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Montair is an affiliate of the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation. For more information visit www.srvef.org.

FOUNDATION MEETINGS

The Montair Foundation Board meets monthly. Everyone is welcome. Our scheduled dates are as follows:

  • Friday, August 21 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 22 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 13 @ 6:00 pm 
  • Tuesday, November 10 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 12 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 9 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 16 @ 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 13 @ 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 11 @ 2:30 pm

In addition, a member of the Montair Foundation attends every monthly PTA board meeting as well as attending each School Site Council Meeting.

Welcome to The Montair Foundation

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The Montair Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to maintain and enhance educational excellence at Montair Elementary School. Through the collaboration of parents, educators, the school's Site Council and the community, the Foundation supports programs and services that are considered important to the development of the whole child but are not provided for by the state. Science, music, art, drama, technology, math and reading intervention are among the expanded resources we support. 

It is our vision that at Montair each child reaches his or her full potential intellectually, socially, and emotionally through a well balanced education

What we fund

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the availability of funding for education in the State of California, the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, and Montair Elementary School. The Montair Foundation Board was informed in June that SRVUSD was requiring pre-payment for staff positions supported by education funds. At Montair, we are proud to support the “whole child” and believe a diversified educational platform is important. Therefore, all budget adjustments moving into the next school year are mostly hourly reductions versus program eliminations. 

For the 2020-2021 school year, the Foundation plans to fund: 

  • Reading Intervention 
  • Math Intervention (Montair is only 1 of 2 schools in our district that supports a math intervention program)
  • Full-Time Librarian (will still be utilized in a remote learning setting)
  • Paraprofessionals - giving each class additional staffing to 
  • help with small group instruction (will still be utilized in a remote learning setting)
  • Art Instructional Assistant
  • Teacher Assessment Days 
  • Funding 20% of our TSA (Teacher on Special Assignment) - Mrs. Wui

What we have funded in the past with your generous donations:

  • New ADA Accessible Playground for lower grades
  • 1,200 new books for every classroom with diverse topics, cultures, and characters
  • Flexible Seating and sensory kits for classrooms
  • Collaboration, professional development and assessment days for teachers
  • Recess Enhancements: sports equipment & Maker’s Space Materials
  • LifeLab Garden Program, Science Lab support and Science materials
  • Chromebooks for 3-5th grades at a 1:1 ratio
  • iPads for K-2nd Grades
  • All new computers for our computer lab & Technology Instructor
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Family donation drive

Thank you for your generosity in supporting your child(ren)'s education. The 2020-2021 suggested donation amount of $425 per student covers the true cost of this year's programs for every child at Montair, from TK through 5th grade. Due to the financial circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have reduced this donation $125 from last year's donation drive. We are sensitive to everyone's changing circumstances and if you are unable to donate this suggested amount, please know we gratefully accept any level of giving, and at any time during the school year. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible (Tax ID 94-3179784) 

Please help us achieve our goal of 100% Montair Family Participation in the Donation Drive. A successful Family Donation Drive will allow our school to make the best possible program decisions and staffing commitments, as well as, ensure the continuity of our programs through the end of the school year. 

If you would like to have your donation split into equal monthly installments, please check the installment option on the store. Thank you for your support!

Corporate Matching

Corporate Matching Programs match, dollar for dollar, every contribution you make to the Foundation. Help us to meet or exceed the $25,000 we earned in Matching last year! The process starts with you!

It is quick and easy to find out if your employer matches donations by just clicking this link. It will also provide you with information on how you get the matching process started with your employer. You can also contact the Human Resources and/or Employee Relations Department of your company if you need more information. 

 After you have applied for matching funds, each company generally checks with the Foundation to confirm your donation. We will send you a confirmation email when we receive the funds. If you have any questions, please contact Kasey Petteys at kpetteys@deloitte.com

eScrip

eScrip=FREE Money!

The Montair Foundation uses the eScrip program to earn money at NO COST TO YOU!

eScrip rewards customer loyalty at participating merchants like Lunardi's and local restaurants by contributing a percentage of your total purchases. Once you enroll and register your credit/debit cards, the funds are automatically sent to Montair's account. There are no hassles for you-and every purchase counts!

If you have already signed up with eScrip, please remember to ADD/UPDATE your cards. The cards you use to shop must be registered to earn, go to escrip.com/addmorecards. 

It is important to make sure:

  • Your contact information is correct
  • You have registered your credit/debit cards

Sign up now by going to eScrip.com. Please contact Natasha Anderson, eScrip coordinator, at natasha.a.anderson@gmail.com with any questions. 

eScrip Group: Montair Foundation 139978845

Amazon Smile

What is AmazonSmile?

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the Montair Foundation.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

Contact: Natasha Anderson  natasha.a.anderson@gmail.com

2020-2021 Foundation Board Members

Title Name
President Natasha Fitzgibbon
Vice President Kelly Sekera
Treasurer Erin Ekstrum
Secretary Courtney Cruey
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Alicia del Prado Boquiren

Adria Price Freeman

Corporate Matching Kasey Petteys
General Fundraising Marisa Carr
Advisory / APEX Run Kim Anderson
Auditor Mike Liberatore
Teacher Rep Marie Innocenti
Principal Liz Lyons Ed.D

Interested in joining the Foundation Board? contact Natasha Fitzgibbon

Get Involved with The Montair Foundation

We are looking for parents to get involved in The Montair Foundation. Your time and talents are ALWAYS appreciated – no role is too small! Please contact any of our Board Members with questions.