The Gloucester Education Foundation has several exciting events coming soon that we thought you might like to know about.
Wednesday, December 1st: Race to Nowhere Fundraiser at Cape Ann Community Cinema
On Wednesday, December 1st, the Cape Ann Community Cinema will show the award-winning film "Race to Nowhere" to raise money for the GEF. “Race to Nowhere” is new documentary about the pressures faced by American schoolchildren and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. It is a call to mobilize families, educators, and policy makers to challenge current assumptions on how to best prepare the youth of America to become healthy, bright, contributing and leading citizens. Watch the trailer here.
The film will be shown at 7:00p; $2 of the $10 ticket cost will be donated to the GEF. The cinema is located on Main Street above Mystery Train; special thanks to Rob Newton for supporting the GEF!
Thursday, December 2nd: Holiday Book Fair to support Gloucester District Schools
The Gloucester Public School District is holding a holiday book fair in collaboration with Barnes & Noble. Shop at B&N (near the North Shore Mall ) any time on Thursday, December 2nd; identify yourself as a GPS book fair customer, and the Gloucester Public Schools District will receive 15% to 20% of your purchases! This includes their huge selection of books, music, and toys, and even cafe purchases. In addition, each GPS district school has put together a wish list for its library.
You can also shop online between December 2nd and December 7th at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/bookfairs; just enter book fair ID #10355451 at checkout. If you already have an B&N account, please click the "Change Payment" link at checkout to specify the book fair ID.
Prefer to shop in Gloucester? Both the Dogtown Book Shop and The Bookstore of Gloucester will have books requested by GPS teachers and librarians on display throughout the holiday season. A book donation is a wonderful way to honor an educator or school supporter.
The GEF is proud to help GPS with this exciting fundraiser.
Today: The Gloucester Education Foundation Is On Facebook!
The Gloucester Education Foundation is now on Facebook! If you are on Facebook, simply click this link to view the GEF’s Facebook page, where you can see photos and articles about past events. Then click the Like button, and you will receive notices of upcoming GEF events.