Northborough Education Foundation

In Support of Our Schools

Northborough Education Foundation - In Support of Our Schools

2016 Applefest Gala is SOLD OUT

Thank you to all of you who jumped at the chance to buy your tickets! We are looking forward to seeing you in September!

If you did not get tickets, be sure to add yourself to our Wait List. If weather permits, we may release additional tickets the week of the event.

Visit to be added to the Wait List.
If you have tickets that you cannot use and would like to donate them back to NEF (no refunds will be given) please email us at

Celebrate a teacher with a Golden Apple

Golden Apple end of year

The end of the school year is a great time to say thanks to a teacher or staff member who truly has made a difference for your child. A Golden Apple certificate is an easy, no stress way to do that and we even give you the option to add a $5 gift card to Target or Dunkin Donuts for a special touch.

Graduating or moving up to another school in the fall? Before leaving your current school, think of those staff members who have made a positive impact over the years.

Each Golden Apple is tax-deductible and helps NEF raise funds for grants for our schools.  Click here to order yours on line now.  Deadline is Monday, June 13, 2016 to ensure delivery before the last day of school.

Princesses help to raise $7,000

Princess Tea 2 Princess Tea 1

Moms and grandmothers joined 104 little princesses for a sold out tea party sponsored by Northborough Education Foundation on May 7, 2016, which was held at Algonquin Regional High School. The annual event is one of the biggest fundraisers for NEF and raised $7,000.

Entertainment included performances by two dance teams from Diane Cournoyer Dance Center and the girls had the opportunity to meet, dance, and sing with special guests Ariel and Rapunzel. Nail painting, crafts and a scavenger hunt rounded out the afternoon for the girls and the moms took their chances on raffle items.

Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates was the event sponsor.

Order Teacher Appreciation Week Golden Apples by May 1


Teacher Appreciation week is May 2-6, 2016. Honor that special staff member in your child’s life with a Golden Apple accompanied with a beautiful potted plant. Certificates and plants will be delivered on May 5 and May 6. For more information on the program, click here or  order on line no later than May 1 to ensure delivery.  All donations will help NEF award academic grants for school initiatives that fall outside the realm of the annual school budget.

Team Trivia Night 2016

Forty-eight teams matched wits at NEF’s 7th annual Team Trivia Night held on April 1, which resulted in raising $9,000 in profit.

The top three scores were extremely close with the winning team Nerds with Friends scoring 85 points. The team consisted of Lincoln Street School staff members Peter Olson, Leigh King, Linda Broderick, and Lorie Caldicott. The Cul de Sacks team came in second place with 83 points and tied for third place was Team America: Most Best at Winning and The GoodFellas with 82 points.

The best costume award went to team Real Housewives of Northboro 1766, comprised of staff members from Marguerite E. Peaslee School

The panel of judges included John Coderre, Tom Lowe, Beverly Mulkey, Laure LeBrecque, Margaret Donohoe, and Rep. Harold Naughton.



Holiday Golden Apples are Ready to Order

golden apple holiday 2015

It’s already that time of year again, where we are making our holiday shopping list and checking it twice.  No need to stress about teacher gifts though when you can purchase a Golden Apple without even a trip to the mall.

A Golden Apple certificate can be personalized at the cost of 1 for $15 or 5 for $50. This year, you are also able to add a $5 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts or Target.

To ensure delivery by Monday, Dec. 21, please order no later than Tuesday, Dec. 15. It’s a perfect way to recognize those teachers and staff members who have made a lasting impact.

To learn more about the Golden Apple program click here or to go directly to the online order form, click here.





NEF Funds over $26,000 in Grants

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson

NEF awarded over $26,000 in funds to 15 grant recipients during a special ceremony held at the Northborough Free Library on Sept. 15.

Superintendent of Schools Christine Johnson thanked NEF and noted her appreciation for teachers and staff who went the extra mile to seize the opportunity to write and submit a grant and to continue to put the kids first.

NEF President Marile Borden communicated her thanks to NEF’s corporate sponsors as well as to the community and schools who have supported the numerous fundraisers throughout the year including the Golden Apple Appreciation Awards, Trivia Night, Mother/Daughter Princess Tea, Northborough Local First Ladies Night Out, and the Applefest Gala. This support enabled NEF to approve to fully or partially fund 15 grants.

Descriptions of the 15 grants that were approved can be found here.  (Event photos were taken but Sue Ogar.)