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From The President

Welcome Back!

Many thanks to all who supported and generously donated to the Friends of La Jolla Elementary School Foundation this past year. We were able to fund two additional classroom teachers to reduce class sizes; enrichment staff and supplies in art, music, technology, Spanish, performing arts, yoga, and library; a variety of support teachers and specialists across all grade levels; educational tools such as Everyday Math workbooks and laptops; 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 which was one of the most successful (and FUN!) events in our school’s history. Additionally, our Open Aire Market will celebrate it’s 19th year this 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. I want to give a special thanks to Colleen Royal for serving as President of Friends for the last 3 years!

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!

Best wishes to our teachers, staff, parents, and students for a wonderful school year!

Angie Tetmeyer Yazici