Music In The Air

Thank you to everyone who made it out to San Bruno’s inaugural Music in the Air event! It was a remarkable evening, showcasing all of San Bruno’s finest music students. We should all be proud of the talent that exists in this community! Please check out the photos attached and comment with your favorite photos and videos.Photo credit: Ronald Rugel …

A Short Guide To Giving

For many families, the end of the year is a natural time of giving. The holiday season puts us in a generous frame of mind, and with the tax year coming to a close it’s easier to get a clear picture of how a donation fits into household finances. Here we present a short guide to help you research an …

Supporting Gate Programs For Our Students

Students with high abilities need enrichment and accelerated educational programs that will challenge them in regular classroom settings. A mind is a terrible thing to waste! Students not challenged by regular classroom curriculum often do not thrive and many educators focus on struggling students and lack the training to address the special needs of their high achievers. Research shows that …

A Word From Our President

Hello, I am Scott Curtner, President of the San Bruno Education Foundation (SBEF). Before I joined SBEF’s Board of Directors, I volunteered nights and weekends at Crestmoor Elementary, my little girl’s school, one block from my home. In 2013, our school was targeted for closure—and I was going to save it. I believed if I could tell everyone in my neighborhood, …

New Ways to Donate

We’re always looking for new ways to make it easier to support us, and we’ve recently added a few options on our Donate page that we want to highlight. We’ve always accepted gifts via PayPal, which allows you to give directly from your bank account or from a credit card. We have recently enrolled in PayPal Giving Fund, which is a 501(c)(3) …

Parkside Livestream Concert

This Friday, December 9th, Parkside’s music students will perform in the Parkside Winter Concert. There are two shows at 5pm and at 7pm. Demand for seats is high and tickets sold out quickly. If you are unable to attend in person, or if you have friends or family that would like to see the performances as they happen, SBEF will …

Afterschool Band & Orchestra

For many kids, music is a key element of their engagement with school. Our district would not have the resources to provide music education without SBEF’s support. We bring music instructors and equipment to provide band and orchestra classes to our schools that lets students play instruments in a group setting, with an emphasis on cooperation and collaboration across a …

#CSFIRST Coding Club

Thanks to our San Bruno students, teachers, parents, donors, volunteers, district staff, and Google for making our inaugural after school Coding Club a wonderful success! #CSFirst

2014 Grants

Back in February, we asked our 7 Principals – from Parkside, Allen, Belle Air, El Crystal, John Muir, Portola, and Rollingwood – to submit an itemized grant request to us explaining how your money will be used support instruction of their students in core curriculum, music, art, and/or technology. Parkside was granted $3000 to replace their 1950’s basketball hoops and backboards …

Summer Program & Robotics

The SBEF donated Lego WeDo Robotics kits used in the very successful Summer Programming and Robotics course. The Parkside teachers presented the course at the 2013 Fall CUE Conference in Napa. The course curriculum. Examples of our students’ work.