MCFEE Grant Patrol

MCFEE, the Manheim Central Foundation for Educational Enrichment, held its first Grant Patrol on June 9, 2014.   MCFEE trustees, volunteers and the co-executive directors visited all of the five schools in the Manheim Central School District to deliver grant awards totaling $102,105. Inspired by the Publisher’s Clearing House Prize Patrol, drums, kazoos, balloons, and bells announced MCFEE’s arrival at each room, with surprised teachers and students on the other side of the door.

Check out the video to see the reactions of the winning students and teachers.

Check out the MCFEE grants that the Manheim Central Students enjoyed this past school year.   Our recently announced 2014-15 grants are featured here.

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End of the Year High Five

Surprise your favorite teacher or staff member at Manheim Central with a high five certificate and small gift during the last week of school.   For a donation of any size to MCFEE, you can thank someone at MC that has made it a great year for you.  See the High Five Page under the event tab for more information and the form to send in to make this happen. high5

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You’re Invited!

Vocal and Music Theory students will benefit from the expertise of Matt Lammin, who will travel from his England home to interact with students as part of a MCFEE Artist in Residence grant, submitted by Dr. Louise Anderson, MCHS Choral Director.  His weeklong visit includes working with the Chansodié vocal group on performing a piece he wrote especially for them. His music classes in England have used Skype with Dr. Anderson’s Music Theory students throughout the semester for added interactions.  The vocal group has also been to a recording studio to record the piece, as seen in the picture.  It has already been a wonderful experience for the musicians, and the culminating event will be the spring concert, and you can be there.

Mr. Lammin will conduct his composition with Chansodié at the High School Spring Concert on Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at the MCHS auditorium.

The public is encouraged to attend this concert in support of our music department and to see how MCFEE’s investment is making a difference in the Manheim Central School District.recording studio 007

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The MCFEE 2014 Dinner Auction Is Almost Here!

Everything is being readied for this “best ever” event.  Hundreds of unique items, services and packages are numbered and categorized.  All it needs is YOU.  For those who already bought their tickets, Thank You, and see you Saturday!

Can’t make Saturday’s event?  Not to worry, you can still be part of this 11th annual event!  Here’s how:   Join us and others for online bidding two days before the Saturday’s event.

Starting very early Thursday morning (March 27) at 12:10 am, non-attendees and attendees alike can visit http://bidpal.net/mcfeeauction2014  using any internet connected computer or smart device.  There you can preview all Silent Auction items.  There’s a link to show you how BidPal works.  You can register and place bids on those items.  If you attended last year’s auction, your registration information will still be in BidPal but you will have an opportunity to update as needed, and mark yourself as active to bid (credit card is required).

Online bidding will be open from 12:10 am Thursday through Midnight on Friday 3/28. From Midnight until 9 am on Saturday morning, the site will be unavailable to allow BidPal port over maintenance.  At 9 am, the site will re-open and bidding can resume.  BidPal bidding will continue right up to 8:30 pm when the Silent Auction closes for all bidders.

Attendees will continue to enjoy the LIVE auction, while non-attendees can proceed on their devices to check-out and complete their transaction.  BidPal emails you a receipt.  If a non-attendee wins any item, it will be taken to Myer’s Furniture for you to pick up during normal business hours, starting Monday 3/31. Presentation of your receipt will get you your winnings.

The Manheim Central Foundation for Educational Enrichment appreciates all the hard work of dozens of volunteers, the many generous donors who commit time, money and items, and all those who support us through their auction participation.  Together all of us are “Fostering Excellence in Education” for benefit of the students of the Manheim Central School District!

Still have a question…we’re just an email away…“Click here to send a message”.

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One Week to Go!

Just one week before 500+ guests gather for a wonderful meal and the chance to bid on fabulous items donated by generous businesses and individuals.  You won’t believe the great items we’re ready to unveil.  In fact, you can get an early “peek” and even start placing bids the day before the auction!  Stay tuned for details.

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