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In This Issue
President's Message
SEF Cheers & Charity Event
SEF Summer Academy
Administration Spotlight
SEF After School Program
SEF Community Mixer
Volunteer with SEF

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Volume: 28
March 2020
Issue 22
President's Message
Dear Friends of SEF,

SEF's Annual Fund Campaign continues and we still need you! I offer my sincere thanks to everyone who has made a donation to this year's campaign so far. Your investment in the foundation is what allows us to continue our mission.

The SEF Board continues to work passionately to raise funds and build awareness with such events as the:  Community Partnership Mixer, Fall Fund Drive, SEF's Community Builder, Cheers and Charity Gala event, and of course the SEF Summer Academy. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and check our website at for upcoming announcements about these events and others held throughout the year. 

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation is here to support the schools as they continue to strive forward and make a difference in each student's life. Thank you very much for allowing me to be your President, and for continuing in trusting me to be your ally in fostering SEF's mission. If you'd like to connect, I am only an email away.  Please feel free to write me anytime at .

I look forward to the continued journey ahead and what we will accomplish together as well as meeting you at the amazing events planned for the second half of the year!

Alison DeVriendt
SEF Board President 2019-2020
You're Invited to our Annual Fundraising Event -  Cheers & Charity!

SEF is excited to announce our annual fundraising event, Cheers & Charity! Come join us for a fun night on Friday, May 1st from 6:30 to 9:00 PM for dinner, wine, and bingo. Through this event, we are able to garner the resources needed to fund programs like: Virtual Reality Programming, High School College Counseling (Naviance), District-Wide Elementary School Reading Challenge, and so much more.
We hope you can support our cause by:
  • Attending our Cheers & Charity event, $75pp
  • Purchasing a sponsorship package
  • Purchasing an advertisement that will be placed in our event program
  • Underwriting event expenses with a straight donation to SEF
Visit our website to donate to SEF or purchase event tickets, sponsorships, or advertisements. On behalf of our students, staff, and volunteers, thank you!
Mark your calendars - 2020 SEF Summer Academy Dates 

 The  SEF Summer Academy  is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to offer another session of challenging, exploratory, and exciting class options to our students.
We invite you to join us for a summer of learning and fun!   
School Sites
McKinley Elementary, Jefferson Middle & Gabrielino High School     

Dates & Times
All classes will be held Monday through Friday unless otherwise noted in the course catalog (to be distributed in April). 
  • Grades 1-5: June 8th - July 2nd, 8:00am - 12:15pm
  • Grades 6-8: June 8th - July 2nd, 8:15am - 12:30pm
  • Grades 9-12: June 8th - July 10th, 8:00am - 1:30pm (10 unit credit course); (5 unit credit course options & workshops will take place between the dates of June 8th and July 10th - hours will vary)  
Course catalogs and further information regarding registration will be available online beginning April.    

We look forward to seeing you this summer!!

The San Gabriel Educational Foundation Board of Directors 
Why SEF Matters - Understanding Impact in the Community ~ The One Thing! 
(Principal Sellers, top left, pictured with Del Mar HS staff)
Lon Sellers, 
Del Mar High School 

1. Why do you support SEF?
That is a pretty simple answer for me. I support SEF because SEF supports kids! I have always appreciated that SEF has made funding available to all of our teachers and schools, especially Del Mar, and not just to high profile specialty programs. I am a firm  believer in lifting up everyone, and I think SEF has made it clear that is a goal from them as well.

2.  In your opinion, what is the One Thing that SEF does that enriches students lives? 
I will speak for Del Mar. The one thing that SEF does that enriches the lives of our students is to fund field trips that expose our students to a world outside of San Gabriel and open up educational avenues that otherwise, they would not have access to. Many of our students and their families live subsistence lives. When we are able to take them to places that the rest of us take for granted, it opens up possibilities for them.
SEF After School Program at JMS -  Winter Cooking Class 
Students enrolled in the winter program have been cultivating an appreciation for fresh ingredients. Each week the students are involved in meal prep and cooking of a delicious comfort food recipe. In class on Wednesday, the students learned how to chiffonade and to cut their meat against the grain to ensure it's tenderness. Putting a meal on the table together is hard work and the students conti nue to shine like "seasoned" professionals. After class on Wednesday the students voted and together decided "this is the best dish we've made so far".

SEF supporting enrichment programs that provide students with the confidence they need to succeed in life? We say YES!!
Understanding the Value of Partnerships & the Joy of Collaborative Efforts 

SEF is committed to working closely in partnership with stakeholders and San Gabriel Unified School District administrators to provide financial resources in support of academic and enrichment educational opportunities for all students. 

Striving to unite and inspire the PTA/PEP/PTSA leaders and the wider community at large, recently the foundation hosted a partnership planning mixer where SEF Board Members shared their mission, guiding principles, core values and goals with those in attendance. Additionally, the SGUSD Acting Superintendent Jim Symonds shared a presentation surrounding the Portrait of a Graduate. 

It is apparent that all in attendance were and are thoroughly committed to the efforts of SEF and their individual school site communities. We will continue to plan collaboratively to increase and expand local revenue and fundraising activities to support the initiatives of the district. 

Please contact the SEF office to join our efforts as we progress forward.  Together we can and will make a difference in the lives of every student at every grade level in the district! 
SEF needs YOU ~ You're Invited! 
It takes a village, and we're currently looking  (and grateful) for more villagers who are passionate about creating something bigger for their community. We need your help with annual fund, planning events, volunteer recruitment, finance and much more. If you would like to join our all-volunteer Board of Directors or would simply like to volunteer your time on a project-by-project basis, please reach out to Adela Angiuli at 626.451.5465, or  click here  to view info on our current board members, programs and SEF events.
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.