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.

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.

2022 Gala

2022 Gala

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.
On March 26, 2022, the La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation (“LCFEF” held it’s 29th Annual Spring Gala ” Roaring Back To The 20’s” at Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles. The fun night also generated over $650,000 for our students, including funding a new College and Career Center at the high school.

We Love Our Teachers

We Love Our Teachers

You can show your support by donating $100 to LCFEF and a custom-made box of cookies will be sent to your child’s amazing teacher, or staff, etc… The box of custom-made cookies will include your child’s name and a short message (Note- all donations will be listed on one box for each teacher).
The cookies will be delivered the week of May 2nd (Teacher Appreciation week) to each school site, so don’t wait. The last day to give is Friday, 4/22.

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.