Walk For Westport – 2014 – Thank you for your support

Circle_logo-to-color-1color-final-2x2Thank you for joining us for the 4th annual Walk For Westport in beautiful Westport Harbor. The weather was stunning, the participation was huge, it was a wonderful day for a great cause! This event brought generations of Westporters together to raise funds for seniors and our schools.  If you missed it, please join us in 2015!

Thank you to our generous supporters, participants and the team of volunteers!  You made it all happen! :)

In Memory and Honor of the Life of Rosemary Wetterings Lenrow, her vision for this community event will continue to unite the generations of Westport.


 Thank you to our 2014 sponsors, your generous donations make this wonderful event possible!


Even Keel Realty

Revolution Softwash

BayCoast Bank

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2014 10k  SPONSORS:

The Bayside Restaurant, Kozy Nook Restaurant, Lees Wine & Spirits, Mike Hill @ Coldwell Banker,Minuteman Press, Rosemary’s Friends, Steven Carreiro Construction, Inc.,Tim’s Lawn Care LLC, Westport Business to Business, Westport Police Association, Inc., Westport Point Neighborhood Association


2014 5k  SPONSORS:

Acoaxet Veterinary Clinic, Arruda Insurance, The Back Eddy Restaurant, Bittersweet Restaurant, Blount Seafood, Bradshaw Insurance Agency, Inc., Camara’s Plumbing & Heating, Christopher Abreu Attorney at Law,  Friends of Chuck & Wendy Goldberg , Country Woolens, F.L. Tripp & Sons, Inc., Grums Family Restaurant, Jack’s Lanscape’n, JF Moran, Joal’s Garage, LaPointe Insurance Agency, Law Office of Jennifer P. Heald, Mid City Steel Corporation, N.A.C. Security & Stereo Systems, Inc., Nick’s Pizza, Orr’s Farm Stand ,Partners Village Store, Potter Funeral Service Inc., Selectman Richard Spirlet, South Shore Dry Dock Marine, State Representative Paul Schmid, Westport Apothecary, Westport Chiropractic, Westport Federal Credit Union & William Raveis

walk-route-mapIn addition to our Race Sponsors above we also received generous donations, goods and services from local businesses and friends:

Lees Oil Service, Pine Hill Gas & Convenience, Selena Howard, Irene Buck, Michael Campbell, Sylvan Nursery, Linda Olsen, Soccer & Lees Mkt., Beth Turenne, Janet Jones and Jen Lima Photography

We look forward to seeing you in 2015!

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Klean out for kids

Klean Out For Kids!

Thank you for making our 2nd annual Yard Sale a success!  Special thanks to the WHS kids who did a fabulous job at the car wash :)

A HUGE shout out to the Kozy Nook Cafe for their donation of baked goods – we can’t thank you enough!!

clipart_yard_sale Remember us next spring ~ clean out for a great cause. All proceeds benefit the Westport Community Schools.

*Please note: Items donated should be gently used, clean and in working condition. We cannot accept cribs, playpens, booster seats, car seats, computers, printers, TV’s or mattresses.

Questions? email us:  WEFyardSale@gmail.com

Check out a few of our generous donations from last year… 1045078_542942215764404_930281332_n 945401_542943089097650_482464703_n 1002449_542942002431092_390676554_n

A Night at the Races – WEF Derby Fundraiser



shutterstock_26664436-bought shutterstock_56750293-with-logoshutterstock_6071032-bought  The Kentucky Derby on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Whites of Westport  was a fabulous success!  We held our second annual fun evening of simulated horse racing, a hat contest, mint juleps, art exhibit/auction! All proceeds from the event will fund the WEF’s programs for academic enrichment next year.


Events like this are made possible because of the wonderful support of local businesses, Westport families, friends, teachers & staff!  Thank you!!

Thank you to our Race Sponsors for 2014:  Arruda Insurance, Buzzards Bay Brewery, BayCoast Bank, Carol Akerson & Rich Kelly,  Even Keel Realty, J F Moran Company, Providence Journal, Tim’s Lawn Care , Westport Point Neighborhood Assoc.,  & Ustinov Jewelers

Thank you to our Banner Sponsors:  BayCoast Bank & Partners Village Store

Local Business Sponsors:  Arruda Constrution, Back Eddy, Beach House Newport, Beautiful Things, Cardi’s Furniture, Chasse Heating & A/C, Courtyards Ltd., Cummings Realty, Davis & Tripp Inc., En L’air School of Dance, Equity Real Estate, Frymark Designs, Graphix Plus, Jen Lima Photography, Joal’s Garage, John Byer, Lickety Splits, Lloyd Center for the Environment, Meredith Brower Photography, Mid City Steel, Mirasol’s Cafe, Osprey Kayak Center, Pawlissa, Red Cedar, RISD Museum, Riverside Art, Screencraft Tileworks LLC, Signature Signs, Somerset Creamery, Steve Medeiros Auctioneer, Studio 25, The Westporter, Village Garage, Westport Chiropractic, Westport Fire Association (L-1802), Westport Happenings, Westport Police Assoc.

Special Thanks to LaFrance Hospitality & Steve Medeiros Auctioneer!

Thank you to just a few of our Horse Sponsors: A bunch of Ya-Ya’s, Allen Family, Annonymous (9), Baron Family, Pedneau-Bernard Family, Buck Family, Burkholder Family, Reitzas-Butler Family, Camisa Family, Carney Family, Corey Family, DaLuz Family, DaPonte Family, DeMoura Family, Deston Family, Dutra Family, Fellows Family, Ferrarini Family, Ferris Family, Giblin Family, Goldberg Family, Gormley Family, Howard Family, Hutchison Family, Dufault Family, Lima Family, Miller Family, Jones Family, LaFrance Family, Laird Family, Lavoie Family, Lecomtes Family, Ledoux Family, Legendre Family, MacMaster Family, Sullivan Family, Sullivan Family, Michaelewich Family, Nedel Family, Ostroff Family, Nordoff Family, Paull Family, Perry Family, Pichette Family, Powell Family, Rioux Family, Santos Family, Gifford Family, Gifford Family, Slade & Cole Family, Mullaney Family, Tobias-Micheel Family, Torre Family, Tripp Family, Turene Family, Weinberg Family, WES 1st Grade Teachers,  WES 2nd grade Teachers, WES 3rd grade Teachers, WES 4th grade Teachers, MAC Teachers & Staff, WMS Purple House & WMS Office, WHS  Admin & Teachers   - get your horses ready for next year!!

Please note, there were many last minute sponsors, please email us if we did not include your name in our list above!

See you next year :)

Number of WHS students taking an AP exam has grown 175%

AP test growth 2013Since its inception in 2010, the Westport Education Foundation funded training to enable Westport High School to double its Advanced Placement curriculum by adding Calculus, Statistics, and Psychology. WEF funded an additional $8,000 this summer for additional training on existing programs and to help the Middle School add Pre-AP Calculus and English. The results are clear: 175% increase in the number of Westport High School students taking an AP exam since 2010.

AP Matching Grant Challenge is COMPLETED!

matchinggrantsR. Michael and Martha Sullivan will match the $5,000 we received to support Westport’s Advanced Placement programs. Read more! http://www.eastbayri.com/news/grant-sought-to-boost-westport-highs-ap-offerings/

Over $20,000 in new grants for 2013-2014!

Portrait of a group of business people laughing against white baNew programs include Pre-AP Math and English at WMS and a reading mentor program for WES/WMS students. We also renewed funding for the 1st grade literacy club, 4th and 7th grade math teams, Destination Imagination (9 teams!), 5/6th grade book club, 7/8th grade writer’s guild, middle school science fair, middle school art club sculpture materials, and SAT preparation courses. Lastly, we helped to send two high school teachers for their second year of AP training for biology and calculus.

Westport success at Destination Imagination tournament

041Westport Elementary School 4th grade girls won FIRST place in the regional Destination Imagination tournament and will advance to the state competition. Congratulations to all seven Westport teams that successfully competed!

Next WEF Board Meeting

Our next meeting date is September 8 – this is a closed executive session only.  The October meeting will be open to the public, date & time tba.


  • A group of twelve-year old students working on a creative problem-solving project to compete in the international Odyssey of the Mind program
  • High school students learning from a cutting edge marine sciences program in partnership with MIT
  • Second graders building a monarch butterfly garden/habitat to increase their understanding of life cycles and to create a resource for the community
  • First graders engaged in an incubator project that exposes students to science enrichment activities including hatching, observing and journaling

These are among the many projects being funded by education foundations across Massachusetts. Please help us to bring programs like these to Westport.