Friends of Overland (FOO), welcomes you to
the 2012-2013 school year at Overland Elementary School for Advanced Studies.
FOO, established in 1985, is a California registered nonprofit organization
charged with raising much needed funds to pay for programs that have been cut by public sources. Donations are tax-deductible
and every parent has automatic membership in FOO by having a child attend Overland.
FOO has an all volunteer Board
of Directors that plans and manages the annual fundraising at our school. These efforts, however, are only as successful as
the support from our entire parent community. Our school relies heavily on generous donations from parents, local businesses,
corporations and foundations. The funds raised by FOO go directly to support enrichment of classroom instruction and
activities that help make Overland such a unique public school including:
During the past few years, class sizes
have increased and a number of the programs previously funded by the Los Angeles Unified School District have been cut, requiring
FOO to raise more funds than ever before. Our budget over the past three years has increased by 56%. In order
to maintain the existing FOO-funded programs and staffing at the same levels, we have to work harder and tap into new funding
sources. FOO has three primary fundraising
- Art, Drama and Music programs;
- Science and Computer Lab staff and materials;
- Library staff and resources;
trips and classroom supplies;
- Class size reduction
- Landscaping and building improvements;
- Teachers’ Aides at all grade levels.
*** Family Annual Donation Drive - Fall Semester
Fundraising and Friends & Family Campaign (aimed toward sources other than parents) – throughout
the school year.We encourage you to attend
our board meetings and to get involved in our fundraising activities.
Click here to make your Family Annual Donation today.
You may pay online with Visa,
MasterCard or Paypal.
donation is $850 per child attending Overland.
Friends of Overland is a 501c3 corporation
and your donation may be tax deductible.