Please join us for our first meeting of the school year

“Meet & Greet”
Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:15
in the Parent Center, Room 21

Find out what FoEHES has done for our school in the past and what the plans are for the future.
Meet other parents!
Share your ideas and make a difference!


Support Literacy at Elysian Heights Elementary

Wondering what happened to the person who used to sit in the library at school?  The staff person who 

  • help our kids find books
  • give aide to teachers, and
  • order new books for the the school

Well, its been more than a year since LAUSD cut funding for Library Aides all over the district, and if we want our library to once again thrive and get kids excited about reading,


Event proceeds will go to support the EHES Literacy Program.  This program holds one of the most critical educational goals as its mantra . . . turning our students into life-long learners through reading.   We are working against the trend found by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that reports a huge decline in the daily reading among Americans (2007).  This trend is occurring despite the recognized positive links between reading ability and future economic success. Life-long learners will find that reading “literature awakens, enlarges, enhances and refines our humanity in a way that almost nothing else can” according to Dana Gioia, Chair of the NEA.

More event information and tickets are available  or by emailing us at

Back to School Spaghetti Dinner 2012 was a huge hit!

Thank you to Los Angeles Pizza for catering our event at cost!! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make this an awesome Back to School Night! Big thanks to everyone who joined us for dinner and fun! Thanks to all of you, we raised $260 for our school’s after school enrichment program!

The 2012 Board of Directors have been selected!

We are looking forward to a great 2012 at Elysian Heights Elementary School!
President:  Patty Aguayo
VP:  Oscar Arce
Secretary: Karina Velasquez
Treasurer: Becky Mazel
Communications/PR:  Jody Flowers
Director:  Kim Pesenti
Director:  Veronica Herrera
Director:  Susana Villamarin
Director:  Reiko Joseph
Director:  Paula Guadron

Echo Park Stories and Enchiladas Saturday May 7th, 2011!

Echo Park Stories and Enchiladas Fundraiser
A benefit for Elysian Heights Elementary School
brought to you by The Friends of Elysian Heights and the Echo Park Improvement Association
Saturday May 7, 2011     4 pm to 8 pm
1526 Baxter Street Los Angeles, CA 90026
Free Admission
Enchilada plate $5.00
Live Music
Silent Auction
Community event
More Information:
The Friends of Elysian Heights (FoEH) and the Echo Park Improvement Association (EPIA) are excited to present “Echo Park Stories & Enchiladas,” a fundraiser to be held on May 7th, 2011 to benefit Elysian Heights Elementary School. FoEH is a group of school and community members that provide financial, material and volunteer support to Elysian Heights Elementary, an award-winning, Title I public K – 6th grade school in Echo Park. FoEH is committed to providing students with programs and opportunities that promote their academic and individual development and thanks the EPIA for sharing in this mission.
The funds realized from this event will directly support the Elysian Heights School & Community Garden. The school garden enhances the academic achievement of our students by having an outdoor classroom. School gardens improve performance in math, science, writing and social studies. They promote healthy lifestyles as well as an environmental stewardship ethic. The garden encourages community and social development and instills in students a real sense of place in our neighborhood. The school also has recently installed a new California Native Garden on campus which will also benefit from this fundraiser.
Community volunteers are welcome.  Please contact if you are interested in helping the day of the event or have something to donate to the silent auction, have an interesting Echo Park story you’d like to share, or if you have any questions about the event.  Join us on Facebook at
FoEH and EPIA welcome you and we look forward to sharing a wonderful evening with you on our the charming campus.

We need you!

Please join us for our next Friends of Elysian Heights meeting at the school on Friday March 4, 2011 at 5:30. We will be discussing the restructuring of the Friends of Elysian Heights committees. We will  also be discussing our upcoming fundraiser scheduled for this April. We really need volunteers. Please consider signing up for a committee either for the Friends of Elysian Heights, or the upcoming fundraiser.