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President's Update
Toast to the Future Gala
Toast to the Future - Silent Auction
2019 Summer Academy
SEF Board Member Profiles

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Volume: 15
April 2019
Issue 9
President's Update
SEF has three major initiatives happening right
 now ~ "A  Toast to t he Future" Charity Benefit Gala, Summer Academy Class Registration and our on-going Annual Fund campaign, all of which provide opportunity for our community to get involved and support the foundation today!  

First, I would like to invite all of you to our annual charity benefit gala a "Toast to the Future" on Friday, May 17th at the beautiful San Gabriel Hilton Hotel.  The SEF Board is planning for our annual charity event right now and we need your help! I am reaching out to you at this time to thank you if you have already participated in some way, but if not to ask that you please consider supporting the foundation as we strive to make a "Toast to the Future" the most successful event to date! 

As strong supporters of the foundation, we invite you to take part in this annual event in one or more of the following ways:
  • Become an Event Sponsor ($300+) 
  • Make a Cash Donation 
  • Advertise your business in the benefit program
  • Donate a gift card to be used in the silent auction 
  • Buy a ticket to attend the event on May 17th 
All cash donations and gift cards may be sent directly to the SEF office at  408 Junipero Serra Drive (inside the district office building). Tickets, sponsorships and ads may be purchased online using the following link: 

Secondly, the SEF After School Academy is a grades 1-12 on-campus program focused on providing enrichment and get ahead class options that aim to enhance student's academic achievement.  Our courses invite students to develop new skills and interests and support student's social and academic development.  

Course catalogs may be found online at

Registration for grades 1-8 begins at our LIVE registration on Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:30pm at the district office. You may mail or drop off your registration to the SEF office beginning Monday, April 15th. No registrations will be received at the SEF office prior to Monday, April 15th beginning at 7:45am. We will only begin accepting registrations during the LIVE registration process beginning on Friday, April 12th.
 
LIVE registration for the high school program will begin on Saturday, April 13th at 9:00am and will be 
online only
 
Thirdly, Donate to SEF today - to SEF's Annual Fund Campaign! Please know our individual schools and neighborhoods are united by our commitment to help the San Gabriel Unified School District provide the best possible public education for our children. Our goal this year is to increase participation and support for our organization and you can help us reach our goals by making a charitable, tax-deductible donation to SEF.  Every dollar counts. SEF values and appreciates all contributions, no matter the size.  What we need is for people like yourselves to participate at whatever level you are able to. Please join us and give what you can today and throughout the year.

Together we do make an impact and difference in the lives of our students!

Thank You,
Alison DeVriendt
SEF President 2018-19
Toast to The Future Gala  

Date: May 17
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Los Angeles Hilton/San Gabriel
Cost: $125
Our biggest fundraising event this year is our Toast to the Future Charity Benefit Gala next month. We'll celebrate the students of San Gabriel Unified while we help raise money for educational programs that support them. 

Won't you please s ave the date to enjoy music, a silent auction and other entertainment?  Your ticket purchase makes possible SEF's many education programs, from hip-hop dance to cooking, and so much more. You can also help by sponsoring the event. 
 
Contact SEF to reserve your ticket today or to learn about how you can donate to support the event: 
646-451-5465  
Adela.angiuli@sef4schools.org

Thank you for joining us in supporting education and toasting the future of our community.
Toast to the Future -   
Silent Auction
 
The silent auction is one of the fun parts of the annual fundraising gala. Local businesses and organizations share their generosity with us by donating products, gift baskets, and gift cards to the gala. These items are so interesting and have always received multiple bids by our guests!  We believe the popularity will continue at this year's gala. 

So far, we have received donations from fitness centers, bakeries, photo studios, museums, restaurants, and many others. If you, or someone you know, are interested in donating items to be used in the silent auction at our upcoming gala, please contact Silent Auction Co-Chairs 
Fan Xu @ xufanemail@gmail.com or Kim Hua @  kimahua73@gmail.com.  Thank you!

2019 Summer Academy Dates 
SEF is pleased to invite your child to apply to the 2019 SEF Summer Academy! As you may know, students who continue learning during the summer are better prepared for the next school year and less likely to lose knowledge gained during the school year. Additionally, students begin to understand that learning can be fun even in the summer months.
 
This summer we are excited to offer an exciting array of enrichment courses to help students reach their goals. Knowing the importance of a quality teacher in your child's learning experience, we have once again recruited our most talented, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers. Also, available to all students on the elementary and middle school campuses is breakfast and lunch free of charge as provided by the SGUSD.
 
Timeline
For grades 1-8, the Summer Academy program will run 5 days a week from Monday, June 10 through Friday, July 05, 2019 (there is no school on Thursday, July 4th) following the schedule below:
·      Grades 1-5 @ McKinley Elementary School  
8:00 am - 12:15 pm
·       Grades 6-8 @ Jefferson Middle School  
8:15 am - 12:30 pm 
 
We will also operate a high school program (get ahead) for students in grades 9-12 at Gabrielino High School which will run 5 days a week from Monday, June 10 through Friday, July 12, 2019 (there is no school on Thursday, July 4th).
 
You may find detailed information regarding the elementary, middle and high school programs using the following link:   SEF Summer Academy Program 2019
 
Eligibility
All students are welcome to complete a registration application for our fee based program. 
 
How to Enroll
To enroll your child in the summer academy, you may submit a completed registration form along with payment. All courses will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Detailed class information is available in the catalog available online at   SEFfor8schools.org. 

Registration for grades 1-8 begins at our LIVE registration on Friday, April 12, 2019, 4:00 pm - 6:30pm at the district office. You may mail or drop off your registration to the SEF office beginning Monday, April 15th. No registrations will be received at the district office prior to Monday, April 15th beginning at 7:45am. We will only begin accepting registrations during the LIVE registration process beginning on Friday, April 12th.
 
LIVE registration for the high school program will begin on Saturday, April 13th at 9:00am and will be online only.

Note: we will not accept any applications prior to the live registration dates or at any of the SGUSD school site offices throughout the entire registration process.  
 
Questions? Please contact the SEF office directly at (626) 451-5465. We look forward to working with you in our summer learning environment dedicated to high achievement, academic growth and lots of fun!
SEF Board Member Profile
Kim Hua,  
Board Member  
 
I am a mother of two boys.  I have a 7th grader at Jefferson Middle School and a freshman at Gabrielino High.   I am a licensed Notary Public and certified Loan Signing Agent.  I currently serve on the JMS PTA board as VP Communications, Book Fair Chair and Reflections Chair; I also serve on the Gabrielino PTSA board as the Recording Secretary.  I am active in my church, servicing in the Children's Ministry.  My background is in education and real estate.  I strongly believe in the importance of education, and I have always been proactive in my children's education.  I can't remember a day when I didn't volunteer or working with children.

I serve in SEF because I am committed to making a difference in the lives of our students for a better tomorrow.
This email created by Board member volunteer, Kacie Bauzon. 
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The San Gabriel Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, is the primary fundraising partner of the San Gabriel Unified School District. Since its inception in 1986, SEF has donated nearly $1,000,000 to SGUSD to provide funding for a variety of education programs, curriculum and materials that benefit all students and schools. The Foundation's mission is to provide vital enrichment and educational opportunities to students at all of SGUSD's schools. For more information, go to www.SEFfor8schools.org, and follow SEF on Facebook. ©2013 San Gabriel Educational Foundation.