FAQ #6: How Much Should I Donate to the SBEF?

Time for some more FAQ’s about the San Bruno Education Foundation! Question #6: How much money should a San Bruno school family donate to the SBEF? California spends $1,000 less per student than the national average. School districts like ours make up the difference through education foundations and PTA’s.  Every dollar donated to SBEF goes directly to fund academic enrichment …

About The SBEF: How We Support Our Teachers

SBEF loves our San Bruno teachers! Another way the San Bruno Education Foundation supports our public schools is by funding professional development opportunities for the District’s teachers.  During the 2018–19 school year, we supported numerous professional development opportunities focused on Next Generation Science Standards and STEM (Science, Technology Engineering & Math) training. This school year, we raised $5,000 during our …

FAQ #5: How Does the SBEF Spend Its Budget?

Time for some more FAQ’s about the San Bruno Education Foundation! Question #5: How does the San Bruno Education Foundation spend its budget? Answer: As you can see from the pie chart, the SBEF spent 98% of our budget in the 2018-19 school year on academic enrichment programs for San Bruno students and professional development to support our teachers. We …

About The SBEF: Sobrato Early Academic Language Program

In addition to music and STEM enrichment programs, SEAL is another initiative the San Bruno Education Foundation has funded. Last year, the SBEF and District launched a new Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) program to help address the significant obstacles faced by our youngest English learners.   With a generous $166,000 Strategic Grant from the San Bruno Community Foundation, the SBEF …

FAQ #4: Where Does SBEF Get Its Funding?

Time for some more FAQ’s about the San Bruno Education Foundation! Question #4: Where does the San Bruno Education Foundation get the money to fund these academic enrichment programs? Answer: As you can see from the pie chart, the SBEF has done an excellent job of securing grants to support enrichment programs like STEM, music and arts at San Bruno …

About The SBEF: STEM Initiatives

We’ve told you about the music education programs we support, but did you know the San Bruno Education Foundation also funds Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) enrichment programs? We’ve previously sponsored afterschool coding clubs for 3rd–5th graders across the District, as well as professional development programs to show our teachers how to bring the latest STEM teaching methods into …

About The SBEF: What Programs We Support

Now that you’ve met our Board members through our “Meet Our Board” series, learn more about what we do!  Here’s the programs for San Bruno students the SBEF currently funds: Music education for students, from transitional kindergarten/kindergarten to 8th grade Science fairs at elementary schools and Parkside Intermediate Professional development for teachers in the latest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & …

Meet Our Board: Alexis Petru

New Year, new Board member! Alexis Petru is our newest Board member, joining the San Bruno Education Foundation Board in December 2019. She spent much of last year as a volunteer for SBEF, doing grant writing, social media and other outreach. Alexis moved to San Bruno in 2007 and was immediately impressed by the “City with a Heart’s” sense of …

San Bruno Kindergarten/TK Information Night – Jan. 14

How do you register for kindergarten in San Bruno? What is the kindergarten experience like? Does your child qualify for the school district’s transitional kindergarten or preschool programs? Staff from San Bruno Park School District will answer all these questions and more at the San Bruno Kindergarten/TK Information Night – open to all parents in San Bruno. The Info Night …

Meet Our Board: Scott Curtner

You may recognize Scott Curtner from him jogging around the Crestmoor 2 neighborhood with a tire chained to his waist! But Scott Curtner is also the President of the San Bruno Education Foundation and has served on the Board for over six years. He is most proud of helping the SBEF increase donations from $10,000 a year when he started …