SAVE THE DATE!!

IMG_2002The Friends of Marblehead Public Schools (FMPS) is proudly hosting author and teacher Kaitlin Roig-Debellis on the evening of Tuesday, October 13th at 7pm at the Marblehead Veterans Middle School Performing Arts Center (PAC), 217 Pleasant St. Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is credited with saving the lives of fifteen first-grade students at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14th, 2012. In the weeks and months that followed, Kaitlin searched for answers and through a long and difficult process found a way to overcome her grief. Kaitlin has written a book about her journey called, “Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Life’s Darkest Hours,” which is scheduled for release in October 2015. The book’s sections–Purpose, Perspective, Choosing One’s Path, and Choosing Hope–chronicle a road map of growth and will provide readers with a path to conquer their own challenges.

For the past few years, Kaitlin has been traveling nationally as an inspirational speaker. Heralded as a truly gifted communicator, Kaitlin was honored as one of Glamour Magazine’s 2013 Women of the Year.

Tickets for the event will be on sale in early September and will be announced through multiple forums including the www.friendsofmarblehead.org website. If you are interested in attending, we encourage you to Save The Date of Tuesday October 13, at 7pm. It will be a unique, inspirational event and community-building opportunity for both adults and students. For more information, please contact Linda Guy at lindaplate@yahoo.com or Kathy Beurer at kathybeurer@gmail.com.

MVMS Graphic Novel Day/Happy Last Day of School!

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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!

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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
Shubie’s
Eastern Bank

For your donations:
Kappy’s Liquors
allMarblehead
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