MFEE Annual Appeal: Fund Public. Fuel Community. For Them.


249 supporters

$65,000 goal

Team Member

Hillside Elementary School


by 8 supporters

$500 goal

Your Dollars at Work in Hillside Elementary School!

Your gift to MFEE fuels programs that support Hillside teachers, parents, and students. Hillside teachers have boosted their learning through out-of-the box Professional Development grants; families have participated in MFEE Programs like America to Me, the Healing Huddles, the You Got This! Conference; and students benefit from the innovative grants funded below.

  • Virtual Learning Tools
  • Singing with me Virtually
  • The "Go Zen Program" will motivate and inspire Hillside Online Learners
  • Flexible Seating in a Mindful Classroom
  • Science + Fiction = Perfect Together
  • Flexible Seating (7 grants)
  • Multicultural Literacy and Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Building the ELA library
  • Expanding Expression
  • Mobile Teaching Unit for Small Group Instruction
  • Standing desks to increase flexible learning options for the students of Room 103
  • Math Manipulatives and Games
  • Science Synergy
  • Monumental stained glass window called LOVE IS
  • Reading is FUN-damental
  • Little Free Libraries - Multiple Benefits
  • Student Emotional Learning in World Language classroom
  • Got to Have Games
  • Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
  • Social Thinking at Hillside School
  • Mindfulness Training
  • 1. Mindfulness Fundamentals 2. Transforming Your Classroom and Your Life in Three Steps
  • Standing Desks and other flexible seating options
  • Science Synergy 2019
  • Taiji movement and Music program
  • Handwriting Help at Teacher's Fingertips program
  • AVerVision F-17-8M Document Camera
  • Digital Piano
  • The Escape Classroom program
  • Mindfulness through YOGA for several classrooms
  • Mindfulness professional development
  • Screenagers screening for Parents and students
  • Flexible Classroom Seating for 2 classes
  • Collection of manipulative resources to complement kinesthetic activities in the world language classroom.
  • Dyslexic Readers and Kindle Tablets
  • What Did You Say?, a systematic approach to teaching vocabulary
  • Tap Dance Class Shoes & Mats for Dance fitness
  • Elmo Document Cameras
  • Teaching Heroism and Diversity in the Classroom
  • Science Synergy Symposium
  • Multi-Cultural Family Connections Project
  • Seeing Stars Program for Reading Fluency and Spelling PD Workshop
  • Screenagers screening for Parents and 5th Graders
  • Leveled Nonfiction readers
  • Reader's Theater - Making Literacy Come Alive
  • Kean University Professional Development for 6+ Staff: Developing a Makerspace Lens Across Curricula
  • Professional Development: Maximizing Children’s Literature in the Language Arts Classroom
  • Foreign Language Educators of NJ Annual Conference for Mandarin Teacher
  • Professional Development: Mindfulness in the Classroom
  • Linda mood Bell Professional Development
  • Redefining Autism Professional Development Workshop
  • Chinese Calligraphy Center
  • Book Buddy Bags: Promoting Organizational Skills for all 3rd Graders
  • Emerging Filmmakers: Final Cut Pro Video Editing Program
  • TIME For Kids: Supplemental Literacy Materials to Boost Reading and Social Studies
  • Leveled Libraries for Literacy Development
  • Supplemental Reading Materials to Complement District Curriculum
  • Flexible Seating to Increase Student Focus
  • Developing Young Authors - Materials to Bind Student-Produced Books
  • Latin American Classical Music for the Spanish Audio Collection
  • Here Now/Hear Now: Materials to Enhance Expressive Receptive Skills
  • Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom
  • Support for Program to Troubleshoot and Problem Solve Difficult Feelings and Behaviors in School

Team Members



8 supporters



13 supporters



13 supporters

Charles H. Bullock


9 supporters



5 supporters



4 supporters

Buzz Aldrin


5 supporters



7 supporters



2 supporters

Bradford Elementary


4 supporters



2 supporters



Their world has changed dramatically.

Our children face new challenges in an uncertain landscape.

And still, they shine.

Because you give them the tools & schools they need to thrive - 

not just survive.

You fund innovative teaching resources. For them.

You fuel rich learning experiences. For them.

You fund vital technology and the know-how for navigating it. For them.

You deepen racial literacy and a richer understanding of equity. For them.

You nurture their emotional and mental health. For them.

You do this for them. 

Because they will make the world better for us.



Learn more about America to Me.


Learn more about Arts Open Hearts.


Learn more about grants.


Learn more about Montclair Community Enrichment Centers.


Learn more about PEEPs.


Learn more about the News and Social Media Literacy Pilot.


Learn more about the Greenwald Professional Development grants.


Learn more about Healing Huddles.



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