Many of you know about the Reading Technology and Education Foundation (RTEF), which has supported our school with various technology grants over the last decade. RTEF is now REF-the Reading Education Foundation. By dropping the T, REF has expanded its mission and focus in order to be able to support all innovative programs in the Reading Public Schools. REF has also expanded its board from four members to 10 and has created a new website which I strongly encourage you to visit to learn more about REF’s mission. http://readingef.org/ . As one of their fundraising efforts, REF is hosting an iPod raffle. The winner will be selected at the Festival of Trees in December. Tickets will be available in school offices and at the Hitching Post in Reading.
The Reading and Education Foundation will now play a key role in the research and development of new initiatives and ideas for the Reading Public Schools. Over the last several years, we have taken pride in trying to find new innovative ways to do what is in the best interest of our students. The Reading Education Foundation will be key in helping us continue to improve even in this difficult economic times.