How Music Education Helps Kids with Academics

Music can help children learn literacy skills – that’s according to a recent KQED article that interviewed music educators and neuroscientists.  Music activates our cognitive, motor, reward and sensory networks, Nina Kraus, a neuroscientist, told KQED. “Making music strengthens your cognitive skills because it relies on memory and focused attention,” she said. “And it strengthens the kinds of skills that …

Calling All STEM Volunteers!

Thanks to all the community members who signed up so far to help with our afterschool Lego Robotics Clubs at elementary schools starting in January!  We have enough volunteers for each school, but we welcome additional volunteers to help coach students or serve as a back-up in case the main volunteer is absent. Sign up to be a Lego Robotics …

Get Reading This Winter with the San Bruno Library

Read a biography, visit a park, do something kind for a friend or family member: It’s time for the San Bruno Library’s annual Winter Reading Challenge! This year’s challenge is all-ages, take-home reading bingo. Mark off activities you complete on your bingo card, and you’ll receive a bookmark and tickets to a gift card raffle. Sign up at the library, …

Volunteers Wanted for San Bruno’s Afterschool Lego Robotics Program

Volunteers wanted for an afterschool Lego Robotics program, supported by the San Bruno Education Foundation! Do you still like to play with kid’s toys? Are you passionate about science education? Sign up to be one of multiple volunteers co-supervising an afterschool Lego Robotics program for 5th graders at one of San Bruno Park’s elementary schools! Time commitment: 2 hours per …

Support San Bruno Schools While You Do Your Holiday Shopping Online

Buying gifts on Amazon this holiday season? You can support academic enrichment programs for San Bruno students while you do your online shopping! Simply select the San Bruno Education Foundation as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile, and 0.5% of your AmazonSmile-eligible purchases will help fund music, science and other enrichment programs for San Bruno students. Here’s how: If you’re …

Happy Thanksgiving from SBEF!

Today — and every day — SBEF is thankful for the wonderful students, families, teachers and staff that make up our school community. Thank you for all each of you do to ensure our children receive the best education possible! #ourschools #ourcommunity

Support San Bruno Schools This Giving Tuesday

It’s one week until Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving that kicks off the holiday season of charitable giving.  This Giving Tuesday, the San Bruno Education Foundation hopes you will support San Bruno schools by making a tax-deductible donation. SBEF is an independent, volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit, and your donation will fund enrichment programs for students in the San Bruno Park …

Meet Our Board: Heather Latta

Please join us in welcoming Heather Latta to the SBEF Board of Directors! Heather served as a key volunteer for various SBEF initiatives last year, and we were excited for her to join our Board this September. With a second grader at Allen and a preschooler, Heather was looking for ways to get more involved with the local community and …

Join Your School’s PTA!

Back to school means it’s time to join your school’s PTA! Join your school’s parent-teacher organization, and you will: Stay informed about school happenings Connect with other families Support special school events and assemblies for your children Fund classroom supplies and campus beautification  And more! Did you know that grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors can join the PTA? So can …