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2014 - 2015

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year!
By The Painted Rock Foundation
September 10, 2014

Here we go! Another year at Painted Rock with our Panther Family is under way and the Painted Rock School Foundation welcomes you. From time to time, you will receive this blog to keep you updated on the programs and services we are funding at our school. Our blog will also provide information on our fundraisers so you can determine how and when you wish to participate. The Foundation is a 501c3 organization with a Board of volunteer parents and staff. We determine what is funded by listening to YOU! We work with our staff on an ongoing basis to determine what needs are not being funded by the district or the state and we FUNDRAISE our hearts out to fill those gaps. Our goal is simple: to enhance the educational experience of every student at Painted Rock.

Our fundraising efforts are off to an INCREDIBLE START! The 252 Campaign has already brought in $30,230 in donations and over $5,000 in pledges from over 100 Painted Rock families. Thank you to everyone who has donated. But we aren't there yet! Our goal for this fundraiser is $50,000, which makes up almost HALF of our annual budget. So, please consider making a tax-deductible donation. And this year, we have made it even easier to participate by offering a 10-month payment schedule Ė thatís $25.20 per month ó so we all can help make Painted Rock an extraordinary school! Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. Oh, and donít forget to check to see if your employer will match your donation.

In case you missed it during registration, you can find our 252 flyer in the school office with information on how to donate. This flyer and our Foundation website also provide information on what we fund.

If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please email We welcome and appreciate your input.

Your Donation Dollars @ Work

Your Panther(s) may have already shared the exciting news that we have a new music teacher on staff at Painted Rock. Lauren Long will be working with each class 30 minutes per week. Ms. Long is a native San Diegan and attended school in the Poway Unified School District. She is a recent graduate from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Music with a focus in Education. She has performed in professional vocal and instrumental ensembles and has appeared on stage in multiple regional musical theater productions. As the music teacher, she believes a fine arts education is essential for student development; providing students an outlet for creativity and expression while developing self-esteem and skills such as time management and self discipline. As the music teacher at Painted Rock Elementary School, her goal is for students to learn and experience music through dance, games, songs, and instruments.


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This issue can also be viewed at the Painted Rock Web Site.
Editors:  Mary Hill, Courtney Klepsch, Amanda Skellenger and Debra Surber.