June 2019

Successful Day Making Lemonade Out of Lemons!

Congratulations to these students for hosting a successful lemonade stand in support of our schools. In total, they raised over $3,000, including donations from afar on the SMSF website and Facebook Fundraiser. Thank you to these students and parents who took action to support our schools. We raise a glass of lemonade in their honor! […]

Help Make Lemonade Out of Lemons

We were pleasantly surprised to see in this week’s San Marino Tribune that local students will be selling lemonade and baked good this Friday to support our schools. We admire these students for taking action to help us meet our goal of $2 million for full-time credentialed teaching positions. Support their efforts and show that […]

Less Than One Week

We are less than ONE week away from the end of our 18-19 fiscal year, and we are still short of our $2 million commitment for teachers. 100% of donations given to SMSF positively impact all four San Marino schools. Donations raised during last year’s Annual Campaign funded 21 full-time teaching positions across the District. […]

District Announces Projected $2.5 Million Deficit For Upcoming 2019-2020 Year

The District announced during the last Board of Education meeting that they are facing a $2.5 million budget deficit for the upcoming 2019-2020 year. The deficit is largely attributable to increases in salaries, health-benefit costs, and state-required contributions into public pensions.   SMSF is dedicated to continuing to support San Marino schools through this budget […]

The Important Difference

Why is donating to SMSF, as well as, other school organizations necessary? Without the support of our SMSF donors, the PTA/PTSA, and local parcel taxes, teaching positions and programs across all four schools in SMUSD would suffer. Due to the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF), SMUSD receives some of the lowest state funding in California […]

Great Schools Benefit The Whole Community

San Marino’s real estate market was ranked the 5th most valuable in Los Angeles County by Los Angeles Magazine back in 2018. The strength of San Marino schools is a significant part of the property values in our community. The fabric of San Marino is based on a strong sense of community, safe and thriving neighborhoods, […]

New Marquee Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

San Marino High School, in collaboration with the Class of 1958 and PTAffiliates, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their new marquee on Monday, June 17, 2019. This marquee uses up to date software allowing the administration to easily change the information displayed right from their computers. The Class of 1958 spearheaded the marquee project and […]

Continue to Close the Gap

We are less than two weeks away from the end of our 18-19 fiscal year, and we still need everyone’s help to reach our $2 million commitment for teachers. As of today, we are still $66,075 away from our goal of $95,000 raised for June. 100% of the donations given to SMSF go directly to […]

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dads in our community. We hope everyone enjoys a safe and relaxing Father’s Day weekend. Without the wonderful San Marino fathers and parents, our community wouldn’t be the same. Many of you chose San Marino schools because they are the best in the state of California. As […]

Why Donating to SMSF is Imperative

Have you ever wondered why donating to SMSF is essential? Or what would happen to SMUSD without the Foundation’s support and commitment? During the 17-18 Annual Campaign year, donations funded 21 teaching positions across all four school sites. Without these SMSF donations and funding from other local sources, like the PTAs and Parcel Taxes, class […]