News from the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation                      Winter 2019

From our Executive Director....

Spring is almost here in Cape Elizabeth (less layers, more sunshine!) and at CEEF that means we look forward to our Spring grants! Our Spring grant cycle is one of the highlights of the year, and we'll announce the latest round of innovative projects in May.  In the meantime, grants such as the faculty lounge renovation at CEMS, beekeeping hives, a "Finding Perfect" read-along, and the composition of an original Wind Symphony piece for CEHS are all under way thanks to you, our donors!  Check-out the rest of our newsletter for updates on past grants, a Beach to Beacon auction, and other exciting CEEF news. 

Grant Spotlight

Inspired by a trip to Tefalla, Spain, CEMS Spanish Teacher Susan Dana applied for a grant to help her students connect globally while learning Spanish. Centered around the U.N. Global Goals for Sustainable Development, students from Tefalla and Cape shared ideas about recycling and underwater life through both pen-pal letters as well as Skype. This opportunity allowed the students to discover that they have many similarities – despite the miles between them.
The communication between the students let them see that although their grammar or pronunciation might not be perfect, they could still communicate, boosting their confidence. Cape students created hashtags (#noplasticoesfantastico) and designed a logo in Spanish for a reusable bag which they had printed and sent to the students in Spain.  The classes remain in contact, and Dana hopes that this will be an ongoing collaboration and exchange. 

Want to run the Beach to Beacon but sleep in on registration day?

CEEF is auctioning off one B2B entry BEFORE registration opens to Cape residents!  One lucky bidder will win a race bib and a few extra minutes of sleep.  Go to before March 12th to enter your bid and learn more!

Did you know...the Cape Robotics team started in 2005 as a CEEF grant to CEHS' Evan Thayer.  Although starting out with just four students, the program has grown to five teams encompassing grades 7-12, plus a 5th and 6th grade program. The teams have qualified for Vex Robotics World Championships 8 out of the last 9 years! 

CEEF's 8th annual Play For Education Golf Tournament & Auction is right around the corner on June 13th!  We want to thank our current sponsors:

Lead Sponsors 
Bath Savings Institution, Daly/Kadish Group at Morgan Stanley

Eagle Point Companies, The Standard Insurance

 It's Green LLC, Golf and Ski Warehouse, Port Property Management, Barrett Made, T3 Advisors

Pape Chevrolet

Longest Drive 
Luke's Lobster

The Crooked Mile 

We appreciate your support!
To become a sponsor or donate auction items, contact us at or learn more at  
CEEF sends a warm congratulations to CEHS' Richard Mullen, who retired this winter after 40 years as a teacher and Theatre Director.  CEEF was proud to award four grants to Mr. Mullen during his tenure to sponsor Speech/Debate and Theatre projects at the High School!
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