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Friends of La Jolla
Elementary School, Inc.

History & Mission

Friends of La Jolla Elementary, Inc. (Friends) is the school’s fundraising group. We are a non-profit organization that benefits the children of LJES. Our mission is to enhance and enrich the education of each child at the school. Powered by your donations, together we are able to pay for the following instructional enrichments:

  • Additional classroom teachers to reduce class size
  • Instructional support teachers to work with students in small groups
  • Enrichment programs: staffing and materials for music, art, technology, and dance/theater rotation
  • Spanish program in classrooms: Twice weekly for K-2 and weekly for grades 3-5
  • Robotics units in classrooms for K-5
  • Everyday Mathematics curriculum
  • Lunch and recess supervisory staff, including YMCA Playground Partners
  • Technology enchancements
  • Campus improvements
  • Classroom supplies and educational resources for each teacher

Friends chooses its projects based on input from parents, the LJES Governance Team and School Site Council, our principal, and our teachers. We strive to support and provide educational programs which impact the highest number of students possible at La Jolla Elementary School.

It is only through your generosity that Friends can support these educational programs for the students of LJES. Friends’ monthly meetings are open to the public and we encourage all interested school community members to attend. Fundraising activities, plans, issues, and expenses are addressed at each meeting.

We sincerely appreciate your support and patronage.