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Kumeyaay Elementary School Foundation

The Foundation at Kumeyaay is a 501(c)3 non-profit fundraising organization which was created to raise money for needed educational programs at Kumeyaay that are not funded by the school district. We work with the school, parents, the local community, and small and large businesses to support Kumeyaay Elementary.

What we do

The Foundation is solely responsible for providing funding so that Kumeyaay students receive alternate weekly instruction in science lab and a music class. The Foundation also funds the Fine Artists Program, where our children learn about famous artists and experiment with fine-art techniques.

What we have done

In addition to funding Science, Music and Art instruction for all students, the Foundation supports the school in other areas. Here are some of the projects undertaken since 2015.

  • New Sound System—State of the art sound system, speakers and microphones for use at all Tribal Meetings and other school-wide events, such as the Halloween Parade and the Annual Variety Show.
  • Library Renovation—Complete overhaul of the library including new furniture, carpet, tile floor, window treatments, paint and reading nook; professional artists created murals and more. Over 1500 new books gifted through a partnership with Barnes and Noble.
  • Expansion of School Garden—Our community garden built drought-resistant wicking beds, provided a pumpkin seedling for each student to take home, and implemented the Garden to Table program.
  • Classroom Grants—Funds for each classroom to cover materials that otherwise the teacher would purchase, training opportunities to better support curriculum instruction, and subscriptions to Scholastic news magazine.
  • Staff Lounge Make-Over—Renovation of staff lounge including new paint, reading area, and art mural.

Latest News

Happening the week of 5/8/2017


This week at Kumeyaay…

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week - Monday, May 8th - Friday, May 12th -

Gift Cards - Purchase your teacher’s or staff’s favorite gift cards to show them how much you appreciate them!  Gift cards will be on sale before and after school the entire week of May 8st thru 12th.

The Foundation has many fun events planned for the teachers and staff during the week:

  • Monday-Cookies and milk
  • Tuesday-Jamba Juice
  • Wednesday-Flower sale and appreciation notes. (Purchase your flowers before school from the Foundation or bring from home to give to your teachers)
  • Thursday-Taco cart
  • Friday-Classrooms organize this day individually-Celebrate your teacher

CAASPP State Testing - May 8th - May 12th. Fourth graders will be administered state tests in English Language Arts and Math this week.

Serra Cluster Meeting - Monday, May 8th, Serra High School, 4:30 to 6:00. All parents are welcome.

School Site Council Meeting - Tuesday, May 9th, 2:30pm - Kumeyaay Library

Kumeyaay Foundation Meeting - Tuesday, May 9th, 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. - Kumeyaay Library. Please join the Kumeyaay Foundation to discuss upcoming events and ways to support our school. All parents are welcome.

Dine to Donate - Thursday, May 11th, 11:00am-8:00pm, Boudin SF - 5407 Balboa Ave. - 30% of sales will go to Kumeyaay!

Spirit Day - College Teams - Friday, May 12th - Wear clothing items from your favorite college team!

Looking Forward to Next Week

  • Open House and Art Show - Thursday, May 18th

Save the Date

  • Kumeyaay Variety Show - Thursday, May 25th


Recycling - bring your cans, bottles, and glass to the front of campus each Monday!

Box Tops - Turn in your Box Tops!  The last day for turning in Box Tops this year will be Thursday, May 25th.