Welcome Back, Bryan!

The San Bruno Education Foundation is excited to welcome back Bryan Vander Lugt to our Board of Directors! Bryan had previously served on the SBEF Board for three years and made significant contributions to SBEF. When he first joined the Board, Bryan partnered with SBEF treasurer-at-the-time, Renee Callantine, to lead our national award-winning Music Education Strategic Initiative across all San …

Thank You, Andriana Shea, for Your Service to SBEF!

After being elected as Trustee to the San Bruno Park School District’s School Board, Andriana Shea is leaving the Board of Directors of the San Bruno Education Foundation to focus on her new role in our District. Having served on the SBEF Board for two years, Andriana successfully raised the visibility of our organization among school families. During her time …

Thank You for Donating to Parkside’s Art Supply Drive!

This September, we asked the San Bruno community to help Ms. Jingst, Parkside Intermediate’s art teacher, collect art supplies for her students who couldn’t otherwise afford them.  And you more than answered our call! Ms. Jingst received many donations from the community and was able to provide art supplies to all her students in need. Thank you for continuing to …

San Bruno Teachers Receive Their New Laptops for Distance Learning

This year, the San Bruno Community Foundation generously donated $240,000 in grant funds to the San Bruno Education Foundation to purchase new laptop computers for all teachers in the San Bruno Park School District.  These new laptops have been essential to helping teachers provide the best education possible for our students during distance learning. And when schools reopen, it’s important …

Study Highlights Challenges of Distance Learning for Our Most Vulnerable Students

According to a study by nonprofit ParentsTogether Action, children from low-income homes are three times more likely not to have consistent access to a device to access remote learning. To help close this digital divide in San Bruno, the San Bruno Education Foundation partnered with community groups, government agencies and businesses in the spring to raise nearly $350,000 to provide …

Thanks for Participating in Our Virtual Art Initiative!

Our Virtual Art Initiative with San Bruno’s Pinot’s Palette was a success! Art kits have been distributed this week to families that signed up, and we hope you’re excited to start painting! About 31 families participated in the program, and we raised $480 for scholarships for San Bruno students whose families otherwise wouldn’t have been able to purchase an art …

Support San Bruno Students While You Shop Online This Holiday Season

Doing some of your holiday shopping online this year? 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, STEAM and other enrichment programs for San Bruno students. Here’s how: …

Support SBEF on #GivingTuesday

Next Tuesday is #GivingTuesday, the day that kicks off the season of charitable giving. We know that many charities will be asking for your donation this #GivingTuesday, and we know that these are financially challenging times for many of us. But we hope, if you have the means to do so, you will consider the San Bruno Education Foundation as …

SBEF Releases 2019-2020 Annual Report

The San Bruno Education Foundation has recently published our annual report for the 2019-2020 school year.  With school closures and the transition to distance learning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-2020 school year was a memorable one for SBEF — and all of us. Some highlights from the last school year include: Music: This was the third …