructor, combining her ability to teach with her passion for fitness. The fast-paced, get-up-and-dance exercise program fuses Latin rhythms with aerobic [...]

What’s up with the big green footprints?

April 15, 2009 // 0 Comments

Sue Arend (R) REF Administrator and Rockford High School senior Shelby Jacobs (L) announce the “Selling of the Sod” event. Jacobs is currently serving as a RHS Co-operative Intern with the REF under the mentorship of Arend. Buy your own piece of Ted sod by Cliff and Nancy Hill It’s spring and miraculously the downtown sidewalks have sprouted pairs of big green [...]

Volunteers Key to Success of REF Phone-a-Thon

March 12, 2009 // 0 Comments

The last week of February, the Rockford High School Media Center housed 125 dedicated volunteers over a three-day period. These volunteers called every parent in the Rockford School District to ask for a donation to the Rockford Education Foundation. Their efforts resulted in over $22,500 in pledges to the foundation, which, in turn, gives over $60,000 per year to the [...]

February Phone-a-thon to Benefit Rockford Education Foundation

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

The Rockford Education Foundation will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon on February 24, 25 and 26, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Volunteers will be calling parents in the Rockford School District to ask for donations. The foundation funds educational opportunities for learners in the Rockford area. “We typically give back around $60,000 per year [...]
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