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 …

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 …