Annual Appeal

Today’s Investment for Tomorrow’s Learning

Annual Appeal

A contribution to SERF is a contribution to creativity, enrichment, and innovation.

Dear SERF Supporters,

This year the Sudbury Education Resource Fund celebrates 30 years of championing for innovation and enrichment across all of Sudbury’s K-12 schools. Today we ask you to join us in ensuring that for the next 30 years our community’s classrooms will continue to have resources that inspire students’ curiosity, discovery, awe, and engagement.

Since 1991 SERF has funded more than $1 million in educational grants to Sudbury educators.  In just the past four years more than $200,000 of SERF funding has found it’s way into students’ school experiences.  Since March 2020, SERF has risen to meet the challenge that the COVID19 pandemic posed for our schools.  SERF educational grants supported students’ remote learning via grants for developmentally appropriate online learning platforms including Seesaw and Imagine Learning, Digital Theatre subscriptions, and Gizmos Online Science Labs.  SERF also funded technology to create Remote Learning Studios so educators could provide remote education, Chromebooks for paraprofessionals to teach from home, Take Home Book Bags for learners to increase access to reading materials, and more!

This fall of 2021 SERF awarded Science teachers at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School a grant to challenge their Forensic Science and Anatomy & Physiology students to use analytical skills to solve a crime.  With kits comprised of human bone replicas – some crafted with intentional distortions – students will observe, measure, and compare the bones to project height, sex, age, and possible geographic origin of the skeletal remains.

Creative teachers at Noyes wrote a grant for a popular Sensory Path through the halls of the school.  Basic alphabet and number sense is reinforced while students (and adults!) burn some energy as they hop, jump, crawl through an interactive visual pathway while traveling from one part of the building to another.

SERF’s mission remains constant: to invest funds into innovative and enriching grants that get students excited about learning and about being a part of their Sudbury community.  We can’t do it without you!  Generous donors, like you, have made it possible to get interesting tools into students hands and enrich their daily learning experiences.  Join us to ensure funding will be available for innovative and enriching grants to continue throughout future years!

Your annual donation to SERF is an investment in the high quality and innovative educational excellence of the Sudbury Public Schools and Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School (K-12). Every family can make a difference, and we thank you for your donation!

With sincere thanks,

Liz Adams and Julie Heim Jackson

Sudbury Education Resource Fund Co-Chairs

Curtis Middle School’s music department has received grant funding for a variety of instruments over the years including a tuba, marimba, and xylophone.

Take a tour with this Noyes student who demonstrates the use of a sensory path.