Family Fun Event @ Copper Hill August 25


Family Fun Event @ Copper Hill Golf Course on August 25th.

Join us for golf, foot golf, games and a barbecue! For event or sponsorship details check out our Upcoming Events page

2017-2018 Board Members

Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools Announces 2017 – 2018 Officers and New Board Member:

2017-18 Board

From Left to Right –  Nora Padykula ~ Secretary,  Kristina Upton ~ President, Kelli Young ~ Vice President, Maria Andrade ~ Treasurer, New Board Member ~ Kathy Stanley and Assistant Treasurer & President Emeritus ~ Lauren Low.


Picture taken by Chelen Kost (SFES Board Member)

SFES Celebrates Suffield on the Green


Save the Date for the 2017 Auction


Hall of Honor Awards Luncheon Tickets

The Suffield Foundation for Excellent Schools (SFES) is pleased to announce its selections for the fourth Hall of Honor class. The Hall of Honor was established in 2003 primarily to recognize and celebrate Suffield High School graduates who have achieved noteworthy success in their chosen fields, but also to inspire and motivate current students. In addition, an “Excellence in Education” award is simultaneously given to a retired educator who has taught for at least 10 years in the Suffield Public Schools and has had a profound impact on students. An assembly will be held at SHS on Friday, May 27, 2016 to present the awards and give the recipients an opportunity to address the student body. A luncheon, which is open to the public, will be held after the ceremony at the Sunset Tavern at Suffield Country Club at 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the luncheon are $23 and can be purchased using our online order form or by contacting Johanne Presser at 860-668-5521. Reservations and payment for the luncheon must be made by May 20.
An ad hoc committee of community members and SFES Board members made the selections from the nominations received. Since the award is given only once every four years, the decision making process is difficult given the number of successful graduates, but the committee felt that these awardees have indeed hit a high mark in their respective careers. Go to the Hall of Honor page to learn more about the 2016 selections.

New Members Join Board of SFES


Lauren Low, Kera Pixton, Carolyn O’Connell, Kelli Young and Kelly Hazlet

SFES Funded Group Profiled in Newspaper

A student group SFES helped fund was recently profiled in the Journal Inquirer. Students Working to Advance Technology was awarded $2,035 by SFES in 2014 to promote student leadership, address technology competencies, provide outreach to the community through parent involvement, corporate support, and student community service. Read the complete article here.

Call For Grant Submissions: Due Feb. 20

Think you have a great idea for educational programming in Suffield Schools? Submit a Grant. You never know until you try.

During the past ten years, SFES has handed out thousands of dollars in funding to new and innovative educational initiatives.

Click here to find more information and access applications.

Grants should have clearly defined and realistic goals, as well as a specific and detailed method of implementation. When evaluating a grant proposal, the Foundation will consider whether a project meets the following criteria:

Is It Innovative?
Is Its Value Significant?
Is Its Impact Broad?
Is It Sustainable?

Auctions Winners Have a “Souper” Time

Saturday, October 19, 2013 – Smells of garlic and onion filled the Anne Kelly’s Suffield Middle School kitchen during the Soup 101 Workshop. More than dozen lucky winners bid at the Spring auction for an opportunity to meet and learn new techniques and recipes for soup-making. Participants helped prepare, taste and finally brought home the warm and flavorful soups.




SFES is featured in the Reminder News!

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