The MAF Newsletter
We have recently completed our second series of workshops in partnership with the West Orange Public Library. Our record attendance day, we had 21 middle school students accompanied by their parents. Students had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, most of them educators, cover topics such as public speaking, learning styles, comfort zones, time management, and tips and tools for independent learning. They learned the ways to relieve test taking stress, and were always encouraged to share their “ take-aways,” the pieces of information they found to be most helpful. We had past students of Mr. Aymar share their stories in person and via video, recounting the value in the life lessons he taught them.
The Summer workshop series, which pick up mid-July, will concentrate on public speaking skills, as requested by the students.
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We are now only one month away from our first annual fundraising event. From the early planning stages to the fulfillment of our mission statement, this will be our opportunity to share how our foundation has grown.
We encourage you to share the invitation with your contacts, as this event promises to be a beautiful celebration in a most perfect venue.
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Our Lady of the Lake in Verona held a fundraiser to benefit The Michael Aymar Foundation. "Minute to Win It“ was started by the Student Council last year, and this year the students decided to donate the proceeds to the Michael Aymar Foundation. This beautiful gesture by the students and moderators of the Student Leadership provided us with a heartwarming return to the school where Mr. Aymar taught for 2 years, and is where his son, Peter, attended middle school. Marlly Garcilazo, a member of our Advisory Board, shared lessons and memories of Mr. Aymar. Students were engaged and curious about the qualities that made Mr. Aymar a special and loved teacher. We are grateful to Cyndy Zabady, and especially Lisa Berzanskis and Brittany McFarlane, moderators of Student Leadership for displaying an incredible generosity of spirit that speaks volumes about the quality of the education that OLL provides. We are honored to be back at one of the schools which plays a big part in our story.
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