Every year, AB PIP STEM holds two Fundraisers, a winter skate and spring book sale. 

Annual Family Skate FUNdraiser

2021 AB PIP Virtual Community Skate Thank You!

Thank you for donating to the 2021 AB PIP STEM VIRTUAL Community Skate FUNdraiser!  Over $1,000 was raised for the following causes:
  • Covid-19 Mask Donations - Emerson, Acton Medical, Neighbor Brigade
  • AB Community BE KIND Sign campaign – for AB Schools/Community
  • AB PIP STEM – funding for local Maker Space 
  • ABUW Covid-19 Fund
  • Open Table Food Pantry
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Home Energy Monitor Kits for Acton + Boxborough (4 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meters)
See you back Nashoba Valley Olympia in 2022!
Family Skate Thank You

2020 Skate FUNdraiser 

Thank you for attending the 21st Annual AB Skate FUNdraiser on Sunday, March 8 from 2pm-4pm at Nashoba Valley Olympia Rink (rink #3) Rte 111 in Boxborough and launching the local Acton tribute to Caroll Spinney (Acton High Class of 1951) aka ‘Big Bird’ and Oscar the Grouch! 

Family Skate

Skating, DJ music and refreshments were enjoyed by all ages & ice skating abilities. Non-skaters and  ‘Big Bird’ supporters were welcome! Many wore 'Big Bird' YELLOW & shared local memories & memorabilia that celebrated Caroll. We shared 'seeds of kindness' (sunflower bookmarks and seeds from the West Acton Citizens' Library). 

Suggested donation: $20 family or $5pp. Participants brought healthy foods to share, non-perishables for food pantry and travel size items for local Acton housing families. ALL proceeds benefitted Acton area causes: local food pantries, AB PIP STEM & community wellness & eco causes. Sponsored by AB PIP STEM and local families. Read the flyer. #bigbirdacton 

All donations benefitted:
Thank you to all who supported last year's event, the 20th annual community skate. It raised over $1,000 for local causes plus food pantry & donations for Acton Housing families. ALL of the proceeds benefited Acton Area Food Pantries (Open Table capital campaign, Acton Community Supper, Loaves and Fishes), AB PIP STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) resources (3DuxDesign STEM kit, ‘Dear Data’ book, the AB Photo Contest/Eye Tracking project), eco donations (A Plastic Ocean DVD + the 2019 PIP STEM Book Club read ‘Sustainability A Love Story’ to Acton Citizen & Memorial Library) and Wellness (ABUW ‘AB Cares’ for AB suicide awareness & prevention & AB Drive In Control Teen Driver Training). Attendees also brought food pantry items and personal care donations.

2019 SkateSpecial thank you to Nashoba Valley Olympia in Boxborough for the very generous donation of the ice rink time and Cooke’s Skate Rentals for early opening & offering some complimentary skate rentals. Thank you to Acton Coffee House and Legend Café in West Acton, Edible Arrangements in Westford and Oscar's Burrito & Mexican Grill in Boxborough for donating wonderful hospitality items. Thank you to local Acton businesses 1 on 1 Self Indulgence Spa, Q Cleaner & Tailor & Mood Chartreuse vintage shop for the donation of personal care & household items. We appreciate the Beacon and Action Unlimited publicizing the event and for coverage & photos and want to thank & the UPS Store Acton for Skate Event communication and copies.

Family Skate

See the 2016 Family Skate Photos by ABRHS Student volunteer Arushi Bhalchandra and Event photography by the Beacon.

2015 AB PIP STEM Family Skate
Slideshow Photographs by Arushi Bhalchandra, ABRHS Student, AB PIP STEM Volunteer

Family Skate
AB PIP STEM Community Family Skate Participants

Photo by David McCormick, AB PIP STEM Event Photographer

Family Skate

Photo by David McCormick, AB PIP STEM Event Photographer

Summer Bridge Workbooks and Mixing In Math Products

Every year, AB PIP STEM offers Summer Bridge Activities workbooks to help your children prevent "summer slide." The award-winning Summer Bridge books keep your students Math and Reading skills sharp and prepare them for the next year. All books are shipped directly to your home
  1. Go to
  2. Choose your book(s).
  3. Check Out. Be sure to enter our school code “ABPIP”
  4. Your books will be delivered right to your door by U.S. Mail. See the flyer
About Summer Bridge Workbooks...
  • Includes Math, Reading, Writing, Science, Fitness, and more...
  • Aligned to current state standards
  • Includes FREE online companion
  • Organized by daily activities
  • 160 colorful pages
  • Visit and use school code: ABPIP
  • Order online before school ends!
Proceeds support popular AB PIP STEM events, such as Market Math Mania, Star Party, and Discover STEM, as well as yearly scholarships. Samples of the workbooks are on view in the childrens' areas of the Acton and Sargent Memorial Libraries. For more information, email with any questions.

AB PIP STEM will hold a book sale of Mixing in Math products on Saturday June 1, coinciding with the Friends of the Acton Library Book Sale. Look for our table between the Acton Town Hall and the Acton Memorial Library from 11 am -1:00 pm. Prices range from $9.95-14.98.


Mixing in Math materials consist of a large bank of activities, games, and projects for ages 2-12, based on over 15 years of research and development supported in part by The National Science Foundation. MiM is designed to be accessible to everyone, including those with little mathematical comfort or confidence.

Acton Naturally Guide

During the summer book fundraiser, you can also purchase the Acton, Naturally Nature Guide and PIP reusable grocery bags on the same order form. Use the guide to identify local flora and fauna. Take the guide with you while hiking the Acton conservation lands this summer, or join us for Nature Walks in the fall and spring!

The Nature Guide and reusable bags are available year round. Send email to to find out more.