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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 9/11/17

This week at Kumeyaay …

Recycling - Bring your cans, bottles, and glass to the front of campus this Monday, 9/11 and EVERY

MONDAY to be recycled and earn $$ for our school. Collection will take place near the flagpole.

Spirit Day - Tuesday, Sept. 12th - Wear your Kumeyaay Logo shirt, a blue or turquoise shirt

Foundation Meeting - Tuesday, Sept. 12th - 6:00pm - Kumeyaay Library

Please join the Kumeyaay Foundation to discuss upcoming events and ways to support our school. All parents

are welcome.

Parent Volunteer Picture Day - Wednesday, Sept. 13th

Dine to Donate - Thursday, Sept. 14th - 2:00pm-9:00pm - Rubio’s - 9187 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

Rubio’s will donate 20% of proceeds to the Kumeyaay Foundation! Bring your flyer and grab a late lunch or

dinner to help support the amazing programs at Kumeyaay!

Fine Artists - Don’t forget to turn in your volunteer forms for Fine Artists. We will need a minimum of one

volunteer per classroom. If you have questions email Julie Butts at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

General Donations - Don’t forget to make your annual donation to help fund Science, Music, and Fine Artists

programs for our kids. Let’s continue our efforts to eliminate fundraisers and move closer towards a general

donation campaign that results in 100% of our donations going directly to our students and teachers.

Donations can be made directly at www.KumeyaayFoundation.org , or checks made payable to Kumeyaay

Foundation.

Coffee Cart - Come enjoy the convenience of purchasing your coffee at the front of campus each Friday

morning! Remember, 10% of the cart earnings will go to the Kumeyaay Foundation.

Looking Forward to Next Week

Coffee with the Principal - Monday, Sept. 18th - 7:45am

Save the Dates...

School Site Council Meeting - Tues., Sept. 26th - 2:30pm

Picture Day - Tues.., Sept 26 - Preschool, Room 9, TK/Kinder and 1st Grade.

Wed.., Sept 27 - 2nd - 5th Grades