Every other year, the Portola Valley Schools Foundation (PVSF) hosts a springtime celebration called FANfare to benefit our Portola Valley Schools as well as to bring the entire community together for a fun, charitable party right on our own school grounds. FANfare focuses on raising money for one big special project called the Fund-A-Need (or “FAN”), which is identified through collaboration with teachers and school district leadership.
WHAT IS THE FUND-A-NEED THIS YEAR?
“Above and Beyond Learning Experiences: Enrich, Enhance and Excite”
The 2019 Fund-A-Need will support Above and Beyond Learning Experiences: a series of curriculum enrichment enhancements and events intended to spark the minds of students and make life-long learning impressions. This supplemental educational program will be led and designed by school administrators and teachers to enable students to better grasp their core subjects, as well as make lasting memories of their formative time at our schools.
Funds raised for “Above and Beyond” will go toward supporting both Ormondale and Corte Madera Schools over the next two years as they develop key subject-focused festivals, bring in inspirational experts, promote school community-building traditions and enrich, engage and enhance learning. Depending on the amount raised, features may include but aren’t limited to:
- Visual and performing arts programs
- Environmental literacy programs including marine science and garden activity programs
- Cultural immersive field trips
- Math Festivals
- Citizen Scientist / Lawrence Hall of Science Festivals
- Wellness Community Festival
All net proceeds raised through FANfare 2019 will go toward “Above and Beyond” programs and will be spent on initiatives for both schools. Funds will primarily be raised via a donation-only live auction paddle raise at FANfare.