MVMS Graphic Novel Day/Happy Last Day of School!


Here’s a shot of creativity and collaboration to kick off your summer. Graphic Novel Day at Marblehead Veterans Middle School is a program funded by FMPS and loved by students (click on the link below for coverage of the event by The Marblehead Reporter). Noted graphic novel authors spend the day leading drawing sessions, working with kids on their own projects, and generally inspiring everyone with their talent and enthusiasm.

We want to thank you for an amazing year of working together to provide grants that enhance the learning experience of all Marblehead public school students. Have a fun summer, and look for our 25th Anniversary events coming up this fall!


Friends and Flip Flops Summer Soirée 2015

The 2015 Friends and Flip Flops Summer Soirée was an amazing night to celebrate the Friends of the Marblehead Public Schools (FMPS), and the donors, educators, administrators, and students who all contribute to the FMPS mission: funding grants to support curriculum enrichment for Marblehead public school students and professional development for Marblehead teachers.

On June 20, more than 200 FMPS supporters gathered at the spectacular oceanfront home of Nora and Alexander Falk to raise over $60,000 to continue to fund these grants that enhance the education of Marblehead students. As FMPS prepares to kick off its 25th anniversary next year, we are truly grateful to all of our supporters.

Thank you so much to our hosts, sponsors and other special people for making the Friends and Flip Flops Summer Soiree 2015 possible….

 Special Thanks:
Nora & Alexander Falk for generously opening their home to host this evening

For your generous financial support:
National Grand Bank
Eastern Bank

For your donations:
Kappy’s Liquors
Marblehead Graphics
Marblehead Movers
Bishop Associates
Flores Mantilla
Stowaway Sweets

For performing at the event:
Multiple Guys with Noise Machines
Craig VanRemoortel (guitar)
Drew Faria (drums)
Liam Beaudoin (bass)
Ben Thorne (tenor sax)
Dan Peters (keyboard)

MHS Saxophone Ensemble

For creating our invitation:
Ana Curtin, artwork Stephanie Scola, designer


Help FMPS support Marblehead students

The upcoming Friends and Flip Flops Summer Soiree is the primary fundraiser for FMPS. When you buy tickets or make a donation, you are helping to support all Marblehead public school students. Please join us Saturday, June 20 from 5:30-8pm at the home of Alexander and Nora Falk, 452 Atlantic Avenue. Soak up the gorgeous ocean view and enjoy a night of food, a cash bar, music and good company. Tickets are $75 per person. For more details on the Soiree and to purchase tickets, please go to


We’re excited to share a new grant for 2015-16, An Apple (iPad) A Day…In Every Classroom! This grant provides Village School the funding to purchase 50 iPads (along with cases) and 46 Apple TVs and the Explain Everything App. The teachers at the Village School will be using the iPads daily to teach in their classrooms and to provide an interactive platform for communicating with other teachers and their students. “We feel this grant brings valuable ripple effects – collaboration, teamwork, curriculum enhancement, professional development best practices, student inclusion and infrastructure for critical future growth,” say Village grant writers.