Public and private schools alike can face huge funding shortfalls and look to parents to help fill in the gap. Step out for a phone call during a PTA meeting and you could find yourself in charge of hawking a mountain of candy bars or swinging signs at a car wash. At , Education Foundation board member Scott Pritchard said the challenge is keeping the lines of communications open between the school and the parents.
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Last year the westside school tried a new approach and had a State of the School Address that coincided with the Spring fund-raising campaign. Fund-raising at Cherry Valley focuses primarily on supporting visual and performing arts, band and chorus, guidance counselor hours, math intervention and the garden program.
They also have pancake breakfasts, bingo night, Earth Day, etc. Harvest Christian, which was founded in and serves families with children in grades K — 8 is a small school with big dreams of building its own high school.
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Think all the good fundraising ideas are taken? Think again. Cookie dough might be on the way out, but pies are getting hot. A little bird told me that Grant School may be trying out a new fund-raising idea — selling Christine's Upper Crust Pies.
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Login Subscribe. Demonstrators across Sonoma County rallied in solidarity with hundreds of thousands of others across the state and nation on Saturday, calling for the reunification of immigrant families separated at the southern U. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
They will hear us if we join together, so we need to continue this and not stop until we see change. Be Both! Heather Lundt, of Novato, marched in Petaluma with her infant child held close to her in a chest harness. The North Coast rallies took place amid searing summer heat that did not seem to sap the emotional pleas of the day. Many speakers urged greater political action, by contacting elected officials and turning out at the polls in November for a mid-term election that could decide control of Congress and any subsequent action on immigration policy.
She said the experience of running and hiding from immigration officers in the hopes of living a better and safer life left scars that affect her still. It was why she sought to get a good education and help her community, she said. And guess what I get to see every day — trauma. We need to fight for them, now, right now, every day!