Fundraising and Grants Award Dinner

Please join us in honoring this year’s grant and award winners.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Cyprian Keyes Golf Club – Boylston, MA

Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Dinner at 7:30 PM

Tickets for the dinner are $70.00 per person. Please send your check made payable to:
Shrewsbury Education Foundation
c/o Sandra Fryc
21 Pheasant Hill Drive
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Full Dinner Details

JPC Awards logoJ.P. Collins awards announced

J.P. Collins Awards Recipients, 2014 – 2015​


Todd Bazydlo – Shrewsbury High School


Andrea Collins – Oak Middle School
Lynn Skavis – Calvin Coolidge Elementary School


Maura Egan – Oak Middle School
Brenda Filiere – Shrewsbury High School
Pamela Johnson – Shrewsbury High School
Kelly O’Connell – Sherwood Middle School


Theresa Collier – Shrewsbury High School
Pat Tighe – AA Transportation, Bus #53

SEFCarePackageLooking for a Teacher/Staff Gift?

How about a Care Package!

Show an educator that you care
with an “In Your Honor” Care Package

Sponsored by the Shrewsbury Education Foundation
and Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar

Honor someone on your child’s team this holiday season with a gift to the Shrewsbury Education Foundation. We will recognize your $25 donation with an In Your Honor Care Package, hand-delivered to that “special someone” on your child’s school team.

Your gift to SEF helps fund grants to school staff to create innovative projects in the classroom! Each person you honor—teacher, aide, specialist, crossing guard, bus driver, office staff, nurse, principal—will be presented with a gift bag of holiday treats, personal care items, and a $5 gift certificate to Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar. Each gift bag is tagged with a special card honoring the recipient on your behalf.

Apple Spice Juice Bar

The SEF thanks Apple Spice Café & Juice Bar for generously providing the gift certificates.

To donate and purchase Care Package(s), please go to our “In Your Honor” page.

Your gift is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Shrewsbury Education Foundation’s tax identification number is 04-3168554.

Community Service Award Announced!

Shrewsbury Education Foundation announces annual awards and fundraising dinner honoring grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients as well as this years Community Service Award honoree: Dr. Joseph Sawyer

Joseph and Laurence Sawyer

Community Service Award honoree, Joseph Sawyer (L) with his wife, Laurence Sawyer (R).

Shrewsbury Education Foundation invites the Greater Shrewsbury Community to honor and celebrate this year’s Educational Grant recipients and John P. Collins Awards for Excellence recipients along with Dr. Joseph Sawyer for his outstanding service to the community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools at the Annual Awards and Fundraising Dinner on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, MA.

SEF is an all-volunteer organization that raises money to fund grants which put resources and programs directly into the classroom. Shrewsbury Public School teachers write grant applications seeking funding for unique learning experiences and resources that will directly benefit students.

SEF will also celebrate the recipients of the John P. Collins Awards for Excellence. This award honors the exemplary efforts of those whose work brings to life the mission of the Shrewsbury Public Schools: to provide students with the skills and knowledge for the 21st century, an appreciation of our democratic tradition and the desire to continue to learn throughout life. The award is named for former Superintendent, John P. Collins, PhD, who served for 16 years in Shrewsbury (1978-1994) and continues to exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The Community Service Award is granted to a town leader who, goes above and beyond in delivering outstanding services to the community and to the Shrewsbury Public Schools. Dr. Joseph Sawyer has been an integral part of the community since 1997 when he became the assistant principal at Floral Street School. In his current role as superintendent of the Shrewsbury Public Schools, there is no bigger champion of public education than Dr. Sawyer. He is passionate about education and spends significant time beyond the normal work day and job requirements to ensure that the children of Shrewsbury receive an excellent education. During the recent Proposition 2 ½ override campaign, Dr. Sawyer played a pivotal role in providing the community with clear and concise information regarding education practices and costs. Dr. Sawyer’s clear understanding of the educational needs of the community coupled with his patience and guidance became critical instruments leading to the success of the override campaign.   SEF is grateful to Dr. Sawyer for his leadership and unwavering dedication to our community and the Shrewsbury Public Schools.