Nurturing the Whole Student

 

Dear La Cañada Families and Community Members,

Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! As incoming president of the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF), I extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the scores of unwavering supporters of our schools. You mobilized last year to bring much-needed funds to bridge the gap between what the La Cañada Unified School District takes in from the state and what we know we need for our kids to thrive. Because of your amazing generosity and determination, we surpassed $2.1 million in donations—making it possible for the District to focus on Nurturing the Whole Student.

We’re strengthening and sustaining La Cañada’s legacy of academic excellence, while investing in opportunities for children at every grade level to meet with licensed therapists as they settle into routines back on campus this Fall. Our elementary students will benefit from an additional  math and English Intervention program, which will include assessments and tutorials for students. Annual fund gifts are replenishing technology needs, including Chromebooks used during virtual learning for our younger TK-3rd graders. The drama program returns to our elementary campuses with the hiring of a new teacher and an expanded schedule, and our TK-6 learners will be creating and exploring with more time allotted with art and music instructors. Class sizes will remain small, ventilation upgrades are coming to 7/8 and the high school, and our 9th-12th graders will have access to an additional counselor.
Your continued support as we kick off this year of fundraising ensures our students learn and grow to their fullest potential. I’m inspired and humbled by our community’s commitment to the greater good, and I look forward to seeing you around campus as my sons begin their journeys in 7th and 9th grades!
In Appreciation,

Joyce Mayne
LCFEF President 2021-22

 

In addition to its Annual Fund, the LCFEF also runs an Endowment Fund, which invests Endowment-directed donations for the long-term success and security of our schools.

Gala Is Roaring Back!!

On March 26, 2022, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (“LCFEF”) will hold its 29th Annual Spring Gala ” Roaring Back To The 20’s” at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles.
The LCFEF Annual Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for our public schools, and we are excited to bring it back this year after a two-year break.
Ticket sales will begin in January 2022 (ballroom capacity will be approximately 350) with private balconies on the second floor for parties of 4 or 8. To ensure your seat at the event, underwriting packages are now available HERE.

In addition, please consider donating something to our silent auction by filling out this form and emailing it to us at gifts@lcfef.org. We would love items such as restaurant delivery gift cards, electronics, family games, kitchen appliances, toys, and other awesome items you want to donate for a great cause- our kids! All in-kind donations count towards your annual ask of $3,000. We have a LCFEF Auction Wishlist set up for ideas.

We are looking forward to spending a fun night with you all Roaring Back To The 20’s!
Back-to-School Night

Back-to-School Night

Join us for Back-to-School Night and learn how you can help ensure the continued quality education of La Cañada schools, because a great education isn’t free!

 

Jog-a-Thon

Jog-a-Thon

The 24th Annual LCFEF Jog-A-Thon took place on Wednesday, November 17 that each LCUSD elementary school during P.E. time. The purpose of the Jog-A-Thon is for all students to participate and have fun while helping raise funds for our schools.
Students will have 20 minutes to jog/walk as many laps as they can. Laps are graduated in size by grade level.  Family and friends can once again join the action by pledging money for your jogger’s all-star effort on our interactive website (for instructions on how to register-click here), or drop off a pledge form at your school office. Watch the totals rise and see which school team has raised the most money for our schools.
ALL students received a  FREE jog-a-thon t-shirt courtesy of our Jog-a-Thon sponsors!

 

 

2022 Gala is ON!!

2022 Gala is ON!!

On March 26, 2022, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (“LCFEF”) will hold its 29th Annual Spring Gala ” Roaring Back To The 20’s” at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles.
The LCFEF Annual Gala is the largest fundraiser of the year for our public schools, and we are excited to bring it back this year after a two-year break.
Ticket sales will begin in January 2022 (ballroom capacity will be approximately 350). To ensure your seat at the event, underwriting packages are now available HERE.
In addition, please consider donating something to our silent auction by filling out this form and emailing it to us at gifts@lcfef.org.
We are looking forward to spending a fun night with you all Roaring Back To The 20’s!

About the LCFEF

The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation (LCFEF) is a California non-profit organization founded to provide financial support to the La Cañada Flintridge  Unified School District for its four schools La Cañada Elementary, Palm Crest Elementary, Paradise Canyon Elementary, La Cañada High School 7/8 and La Cañada High School.

 

LCUSD thrives on the support of its generous community. When school families make tax deductible donations to LCFEF, they are helping to keep class sizes small, hire high school counselors, update technology, and provide arts education and campus improvements. A special thanks to our Business Sponsors!

Invest in our future by giving today.