Every other year, the Portola Valley Schools Foundation hosts a springtime celebration called FANfare to benefit our schools and bring the community together for a fun, charitable party on our own school grounds. FANfare focuses on raising money for one large-scale, special project called the Fund-A-Need (or “FAN”), which is identified through collaboration with teachers and school district leadership.
WHAT IS THE CURRENT FUND-A-NEED PROJECT?
“Above and Beyond Learning Experiences: Enrich, Enhance and Excite”
The 2019 Fund-A-Need supports 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 is led and designed by school administrators and teachers to enable students to better grasp their core subjects, as well as to make lasting memories of their formative time at our schools.
Funds raised for “Above and Beyond” go toward supporting events and programs at 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. Some examples:
- 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 go toward “Above and Beyond” programs and are spent on initiatives for both schools. Funds were raised via a donation-only live auction paddle raise at FANfare.