Student Programs and Services sponsored by the FFO
- Art Corps
A structured program of eight lessons each year, Art Corps uses a “corps” of approximately 80 volunteers trained in workshops to teach students in the classroom. Lessons are taught on the fundamentals of line, shape, space, value, color, and texture, which are then used in the composition lesson and a lesson featuring a famous artist. Each child has one piece of art matted and displayed at the Art Show set up in the auditorium during Open House in June. The licensing and training fees for the program and the high quality art supplies are all financially supported by the FFO.
- Running Club
This popular program instills fitness as well as helps to get the extra energy out before school starts. Students are encouraged to run laps on the field before school and during recess. Miles are tallied, and students running at least 25 miles receive a medal, and those running at least 50 miles receive a trophy. The upper and lower grade classes with the most combined miles gets a pizza party. Past individual runners have logged more than 400 miles in a year!
- Enrichment Funds
District funding cutbacks have eliminated the school site funding for Gifted and Talented Education. The FFO has provided $1,500 per grade level for enrichment programs such as onsite educational assemblies.
- School Supplies
The FFO provides the calendars for grades 3 – 5 and green Koala folders free of charge to all students, at the request of staff.