The Acacia Elementary School Foundation leads the fundraising efforts in support of supplemental enrichment at Acacia Elementary School.
The Acacia PTA provides community events, and school spirit.
The Foundation and PTA collaborate to enrich the entire educational experience of Acacia Elementary School’s students. The Foundation and PTA work together as The Acacia Partnership.
Why do we need both organizations (PTA and the Foundation)?
The Acacia Elementary School Foundation is an independent non-profit corporation with a focus on fundraising to support Acacia Elementary School.
The PTA is committed to building a sense of community and school spirit.
Our goal is 100% participation in both organizations. The PTA is a one-time membership of $10.00. The Acacia Elementary School Foundation is asking for monthly donations, in any amount, but with certain goals. We acknowledge that there are different giving abilities and don’t want to exclude anyone from membership. We appreciate anything you can contribute. Membership materials will come home in student folders the second week of school.
Help us support our fabulous school.
Letter from the Foundation President
CONGRATULATIONS, Acacia Elementary School!
To the teachers and administration, THANK YOU!!!
To the students, WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!
We are so thrilled that the OC Register has named Acacia Elementary School the number 1 school in Orange County. They have recognized Acacia for its “concerted effort to improve performance as measured against schools with similar demographics, embracing technology as a key to that effort”…”
The Acacia Partnership—fundraising to meet the needs and goals of the school, and organizing community building activities to foster school spirit—the organizations working together to serve the children of Acacia. The Foundation Board of Directors, made up of teachers and parents, will allocate the monies raised to support programs that provide enrichment.
The Acacia Foundation will continue its efforts on behalf of the children of Acacia, supporting enrichment
It's a BIG month for the Foundation... It's time for our annual Gala... All That Jazz, a Roaring 20's Gala; and what an event it will be. Friday, February 22, 6pm...
The idea is simple: throw a fabulous party with people who love to have fun, eat well, and who are willing to buy stuff at auction to support Acacia. The auction catalog is on the website, www.theacaciapartnership.org, (go to the Gala 2013 tab) for a sneak peak at the items that will be available at the silent and live auctions. The classroom canvases will be available for general viewing and bidding before the Gala event...don't miss a chance to see the beautiful work done by our children. (We had a great turn-out at the 2/1 Fullerton Art-Walk, and the bidding has already begun!)
The Gala Committee, led by Paula Esterson and Lisa Rowley, has been hard at work planning this event for months... Thank you to each of you who have contributed time, money, items, creative efforts, and support to this great endeavor!
So, what will the Foundation do with the money we hope to raise at the Gala? In addition to the monies raised by the Jog-a-Thon, Fall Festival, and during the Fall Membership Drive, the funds raised at the Gala will go to continuing the Foundation's mission of supporting enrichment programs for Acacia. That's the simple answer... but, with budgeting, nothing is simple. The more difficult explanation takes into account the changing and decreasing monies available at the state and district levels for funding programs at the school; evaluating the current programs; surveying the teacher community to determine what they believe to be crucial to the continuing enrichment of our children, and then supporting those programs. The PE Program, Accelerated Reader, All the Arts, Technology...all important programs to have at Acacia, and which were supported this year by the Foundation.
Please join us in support of Acacia: your time, effort, donations and support are necessary for our continued success.
Michelle Knowles, President, Acacia Elementary School Foundation