FOUNDATION NEWS
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT….
Elaine Seals 
After celebrating our 10 year anniversary last March, I am excited to be leading the Foundation as we continue our mission. I am always impressed with the support we receive from our small community. This support enables us to remain focused on bringing teacher grants, scholarships, and district-wide grants to the children in the Midland Park schools. Our year is off to a great start and I’m confident that we will continue the momentum for a successful 2016-17 year!
MORE THAN JUST A RUN…….
3RD ANNUAL 5K RUN, 1-MILE WALK
This Fall the MPPEF returned with the 3rd Annual 5K held on Saturday, September 10, and despite scorching temperatures, it proved to be another success for the foundation. In addition to the traditional 5K run and 1-mile walk, the Foundation added a Kids’ Fun Run which was Grand Marshaled by Godwin Elementary School’s Physical Education teacher, Brian DeCarlo. To complement the Fun Run, Mr. DeCarlo led a warm up and pep talk on Vet’s field. Also featured at the event was a workout let by Midland Park business, Crossfit Bison. 

There were more that 100 businesses & families that contributed to the success of the 5K by providing support in the form of sponsorship, services donated, or volunteering time and energy. This event brings our community together, from the Midland Park Police Department, CERT & Ambulance Corp, school administration and sports teams to families and businesses. With close to 400 runners and walkers, over $20K was raised for future educational initiatives in the Midland Park Public School system.
10 Year Anniversary Gala was a Success !
With over 280 guests including 60 original Founders of the MPPEF, the event was record breaking! We raised $39,000 from the very generous community in which we serve. Highlight of the evening was a check presented to the district in the amount of $79,665.34!! Because of your support we have funded over $400,000 in the last ten years and we cannot thank you enough!
WHAT WE FUNDED…….
1:1 TECHNOLOGY INITIATIVE
A total of 134 chrome books were funded by the MPPEF. With this donation, our 5th and 6th graders are now participating in the 1:1 technology initiative. Also, Highland students in grades 3 and 4 are now able to utilize the existing technology in the eight computer carts, resulting in Highland School essentially becoming a 1:1 tech resource school.
MPHS JR/SR MEDIA CENTER
Major construction of the media center is complete! Work is still in progress to create a space for the students to plug-in, read and collaborate. More to come!
SAVE THE DATE !!!

JOIN US FOR AN EPIC BLACK & WHITE BASH FEATURING THE NERDS!
Incredible LIVE AUCTION, silent auction,
basket raffles, 50/50 and MORE!!
MACALUSO’S RESTAURANT
Tickets go on sale November 18th
Questions? Contact Joan Doumas at chelly1227@aol.com

Congratulations to the 113 Midland Park students who became Summer Reading Stars!! This amazing program designed to inspire and encourage all children to read throughout the summer is offered through the joint efforts of the MPPEF, the Highland and Godwin schools and the Midland Park Public Memorial Library.

Please return the lawn sign you received to the library if you haven’t already done so and be sure to participate next summer.

Welcome to our new Trustees

Diane Allen
April Catuogno
Jane Gerald
Suzanne Mayer
Deb Oliveri
Eileen Russell
Shannon Shortway

Our New Executive Board

Elaine Seals, President
Sandi Abballe, Treasurer
Joan Doumas, 1st VP
Bridget Galella, 2nd VP

Join us at our meetings! 
Highland Media Center
7:30PMNovember 14, 2016
January 9, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
April 17, 2017
May 8, 2017
June 12, 2017

Questions? Want to Volunteer?
Contact one of our dedicated BOT members:

Sandra Abballe, Diane Allen, Elizabeth Asencio, April Catuogno, Cheryl Crocitto,
Joan Petrocelli Doumas, Amy Fells, Bridget Galella, Jane Gerald, Carol Guingon,
Michele Iannone, Laurie Kamp, Suzanne Mayer, Dina Murray, Deb Oliveri ,
Trish Olson, Emily Parker, Eileen Russell, Elaine Seals, Shannon Shortway,
Barbara Tarleton, Grace Torry, Anna Vlacancich
Ways to support all year….
Amazon Smile, Community Thrift Shop, Teacher Appreciation
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