Dear REF Community,
We are deeply grateful to our entire community for what we have achieved together this year!
Because of you, the Ravenswood Education Foundation . . .
Met our incredible $100,000 matching gift, and raised more funds than ever during this year's fall campaign.
Transformed the school day for all of our 2900 kindergarten through eighth grade students with time for teacher collaboration, 14 art and music teachers, a high school transition initiative, and middle school science labs.
Helped meet the needs of our displaced and homeless families with washers and dryers at schools, basic supplies for families, and mental health counseling for students at each site.
Encouraged innovation with Makerspace funding for Tinkerers and tech materials at all school sites.
Supported eight schools and principals with a new SchoolLink program, teacher appreciation events, funding for school community events, and over 250 adopt-a-teacher, science lab, Makerspace, and library volunteers.
Promoted reading proficiency with funding for new literacy intervention teachers at four school sites and support for summer school for 600 students.
Thank you for being part of our wonderful community and in the words of Gregory Boyle, author of Barking to the Choir, "widening your 'loving look' at what's right in front of [you]."
Best wishes for you and your family,
Be a part of the exciting new things happening in Ravenswood! The Ravenswood Education Foundation is kicking off its annual Adopt-a-Teacher program for the Ravenswood City School District! The program offers the opportunity for individuals or small groups to help teachers in East Palo Alto and eastern Menlo Park purchase much-needed supplies. REF is also launching a new teacher appreciation program with an opportunity for volunteers to set up and provide food for two meals honoring faculty and staff at a school. If interested in either of these programs, please contact Jazmin Sosa at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit REF's website to learn more about other volunteering opportunities at www.ravenswoodef.org.
Check out our article on the InMenlo news website below!
Another way to donate to Willow Oaks library is to go to their donor choose link by clicking here.
Our schools need volunteers! If you have some time and want to help Ravenswood School District, check out these immediate volunteer opportunities: