Help All San Bruno Children Continue Their Education During This Covid-19 Crisis

As San Bruno families “shelter in place” with the rest of the Bay Area to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we know many of you want to know how you can help our neediest community members during this difficult time. These unprecedented circumstances have illuminated a glaring disadvantage for students within our community without equipment or Internet service …

Update: SBEF’s Derby Night

Dear Friends and Families, After much discussion and in response to the rapidly evolving guidance on public gatherings and school cancellations, we have made the decision to reschedule our April 18 Derby Night celebration for June 6.  We will continue to monitor this fluid situation and will cancel the event altogether if appropriate.  Our community has important needs right now to focus …

SBEF Receives $25,000 Grant for STEM Programs

The San Bruno Education Foundation is pleased to announce it was awarded a $25,000 grant from the San Bruno Community Foundation this spring to help fund innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula in all of San Bruno’s public elementary and intermediate schools. The new STEM initiative aims to empower San Bruno teachers and staff in their development of …

Photo Shoot Registration is Closed

Thank you to Portola parent and professional photographer Lorin Lee for volunteering to be the photographer for our upcoming Student Photo Shoot! We are at capacity for the photo shoot; registration is now closed. You can check out Lorin’s photography here. Interested in volunteering for the SBEF? Whether you’re a master graphic designer or an event planning pro, we’ll find …

Feb. 28: Student Photo Shoot

The San Bruno Education Foundation needs high-quality photos of students in San Bruno’s public schools for our promotional materials. Participating students will receive a mini-photo session with a professional photographer and digital photo files. SPACE IS LIMITED. Registration required. Details: Saturday, February 29: 10am – 12:30pm at a San Bruno Elementary School Questions/registration: Email info@sbefkids.org with name, grade and school …

Grant Sanderson of 3blue1brown Presents at TEDxBerkeley

Who says math can’t be entertaining? In the summer of 2017, we hosted math education YouTuber Grant Sanderson at Parkside Intermediate to present a series of math lectures for over 20 students. Since then, Grant has grown his YouTube channel from 350,000 subscribers to nearly 2.5 million. Grant focuses on making math concepts like linear algebra and calculus more accessible …

Remembering Dennis Sammut

By Scott Curtner, President of the San Bruno Education Foundation Under slightly odd circumstances, I had the honor of meeting Dennis and Joe Sammut thanks to the late Skip Henderson when I was Crestmoor Elementary’s last PTO President in 2012. Skip had been a school board member for about 30 years, and was sympathetic with my desire to keep the …

About The SBEF: Other Programs We Fund

We’ve told you about the music, STEM and SEAL language programs the San Bruno Education Foundation supports, as well as the professional development opportunities we fund for our teachers. But the SBEF has also proudly stepped in to fill funding gaps identified at our individual schools, including: Foreign language program licenses at Parkside Intermediate A “Cash for Class” teacher recognition …