Welcome Back to School!
August 2013 News                                                                                                                         Para Espaņol
In This Issue
Buy Local Expo!

Last year, BUY LOCAL resulted in over $7 million to our schools!  Join us on September 21, 12-5pm on the 3rd Street Promenade for the 4th annual Buy Local Expo presented by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Santa Monica Inc. and the City of Santa Monica. Celebrate the campaign that helps maintain vital city services and fund our excellent public schools. Click here to learn more.
Buy Local for schools  

Love your School Library!
American Book Drive (ABD) bins have been set up at nearly all of our schools. Donate your used books, CDs and DVDs!  American Book Drive will find new homes for your donations and contribute a percentage of the proceeds to the Education Foundation in support of our school libraries. 
For collections
of 100+ pieces,  ABD will pick-up for free.
Book bin at Rogers
Vision for Student Success
Helping your Child and Every Child Succeed
New ProgramsOur Superintendent and our School Board have a vision and it is called the SMMUSD Vision for Student Success.  When this Vision is implemented in the 2014-2015 school year, it will mean that all elementary grades will get high quality arts programs, discretionary enrichment funds, smaller class size for 2nd and 3rd grades, instructional assistants, literacy coaches and professional development for teachers and staff.  At the secondary level, implementation of the Vision for Student Success means funding for discretionary enrichment programs, professional development to attract and retain the best teachers and staff, increased staff to support student needs and Reading and Math assessment tools.  Parents, teachers, staff, businesses and the entire community are working to raise $4 million annually to make this vision a reality.  Donate now to help your child, and every child, succeed! 

$50,000! That's what  School Board President, Laurie  Lieberman & Harding Lieberman, and her husband, Chris Harding are giving the Ed Foundation over 5 years. And the law firm of Harding Larmore Kutcher & Kozal, LLP is matching this personal gift, making the total $100,000!! When businesses and individuals work together, our students benefit!

Building the Foundation
The Education Foundation is growing!  Last spring we added 2 dedicated fundraising staff, requiring us to find larger quarters.  Fortunately, we did not have to move far!  A beautiful office space, formerly a tile showroom with elegantly tiled floors and walls, became available right next to our old office.

Thanks to the extreme generosity of DAVE KORADE of KORADE & ASSOCIATES, we were able to add four offices and a conference area for the cost of the materials.  Dave donated his time and expertise to build the space we call home.

We are deeply indebted to several other community businesses that donated their services to us.  Like Dave, these friends of the Foundation understood that we needed a larger space to accomplish a larger goal and volunteered their services.  Thank you to RALPH MECHUR ARCHITECTS, TASLIMI CONSTRUCTION, SUNDT CONSTRUCTION, SIMPLEX and Terry Kamibayashi and the SMMUSD MAINTENANCE team(fabulous HVAC technicians, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, locksmith, painters and skilled maintenance workers) and the IT department who graciously donated their services to design and build our new office.  The address is 1645 16th Street.   Come visit!
Santa Monica 5000 - JOIN US!
Join us for the SM 5000 Run/Walk on October 6, 2013.  This  amazing community run puts the fun in fundraising for our
student athletes, sports teams and athletic programs!
SM5000 race 

100% of the money raised goes to athletics in your school! Sign up today and get moving! www.santamonica5000.com

Support your favorite school athletic team here.   

Buy Tickets Today for Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM and Benefit our Schools!
Dollar-a-Day Campaign
and join the 2013-14
Honor Roll of Giving!

Money Raised to Date

Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation
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