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President's Update
The Camp - Donation Drive
School Registration/Round-Up Days
SEF Board Member Profile

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Volume: 19
August 2019
Issue 13
President's Update
The summer is flying by... and the San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) Board of Directors is already planning for the 2019-20 school year. We believe that San Gabriel Unified School District (SGUSD) is a special place, and that excellent public education is crucial to our community because it is crucial to our children, who are the future.  

Recall for a moment your school years: how much you were learning about life and the world, how at times life was confusing, and how you were encouraged and perhaps inspired by a friend or a teacher. Our meetings are filled with ideas for fundraising, event planning and discussions concerning the best ways to allocate limited resources so that they serve the greatest number of students. Would you like to have a voice in these discussions? We need ideas and help from all of our stakeholders: parents, teachers, school administrators and community leaders, to make beneficial decisions to ensure we are inspiring and encouraging our students to be the best they can be. 

The needs of a foundation are large and constant.  We invite you to take a look at the SEF mission below.  
SEF Mission Statement: The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to partnering with parents and the community to give San Gabriel Unified School District students unique learning experiences inside and outside the classroom.

During this busy time of back to school preparedness, just as you are asked to support your school's PTA, we are asking that you also support SEF with a minimum $10 donation. If every family donates at least $10, we will be able to support:
1. Free Book Distributions, Author Series Visits & Assemblies & Field Trips at the elementary schools
2. Teacher grants and equipment needs at JMS
3. GHS by funding the Naviance & College Readiness Counseling program, and funding to keep the library open after school

These are just a few of the ways SEF supported our students last year. We hope to continue these great programs and many others for 2019-20, but it won't happen without your support. 

I hope that you and your family can take advantage of the last week before school starts to enjoy the precious last few days of summer together.  Sending you all best wishes as you prepare for another fabulous school year!

Alison DeVriendt
SEF President 2019-2020

The Camp - Donation Drive    
The Camp San Gabriel "Back 2 School" donation drive continues now through August 15 and donation boxes may be found at Camp Transformation - 811 W. Las Tunas Drive, San Gabriel.

There is no donation too supplies of all kinds are needed. We thank you in advance of your support!
Together we can and do make a difference in the lives of students in our community. Together we are stronger!  

Back to School Registration Days are Happening Now!! 

We can't do this without you! With your support, we can continue to support quality educational programs that enhance the lives of all SGUSD students.
Parents can make a big difference by contributing to the San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF) during student registration.   Make your gift during registration or online~
Thank you for supporting the mission of SEF and the wonderful students of the SGUSD!!

SEF Board Member Profile
Genesis Ponce - Grant Chair  
Genesis Ponce is starting on the board in the Grant Writer Chair position, helping to secure funds that will support valuable educational programming in the San Gabriel community.

Genesis is a mechanical design engineer at Curtiss Wright and works primarily with actuators and valves at nuclear power plants. She is passionate about mentorship, especially for girls in the STEM field. Genesis' favorite thing to do on the weekends is to go out in search of spicy food, especially Szechuan style dishes.  
This email created by Board member volunteer, Kacie Bauzon. 
San Gabriel Educational Foundation
P.O. Box 1175
San Gabriel, CA 91778

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation (SEF), a 501(c)(3) organization, is dedicated to partnering with parents and the community to give San Gabriel Unified School District students unique learning experiences inside and outside the classroom. Since its inception in 1986, SEF has donated more than $1,000,000 to the SGUSD to provide funding for a variety of educational programs, curriculum and materials that benefit all students and schools. For more information, go to, and follow SEF on Facebook. ©2019 San Gabriel Educational Foundation.