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May 2016 Newsletter

Do you know what the Summer "Brain Drain" is? Check out what we are reading and watching this month to learn more. Summer is coming and our team has a lot of exciting stuff coming for you--stay tuned!

Did you know?

$15 buys a book to add to our Mobile Library, Reading on Wheels, collection.
$25 provides breakfast for a Brain Forest Summer Learning student for 5 weeks
$50 ensures that we have water for our Summer Learning field trips--our kids get hot!
$100 buys STEM learning kits to serve kids with Reading on Wheels
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Brain Forest Summer Learning Academy Student Applications Are Out!

Click here to access and download the student application. Please return applications ASAP to our office. 
What We're Watching: What is Summer Brain Drain?
 Montgomery Ed takes on 
Network Night
Tuesday, April 26th, the Birmingham Education Foundation welcomed our team to participate in their community engagement, Network Night, at Tuggle Elementary School in Birmingham, AL. We enjoyed connecting with both the Birmingham Ed staff and the residents of Birmingham. Thanks for everything you do for our kids!
HAPPY NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Though we can never quite appreciate them enough for all that they do, this week we celebrate our dedicated teachers across the nation for their special roles in shaping the futures of talented and bright young minds. From the MEF team to all the educators making a difference day in and day out, we say THANK YOU!

May Spotlight:
Parents Say "No" to the Summer Slide

Summer is just around the corner and many parents and families are gearing up for a return to the Brain Forest. In this month's spotlight, two parents share their story on how MEF's Brain Forest Summer Academy is helping their children stay engaged and excited through the summer while preventing the notorious "brain drain".

Want to hear from some of our parents about the impact summer learning is having on their children? Check out these testimonies on the new MEF blog!
What We're Reading: "How to Prevent Summer Brain Drain - Tips from Teachers"

This article from the Washington Post gives parents with children of all ages tips on how to engage and challenge students during their summer vacations.
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