Many thanks to all who supported and generously donated to the Friends of La Jolla Elementary School Foundation last year. We were able to fund two additional classroom teachers to reduce class sizes; enrichment staff and supplies in art, music, technology, Spanish, dance, and theatre; a variety of support teachers and specialists across all grade levels; educational tools such as Everyday Math workbooks; and updates to help beautify our campus.
We were able to accomplish this through a combination of fundraising efforts including business sponsorships, our annual giving campaign, and our spring gala. Additionally, our Open Aire Market celebrated it’s 20th year this past fall and continues to grow and improve with your support. None of this could happen without the hard work of our wonderful volunteers and Board members.
Friends is a volunteer, parent-led organization. There are many ways to help support our excellent school beyond making a monetary donation. Our board includes people with a variety of skills – such as marketing, sales, legal and finance skills. There are other opportunities to volunteer with our annual spring gala, the party of the year and a “must attend” event. This event requires hundreds of hours of parent power, for jobs big and small. We’ll take any minute you can offer!