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,
WE NEED YOU TO COME OUT FOR THIS FUNDRAISER!!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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
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.