HARVARD -- The Harvard Schools Trust is pleased to welcome back all the students and staff at Hildreth Elementary School and the Bromfield School for the 2014-2015 school year.

The Trust supports the schools by giving educational enrichment grants to teachers who apply for programs, projects and activities that support and enrich the curriculum in Harvard Public Schools.

The Board of Directors reviews the grant requests at monthly meetings. For the 2014-2015 academic calendar year, the Trust will meet on the following dates (grant requests need to be submitted 10 days before each board meeting): Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12 and June 9.

Parents and students may apply for a grant too, if their application is sponsored by a Hildreth or Bromfield teacher. For downloadable forms and guidelines on how to submit a grant request to the Trust, go to: http://harvardschoolstrust.org/Grants/GrantSubmission.aspx.

SAVE THE DATES

Mark your calendars now for an upcoming fundraiser over Columbus Day Weekend that brings in significant donations which enable the Trust to fund educational enrichment grants each year:

Harvard Flea Market, Saturday, Oct. 11

-- Held on the grounds of the Bromfield School, this huge community event draws a crowd of 1,000's from as far as NH and CT to shop for antiques, collectibles, yard sale items, seasonal gifts and more.


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-- www.harvardfleamarket.com

HST Annual Meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 12

--The public is invited and encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the Harvard Schools Trust. The annual meeting is an opportunity for the community to learn more about this local educational organization, its mission and goals. The annual meeting will be held in the Bromfield School library at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Stay connected

The general public may stay connected with the Harvard Schools Trust via social media. The HST is both on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/harvardschoolstrust and Twitter https://twitter.com/harvardtrust.

The Harvard Schools Trust was formed in 1989 as a 501(c)(3) charitable, exclusively educational organization to raise funds to supplement the curriculum and activities of the Harvard Public Schools. The Trust has awarded over $500,000 in educational grants to Hildreth Elementary School and the Bromfield School. The Trust is independent of all municipal and school boards and teacher organizations. It acts in harmony with the schools' educational goals and is governed by a board of directors consisting of parents and community leaders. For more information, go to www.harvardschoolstrust.org.